What to expect at this year’s Lincoln Christmas Emporium

A festive fairy story light show and an array of Christmas stalls will take centre stage when this year’s Lincoln Christmas Emporium begins next month.

After a successful debut in 2018, Christmas stalls offering unique arts, crafts, gifts and locally sourced food and drink will return at the Christmas Emporium from December 14.

The Christmas Emporium will take place on Saturday and Sunday, December 14-15, as well as between Wednesday, December 18 and Sunday, December 22. It will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 16-17.

The magic will also unfold as newly imagined fairy tales illuminate Lincoln Castle in a new light show, which will run from 5pm-9pm each evening.

This year’s light show will mix festive fairy story with local history and legend from Havelok the giant Viking hurling the huge stone which lands within the Castle Walls, to Lucy, the 11th century Countess who ruled the lands, as well as a great dragon and evil wizard.

The event also includes a cosy tipi bar and quality street food vendors and the medieval wall walk will also remain open each night.

The chalet and food concessions will also be open each day between 11am and 3pm. They will also be open through to the evening, but the evening will be ticketed due to the light show and access to the illuminated wall walk.

The Christmas Emporium is returning to Lincoln Castle with a new light show in December 2019.

Tickets are on sale here priced at £8 for adults, £7 for concessions and £5.50 for children. Family tickets are also available for £21.50. Lincoln Castle annual pass holders can attend for free.

Ticket holders can return to the Emporium as many times as they like – click here to buy tickets.

See The Lincolnite’s peek inside last year’s Lincoln Christmas Emporium: