Top 20 stalls at Lincoln Christmas Market

Whet your appetite with some festive food and purchase a variety of gifts at this year’s Lincoln Christmas Market.

The 2018 event opened on Thursday, December 6 and will run until Sunday, December 9.

The Lincolnite was among the first to explore the market.

We’ve compiled a selection of some of the top stalls to look out for, as well as a food and drink focus for those looking to sample their way around the route.


Food & Drink


Viking Drinking Horns

Where: Lincoln Castle

Viking Drinking Horns owners Brian Blecher and Sally Border. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Owners Brian Blecher and Sally Border from Nottingham brought their company Vikings Drinking Horns to the market for the very first time this year.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

One Castle Hill Patisserie

Where: Castle Hill

One Castle Hill Patisserie is running three stalls at the market. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

One Castle Hill Patisserie has been opening its own stall outside the top-of-the-hill business for eight years.

This year the company is running three stalls – Lorenzos, Belgian Waffles and Apreski (Winter Punch).

Manager at the Lorenzos stall Prudence Webb, with staff Kelly Wright and Maddy Colquitt. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Continental Bakery

Where: The Lawn

The Continental Bakery. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The business has been coming to the market for over 10 years offering a selection of amazing snacks including yummy donuts.

Tom Stephens, whose aunt owns the business, with one of the tasty treats. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Naked Marshmallow Co

Where: The Castle

Mhairi Blakey & Kate Garnham from The Naked Marshmallow Co. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Naked Marshmallow Co is in its fourth year at the market.

Gourmet Roasted Nuts

Where: The Lawn

Gourmet Roasted Nuts owner Maurice Bellwood (right) with friend Ewan Wilks (left). Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Owner Maurice Bellwood has been coming to the market with his Gourmet Roasted Nuts stall for 15 years.

Dutch Courage

Where: Westgate

Andy Trott is running the Dutch Courage Gin Bar in its first year at the market. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Andy Trott is running Dutch Courage Gin Bar which is enjoying its very first year at Lincoln Christmas Market.

Dutch Courage Gin Bar is new to the Lincoln Christmas Market in 2018. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Shorrock’s Lancashire Cheese Bombs

Where: Lincoln Castle

Andrew Shorrock of Shorrock’s Lancashire Cheese Bombs. Photo: Steve Smailes of The Lincolnite

Andrew has been bringing his stall, Shorrock’s Lancashire Cheese Bombs, to the market for at least 10 years.

Duck Fat Roasties

Where: Lincoln Castle

Chloe Qualter making a tasty snack at Duck Fat Roasties. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Stall owner Steve Cooper has been bringing his stall Duck Fat Roasties to the market for the last eight years.

German Swing Grill

Where: Union Road

Staff Chelsea and Ben at the German Swing Grill. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Traditional German sausage is a particular favourite at the market, with the German Swing Grill owned by William Warwick having been present for the last five years.

Oslinc

Where: The Lawn

Oslinc co-owner Russel Tomlin. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Co-owner Russel Tomlin has been with his stall at the market for around 16 years. Burgers including ostrich, wagyu beef and venison.


Gift Stalls


Rusticraft

Where: Westgate

Owner of Rusticraft Tom Betley. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Tom Betley from Waddington has been bringing his stall Rusticraft to Lincoln Christmas Market for 30 years.

Everything he sells is handmade in Lincoln.

Handmade Christmas gifts to choose from. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

All the gifts are handmade in Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Schmidt Glass

Where: Exchequergate

Istvan Szalai and Ruth Schmidt, who are the cousin and husband of the owner at Schmidt Glass. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Schmidt Glass has been coming to the market for three years offering some great glass gifts.

abookononepage

Where: Castle Hill Gift Tent

Staff member at abookononepage Ricky Cannon. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

This stall, located in the present gift tent, does exactly what is says on the tin, with every word from the world’s favourite works. It is owned by Daniel Black and is in its second year at the market.

A great gift for book lovers. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

There is a variety to choose from. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

 Piskey Led

Where: Lincoln Castle

Richard White and his partner Margaret run the Piskey Led stall. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A long-serving Lincoln Christmas Market stall is back again as Piskey Led celebrates its 20th year at the city’s festive event.

Stuart Gardiner Design

Where: The Lawn

Stuart Gardiner Design is a new stall at the Lincoln Christmas Market for 2018. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Stuart Gardiner Design is at the Lincoln Christmas Market for the very first time with his Lincolnshire made tea towels. The stall is based inside the Lincoln School of Jewellery.

Stuart Gardiner pictured at his Lincolnshire made tea towel stall. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lincoln School of Jewellery

Where: The Lawn

A pop-up jewellery stall at the Christmas market. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lincoln School of Jewellery normally hosts classes at The Lawn with Martin Drury.

His partner Amanda, (of Amanda Coleman Jewellery normally based at The Terrace) has opened a pop-up shop there just for the market for the second year.

Jeweller Amanda Coleman. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

KMS Creations

Where: The Lawn

KMS Creations’ stall. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Kemal Sonay has been coming to the market with his stall KMS Creations for three years.

KMS Creations owner Kemal Sonay. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Studiozo

Where: Westgate Big Wheel Marquee

Studiozo owner Zoe Digweed. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Zoe Digweed is at the Lincoln Christmas Market for the first time with her stall Studiozo. All the gifts are handmade by Zoe.

An example of some of the gifts at Studiozo. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Cardology Ltd

Where: Westgate Big Wheel Marquee

Owner Dipa Shah is back with her stall Cardology Ltd. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Cardology Ltd is back at the market for its fourth year offering unique card gifts.

Amazing handmade 3D cards. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Tin Can Models

Where: Westgate

Tin Can Models is back at the Christmas market again. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Rene De Vos has been bringing his quirky Tin Can Models stall to the market for over 10 years.

Check out these unique gifts made from tin cans. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Highlights from Lincoln Christmas Market Day One:


Check out our Superguide for this year’s Lincoln Christmas Market: