The Lincoln Christmas Market

2nd to 5th DECEMBER 2021
40th Year
Since 1982
¼ Million Visitors
Over 4 days
250+ Stalls
Over 5 key areas
Unlimited Fun
and Festive Gifts

Key Information for The Lincoln Christmas Market - Dec 2021

When is the Lincoln Christmas Market 2021?

The Lincoln Christmas Market 2021 is from Thursday to Sunday, 2nd to 5th December 2021, throughout the day and into the night. It's typically the first weekend in December, depending how the year falls.

Lincoln Christmas Market Opening Times:

Thursday 2nd December 12:00 - 21:30
Friday 3rd December 10:00 - 21:30
Saturday 4th December 10:00 - 21:30
Sunday 5th December 10:00 - 19:00

Dates and opening hours for Lincoln Christmas Market - December 2021

How much is the Lincoln Christmas Market?

Entrance is FREE - what you spend on food, drink and beautiful gifts is an entirely different matter!

The cost to enter the Lincoln Christmas Market is free in general, on some years there's been a small cost to access the Bishops Palace which is run by English Heritage and the charge helps towards the maintenance of the site, however, it is unclear if this area will form part of the market this year.

You'll definitely need to bring cash as there's so many fantastic gifts, food, drink and activities. Many stall holders will have card machines but as you'd expect, many operate on cash only.

There is a charge for the Markets park-and-ride which varies on day, age and other factors.

Entry cost to the Lincoln Christmas Market.

How to Get to Lincoln by Car, Coach and Train

Extra trains are chartered especially for the Christmas Market period, to meet demand.

Check the LNER website for tickets and pricing.

Locomotive Sunday 8th: Fancy coming from the South in style?! Steam Dreams run from London Kings Cross, Finsbury Park, Potters Bar, Hitchin, Huntingdon.

Lincoln Train Station is part of their transport hub (see map ), located in the city centre. Google calculates as a 13 minute walk to the market (Castle Hill).

Taxis: There are taxi's outside or pre-bookable via Handsome Cabs.

Buses: There will be regular hopper buses from the city centre to the Market.

Various tour companies and national coach services come to Lincoln for The Lincoln Christmas Market. Those specific for the Market are likely to drop you off at the Park and Ride, at The Lincolnshire Showground. General coaches to Lincoln will terminate at the main bus station (see map ), part of Lincoln's transport hub in the city centre.

For tours companies or national coach services, please check your local operators.

If you are planning on coming to Lincoln by car, please be aware many roads close to the market and closed entirely or just for residents. If you have accommodation booked, please check their parking facilities. There are car parks throughout the city but be aware with over 250,000 visitors expected, they will be busy or full. The Park and Ride at The Lincolnshire Showground is a safe bet.


There is no parking in the vicinity of the Christmas Market so all cars should use the dedicated Christmas Market Park and Ride service which operates from the Lincolnshire Showground on the A15 just north of Lincoln. The park and ride site will be well sign posted on all approach roads and for those using a sat nav the postcode is LN1 2ZF (but please remember to follow directions/signs when approaching the venue). There is also a dedicated service for people with disabilities, using specially adapted vehicles which also runs from the showground. All buses drop off close to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.

Lincolnshire Showground to Lincoln Christmas Market

The Lincolnshire Showground can be found on a Google map here or using their postcode in your sat nav (LN2 2NA). Please gate 1, there is ample parking for all size vehicles.

The City of Lincoln Council take the safety and security of visitors as top priority. Marshalls are carefully allocated to all parts of the Market to offer advice and assistance, as well as keep everyone safe. There are medical and welfare facilities on site for all visitors. If you have any concerns, please contact the Council directly.

We want everyone to feel welcome at The Lincoln Christmas Market, regardless of mobility, age or any other factors. It's a place of good spirit and good will.

As you'd expect, the Lincoln Christmas Market gets very busy and some parts can be more crowded than others. At night, it's 'mood lit' and not always easy to see. It can also be very loud around some parts such as the fairground rides.

There isn't an official accessibility guide that we know of so advice is to be cautious and ask City of Lincoln Council if you need to know more. The Lincoln Christmas Market is situated in old and historic parts of Lincoln where there are cobbled streets, raised steps or places of potentially difficult access - the Bishops Palace as example is particularly difficult. Westgate in contrast is just a standard street closed off with level pavement and wide tents. For those less ambulant, the Council have placed ramps wherever possible but of course, there are limitations and restrictions to various parts so we advice caution and managing expectations when planning your visit.

There are public toilets available to visitors, these include accessible toilets for those less-able. Locations vary so please ask marshalls/stewards for advice.

With exception of registered assistant dogs for those who have visual impairment, there are stictly no other dogs or pets allowed at the Market. It is very busy and not appropriate, safe or suitable for animals. Marshalls will ask you to leave if you bring pets.

Children and families love The Lincoln Christmas Market - it's a great place for kids of all ages and builds the excitement towards the festive season. It's worth considering that the Market can be very crowded at times, pushchairs and prams can be difficult to navigate and there is risk of people falling into them. Some areas are steeper or less appropriate, or not accessible for pushchairs and prams too, please bear this in mind. Child carriers for the very young might be a better option and the daytime when it's less busy if not. Always keep your children in sight, it can be easy to lose them in the crowds.

Who runs The Lincoln Christmas Market?

This website is informational born through a love of the Lincoln Christmas Market and wanting to help those coming to the Market. We are not part of the organisaton team.

