December 14, 2018 4.44 pm This story is over 33 months old

Sneak peek inside the new Lincoln Christmas Emporium

A unique festive experience

A new week-long Christmas market at Lincoln Castle has kicked off the festivities, so we went for a very sneaky peek.

The Christmas Emporium is open to visitors from 4pm on Saturday, December 15 and will run until the following Saturday, December 22.

As previously reported, a spectacular light show will form the centrepiece of the event over the eight evenings from 5pm to 9pm. The market itself is open from 4pm to 10pm.

Tickets cost £7.50 for adults, £6.50 for concessions, £5 for children, with family tickets available for £20click here to book tickets.

Each ticket holder can visit the event as many times as they like over the eight days. Anyone with an annual pass can access the market for free.

The light display entitled ‘Marking Time’ is inspired by the movement of Victorian timepieces.

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


Local traders selling candles. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Curious doors to a new world. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Castle is glowing. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The emporium offer visitors a varied shopping experience – here’s a flavour of some of the exciting traders you’ll be able to find at the event.

We have also compiled a list of the locally-sourced food and drinks on offer at the market, including a cozy tipi bar to put your feet up.

Ready for a tipple? Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A tipi bar for that cozy festive feeling. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A place to sit and get a great picture. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Yes, cheese! We’ll have some of that. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The tipi bar will offer festive winter cocktails including Winter Spice, Nutcracker and Greenhouse Pine. There will also be three gin twists – strawberry and basil, raspberry and peppercorn and apple and cinnamon.

Father Christmas will also be up at Lincoln Castle, where he is looking forward to hearing your festive wishes.

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