Lincoln Christmas Market

The Lincoln Christmas market takes place every year and is one of the most famous in the county, and even England! People travel from all over to see more than 200 stalls that are based around the castle and cathedral. It has an incredible atmosphere that is bound to get you in the festive spirit.

Opening times for the market are as follows:

  • Thursday 6th December: Midday to 9:30pm
  • Friday 7th December: 10am to 9:30pm
  • Saturday 8th December: 10am to 9:30pm
  • Sunday 9th December: 10am to 7:30pm

While you browse the stalls you may find a few presents for the people you care about, as well as having a glass of mulled wine and trying out some of the freshly cooked food.

  • Castle Hill and Lincoln Castle: feature German-themed stalls, due to Lincoln’s twinning with Neustadt an der Weinstrasse in Germany, with arts, crafts and more.
  • The Lawn: will feature the Christmas Pantry, Christmas Bazaar, a variety of food and drink that is local, and much more.
  • Lincoln Cathedral West Front: will have beautiful and authentic wooden chalets for a real Christmas feel, with the cathedral as a backdrop.
  • Westgate and the Fairground: while there will be a craft marquee, there will also be fairground rides and the famous Big Wheel.
  • Medieval Bishops’ Palace: travel back in time and browse the medieval market stalls in historic surroundings.

Even the shops on the high street will stay open for some late night Christmas shopping. 

If you are looking to visit the market, there will be a Park and Ride operated for those that wish to visit, as there is no parking near the market itself. It is operated from the Lincolnshire Showground, LN2 2NA, and runs on the following times:

  • Thursday: 11:30am to 10pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 9am to 10pm
  • Sunday: 9am to 7:30pm

Pre-booked tickets cost £12 and are open dated, allowing you to use it on any of the days. Charges on the day are as follows:

  • Thursday: £13
  • Friday: £14
  • Saturday: £15
  • Sunday: £14
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