Visitors and residents in Lincoln this festive season can enjoy a range of events from family pantomimes to parades and carol services.
We are filling our diaries with all sorts of celebrations. If you know of a special event in the city or the surrounding areas, you can let us know via [email protected]
Lincoln Christmas Ice Rink
Where: City Square, Lincoln
When: Available until December 31
Tickets: £5.50 – £7.50
This real ice rink on Lincoln City Square is certain to get you in the Christmas spirit. Look out for special fun day and activities for all the family. See our full event listing here.
Panto: Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood
Where: Lincoln Theatre Royal
When: Available until January 12
Tickets: £15.50 – £20.50
Cannon & Ball are back in their favourite city and starring in a woodland tale packed full of romance, action, adventure, heroes and villains aplenty as well as a large dollop of audience participation. See our full event listing here.
Where: Lincoln Drill Hall
When: Available until January 4
This year’s pantomime at the Lincoln Drill Hall is a well-loved performance of Cinderella, staged by Jamie Marcus Productions Ltd. See our full event listing here.
Father Christmas visits The Collection
Where: The Collection Museum, Danes Terrace
When: December 21 and 22
Tickets: £3.50, charity donation
Santa will be sending happy Christmas wishes from the Stokes cafe at The Collection Museum, to help raise money for the Philippines Typhoon Appeal. See our full event listing here.
Where: Lincoln Castle
When: Throughout December
Tickets: £2 adults, £1 children
Visitors to Lincoln Castle this month are invited to go on a very special Christmas Snowman Trail. Entry to Lincoln Castle will be discounted and guests will be offered a free return visit. See more details and Christmas Castle closures here.
Healthcare Services Present: Cathedral Carol Service
Where: Lincoln Cathedral
When: December 18, 7:30pm
Everyone is invited to the Lincolnshire healthcare service carol concert at Lincoln Cathedral. The event is free, the offering will be donated to Parkinson’s UK. See our full event listing here.
Carol Concert of Peace and Light
Where: University of Lincoln, Main Admin Building
When: December 19
Tickets: Free – Donations welcome
Lincoln Lantern Parade & Nativity
Where: Cornhill to Castle Square
When: December 19
On December 19, the children of Westgate Academy take part in an annual lantern parade through Lincoln, which ends with a traditional nativity play. See our full event listing here.
Lincoln Craft Market
When: December 21
Local artisans create a unique place to buy handcrafted gifts, ornaments, jewellery and more. A great opportunity to purchase some unique Christmas gifts. See our full event listing here.
Where: Yarborough Leisure Centre
When: December 21
Tickets: From free (events priced individually)
The Yarborough Leisure Centre Winter Wonderland has lots of free activities for all the family to enjoy including fancy-dress competitions, a bouncy bauble castle and a Santa’s grotto. See our full event listing here.
Christmas Eve Carols and Communion ServiceWhere: St Benedict’s Square, High Street When: December 24, 3pm Tickets: Free
Visitors to the High Street, in Lincoln, are invited to join in with Christmas Carols and communion at St Benedict’s Square in Christmas Eve. Get in on the action by following #HighStChristmas. In association with Luminouslincoln.co.uk.
St Swithin’s Carol ServicesWhere: St Swithin’s Church and All Saints Monks Road When: December 22 – 25 Tickets: Free, donations welcome
St Swithin’s Church is wishing people a happy Christmas and inviting all the family to take part in a programme of annual carol services in the city centre.
See our full listing with details here.