This year’s Lincoln Christmas Market will be able to cope with the large number of visitors expected, organisers have said.
Stakeholders in the annual event, including City of Lincoln Council, Lincolnshire Police, Fire and Rescue and County Council, met on Friday to review the crowd management plans.
Due to large numbers of visitors last year, more than 250,000 over the four days, crowd thinning measures were used for the first time in the market’s history.
Now the organisers say they have kept the same number of stalls as last year, 280, but spread them over an area double the size of last year.
The new areas are around the Cathedral east green, between Bailgate and Newport, and along Eastgate.
The organisers also detailed on the new one-way system to be put in place across the market, signalled at the six entrances to the market.
Here is the map you will need to best navigate around the Lincoln Christmas Market, between December 6 to 9 (click to zoom).
The 2012 Lincoln Christmas Market will have an early start on Thursday, December 6, from 12pm instead of 4pm.
The market will then be open until 9.30pm on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th (10am start), and then on Sunday 9th from 10am to 7pm.
Around a quarter of the stalls at this year’s market will be from Lincolnshire.