Father Christmas comes to town

Selwyn Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall gets down to the serious business of judging the decorated bicycle competition

Thousands lined Lincoln’s main road on Saturday for the arrival of Father Christmas to town.

The annual Lincoln Xmas Parade was held along Gerald Street on Saturday morning in soaring temperatures, with people lining both sides of the street to catch a glimpse of the jolly old man in the red suit.

As well as the visit by Santa, the crowd was entertained by a parade of floats put together by community groups, as well as vintage machinery, cars and bicycles including the odd penny-farthing, a marching band and enough clowns to keep most happy. With the road closed off, stall holders lined the main street while there was also plenty of musical entertainment on offer.

The parade was held at the same time as the special Christmas edition of the Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market, which did a roaring trade.

The Record photographer Kent Caddick joined the parade.

Three-year-old Caleb Penning of Prebbleton takes part in the parade

There were plenty of Santa’s little helpers in the parade

The wearable art float was well received by the crowd

The marching band leads the parade

There was plenty of produce on offer at the Lincoln Farmers’ 
and Christmas Craft Market

There were plenty of clowns on hand to distribute lollies 
to the crowd


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