This year marks the 40th anniversary of Lincoln Christmas Market. More than 250 stalls await you over 4 days in December for a brief but exceptionally festive event. Huge numbers are expected in 2022 so plan your visit now.
Lincoln Cathedral is an incredible piece of history in the centre of the city. But that’s not all there is to see. Visit Steep Hill, Newport Arch, Stonebow, Lincoln Castle and High Bridge, the oldest bridge in the UK. Given that the Christmas market only runs for 4 days, why not longer to explore the city further?
Lincoln Christmas Market 2022
You’ll find local and international gifts, decorations and delicious food at the Christmas chalets. Lining Castle Hill between Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle, as well as the surrounding area, there’s plenty of space to enjoy the markets with your friends and family.
Lincoln Christmas Market dates: 1st to 4th December 2022.
Opening times: 10am to 9:30pm. Opens at midday on 1st December. Closes at 7pm on 4th December.
Cost: Admission is free.
Location: Cathedral Quarter including Castle Hill between Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle, The Lawn and in the castle grounds.
Reason to visit: This is the first German-style Christmas market in the UK.
Specialities: German Christmas specialties, Lincolnshire sausages, Poacher cheese and locally made gin.
Where to stay: The Castle Hotel is only 2 minutes from the Christmas market.
Hotels near Lincoln Christmas Market
Many of Lincoln’s sights and attractions are found in the Cathedral Quarter and this is the location of Lincoln Christmas Market.
I suggest staying at the Castle Hotel as it’s 200 metres and a 2-minute walk to the Christmas markets. It’s close enough to be within easy access but far enough away from the noise of the event.
Location of Lincoln Christmas Market
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Stop by the Lincoln Visitor Centre where the local staff can help with any enquiries while you’re there. They can provide you with city maps, information about what’s on and how to get around the city. The visitor centre is located in Cathedral Quarter and is open 7 days per week.
Sustainable Travel Tips
The choices we make have an environmental and social impact on the places we visit. When visiting the Christmas markets, keeping sustainability in mind is important. Implement some or all of these responsible travel measures during your visit.
- Shop mindfully. Only purchase what you really need.
- Walk, cycle and use public transport to get around.
- Stay in a sustainable hotel powered by renewable energy.
- Avoid using plastic or buying items made or packaged with plastic.
- Try to eat locally sourced organic food where possible.
- Limit your consumption of meat and dairy.
- Support the arts and attend local events.
The Christmas market is held over 4 days from 1st to 4th December 2022.
The Christmas market takes place on along Castle Hill between Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle.
The Christmas market opens at 10am, except on 1st December when it opens at midday.
The Christmas market closes at 9:30pm, except on 4th December when it closes at 7pm.
There is no parking at the Christmas market. Instead, a dedicated Park and Ride service is available at the Lincolnshire Showground. Buses run every 7 minutes to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.
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