Spectacular light show coming to Lincoln Castle’s Christmas Emporium

The first Christmas Emporium at Lincoln Castle will take place over eight evenings in December, including a spectacular light show.

The event runs from Saturday, December 15 to Saturday, December 22 (4pm-10pm) and will offer visitors a combination of shopping, food and drink and an extraordinary lumiere showcase.

Take in the spectacular light display at The Christmas Emporium at the castle in December. Photo: Illuminos

The light display entitled ‘Marking Time’ is inspired by the movement of Victorian timepieces and takes references from ‘A Visit from St Nicholas’ as well as ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’.

It lasts 10 minutes and will be repeated every half an hour throughout each evening from 5pm-9pm.

Food and drink includes delights from award-winning producers such as Pin Gin, The Naked Marshmallow Company and Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese.

A winter pop-up tipi bar will provide a cosy place for people to relax and enjoy real log fires and tasty treats including hot chocolate and mulled wine.

There will be an array of gifts to purchase including from independent crafters and artists.

Tickets are priced ta £7.50 for adults with concessions £6 and children £5 (children under 5 can enter free). A family ticket (two adults and up to three children) is priced at £20 and annual pass holders can enter for free.

Tickets can be purchased here and include return entry throughout the duration of the Emporium.

Rob Vale from Illuminos said: “Technically, it’s an interesting challenge to use the crown court building, architecturally it’s a wonderful facade to play with, and the ivy coverage softens its features.

“We’ll be using four large scale 21,000 lumen projectors to cover the surface, and the building will constantly tick and whirr, before coming alive every 20 minutes for the full show. The countdown and anticipation to each of these will hopefully be something people visiting the emporium love to see.”