A city tradition continues

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Lincoln Castle ENGEMN00120141102090415

Lincolnshire is home to the oldest traditional Christmas market in the UK.

Every year, more than 250,000 visitors descend on Lincoln to visit the city’s Christmas Market, which is now in its 32nd year.

Taking place in the historic cathedral quarter from noon on Thursday, December 4, until 7pm on Sunday, December 7, the popular market has so much to offer.

Visitors will enjoy cultural entertainment and stroll around over 175 stalls nestled within the medieval square and surrounding area, where the magnificent cathedral provides the perfect backdrop.

Anyone on the hunt for beautiful, hand-crafted and unique Christmas presents will find a treasure trove of goodies from a spectacular selection. There will be hand-made jewellery, hand-poured candles, wooden toys, hand-painted glass, ceramics, photographs and locally created art, as well as fabulous fresh local produce.

Several exciting changes are taking place this year, including more entertainment in all areas. of the market to create an even more festive atmosphere, such as buskers. Following a successful trial last year, there will be more seasonal chalets available for hire within Castle Square and castle grounds. A new layout will see the Perfect Presents Marquee relocating to Castle Hill, while the food court will move to St Paul in the Bail.

Events and culture officer at City of Lincoln Council Sammy Pengelly said: “We’re really excited about this year’s Christmas market, especially with the added entertainment and extra chalets that will help to create a really festive atmosphere.”

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