Lincoln christmas market

Lincoln Christmas Market

Thursday 2nd  – Sunday 5th December 2021
Bailgate, Lincoln

Held in Lincoln over 4 days at the beginning of December, Lincoln is the home of Britain’s oldest Christmas Market.

We have a breadth of content, including a detailed map of the market, an outline of our top ten tips when visiting the market and some ideas on where to stay during your visit. 

The Lincoln Christmas Market is one of the UK’s largest and one of the most popular in Europe, famous for its stalls and historic location.

The 2020 Christmas Market was sadly cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic – fingers crossed it will be able to return bigger and better at the end of this year!

The fantastic festive atmosphere of the Market is the perfect way to get you in the mood for Christmas, with more than 280 stalls spread across the cultural quarter of the City; from the famous Bailgate area, spanning around our beautiful Cathedral, running through Lincoln Castle and along the quaint cobbled streets.

You will certainly find that there is something for everyone, from unusual handcrafted gifts brought in from our European neighbours, through to food and drink selections from all corners of the globe. There will be also a huge variety of entertainment suitable for the whole family.

Come and enjoy what the Lincoln Christmas Market has to offer. It’s a great way to kick off your Christmas celebrations and get into the festive spirit with loved ones, family and friends. We hope you enjoy!

Park and Ride Information

Park and ride is available to make it easier to get in and experience the smells, the tastes, the atmosphere and the Christmas chill that’s in the air.

You can pre-book your tickets online from £12. A ticket can only be used once, but any one day throughout the event. On Thursday 7th December, the operating times are from 11.30am – 10pm. On Friday 8th and Saturday 9th December the operating times are  9am – 10pm and on Sunday 10th December the facility is available 9am – 7:30pm.

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