Monday, 5 December 2016

Horncastle Christmas Victorian Market.

Yesterday we woke to a beautiful morning with the sun shining brightly albeit a little cold so we decided to have a another stroll around Horncastle this time around the Victorian Christmas market.  We arrived early so that we were able to get a car park space which filled up very quickly.  As we walked into the market we were greeted by an organ grinder playing some lovely uplifting Christmas music.



 
The florists to the left was stunning, a beautiful display of wreaths and bouquets, staff dressed in Victorian costume to add to the  beauty.
 

 
There was beauty at every level, the thatched roofs were a delight as were the Christmas trees adorning the buildings.
 

 
The traffic had been diverted around the town so it was completely pedestrianized with entertainment dotted throughout the market.  There was entertainment in many guises, to suit all tastes and ages. 
 
A Punch and Judy show, was a blast from the past reminiscent of my seaside holidays as a child.
 
 
 
There were several groups of carol singers, a band playing Christmas carols and a DJ blasting out Christmas songs.  With Radio Lincolnshire adding to the mix.  Wandering entertainers were also in abundance.
 

 
One of my favourites were the Morris Dancers, such an ancient tradition that was a joy to see.
 


 
The big man himself was also present which must have been amazing for the children.
 

 
Even the fire service were involved bringing out an old 1937 engine, it was brilliant to see it and chat with the firemen who do such a great job.
 


 
There was food aplenty which we tried on our way around, it certainly would have been rude not to.  I can say that the pulled pork, stuffing and apple bap was truly amazing.
 
There was a wide variety of stalls each one beautiful in its own way.
 






 
The shops were all open and added to the beauty with their amazing window displays.  I captured this next one which I found fascinating with its wondrous reflections.
 

 
I did have a few little treats which I will share on another post, I do have a very generous husband and sweet Mum.
 
 
 
An enchanting day out, making lots of lovely memories to treasure.  I am definitely enjoying the season thus far, how about you?
 
See you soon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

31 comments:

  1. That looks like a fabulous day out. It's lovely to see people making an effort, dressing up and joining in with the fun. These small independent shops are so much nicer than huge chainstores. I love it when the community groups get involved too, there's so much talent out there be it singing, dancing or entertaining.

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  2. This market looks like so much fun. Good for you.
    Amalia
    xo

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  3. It does indeed sound like a lovely day out x

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  4. Oh my that looks just a wonderful day! Food, entertainment, Santa, lovely bright weather and a fire engine. Just fab.

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  5. My friend, I am always grateful to be able to share these wonderful experiences with you. This was such a lovely post! I felt as if I were strolling through those festive streets with you. Beautiful picture of you and your mum. : ) Yes. Enjoying this season immensely! Have a cozy day!

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  6. What fun and it looks like you had a beautiful day for it.

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  7. A wonderful day out! Thanks for sharing this trip and great photos around the stalls and shops!

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  8. Enchanting! I loved seeing all of the wreaths and shop windows and people! I would love to see it in person some day!
    xo
    Lynn
    ps - I loved the photos with the reflections!

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  9. Looks a lovely place and it's so nice that some people dressed up too. I could see some bits and pieces on the stalls that I would have definitely bought xx

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  10. I love outdoor markets, especially at this time of year, there's always lots to see, do and buy. It's also nice to have a generous hubby and mum.......can't wait to see what goodies you came home with.

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  11. Looks like a nice way to spend the day. A great way to get some shopping done too.
    xx Beca

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  12. What a lovely day out. Thank you for sharing it with us-x-

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  13. What a fab day, I do love a market x

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  14. OH how fun! Thank you for sharing photos so those of us who live across the pond can get a feeling of your wonderful town and market. You and your mom are so cute!

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  15. A beautiful day for a wonderful outing! I love the old fire engine and what a great range of stalls.

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  16. What an amazing outing! I enjoyed seeing the photos, thank you. Your shopping bag looks like an amazing Paul Smith design, very cool. x

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  17. How fun! It was a wonderful time to tour the town with you and "almost" feel as though we were there too. It looks like the entire town takes part in the festivities. Love the picture of you and your Mum. So sweet and to be cherished.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  18. Sounds like a wonderful day! Love the small town festivals and gatherings; so much fun.

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  19. What a wonderful day you had and it was even more special because you could share it with your Mum. All the shops look so gaily decorated and such appealing wares! I really enjoyed your photos.

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  20. This was so enjoyable and unlike anything I experience in my corner. I really like the Christmas trees on the buildings and the Morris Dancers look so distinctive. I must Google that! A generous husband and mother is a blessing...how can a gal go wrong?!

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  21. Thanks for taking us along on your great day! The setting was lovely, and it is such fun to see others creative efforts...song, dance, craft, and appreciating those who help to keep us safe! I look forward to your gifting report :) xx

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  22. What a wonderful event and a glorious day too.

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  23. I am enjoying all your photos. Sure is a wonderful and fun outing with your husband and mother. This is an outing which I would also enjoy! So many things to see, taste and enjoy!

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  24. What a fabulous day out. It looks so atmospheric.

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  25. You visit the most beautiful little places. I love your posts. In fact, I could pack up and move over there where your live. :) So far, I am enjoying doing a little decorating but really need to get started shopping.

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  26. I think one day I need to experience a Northern Hemisphere Christmas,the traditional markets and decorations look so fun.

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  27. I absolutely love Christmas, markets and Victorian, so I would have a great time at this event! Love your photos, thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  28. It looks like a wonderful place to visit. So glad you had a great time.

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  29. Looks like a wonderful Christmas market with lots of activities and entertainment, just the thing to make you feel festive:)

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  30. How wonderful! Glad you had a great time!

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