Christmas in Lincoln
Plan a festive break in historic Lincoln

Shopping, food and drink, markets, theatre, family days out & more.

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Christmas in Lincoln
Plan a festive break in historic Lincoln

Shopping, food and drink, markets, theatre, family days out & more.

Lincoln Christmas Market

Plan a festive visit to Lincoln this Christmas with boutique and high street shopping, Christmas markets, fantastic food & drink, festive theatre, family days out, and more throughout the winter season.

Not only are there great events and theatre in Lincoln during the Christmas season but it's the perfect place for Christmas shopping too - with high street brands lined up alongside unique, independent stores.

Christmas Events
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High Street

Christmas Lights Switch On

November 16, 2018
5:00pm to 7:30pm
High Street
Christmas Lights Switch On

FREE

Start the countdown to Christmas at the annual fun-packed Christmas Lights Switch On at St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln High Street, and Waterside Shopping Centre.

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High Street

Reindeer Parade 2018

November 22, 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm
St Marks Shopping Centre
Reindeer Parade 2018

FREE

A parade of festive reindeer led by Santa Claus and his sleigh from St Marks Shopping Centre to rest in the Lincoln City Square.

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Cathedral Quarter

Handel’s Messiah

November 24, 2018
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Handel’s Messiah

In the lead up to Advent, Lincoln Cathedral Choir perform Handel's Messiah in the stunning surroundings of Lincoln Cathedral.

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Cathedral Quarter, Lincoln Suburbs

‘Light Up a Life’ Torchlight Procession

November 27, 2018
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Our Lady of Lincoln Church
‘Light Up a Life’ Torchlight Procession

FREE

Join St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice to celebrate, remember and reflect during the festive season with a service and a procession to Lincoln Cathedral.

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High Street

Christmas Brocante Market

December 1, 2018
9:00am to 4:00pm
St Marks Shopping Centre
Christmas Brocante Market

FREE

A Christmas special vintage home wares and flea market, showcasing everything vintage and handmade, held in St Marks Shopping Centre's garden.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair

December 1, 2018 to December 2, 2018
9:00am to 4:00pm
Lincolnshire Showground
Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair

A mix of delicious local produce, gift stalls and workshops make the Food and Gift fair at the Lincolnshire Showground the best way to kick start your Christmas preparations.

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Christmas Tips & News

December 21, 2017

8 Reasons to Visit Lincoln & Lincolnshire in 2018

8 Reasons to Visit Lincoln & Lincolnshire in 2018

2018 is gearing up to be a big year in Lincoln and Lincolnshire as ‘Bomber County’ marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force.

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November 13, 2017

10 Top Tips for Lincoln Christmas Market

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…

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October 20, 2017

Late Night Christmas Shopping and Free Parking in Lincoln

Late Night Christmas Shopping and Free Parking in Lincoln

Lincoln offers the opportunity for truly unique Christmas shopping - whether you need some inspiration or know the perfect gift - with late night shopping, free parking, and festive events.

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