November 8, 2010 10.36 am This story is over 160 months old

Revving up for Lincoln’s Christmas Market

Festive fun: The city is preparing to accommodate the annual Christmas Market in just a few weeks.

In just over three weeks the world-renowned Lincoln Christmas Market will arrive in the city, and a variety of treats have been lined up for visitors for three days.

The event will be formally opened on December 2 at 6.15pm on the front steps of the cathedral, by the Dean of Lincoln Cathedral and the Mayor of Lincoln.

“We have lots in store this year to entertain the crowds at the Lincoln Christmas Market,” said Amanda Batham, Events Team Leader at the City of Lincoln Council.

Father Christmas will return to the market to hear children’s wishes by the fireside at Judge’s Lodgings on Castle Square with the help of his elves.

The Lawn will host the Winter Wonderland, with reindeer rides and snow sleighs lined up for children under 12.

The Cadbury Wishes Workshop at St Paul in the Bail will give market goers the chance to enter a competition to create their dream chocolate bar.

The Victorian carousel will return to the market as well, offering riders great views across Lincoln and beyond from the top of the big wheel.

The Chapterhouse Theatre Company will also provide on-street entertainment with Christmas tales, including the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.

Dressed in period costumes, characters from The Twelve Days of Christmas will handing out holly and mistletoe as they walk around the market.

“We are very excited to be a part of the Lincoln Christmas Market and to be able to entertain the wonderful visitors to the city,” said Richard Main from Chapterhouse.

“I actually live in the Bail area and I can honestly say that I look forward to the market every year.

“To be able to perform is an absolute treat and we have come up with some very Christmassy treats for the occasion.”

Road closures for the Lincoln Christmas Market will also be in place. See the complete list of affected areas from December 2 to 5.

Source, Photo: City of Lincoln Council