August 27, 2010 10.14 am This story is over 164 months old

Christmas Market stalls all booked up

Christmas spirit: With only three months to go, all stalls at the annual Christmas Market have now been booked by business.

The City of Lincoln Council have selected the final 250 businesses to appear at the annual Lincoln Christmas Market. Over 400 companies from across Europe applied for a stall, a record number the council says.

“We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm shown for the Christmas Market by businesses from all over the country and, indeed, from Europe,” said Sammy Pengelly, Events Assistant at the City Council.

Over 80% of the applications were received online, making the process easier and more efficient for stallholders, according to the City Council.

Running from December 2 to 5 this year, the German-style traditional market started up with just 11 stalls back in 1982. The 250 stalls this year will put an emphasis on local and hand-made products.

The layout of the Lincoln Christmas Market will also see some changes this year. Stall positioning at the Castle will be altered, and stalls will also be found inside the County Assembly Rooms.

— Later update: Street entertainment will be brought to the event by Lincoln’s Chapter House Theatre Company. It will have a Dickensian theme and with a specially scripted performance of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Father Christmas will return to hear children’s wishes by the fireside at the Judges Lodgings, due to popular demand. The Lincoln Elf mascot will also be tweeting updates from the market.

Photo: Derek Law | Related Report: Lincolnshire Echo