Festive time will be sweet

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BOSTON businesses and the borough council are hoping to get a tick on Father Christmas’ good list with the festive season this year.

There are a series of events and entertainment planned during the festive period including £35,000-worth of new Christmas lights, a marching bagpipe band, Santa giving out free sweets to children and a reindeer parade.

The light’s will be switched on at 6pm, on Thursday, November 24, by the Mayor of Boston Coun Mary Wright, following a parade through town by Santa who will hand out 1,000 free sweets donated by David Edwards, of sweet shop Edward’s Emporium, in Dolphin Lane.

Mr Edwards said: “I love Christmas – and sweets, children and Santa all go together at Christmas time.

“I wanted to say thanks to the people of Boston, and especially the children, for the support they show me throughout the year. And I wanted to do my bit to make this year’s start to the festive season as special as it can be.”

A traditional Christmas Market will be held over the weekend of December 10 and 11.

On the Sunday, the Scunthorpe and District Pipe Band will be playing while other entertainment will include Pedro the Clown and Main Ridge East Placecheck’s Community Choir.

A reindeer parade pulling Santa on his sleigh will take place on both days – time and route to be announced.