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10 Top Tips for Lincoln Christmas Market

Lincoln Christmas Market is one of the most popular events of the year but there’s always something new to enjoy and discover. Here are some tips to give you inspiration…

1. Pick up a souvenir

10 Top Tips for Lincoln Christmas Market

Lincoln Visitor Information Centre sells a wide range of Lincoln and Christmas Market souvenirs as a memento of your trip or a unique Christmas gift.

Also look out for their stall in Lincoln Castle and our online shop for more ideas.

2. Get a selfie from the Big Wheel

10 Top Tips for Lincoln Christmas Market

Some of the best views of the market up high on the Big Wheel on Westgate, behind Lincoln Castle.

Take a ride in the day for spectacular views across the county or at night to see the twinkling lights of the market and Lincoln Cathedral lit up brightly.

3. Try some festive spirit

10 Top Tips for Lincoln Christmas Market

Sample authentic German glühwein, mulled wine, and spiced cider throughout the market.

The glühwein stalls remains from the market’s 1982 origins as an export from Lincoln’s twin city Neustadt an der Weinstraße.

4. Sample local festive foods

10 Top Tips for Lincoln Christmas Market

You will find a great range of local Lincolnshire produce alongside foods from around the world at the market.

And there are lots of opportunities to discover local ingredients used in the cafes and restaurants across the city whilst you are visiting.

5. Enjoy live entertainment

10 Top Tips for Lincoln Christmas Market

Take time to enjoy some of the local live entertainment provided by buskers along busy market routes.

6. Sing with Cathedral Christmas choirs

10 Top Tips for Lincoln Christmas Market

Pop in to Lincoln Cathedral and enjoy the magical choir services and concerts everyday over the market weekend.

The Cathedral is free to enter during the market and roof and tower tours are available throughout at a cost of £4 per person.

Image: Chris Vaughan.

7. Enjoy a tipple at THOR’s Tipi

10 Top Tips for Lincoln Christmas Market

The Vikings have moved back to Lincoln for Christmas at THOR’s Tipi Bar in Lincoln Cornhill.

Pay a visit whilst at the Market for craft beer, mulled wine, or hot chocolate and warm up by the open fire inside.

8. Take in the 360° views

10 Top Tips for Lincoln Christmas Market

Lincoln Castle‘s Medieval Wall Walks offer spectacular views of the Christmas Market and the countryside around.

During the market you can also explore the Victorian and Georgian prisons and the Magna Carta Vault which will display an original manuscript of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

9. Visit the Christmas Makers’ Market

10 Top Tips for Lincoln Christmas Market

Give the gift of art this year: pick up authentic pieces at the Makers’ Market on St Martin’s Square from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th open 10am - 9:30pm.

All the stalls here will be local artists and held just off the main High Street – a great stop on your way up to the main market.

10. Get a head start on Christmas shopping

10 Top Tips for Lincoln Christmas Market

Lincoln has a great selection of best-loved High Street and designer names mixed with quality independent and specialist shops.

Many will be open late each evening offering an alternative to the stalls of the market during your visit.


Lincoln Christmas Market is held every year starting on the first Thursday in December.

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