THOR's Tipi Bar

November 9, 2018 to December 31, 2018
10:30am to 11:00pm
Lincoln Cornhill
THOR’s Tipi Bar

FREE

A winter wonderland in the heart of Lincoln city centre, serving real ale, mulled wine, and hot chocolate complete with roaring fires, cosy furs and twinkling lights.

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Moroccan Market

November 15, 2018 to December 31, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
Former Ruddocks of Lincoln Store
Moroccan Market

FREE

A colourful pop-up souk on Lincoln High Street offering unique gifts from Moroccan artisans showcasing the best of the country's culture and creativity.

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Christmas Lights Switch On

November 23, 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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Victorian Christmas Craft Fair

November 24, 2018 to November 25, 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
Gainsborough Old Hall
Victorian Christmas Craft Fayre 2018

FREE

Visit Gainsborough Old Hall for one of the country's leading craft fayres set out in the beautiful manor house, where the traditions of Victorian Christmas will kick off your festive season.

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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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Christmas at Doddington Hall

November 25, 2018 to December 23, 2018
9:00am to 9:00pm
Doddington Hall & Gardens
Christmas at Doddington Hall 2018

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

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'Light Up a Life' Torchlight Procession

November 27, 2018
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Clayton’s Sports Ground
‘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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Reindeer Display

November 29, 2018
2:00pm to 4:00pm
St Marks Shopping Centre
Reindeer Display 2018

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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Reindeer Parade

November 29, 2018
2:00pm 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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Advent Wreath Festival

November 30, 2018 to December 20, 2018
All Day
Church Of St. Mary Magdalene
Advent Wreath Festival

FREE

The St Mary Magdalene Advent Wreath Festival will exhibit beautiful Christmas wreaths decorated by local businesses throughout Advent.

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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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Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair

December 1, 2018 to December 2, 2018
9:00am to 4:00pm
Lincolnshire Showground

FREE

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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Lincoln Makers' Market

December 1, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

Nestled between Lincoln's beautiful Cathedral and Castle, the new Lincoln Makers' Market offers visitors the chance to view and buy a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted, and unique pieces of artwork and crafts.

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North Kesteven Christmas Present Trails

December 1, 2018 to December 21, 2018
11:00am to 4:00pm
North Kesteven Christmas Present Trails

Take part in Christmas trails at three heritage venues south of Lincoln throughout December.

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The Macmillan Tree of Lights

December 1, 2018
1:00pm to 4:00pm
St Marks Shopping Centre
The Macmillan Tree of Lights 2018

FREE

Join Macmillan and celebrate the lives of loved ones lost this Christmas at the Tree of Lights at St Marks Shopping Centre.

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Lincoln Christmas Market 2018

December 6, 2018 to December 9, 2018
All Day
Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Lincoln Christmas Market 2018

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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Victorian Tea Rooms

December 7, 2018 to December 9, 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
Museum Of Lincolnshire Life
Victorian Tea Rooms 2018

FREE

Take a festive break in the Museum of Lincolnshire Life's pop-up Victorian tea room during Lincoln Christmas Market.

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Lincoln Christmas Makers' Market

December 7, 2018 to December 9, 2018
10:00am to 9:30pm
St Martin’s Square
Lincoln Christmas Makers’ Market

FREE

Find unique works from local artists in St Martin's Square during Lincoln Christmas Market at the Lincoln Christmas Makers' Market

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

December 7, 2018 to January 6, 2019
11:00am to 9:00pm
New Theatre Royal
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The angelic Snow White and her lovable dwarfs battle against the Wicked Queen in a rip-roaring, high energy and beautifully crafted Christmas panto at New Theatre Royal.

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Peter Pan

December 7, 2018 to January 5, 2019
2:00pm to 8:00pm
Lincoln Drill Hall
Peter Pan

Enjoy a traditional pantomime at Lincoln Drill Hall this Christmas with a reimagining of the classic story of Peter Pan.

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Bransby Horses Christmas Fayre

December 8, 2018
11:00am to 4:00pm
Bransby Horses
Bransby Horses Christmas Fayre

FREE

A great day out for the whole family including Christmas shopping, the chance to meet horses, ponies, and donkeys, and even Santa himself.

