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Lincoln Castle Christmas Emporium

  • December 15, 2018 to December 22, 2018
  • 4:00pm to 10:00pm

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Eight evenings of Christmas delights within the medieval walls of Lincoln Castle for a festive celebration of arts, crafts, and food - the perfect setting to meet friends and family over the Christmas period.

A spectacular Victorian inspired Light Show will form the centre of the Christmas Emporium with an extraordinary illumination and soundtrack filling each evening with a sprinkling of Christmas magic.

Alongside the light shows will be Christmas stalls offering unique arts, crafts, gifts and locally sourced food and drink including a cosy tipi bar and quality street food vendors.

The medieval wall walk will remain open each evening for truly spectacular evening views over the City.

Plus Father Christmas will be in attendance looking forward to receiving your Christmas wishes in a twilight experience designed to entertain visitors of all ages.

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Times & Prices

Saturday 15th - Saturday 22nd December

  • Open daily: 4pm - 10pm;
  • Light shows: regularly between 5pm and 9pm.

Tickets for the Christmas Emporium can be booked on the Lincoln Castle website. They are valid for all eight evenings, allowing you to visit as many times as you like:

  • Adults £7.50;
  • Concessions: £6.50;
  • Children (aged 5-16): £5;
  • Under 5s: free;
  • Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £20;
  • Annual Pass holders: free.

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