Festive Friday: A short guide to what is going on

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With the main Christmas Market having had the plug pulled at the last minute, you might be wondering what is still due to take place on Friday. Here is what The Standard understand’s to be happening.

Following the 11th hour collapse of the event, it is understood that Pescod Square and Boston Stump, which are on ‘privately-owned’ land, have agreed to house some of the festivities.

The Mayor of Boston Coun Paul Kenny will still be raising money for his chosen charities outside St Botolph’s Church, with the help of Boston College. He will also be attending the lights switch-on in Pescod Square.

He will be running the store today (Friday) from noon until about 6pm, tomorrow (Saturday) from 9am-4pm and Sunday from 10am-3pm.

The vintage fair on the B&M car park is also still taking place

Alan Ellis, one of the organisers of this year’s event, said: “I just want to thank them for coming to the rescue.

“There was nothing going on under the original event so in effect everything was cancelled, but the businesses that have their own land like Pescod Square, Oldrids and Boston Stump have agreed to try and pick up some of the individual activities.

“Pescord square have really stepped up.”

Endeavour Radio will be broadcasting live from and compering the event on 87.9 fm.

Entertainment at Pescod Square starts at 4pm and goes on as follows:

○ 4pm - Pheobe Mullard, an acoustic guitar player and singer.

○ 4.30pm - Body Max contemporary dance act

○ 5pm - Alan School of Dancing including an appearance from the Dancing Dads

○ 6pm - The cast of Aladdin, this year’s pantomime at Blackfriars Theatre, will be performing

○ 6.30pm - The Pescod Square light switch on and the waking up of Santa from his Grotto by Emmerdale Stars Chris Chittell (Eric Pollard) and Lesley Dunlop (Brenda Walker).

Lucky competition winners will also get the chance to meet the stars in Oldrids following the switch on.

The grotto will also be open on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.

Keep an eye on this story for any updates the Standard may receive.