Last minute preparations for Lincoln Christmas Market 2019

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The iconic ferris wheel is up and work has started to set up more than 250 stalls for the 37th annual Lincoln Christmas Market.

The market will officially open for visitors on Thursday, December 5 at midday with traders lining the grounds of Lincoln Castle and the surrounding streets.

The city is preparing for the busiest time of the year as more than 250,000 people pour into the Cathedral Quarter.

The theme for the 2019 market will be Victoriana, in line with other events in the city this year.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

There will also be some new features including The Christmas Postbox, where people can post letters to Santa in an area transformed into the North Pole (St Paul in the Bail).


Read our ultimate superguide for the Lincoln Christmas Market


Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

It’s one of the oldest markets around, and visitors will be able to explore traditional German cabins, tantalising food and drink zones, unique crafts and gifts, art and fun rides all the family will enjoy.

New and returning traders will offer people the chance to slurp their way through a selection of mulled wine, cider, and spiced gins before trying roasted chestnuts, mince pies and Bratwurst sausages.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

There is no parking in the vicinity of the Christmas Market so all cars should use the dedicated Christmas Market Park and Ride service which operates from the Lincolnshire Showground on the A15 just north of Lincoln.

See the full list of road closures for the Lincoln Christmas Market