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Sparkling festive fun for the whole family...

Sparkling festive fun for the whole family...

It’s time to wrap-up warm and start looking forward to a fabulous, action-packed Christmas-time in Lincoln.


Lincoln BIG Events & Promotions Manager Michael Armstrong said: “We’ve got all the essential ingredients from twinkling lights to decorated trees, pantomime characters, four-footed visitors, a Scandinavian-style bar, late night shopping and much more!”

And we’re not waiting until December to get cracking!  By the time you read this the city will have already welcomed the return of Thor’s Tipi Bar to The Cornhill (on November 9) so why no drop-in with the family and warm-up with a delicious hot chocolate.

Thor’s, which is accompanied by The Cheese Cave (which will serve up tasty grilled cheese sandwiches) this year, will stay in place until December 31 – so there will be plenty of time for more than one visit!

On November 23, Lincoln promises to dazzle families and visitors with no less than three exciting Christmas Lights Switch-On ceremonies, and there will be entertainment too. 

The lights will go on at St Mark’s Shopping Centre at 6pm, in the High Street at 7pm and in the Waterside Shopping Centre at 7.45pm. See’s-on/christmas-lights-switch-on-2018 for more information and important details of how to park for FREE.

On Thursday, November 29, Reindeer from the Cairngorms are coming to the city to meet families and take part in a display and parade. The reindeer are always a hot favourite with children and adults alike, so don’t miss out!

“Other animals closely linked to the Christmas Story also have Lincoln in their sights. On December 13 three magnificent camels will lead the much-loved annual children’s Lantern Parade, which will wend its way from City Square up to Castle Hill, starting at 5pm.  Everyone is invited to enjoy a Carol Service when the parade arrives at its destination,” said Mr Armstrong.  

Once again, the World-famous Lincoln Christmas Market (Dec 6 to 9) is set to deliver an unmissable and magical experience for new and returning visitors from at home and overseas and there will be other markets to enjoy in the city too.

Finally, it wouldn’t be Christmas without another essential feature of the festive and New Year season - the traditional pantomimes and shows.

This year’s selection includes Peter Pan at Lincoln Drill Hall (Dec 6 to Jan 5) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Lincoln’s New Theatre Royal (Dec 4 to Jan 6).

The Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) is also staging Rapunzel (Dec 12 to 24) and Penguins! Penguins! Penguins! (Dec 17 to 31).

Lincoln’s unique blend of historic and modern attractions provide the perfect backdrop for a brilliant mix of festive fun and great shopping too, because our amazing selection of national retailers and quirky independent shops also make it easy to track down that special gift.

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Christmas events for the whole family

Christmas events for the whole family