The City of Lincoln Council, organisers of the annual Lincoln Christmas Market, are bringing back a wristband scheme to ensure children and vulnerable adults can be quickly returned to their parents or guardians quickly and easily.
With more than 200,000 people expected to attend the market this year, the wristband scheme is a measure to ensure that visitors enjoy the experience as much as possible, says the city council.
The market, which will run from Thursday, December 5 to Sunday, December 8, will offer free wristbands available to collect from the Visitor Information Centre in Castle Hill, at the Park and Ride station and from stewards on all entrances.
Parents will be able to write a contact number on the back of the band and, should groups get lost or separated, a steward can arrange for the child to be reunited with their parent.
There is a designated meeting area at the Christmas tree located at the west front of the Cathedral should anybody become separated from friends or family during the Christmas Market.
Claire Thompson, Principal Events and Culture Officer at the City of Lincoln Council, said: “We want everyone to have the best time possible at Lincoln Christmas Market.
“The wristband scheme was very successful last year and made families secure in the knowledge that they could negotiate the large crowds safely with their children.
“One of our main priorities is not only ensuring the safety of everybody who comes to the Christmas Market but also guaranteeing that parents know their children will be safe should they get separated.”