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Lincoln Christmas Market

There is so much to do and see at the Lincoln Christmas Market, you’ll be spoiled for choice!

Did you know that Lincoln held the UK’s very first traditional German-style Christmas Market back in 1982 with just 11 stalls?

Today, Lincoln’s Christmas Market has grown to over 250 stalls that cover much of the beautiful Cathedral Quarter of the city.

We thought that we’d make life a little easier for you by giving you our list of Top 10 Things To Do at Lincoln Christmas Market:

1. The Stalls

Explore all the wonderful and varied stalls that Lincoln’s Christmas Market has to offer – stallholders come from all over the UK and Europe to show off their wares.  You’ll find so much on offer including fantastic hand-made: jewellery, clothing, toiletries, wooden toys, Christmas cards and decorations, artwork and ceramics, to name but a few. You’re sure to find some wonderful Christmas gifts that are a bit different from the run-of-the-mill stuff you find on the High Street.

Oh yes, and there are lots and lots of mouth-watering food and drink stalls dotted around the market – you certainly won’t go hungry!

2. The Atmosphere

Soak up the wonderful festive atmosphere that envelops Lincoln’s Christmas Market. It really is one of the high points of the market – you need to experience it to know exactly what we’re talking about!

3. Mulled Wine

Sample a glass (or two!) of mulled wine and then compare it with its German counterpart Gluwein – can you taste the difference?

4. The Neustadt Stall

Lincoln’s twin town, Neustadt, was the inspiration for the very first Lincoln Christmas Market, and has a stall here every year.

Visit the Neustadt stall and sample their excellent fare, including mouth-watering bratwurst and local beers and wine.

You’re sure to receive a very warm welcome indeed!

5. The Lincolnshire Larder

Make sure that you visit the Lincolnshire Larder which sells delicious local produce, including the award-winning Lincolnshire sausages, Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese and Lincolnshire Plum Bread.

A trip to the Lincolnshire Larder is a must for any foodies!

It is located across the road from Lincoln Castle at The Lawn Visitor Centre.

6. The Big Wheel

For the young and the young at heart, take a ride on the Big Wheel.

You’ll get fantastic views of the city both day and night.

7. The Medieval Christmas Market

Discover what Christmas was like 500 years ago by visiting the Medieval Christmas Market at the Medieval Bishops’ Palace.

It’s well worth a visit!

The Medieval Bishops’ Palace is located across the road from Lincoln Cathedral.

8. Fantastic Independent Shops and Boutiques

Don’t forget to explore the superb independent shops, boutiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants you’ll find on Bailgate, Steep Hill and The Strait.

This is Lincoln at its very best.

9. Lincoln Cathedral

Pop into the stunning Lincoln Cathedral if you have time.

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the market and enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of your surroundings.

10. Lincoln Christmas Market at night

If you are staying in Lincoln, try to visit the Christmas Market at night.

The Lincoln Christmas Market takes on a magical air in the dark, with lovely illuminations casting a warming glow over proceedings.