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Lincoln Christmas Market 2018

  • December 6, 2018 to December 9, 2018
  • All Day

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

Visitors to the famous Lincoln Christmas Market will be sure to soak up the festive atmosphere across this large market site, with more than 280 stalls nestled in and around Lincoln Castle, Lincoln Cathedral, and many other venues and streets along the way.

There is something for everyone, from unusual gifts to food and drink from near and far, not to mention a whole host of entertainment for all the family to enjoy.

Enjoy the scents of mulled wine and freshly cooked food, the sounds of entertainment, music and merriment and the sights of this market in this stunning, historic city.

Shops across the city will also stay open late for the duration of the Market, and the Artists' Christmas Village offers goods from local artists and crafters too.

Find more inspiration to make the most of your visit with our 10 Top Tips for Lincoln Christmas Market.

Castle Hill & Lincoln Castle: the starting point for your visit to the Market with authentic German-themed stalls, arts, crafts, gifts, and more.

The Lawn: the Christmas Bazaar, Christmas Pantry, and a huge variety of food and drink - including local produce, roasted nuts, and more.

Westgate & Fairground: get into the festive spirit with more stalls, the Craft Marquee, fairground rides, and The Big Wheel - a great way to see the whole historic area from up high.

Lincoln Cathedral West Front: authentic wooden chalets with the stunning Lincoln Cathedral as a backdrop.

Medieval Bishops' Palace: step back in time and browse the themed medieval market stalls in unique, historic surroundings.

For a full list of stall holder, please visit the Lincoln Christmas Market website.

There is no parking in the vicinity of the Christmas Market so all visitors arriving by car should use the dedicated Christmas Market Park and Ride service which operates from the Lincolnshire Showground on the A15 just north of Lincoln.

The park and ride site will be well sign posted on all approach roads and for those using satellite navigation, the postcode is LN2 2NA. There is also a dedicated service for people with disabilities, using specially adapted vehicles which also runs from the Showground.

  • Thursday: 11:30am - 10pm
  • Friday - Saturday: 9am - 10pm
  • Sunday: 9am - 7:30pm

Pre booked tickets are just £12 and are open dated, so can be used on any one day of the Market. Charges on the day per car are - Thursday £13, Friday £14, Saturday £15, and Sunday £14.

Bus Services

Services 7 & 8 will be available to take you between Stand G at Lincoln Bus Station and the Christmas Market:

  • Thursday 7th - Saturday 9th: every 10 minutes from 9:40am - 6:10pm, every 15 minutes from 6:30pm - 9:45pm;
  • Sunday 10th: every 15 minutes from 9:30am - 5:45pm.


There is a large taxi rank outside Lincoln Central Station which can transport you to the Christmas Market. Other taxi companies in the city centre include:

  • Handsome Cabs, 27 Corporation Street, Lincoln, LN2 1HL
    01522 545352
  • Direct Cars, 35 Silver Street, Lincoln, LN2 1EW
    01522 567567

There are extra train services to and from Lincoln for the duration of the Christmas Market, providing more seats than ever before.

Extra seats on Lincoln services will be available over the four days and extra staff will be on hand at Lincoln and other nearby stations making it easy to get to Lincoln for the festive event. Direct services to Lincoln will come from:

  • North: Sheffield,  Doncaster, Gainsborough;
  • East: Cleethorpes, Grimsby;
  • South: London King's Cross, Peterborough, Sleaford;
  • West: Derby, Nottingham, Newark.

Book tickets now from East Midlands Trains, Northern Rail, or Virgin Trains East Coast.

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Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th December 2018

  • Thursday 6th: 12pm - 9:30pm
  • Friday 7th - Saturday 8th: 10am - 9:30pm
  • Sunday 9th: 10am - 7pm

Free admission to the Christmas Market. Costs for rides may vary.

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