It’s the most wonderful time of the year as thousands of visitors prepare to descend on the city for Lincoln Christmas Market 2019.
A light dusting of snow brought the festivities to an early end a couple of years ago, so traders and organisers will watch the weather with a keen eye.
Weather forecasters are predicting a mixed bag during the market, which opens to visitors on Thursday, December 5 and closes on Sunday, December 8.
The sun is expected to stay around for the first day of the market on Thursday, December 5 and a cold wind will make it feel closer to one degrees celsius.
Friday will be a little warmer at around seven degrees celsius but there will be rain in the morning followed by a couple of showers in the afternoon.
Saturday should be dry for the majority of the day, with forecasters predicting clouds and temperatures of around five degrees celsius.
Accuweather is also predicting a wet and windy Sunday, with temperatures expected to drop to around two degrees celsius.
- Thursday, December 5 – Mainly sun with some gradual winds
- Friday, December 6 – Cloudy with showers in the afternoon
- Saturday, December 7 – Mostly cloudy but dry
- Sunday, December 8 – Windy day with some showers
The theme for the 2019 market will be Victoriana, in line with other events in the city this year.
Meanwhile, work is underway to prepare more than 250 stalls and get all of the attractions like the iconic ferris wheel up and running.
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.