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Lincoln Advent Calendar Trail to return for Christmas

Lincoln’s Advent Calendar Boxes will give out 24 early Christmas presents in December

Lincoln’s Advent Calendar Trail, which last year gave shoppers the chance to win Christmas prizes, will return this December.

Stores in the City Centre, St Mark’s and uphill areas will display Advent Calendar Boxes filled with prizes in their windows from December 1 to 24.

Contestants will be asked to write down what they see in each day’s Advent Calendar Box, with the winner receiving a prize worth £50 on the same day.

Each of the 24 Lincoln stores participating in the trail will have a numbered box, which will contain the prize of that day of the month.

Shoppers who enter the daily competitions will also have the chance to win more than £100 in cash and vouchers in a bumper draw.

The trail, which has been organised by Lincoln Business Improvement Group (Lincoln BIG), has been altered since last year when Susan Busley, a teacher at Lincoln College, won £2,500 worth of gifts.

Lincoln BIG Events and Promotions Manager Michael Armstrong said: “Local businesses started throwing their weight behind this year’s competition within hours of approaching businesses to see if they were interested in supporting an Advent Calendar Trail this year.”

“We are delighted that they have acted so quickly and we are now just looking to place the final few boxes.”