Lincoln Christmas Market: All You Need to Know

It’s time for the Christmas Market again! After a painful year without it last year, it’s time to make the most of it. Some of you might have never visited, but here’s my complete guide on the Lincoln Christmas Market!

What to expect:

Pre-warning: Lincoln’s Christmas market is ranked the 9th best Christmas market in the UK (according to The Times) so it’s pretty amazing, but also very hectic. It attracts thousands of people every year up and down the country, so it will be busy.

There will be roughly 280 stalls open to everyone. These include craft stalls, local businesses, charities and food stalls (which in my opinion are the best part). Not to mention the abundance of rides and fairground stalls. The market is completely free to enter, but rides are an additional cost.

Where is it?

The market ventures across the entire Castle-Cathedral region. The different districts include; Castle Square, Castle Grounds, The Lawn, Westgate and Cathedral Westfront. For a full list of stalls in each sector, follow this link here.

Services available

There is very limited parking, therefore it is recommended that you use the park and ride service. It operates from Lincolnshire Showground, pre-booked tickets at £12 per car but on the day differs depending on the day.

There is also a walk and ride service for local Lincoln-ers who aren’t a fan of Steep Hill (I know I’m not). Just hop on a bus and for small fare it can take you directly to the market. For information on where to get on, check here.

COVID precautions

It is advised that the following rules are put into place:

  • Don’t come to the market if you or any of your household have shown symptoms of COVID-19.
  • To wear a face mask in crowded areas and inside locations including Marquees (unless exempt).
  • Advised to take a lateral flow test before hand.