New week-long Christmas market at Lincoln Castle

A new week-long craft and gift Christmas market will be held at Lincoln Castle this year, but visitors will have to buy a ticket.

The Christmas Emporium event will run for eight consecutive evenings, starting on Saturday, December 15 and finishing on Saturday, December 22.

It will be a separate event to the annual Lincoln Christmas Market, which will be run from December 6 to 9 across uphill Lincoln.

Lincoln Castle said it is set to combine high quality merchandise, unique hospitality and an eye catching light and sound show.

Around 30 exhibitors, traders and makers will offer unique crafts, gifts and festive food.

A tipi bar will also be there offering log fires, fairy lights, mulled wine, hot chocolate and a variety of tasty treats.

The highlight of each evening will be a Victorian-inspired light projection show, which will last around ten minutes and repeat every half an hour.

Access to the Christmas Emporium and the evening light show event will be ticketed and charged – it is unclear at this time how much tickets will cost.

The organisers of this inaugural event are offering traders a stall for £500 for traders of gifts and crafts, and £1000 for traders of food and drink.

A stall in the castle grounds at last year’s Lincoln Christmas Market came at the cost of £1,959 for four days of trading.