Voice of Lincoln: A merry Christmas Market

On the opening night of this year’s Lincoln Christmas Market, everyone at The Lincolnite got into the festive spirit and went along for some mulled wine and German sausage.

While we were there, we decided to ask what you thought. Wondering whether or not to brave the weather and visit Lincoln’s most famous festival this year? To help you make up your mind, here’s what some of last night’s visitors had to say.

Dr Adam Hussein

“This is my first time at the market. My first impressions are really good. Everyone seems to be getting into the spirit of things and there are lots of people dressing up in very clever outfits. We haven’t been to the Castle yet but the Cathedral is great and we have been to see the Magna Carta, not the original, but the official one, which is good enough. We’re going to see the rest of the market now.”

Amy and Josh

“I have been many times because I am from Boston originally, but this is the first time I have been here since I have been living in Lincoln. It’s really good fun. It has always been a tradition in my family. We always come here and have some roasted chestnuts.” – Amy

“I have just moved down from Scotland so this is my first time. It is bigger than I expected and there are loads of people. I’m not usually big on Christmas but this has got me a bit more in the mood for it this year.” – Josh

Sue Sutton

“This is my second time visiting the market, we got here early so we’ve been round it all already and we’re just about to go round it again in a minute. It’s great. We’ve had some fudge, stopped off at the pub and we are going to have some mulled wine in a minute. The atmosphere is great and the music really gets you in the spirit of things.”

Ollie, Steven, Jordan and Jonny

“It’s pretty good so far, it smells good. We’re here for the food and beer really but we’re probably going to walk around and see what there is in a minute, get some roasted chestnuts, maybe. It all looks really good so far though.”  – Jordan


Danny Rydell

“I’m working here tonight, flyering for the LPAC. I have been here since about five, it was quite quiet at first but it is really busy now. Everyone’s in a good mood, I think the music is helping. When I finish I am planning on heading back to a store that sells these ponchos and socks and I’m quite hungry so I will probably be getting a burger as well.”