Lincoln Christmas Market 2013
Address: Castle Square
Postcode: LN1 3AA
5th – 8th December 2013
Thursday: 12 noon – 9.30pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 9.30pm
Sunday: 10am – 7pm
Lincoln Christmas Market is one of the best Christmas Markets in the country and is a highlight of the Lincolnshire calendar. Held over four days, it has a wonderful festive atmosphere that captures the pre-Christmas hustle and bustle.
With over 250 stalls selling a large variety of tempting gifts and delicious food, there is so much to choose from. Hand-made jewellery, clothing, wooden toys, toiletries, candles and ceramics; fantastic artwork; fabulous Christmas decorations; and scrumptious food and drink – you name it, Lincoln Christmas Market will probably sell it!
There is even a mini fun-fair for the young and the young at heart! For a magical pre-Christmas experience, Lincoln Christmas Market has it all.Set in the beautiful Cathedral Quarter of the city, Lincoln’s Christmas Market runs from Castle Square (in front of the magnificent cathedral), through the castle grounds and across to the Lawn Visitor Centre. The cathedral and castle act as a stunning backdrop to the hustle and bustle of the market. To complete the shopping experience, the Cathedral Quarter boasts some of the finest shops, cafes and restaurants in Lincoln. Indeed, Steep Hill (leading off Castle Square) won the 2012 ‘Best Street of the Year’ award.
There is a one-way system in operation for the market – so do be warned, if you see something that you like, it is probably best to buy it there and then as you will probably be only be able to return to that particular stall by completing a circuit of the one-way system!
Lincoln Christmas Market was inspired by the Christmas Markets held in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Lincoln’s twin town in Germany. Starting in 1982 with just eleven stalls, the Lincoln market has grown in size and popularity and is now one of the finest English Christmas Markets. Every year, Neustadt has a stall in Lincoln, promoting its wine, local produce and unique festive spirit.
Lincoln Christmas Market Photos
Here are some photos to show you what Lincoln Christmas Market has to offer:
Where to stay
We’ve hand-picked some of the most popular hotels near to the Lincoln Christmas Market, should you wish to stay for the weekend in our beautiful city.