Get ready for plenty of food and drink, a variety of gift stalls, and a festive fairy story light show when this year’s Christmas Emporium returns to Lincoln Castle.
After a successful debut in 2018, the Christmas Emporium will return to Lincoln Castle 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.
There is also a dog friendly Em-paw-rium on Wednesday, December 18.
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.
Tickets are 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.
Food and drink
- Gourmazin – traditional treats made with Lincolnshire produce
- Greek Street Food – selling a range of greek street food including chicken, pork and greek cheese gyros, served with pita bread and tzatziki, greek salad or chicken and pork souvlaki
- Madame Crepe – perfect delectable crepes made by Madame Crepe
- Festive drinks and some Christmas inspired cocktails will be on offer in the Tipi Bar, which will include a hygge place to relax and unwind
More traders in 2019
- One Upon a Trinket – serving up those not on the high street gifts, offering the unusual and enchanting presents
- The Unconventional Distillery – it is described as the largest and most unique rum distillery in Lincolnshire offering their ‘Pink Rum’ Pioneer, Pathfinder, and Time Machine gift packs. Available in a hot chocolate to warm you up
- The Mouse House Cheese Shop – award-winning traditional and contemporary Lincolnshire cheeses, gift hampers, cheese boxes, biscuits and chutneys
- Blueberry Hill Preserves – produced in the heart of Yorkshire, selling pickles, jams and curds
- Divine Inspiration Interiors – affordable vintage home furniture and accessories for making your house feel like home for Christmas
- Gifts Kingdom Ltd – browse festive scenes and merry characters inside Gift Kingdom Ltd’s Snow Globes
- Lincolnshire Brewing Company – a perfect hamper for any ale and beer enthusiasts
- Lyme Bay Meads – selling delicious traditional meads, including a fruit infused spiced Christmas mead
- Christmas Emporium – selling Lincoln Castle’s treats from cinnamon nuts to Emporium Ale
- Steep Hill Wines – it will be selling Merry Mulled Wine and Spicy Monk Cidre
- The Lincoln Distillery Ltd – Lincoln Gin is a juniper led gin with rich citrus tones
- St Barnabas – the hospice will be selling all things Harry Potter from butterbeer to replica wands, house scarves to Dobby toys
- Woodland Trust – selling unique gift boxes for someone special to help support plants, protect trees and woods across the UK
- Birds Yard – a local collective maker and designer from Sheffield selling upcycled clothing that is eco-friendly
- Parsons & Jack – selling a selection of statement costume, Sterling Silver Handmade Jewellery, scarves, and original art painted by Michelle O’Neill-Attwater
- Father Christmas – visit Father Christmas and share your Christmas wishes with him, and also get a photo.
- Naked Marshmallow – producing award-winning gourmet marshmallows and gift sets, which are handmade by artisans
- The traditional European Chalets will contain local crafts and artisans including Seven District Coffee
The 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.
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.