Medieval Christmas Market makes Lincoln comeback

Lincoln’s famous Medieval Christmas Market will make a comeback after traders were forced to cancel last year.

The 37th annual Christmas Market officially opens to visitors with hundreds of stalls from Thursday, December 5 to Sunday, December 8.

Restoration works at the Bishops’ Palace meant that the medieval section of the market needed to be cancelled last year.

Those works are still ongoing so the Medieval Christmas Market traders and craftspeople have now formed a cooperative and booked the St Mary’s Guildhall on the High Street.

St.Mary’s Guildhall on Lincoln High Street. Richard Croft

It will be free to attend and open to visitors from Friday, December 6 to Sunday, December 8.

A poster advertising the event reads: “Enjoy hearty food and drink, lives shows, demonstrations, and entertainments with a wide variety of artisans and traders selling their unique and handcrafted wares.”

Martin Cowley posted on the You’re Probably From Lincoln If Facebook page and said that last year’s closure seriously impacted traders.

English Heritage started restoration works at Bishops’ Palace a couple of years ago and said at the time: “Valerian plants which have grown on the walls have grown very quickly and unsettled some of the limestone.”