December 1, 2021 10.01 am

Medieval Christmas Market returns to Lincoln

A unique alternative market

2021 marks the return of not only the Lincoln Christmas Market, but also a unique Medieval treasure trove on the city’s High Street.

The Medieval market will be bigger and better this year, as it will be spread across two venues.

From December 2 to 5, talented artisans of the Travelling Historical Market will showcase their wares in St Mary le Wigford Church and St Mary’s Guildhall.

The Medieval Market takes place:

  • 2pm until 9pm on Thursday, December 2 at the Guildhall
  • 2pm to 6pm at St Mary le Wigford on December 2
  • 10am – 9pm Friday and Saturday (both venues)
  • 10am to 4pm on Sunday (both venues)

The Christmas Medieval Market is back. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Traders formed a cooperative to run the market. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

St Mary le Wigford, Lincoln’s oldest church, will be opened by the Freemen of Lincoln at 2pm on Thursday.

It will also play host to an exciting sold-out concert at 7pm on December 2.

There will be a performance from Nicholas Konradsen, demonstrating his talents on the Hurdy Gurdy, and a variety of traditional pipes.

Money raised will go towards the upkeep of the church.

A place to find unique gifts. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Traders will include a leatherworker, a top bowyer (bows and arrows), cheeses, dried meats/jerky, spiced punch, the Stagger Inn bar, jewellery, an artist, a potter, mead, reenactments and historical clothing.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Medieval section of the Lincoln Christmas Market was forced to move from its former Bishops’ Palace location due to ongoing restoration works.

Following this, traders formed a cooperative to run the Medieval Market themselves.

See our 2021 Lincoln Christmas Market Superguide here.

Also see the full list of stalls and where to find them. 

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