Oh yes they are! Christmas Pantomimes are in full swing in Lincoln and there are also a host of other festive shows and performances to look out for in the city.
With just over a week until Christmas, a festive performance may help put you in a jovial mood so The Lincolnite has put together a guide of shows to look out for.
Robin Hood is stealing from the rich and giving to the poor in the 2019 Christmas Pantomime adventure at the New Theatre Royal this winter.
CBBC’s Barney Harwood and Chris Johnson star in the production, alongside Zoe Hedge, who was part of Sir Tom Jones’ team on ITV”s The Voice.
Public performances started on December 6 and will run until January 5, 2020 – click here to buy tickets.
Jamie Marcus Productions has returned with one of the most-loved fairytales of all time for the Christmas pantomime at Lincoln Drill Hall.
James Campbell plays the outrageous stepsister Lady Domestos, paired with Ian Jervis as Lady Parazone. Adam Fox returns as Buttons, with Chloe Sparrowhawk as Cinders, Emma Clare as the Fairy Godmother and Jacob Yolland as Prince Charming.
The show runs from December 6 until January 4 – click here to buy tickets.
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Take a step through the back of a wardrobe and into Narnia on an adventure with Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC).
The production will run from Tuesday, December 17 until Christmas Eve.
Tickets are on sale with four different price bands available – click here to buy tickets.
A Christmas Carol
The County Assembly Rooms in the Bailgate area of Lincoln will tell the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.
The famous story will be brought alive in a traditional production from Chapterhouse Theatre Company, complete with period costume, song and a musical score between December 16-18.
Click here to buy tickets to the show, which will last around two and a half hours, split into two halves.
Christmas Emporium light show
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.
It started on Saturday and Sunday, December 14-15 and will continue between Wednesday, December 18 and Sunday, December 22 – click here to buy tickets.
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.
Cathedral Christmas carol concert
Get ready for some festive singing as Lincoln Cathedral prepares to hold two Christmas carol concerts this month due to popular demand.
The cathedral’s popular 4pm Christmas Eve Carol Service is always oversubscribed, so the concert including carols led by the organist and choir, will also take place at an additional new service on Monday, December 23.
The concert at 4pm on December 23 will be identical to the service the following day with the same carols and readings, allowing more people to enjoy the special Christmas atmosphere at the cathedral. It is recommended to arrive early on both days to find a seat.