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Festive Milling Day

December 9, 2018
11:00am to 4:00pm
Cogglesford Watermill
Festive Milling Day

FREE

See Sleaford's watermill decorated for Christmas and enjoy some festive treats as it rumbles into action for the last time in 2018.

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Rapunzel

December 12, 2018 to December 24, 2018
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)
Rapunzel

A magical musical play adapted from the original fairy tale at Lincoln Peforming Arts Centre - a festive treat for the whole family.

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Lantern Parade 

December 13, 2018
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Lincoln Cornhill
Lantern Parade

FREE

Join in the festive parade carrying paper lanterns through the streets of Lincoln, ending with a nativity service on Castle Hill.

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Lincoln Makers' Market

December 15, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
High Street
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

Pick up your loved one's Christmas gifts at the festive Lincoln Makers' Market, location on Lincoln High Street (opposite Cornhill and Thor's Tipi Bar).

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Christmas Emporium

December 15, 2018 to December 22, 2018
4:00pm to 10:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Christmas Emporium

Eight evenings of Christmas delights in 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.

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Santa Fun Run & Walk 2018

December 16, 2018
11:30am to 6:00pm
Castle Hill
Santa Fun Run & Walk

Thousands of Santas run and walk through Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter for the biggest festive fundraiser in Lincoln.

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La Nativité du Seigneur

December 16, 2018
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
La Nativité du Seigneur 2018

Join Lincoln Cathedral for the annual performance of La Nativité du Seigneur performed on Lincoln Cathedral's Father Willis Organ.

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Concert of Carols by Candlelight

December 19, 2018
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Concert of Carols by Candlelight

In the lead up to Christmas, Lincoln Cathedral Choir perform an evening of Carols in the stunning surroundings of Lincoln Cathedral.

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St Mary Magdalene Christmas Carol Service

December 23, 2018 to January 12, 2019
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Church Of St. Mary Magdalene
St Mary Magdalene Christmas Carol Service

FREE

Join the Church of St Mary Magdalene for an evening of Christmas carols in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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The Snowman with Live Orchestra

January 4, 2019 to January 6, 2019
1:30pm to 8:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
The Snowman with Live Orchestra

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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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Terry O’Toole Theatre

Terry O’Toole Theatre

An intimate, 200 seat arts theatre in the Lincoln suburb of North Hykeham with a vibrant year-long programme of performing arts.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Lincolnshire Showground

Lincolnshire Showground

The Lincolnshire Showground is a major national venue, located on the 200 acre showground just outside the historic city of Lincoln in the East Midlands.

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Brayford Waterfront

The Engine Shed

The Engine Shed

The region's largest live music and entertainment facility, housed in a renovated engine shed and serving Lincoln with live international band performances, comedy gigs and weekly student club nights and events.

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Cathedral Quarter

The Venue

The Venue

A state-of-the-art digital cinema at Bishop Grosseteste University which shows an eclectic film programme and is also being used for teaching drama and stage theatre productions.

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Brayford Waterfront

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre is a modern theatre in the city centre, with a great range of shows and a friendly café bar.

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Cultural Quarter

Lincoln Drill Hall

Lincoln Drill Hall

Lincoln Drill Hall is a thriving and friendly entertainment venue and cafe in the centre of Lincoln. Its packed programme includes theatre, comedy, live music, dance, family events, talks and films, workshops, classes and much more.

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Cultural Quarter

New Theatre Royal

New Theatre Royal

The 19th century Theatre Royal is a Lincoln city landmark and is situated on Clasketgate a short walk from the city centre High Street.

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Cathedral Quarter

The Blue Room

The Blue Room

A beautiful entertainment venue at The Lawn in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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Brayford Waterfront

ODEON Lincoln

ODEON Lincoln

Situated on the Brayford Waterfront, the ODEON complex includes a cinema, Costa Coffee and Ben and Jerry's ice-cream shop and is adjacent to the Lucy Tower multi-story car park.

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