2015 Christmas Markets and Festive Events in Lincoln

Published on 2015-10-01 / By Washingborough Hall

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With magical lights, boutique shopping and even the odd reindeer featuring in Lincoln’s countdown to Christmas this year, it promises to be a delightful festive period in the city for events and activities. Whether it’s a romantic break or some quality family time, there is so much to see and do as the nights draw in. Here are some of the highlights to look forward to:

Christmas Lights Switch On (Thurs 19th November, 17:30-19:00 St Mark’s Shopping Centre, Lincoln High St)
Even the bah humbug brigade admit to enjoying the wonder of the Christmas lights of Lincoln each winter. With Christmas Carols and a message of goodwill from the Mayor, this is a great way to get into the festive spirit, while late opening hours mean you can also get cracking with your Christmas shopping list. Keep an eye out for Rudolph too!

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Lincoln Christmas Market (3-6 December) & Late Night Christmas Shopping
For anyone tired of chain stores and Christmas tat, Christmas shopping in Lincoln is a breath of cool, fresh air. Take to the cobbled streets of Lincoln’s gothic quarter for a fabulous 250 stalls offering the very best in food, drink, crafts and gifts. This is the ideal place to find uniquely different gifts for friends and loved 
ones, while drinking in the seasonal ambiance and perhaps also a mulled wine or two! For updates and further info, see the official site: lincoln-christmasmarket.co.uk
Should you miss this 
four day market however, there are still plenty of superb shops in Lincoln that stay open late (to 8pm, or 9pm in December) for Christmas shoppers each and every Thursday evening from Thurs 19th November to 17th December. This applies to stores on Lincoln High Street, the Waterside Shopping Centre and some stores in St. Marks Shopping Centre.

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Handel’s Messiah at Lincoln Cathedral (November 21 7:30pm to 9:30pm)
There could not be a more perfect setting for Handel’s choral epic, performed by the Lincoln Cathedral Choir and Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra. Bursting with atmosphere, the performance promises to be a moving experience for all in attendance. Tickets range from £10-£26 and are available from the official Lincoln Cathedral website HERE.

Lincoln Outdoor Ice Rink, Sincil St LN5 7ET (Sat 28th Nov to 3rd Jan, 10am-9pm)
There’s nothing like the feeling of gliding along on the ice on a crisp winters evening, under the lights of the city. Hence this event is sure to be a big hit with skaters of all ages and abilities.
Tip: Book before November to get a discount. Do note that the rink is closed on Christmas Day, while it is open for reduced hours on Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. More info here.

Join us at Washingborough Hall
Here at Washingborough Hall Hotel, we are also gearing up for a great Christmas in our stunning country house setting. Why not book a well-earned break in the run up to Christmas? We are the ideal location to combine a city visit and some shopping along with some serious relaxation. Or equally, Washingborough Hall makes a fine spot for a Christmas Party, or one of our superb festive afternoon teas. Simply email the hotel or call our friendly team for further info:
01522 790340 /enquiries@washingboroughhall.com

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