Top tips to get the most out of Lincoln Christmas Market

Lincoln Christmas Market among Europe’s most popular
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With Lincoln Christmas Market returning in just a few weeks’ time, Visit Lincoln have put together some great top tips to help you get the most out of this year’s event.

Pick up a Souvenir

Lincoln Visitor Information Centre sells a wide range of Lincoln and Christmas Market souvenirs as a memento of your trip or a unique Christmas gift.

Get a Big Wheel selfie

The Big Wheel on Westgate, behind Lincoln Castle, offer spectacular views across the county, or at night to see the twinkling lights of the market and Lincoln Cathedral lit up brightly.

Try some festive spirit

Sample authentic German glühwein, mulled wine, and spiced cider throughout the market from Lincoln’s twin city Neustadt an der Weinstraße.

Sample local festive foods

You will find a great range of local Lincolnshire produce alongside foods from around the world at the market and in the city’s cafes and restaurants.

Enjoy live entertainment

Take time to enjoy some of the local live entertainment provided by buskers along busy market routes or book a ticket for some festive theatre.

Sing with cathedral Christmas choirs

Pop in to Lincoln Cathedral and enjoy the magical choir services and concerts everyday over the market weekend.

Enjoy a tipple at THOR’s

The Vikings have moved back to Lincoln for Christmas at THOR’s Tipi Bar in Lincoln Cornhill serving craft beer, mulled wine, or hot chocolate by the open fire inside.

Take in the 360° views

Lincoln Castle‘s Medieval Wall Walks offer spectacular views of the Christmas Market and the countryside around and the Magna Carta Vault will be displaying an original manuscript of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Visit the Christmas Makers’ Market

Give the gift of art this year: pick up authentic pieces at the Makers’ Market on St Martin’s Square from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th open 10am – 9:30pm.

Make a start on Christmas shopping

Lincoln has a great selection of best-loved High Street and designer names mixed with quality independent and specialist shops. Many will be open late each evening offering an alternative to the stalls of the market during your visit.