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Festive events across Lincolnshire this Christmas

Holidays are coming!

Looking for something to do this festive season that isn’t shopping or visiting the in-laws? The Lincolnshire Reporter have complied the best of Christmas events happening across Lincolnshire this season to get you in the festive spirit.

Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite


Christmas Light Switch On 

When: Friday 23 November at 7pm

Where: High Street, Lincoln

Join former Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood and X-factor star Amelia Lily as they switch on this year’s Christmas Lights in Lincoln. Entertainment will start at 5:30pm with Lincs FM’s Eddie Shaw hosting the event.

Lincoln Christmas Market

When: Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 December

Where: Various locations across Lincoln city centre

The Christmas Market is the staple of Lincoln festivities, with visitors from across the UK coming to the city. There will be over 250 stalls to browse through, with lots of local produce and trinkets made by local artists that would make the perfect Christmas gift. The market will be open Thursday, 12pm – 9:30pm, Friday – Saturday, 10am – 9:30pm, Sunday, 10am – 7pm. Entry to the market is free.

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Last year’s Christmas market in Scunthorpe


Christmas Light Switch On 

When: Saturday 24 November at 4pm

Where: Church Square, Scunthorpe

Lincs FM will be hosting the Scunthorpe Christmas Light Switch On once again this year, with entertainment from Ariana Grande by Amilia and a live children’s entertainer. There will also be fireworks following the switch on. Events will be happening from 10am that day in Church Square, including fairground rides and a giant snow globe ideal for the perfect Christmas family selfie.

The Festive Continental Street Market

When: Wednesday 21 November – Saturday 24 November. Open every day from 10am – 5pm.

Where: Church Square, Scunthorpe

The market will feature a mix of continental stalls, with food and produce from across the world. The market will also feature a few stalls from festive-themed traders.

Dancing turkeys will be part of this year’s Grantham Christmas lights switch-on event. Photo: South Kesteven District Council


Christmas Light Switch On and Christmas on the Green

When: Sunday 25 November from 10am – 4pm

Where: St Peter’s Hill, Grantham

Christmas on the Green will feature a craft market, Santa’s grotto, reindeer and vintage fire engines complete with musical organ. The market will run from 10am with the Christmas light switch on taking place at 4pm. The lights will be switched on by Father Christmas, followed by a firework display that will mark the end of the ceremony.

The closing fireworks for Grantham’s Christmas Light event in 2015. Photo: Grantham Carnival and Events


Louth Christmas Lights 2018

When: Sunday 2 December at 3:30pm

Where: The Market Place, Louth

The Louth Christmas Lights Switch On will be hosted by Lincs FM host Gave Roberts this year. Entertainment will be taking place from 2-5pm and free festive antlers will be given away. The Christmas market will also be taking place on the same day and will run from 10am – 4pm.

Photo: Visit Lincs Coast


Christmas Light Switch On and Illuminated Street Parade 

When: Friday 30 November at 4pm

Where: Hildreds, Briar Way, Skegness

Entertainment will start outside Hildreds from 4pm with the parade starting at 6pm. The parade will be led by performers from the The Embassy Theatre’s Cinderella panto, presenters from Lincs FM, the Mayor of Skegness and Santa.

Woodhall Spa Christmas Fayre. Photo: Woodhall Spa Rotary

Woodhall Spa

Woodhall Spa Christmas Fayre

When: Friday 7 December from 6pm – 9pm

Where: Station Road and The Broadway

This year, the streets of Woodhall Spa will be packed with stalls and entertainment for this Christmas Fayre organised by the Woodhall Spa Rotary Club. Morris dancers, street musicians and clowns will also be around adding to the festivities.

Last year’s Sleaford Christmas Market


Sleaford Christmas Lights Switch on

When: Sunday 2 December at 4.15pm

Where: The Market Place, Sleaford 

John Marshall from Lincs FM will be hosting this year’s event at Sleaford with entertainment starting from 2:15pm in the Market Place. There will be lots of indoor and outdoor stalls to browse and pick up a Christmas gift or two.

Sleaford Christmas Market 2018

When: Sunday 2 December from 11am – 5pm

Where: The Market Place, Sleaford

There will be a wide array of festive stalls spanning the Market Place, East Gate Car Park and the Town Hall on Sunday 2, as well as a few surprises in the Navigation Yard.

Grimsby’s Big Christmas 2015. Photo: Visit Cleethorpes Facebook page


Christmas Lights Switch On and Parade

When: Thursday 22 November from 3pm – 8pm

Where: The Bull Ring, Grimsby

There will be entertainment running from 3pm to 8pm, with festivities taking on a Mary Poppins-theme. At 5:30pm, Father Christmas will lead the festive parade from the Riverhead ahead of the lights switch on at 7pm.