December 4, 2012 10.32 am This story is over 115 months old

Lincoln Christmas Market preparation underway

Getting ready: Teams are working hard to get everything ready for stallholders and visitors to the annual Christmas Market on Thursday.

Work is underway building all the stalls and attractions needed for the start of Lincoln’s Christmas Market, which commences this week.

While Lincoln Castle is already filled with white tents ready for a variety of local, national and international stallholders, teams are busy today assembling the large ferris wheel, a popular attraction at each market.

The annual Lincoln Christmas Market will run this year from December 6 until 9, starting at the earlier time on Thursday at 12pm.

The Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Karen Lee, will officially declare the market open at 6.30pm, followed by a special Christmas blessing delivered by the Dean of Lincoln Cathedral.

That will set the scene for a programme of music and entertainment as a backdrop to the four days of festive celebrations.

The market has also been expanded, with more stalls around the Cathedral grounds and along Newport.

This will also help with the high numbers of people visiting the market, which hopes to be eased by a new one-way system around the entire market.

Photos: City of Lincoln Council