Lincoln Christmas Market stall fees rise by 8%

Letting a stall spot at the Lincoln Christmas Market will be up to £70.25 more expensive per day this year after the City of Lincoln Council approved an 8% fees rise.

The fee rises are part of the council’s budget setting process for the Christmas Market, and take into account the overall costs.

As previously reported, the council made a £65,000 loss from the 2014 market, despite a 12% increase in stall prices.

At the lowest end of the scale this year, pitches in The Lawn will cost £1,143 compared with £1,058 the year before. The most expensive pitches are in the castle grounds. They have risen from £1,411 to £1,524.

The rise in fees will generate £394,000, based on 211 stalls being available to let.

The income achieved from the market can predominantly be broken down across three major strands:

  • stall rental charges (£325,360 generated in 2014)
  • charges for visiting coaches (£24,769 generated in 2014)
  • park and ride fees (£119,440 generated in 2014)

The Lincoln Christmas Market returns on Thursday, December 3 until Sunday, December 6. The event in the historic uphill region features stalls, entertainers and festive food and drink.