Christmas events for the whole family
From a brand new event to some old favourites, Lincolnshire's heritage attractions have something for everyone this festive season.
Running from 15-22 December, the Lincoln Castle Christmas Emporium is the ideal way to kick-off your yuletide celebrations. A spectacular Victorian-inspired light show will form the centrepiece of this new Christmas experience, complemented by stalls offering unique arts, crafts, gifts and locally-sourced food and drink, including a cosy tipi bar.
Castle manager Kimberley Vickers said: "What better place to celebrate the magic of Christmas with your family and friends than historic Lincoln Castle?
"The breath-taking light show will be repeated throughout the evening, and Santa himself will be here and is looking forward to hearing your Christmas wishes.
"You can also enjoy the spectacular evening views from our Medieval Wall Walk, along with great food and drink and Christmas cheer.
"It's the perfect festive treat for all the family. Don't miss out!"
Tickets for the Christmas Emporium cost £7.50 for adults, £6.50 for concessions and £5 for children. Family tickets are available for £20, while annual pass holders can get in free. And each ticket holder can visit the event as many times as they like over the eight days.
The castle will also be hosting an Audience with Father Christmas on 15, 16, 20, 21, 22 and 23 December.
But that's not the only festive treat the castle has to offer.
If ever a story was to get you in the mood for Christmas, then it has to be Charles Dickens’ much-loved classic A Christmas Carol.
2018 marks the 175th anniversary of this enduring traditional tale, and, to celebrate, a first edition of this most iconic Christmas work will be on display at Lincoln Castle, kindly loaned by The British Library.
For more on all Lincoln Castle has to offer, and to book your tickets, visit www.lincolncastle.com
The council's other heritage sites will also be getting in the Christmas spirit with special events across the festive season.
Gainsborough Old Hall's ever-popular Victorian Christmas Craft Fair returns on 24 and 25 November, followed by An Audience with Father Christmas on 15 and 16 December.
On 7-9 December, the Museum of Lincolnshire Life will be offering a Victorian Tearoom experience, the perfect way to relax after a visit to Lincoln Christmas Market.
And visitors to The Collection will be able to enjoy a Christmas-themed museum quest and holiday craft activities throughout the festive period.
You can find further details online via www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/heritage
With so much on offer, it's never been easier to make your Christmas historic!