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Top 10 stalls at Lincoln Christmas Market

The 31st Lincoln Christmas Market took off on Thursday, December 5, with traditional and contemporary stalls offering festive shopping, food, drinks and entertainment.

Here at The Lincolnite we have been on a mission to discover the top stalls among more than 250 at this year’s event, which takes place until December 8. Let us know your favourite stalls in the comments.


John Bangay Lincolnshire Artwork

This stall is one of the original 11 at the first Lincoln Christmas Market 31 years ago. John Bangay sells a collection of Lincolnshire prints, tea towels, coasters and cards.

“I have been coming to the Lincoln Christmas Market as long as it has been going, I was one of the original 11.

“A lot of things have changed in these 31 years. The first year I remember we had a huge storm that blew the White Hart’s Christmas grotto right the way across Castle Square. The weather this year has certainly brought back those vivid memories.

“When the market first started people were very dubious about it and thought it wouldn’t take off. Then on the third year it was so busy it was dangerous!”

John Bangay has been a stall holder at the Lincoln Christmas Market for 31 years. Photo: Emily Norton
John Bangay has been a stall holder at the Lincoln Christmas Market for 31 years. Photo: Emily Norton

Ye Olde Hog Roast

Form Ye Olde Hog Roast, in the Castle Square food court, visitors can enjoy hot carvery rolls or toasted baguettes, hot drinks and sides.

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A hot pork carvery baguette from Ye Olde Hog Roast with stuffing and apple sauce. Photo: Emily Norton

Stoneglow

Visitors to the craft tent will find homemade, reusable candles at the Stoneglow stall, as well as other unique gifts.

David, from Essex company Syoneglow said: ”We have been at the Lincoln Christmas Market for about 10 years. It’s a very busy time of the year and people come back because they know where we are so they come back looking for us.

“We very much enjoy the Lincoln Christmas Market, although it is very hard work. It’s the hardest one of the year, but the best by far.”

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David, from Stonebow, shows off their unique reusable candles. Photo: Emily Norton

Traditionally Cheese

Traditionally Cheese can be found in The Lawn section on the Christmas Market Map selling all your favourite cheese varieties.

Traditionally Cheese sell your favourite varieties. Ideal for a treat for you or a loved one. Photo: Emily Norton
Traditionally Cheese sell your favourite varieties. Ideal for a treat for you or a loved one. Photo: Emily Norton

Condessa Welsh Liqueurs

Condessa is a family company based in rural Anglesey. Their stall can be found in The Lawn section of the Lincoln Christmas Market.

The Condessa Welsh Liqueurs team are easy to spot and dressed to impress at this year's Christmas Market. Photo: Emily Norton
The Condessa Welsh Liqueurs team are easy to spot and dressed to impress at this year’s Christmas Market. Photo: Emily Norton

Susan’s Farmhouse Fudge

This stall can be found in the Castle Square food court selling a colourful array of homemade fudge, sweets and mulled wine.

Andrew from Susan’s Farmhouse Fudge said: “We have been doing the Lincoln Christmas Market for 15 years selling homemade fudge, chocolates and mulled wine.

“We look forward to the event and year on year we see the same friendly stall holders as well as some great new ones.”

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Susan’s Farmhouse Fudge sells mulled wine and homemade sweets. Photo: Emily Norton

Goodies of Lincoln

The Goodies stall can be found in Lincoln Castle grounds showcasing a scrumptious collection of sweet treats from candy canes to chocolate snowmen. Perhaps you are familiar with the Goodies of Lincoln sweet shop on The Strait?

The Goodies of Lincoln Sweet stall sells an array of sweets from every generation. Photo: Emily Norton
The Goodies of Lincoln Sweet stall sells an array of sweets from every generation. Photo: Emily Norton

Rose Cottage Speciality Pork Pies

Yorkshire-based Rose Cottage is featuring at this year’s Christmas Market from Lincoln Castle. The popular stall is selling homemade pork pies, pork scratchings and other pastry treats.

Yorkshire-based Rose Cottage are proving very popular with their range of pastried products.
Yorkshire-based Rose Cottage are proving very popular with their range of pastried products.

Moonlighting

Moonlighting products are handmade in Shropshire. The Lincoln Christmas Market stall features handmade lamps made using recycled material and bottles. Each light is unique and the stall is certainly a highlight of the craft tent.

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The Moonlighting stall can be found in the craft tent at the Lincoln Christmas Market. Photo: Emily Norton

Fiddley Diddley Pottery

The Fiddley Diddley Pottery stall, in The Lawn section of the Lincoln Christmas Market, sells handmade ornaments with one thing in common: miniature size. The pottery features individual Christmas-themed pieces as well as animals and scenes.

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Products at the Fiddley Diddley Pottery stall make the perfect treat for yourself or a loved one. Photo: Emily Norton

See our quick video tour of the Lincoln Christmas Market:

In addition to more than 250 stalls at the 2013 Lincoln Christmas Market visitors can also enjoy shopping as independent stores in the Cathedral Quater and High Street area as well as the great entertainment and events throughout the weekend.

Claire Thompson, Principle Events and Culture Officer said: “Visitors can look forward to the entertainment stage which is being set up in front of the White Hart Hotel. We’ve got different carol singing going on their, different entertainment.

“For me the highlight so far has to be all the glorious smells of the mulled wine, the citrus wreaths and the roasting chestnuts.”

The festivities in the Cathedral Quarter area of the city will continue until 7:30pm on Sunday December 8. For information, maps and guides you can visit our Lincoln Christmas Market Superguide.