Mayors of Lincoln and Neustadt to open Christmas Market

The annual Lincoln Christmas Market will be making its return this week on December 1, and promises a great grand opening.

To mark the official opening, the Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Kathleen Brothwell, the Dean of Lincoln and the deputy Oberburgermeister (Lord Mayor) from Lincoln’s twin city, Neustadt, will be standing on the cathedral’s steps from 6.15pm.

Councillor Kathleen Brothwell said: “I’m delighted to be opening 2011’s Christmas Market – for many it marks the start of the festive season.

“It’s good to see that our twinning links with Neustadt are still as strong as ever and I’m very much looking forward to welcoming the deputy Oberburgermeister to Lincoln.”

To entertain crowds from 6pm, Lincoln Mystery will perform a nativity play at St Paul in the Bail, Christmas carols will be preformed by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Band and the Da Capo Singers by the cathedral.    

Events Officer from the City of Lincoln Council Event Holly Parker said: “Once again we’re getting ready to start the festivities at the Lincoln Christmas Market with plays, bands, carols and songs set against the spectacular backdrop of Lincoln Cathedral.

“With lots of local produce, entertainment from local organisations and the traditional visit from our friends in Neustadt, we are looking forward to welcoming our local residents to the official opening, to celebrate the Christmas Market being back, bigger and better than ever.”

Thursday nights at the Christmas Market are best known as locals’ night, meaning Lincolnites get a first look at the stalls. It’s also the quietest night for locals to walk around.

View the full programme for Lincoln Christmas Market, or check out the road closures and parking restrictions.

Source, Photo: City of Lincoln Council