The City of Lincoln Council, the organisers of the Lincoln Christmas Market, have cancelled the last day of the event on Sunday, December 10, due to the expected cold weather.
Simon Walters, Strategic Director for Communities and Environment at City of Lincoln Council, said:
“After much consideration, and with great regret, we have had to make the sad decision to cancel the final day of this year’s Lincoln Christmas Market.
“This follows strong advice from partner agencies concerned about tomorrow’s weather forecast and its potential impact.
“The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for the city and county and are also predicting 10cm of snow to fall.
“Given that many people travel to the Market from all over the UK, we must make this difficult decision to ensure our visitors stay safe.
“The three days of Lincoln Christmas Market this year have been fantastic, with around 180,000 visitors who, once again, have given us some fantastic feedback.
“We would like to thank all of those visitors, along with residents, stallholders and all our staff for the great support everyone has given this year.”
This is the first time a single day of the event has been cancelled. Previously in 2010, due to heavy snow, the entire event was cancelled, the first time in 30 years.
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