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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 in the Snow

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 Events
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High Street

Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

November 22, 2019
4:45pm to 7:30pm
High Street
Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

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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Cathedral Quarter

Handel’s Messiah

November 23, 2019
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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Lincoln Suburbs

Christmas at Doddington Hall 2019

November 28, 2019 to December 24, 2019
9:00am to 9:00pm
Doddington Hall & Gardens
Christmas at Doddington Hall 2019

Enjoy Doddington Hall's festive open days and browse Christmas gifts, trees, and food from the farm shop.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair

November 30, 2019 to December 1, 2019
9:00am to 6:00pm
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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City of Lincoln, Cultural Quarter

Cinderella

December 5, 2019 to January 4, 2020
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Lincoln Drill Hall
Cinderella

Jamie Marcus Productions, in association with Lincoln Drill Hall, presents their 2019 panto ‘Cinderella’ - the most magical of all pantos.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Christmas Market 2019

December 5, 2019 to December 8, 2019
All Day
Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Lincoln Christmas Market 2019

FREE

Stalls, performers, and festive cheer take over Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter for four days of festive entertainment, shopping, and food and drink.

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Christmas Tips & News

December 7, 2018

Lincoln Goes Victorian for a Dickensian Christmas

Lincoln Goes Victorian for a Dickensian Christmas

Lincoln was transformed into Christmas 1853 for the latest video from the history specialist videographers Crows Eye Productions.

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October 29, 2018

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 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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