Christmas in Lincoln
Plan a festive break in historic Lincoln

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

Thor's Tipi

Christmas in Lincoln
Plan a festive break in historic Lincoln

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

Lincoln Christmas Market

Christmas in Lincoln
Plan a festive break in historic Lincoln

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

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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 Late Night Shopping

To help you with the Christmas shopping Lincoln's biggest High Street stores, the Waterside Shopping Centre and some stores in St. Marks Shopping Centre will stay open late on Thursday nights in November and December. There will also be extended hours over Lincoln Christmas Market and the week running up to Christmas Day itself.

Plus there are parking deals on Thursdays and, for Thursdays in November and December, daily in the week before Christmas, City of Lincoln Council car parks will be free from 5 - 9:30pm when booking by phone.

For full details and shops, visit the Shop Lincoln website.

Christmas Events
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High Street

THOR’s Tipi Bar

November 14, 2017 to December 31, 2017
10:30am to 11:00pm
Lincoln Cornhill
THOR’s Tipi Bar

FREE

A winter wonderland in the heart of Lincoln city centre, complete with roaring fires, cosy furs and twinkling lights.

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High Street

Christmas Lights Switch On

November 17, 2017
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

Lincoln Craft Market

November 18, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
Lower High Street
Lincoln Craft Market

FREE

Street market offering bespoke and beautifully hand-crafted ornaments, jewellery and pottery from local crafters and makers.

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Cathedral Quarter

The Snowman

November 18, 2017
11:30am to 10:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
The Snowman

Lincoln Cathedral presents a special showing of The Snowman in the nave of Lincoln Cathedral, supported by a live orchestra and soloist.

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High Street

Reindeer Display

November 23, 2017
2:00pm to 4:00pm
St Marks Shopping Centre
Reindeer Display

FREE

Before the evening's parade, festive reindeer will be relaxing at St Marks Shopping Centre - ideal for some Christmas photo opportunities.

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High Street

Reindeer Parade

November 23, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm
St Marks Shopping Centre
Reindeer Parade

FREE

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

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Christmas Tips & News

November 18, 2016

Lincolnshire Plum Bread and Butter Pudding

Lincolnshire Plum Bread and Butter Pudding

A perfect way to warm up during the cold winter months is bread and butter pudding and Lincolnshire producers Pocklington’s have given us a recipe for the dish with a twist.

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November 14, 2016

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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November 27, 2015

9 Tips for Terrific Ice Skating in Lincoln

9 Tips for Terrific Ice Skating in Lincoln

Lincoln Ice Rink offers outdoor ice skating on real-ice every Christmas. We've brought together a few tips to help you prepare to get your skates on!

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