THE cast of Boston's Blackfriar's Christmas Pantomime, Sleeping Beauty opened Freiston's Christmas Tree Festival.
They made a bold entrance around the church with some panto banter and songs being sung from the production.
Spokesman Louise Pearson said: "This set the tone for a wonderful weekend of entertainment by school bands, choirs and groups, community artists, dance and cheerleading groups."
An estimated 1,200 people enjoyed the Christmas entertainment as they enjoyed homemade refreshments and admired the trees, windows, altar and font.
Many people also took the opportunity to do their Christmas shopping from a host of craft stalls. There was also a surprise visit from BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Amanda Thompson on her Pirate Gold Treasure Hunt.
The weekend was made complete with a carol service on Sunday evening with familiar Christmas readings and carols, taking the Christmas theme of Jesus? He's behind you – and Christmas.
Festivities continue this coming weekend with a Christmas Jazz Concert at 7pm tonight.
"The beautiful twinkling Christmas trees will provide a wonderful backdrop to the amazing sounds of the Boston Grammar School Jazz Band as they perform their repertoire and Christmas numbers," Louise added.
Tickets are still available at £4 for adults (accompanied children free) from Yvonne Stevenson on 07870 757689. There will be more opportunities to enjoy the Church at its Christmas Services on Christmas Eve with a crib service and Midnight Communion and Christmas Day Family Communion.
The Christmas trees remain on display until the Epiphany (January 6) for the festival's finale – a special fancy dress service to celebrate the wise men's visit to worship Jesus.