The market is organised, paid for and run by The City of Lincoln council. To organise the market is a huge undertaking, with security, operational staff, road closures, safety inspections, organising stall holders, and so, so much more. Most years, The City of Lincoln council will make a financial loss running the market, with the sole purpose of promoting that Lincoln is one of the best cities in the United Kingdom, and a fantastic place to visit and stay. The market attendance and size grows most years. This ambitious gift to the city brings tourism and wider audiences to Lincoln helping the businesses that define Lincolnshire grow.

It is with huge gratitude and thanks we say to the council - well done team.

For most questions, please look around this website. We've done our best to address and answer all questions that might arise. If you cannot find an answer, the City of Lincoln Council contact details are by email: or calling 01522 873503.

Stall Holders

If you're a stall holder or wish to be a stall holder - you can apply online here where you will find more information on the process.

Complete Guide of Stalls for Lincoln Christmas Market 2021

How is the Lincoln Christmas Market spread out?

There are 5 key areas to the uphill Christmas Market in Lincoln - and a Medieval Christmas Market which can be found at the wonderful St Mary le Wigford Church and St Mary's Guildhall on Lincoln's High Street.


The Medieval Market:

Considered a bit of an extra to the annual Christmas market - this is well worth a visit as part of your Christmas Market ezperience.

  • 2pm to 9pm on Thursday, 2nd December at the Guildhall
  • 2pm to 6pm the same day at St Mary le Wigford
  • 10am to 9pm on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th (at both venues)
  • 10am to 4pm on Sunday 5th (at both venues)

Guides to the Stalls

Castle Square

Stall: Canan Goktas
Canan Goktas
Stall: Cowazinga
Stall: F.F.N Lincoln Section
Stall: Georgie Porgies Puddings
Stall: Gifts Kingdom
Stall: Handmade and British
Handmade and British
Stall: Jormaepourri
Stall: Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese
Stall: Marlo & Madden
Stall: Mert Gift Craft
Stall: Muggins Pottery
Stall: One More Brick
Stall: Piskey Led
Stall: Pretty Suds UK
Stall: Red Baron
Red Baron
Stall: Schmidt Glass
Stall: Swimzi

Castle Grounds

Stall: AmaLily
Stall: Bavarian Nutman
Stall: Charlie & Ivy’s
Stall: The Cocktail Pickers Club
Stall: The Copper Cork
The Copper Cork
Stall: Cote Hill Cheese
Cote Hill Cheese
Stall: Craftwhale
Stall: Ditsy Pet
Stall: Dragan Wood Art
Dragan Wood Art
Stall: Grandma Lesters Christmas Puddings
Grandma Lesters Christmas Puddings
Stall: Ian Gill Sculpture
Ian Gill Sculpture
Stall: Impish Odes
Stall: The Jewellery Stop
Stall: Lincoln Minster Roundtable
Stall: Loaded Fries And Nachos
Loaded Fries And Nachos
Stall: Lucido Boutique
Stall: Medusa
Stall: Meliberry
Stall: Milestone Brewery
Stall: Moda
Stall: The Mouse House Cheese Co
The Mouse House Cheese Co
Stall: The Naked Marshmallow Co.
Stall: Old Elephant Fudge
Stall: Omega Drinks
Stall: Pocklingtons Bakery
Pocklingtons Bakery
Stall: Redhill Farm Free Range Pork
Stall: Riva Pizza
Stall: Russian Doll Shop
Stall: Scandigifts
Stall: Seven Districts Coffee
Stall: Supreme Sausages
Stall: Sun Cloud Therapy
Sun Cloud Therapy
Stall: The Ceramic House Sign Company
The Ceramic House Sign Company
Stall: Treasure Tree
Stall: Tuffnell Glass
Stall: Viking Drinking Horns
Stall: Westmorland Sheepskins
Stall: The Wooden Model Company

The Lawn

Stall: 42nd East Bakehouse
Stall: Alpaca Select
Stall: Artifactually Glass Ornaments
Stall: Bear Essentials
Stall: Chock Shop
Chock Shop
Stall: Coasting
Stall: Condessa Welsh Liqueurs
Stall: Continental Cottage
Continental Cottage
Stall: Crafty Bubble
Stall: Divine Inspiration Interiors
Divine Inspiration Interiors
Stall: Doughnotts
Stall: EasyPeasyStore
Stall: Edebn Garden Equipment
Edebn Garden Equipment
Stall: Edoniworks
Stall: Fairsilver
Stall: Ferry Ales Brewery
Stall: Fragrance Express UK
Stall: FrecklefaceHomeFragrance
Stall: Frys Steak
Stall: Gourmet Roasted Nuts
Gourmet Roasted Nuts
Stall: Gwatkin Cider
Stall: IC Innovations
Stall: ideaPOT
Stall: Irvin confectionery
Irvin confectionery
Stall: Jaccs Coffee
Stall: K and S Creations
K and S Creations
Stall: Kin Toffee Vodka
Stall: Lafi crafts
Lafi crafts
Stall: Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese
Stall: Little Spring
Stall: Lymn Bank Farm Limited
Stall: Nibble Nose Cheese Co
Stall: NOVELTEA / Tea Venture Limited
NOVELTEA / Tea Venture Limited
Stall: O’Donnell Moonshine
Stall: Ocean Arts by Claire
Stall: Paperstarlights
Stall: Pulsemagnetics
Stall: Rose Cottage Pantry
Rose Cottage Pantry
Stall: Samosa and Sauce
Samosa and Sauce
Stall: Simply Cakes and Coffee
Simply Cakes and Coffee
Stall: Steep Hill Wines
Stall: The Cherry Tree
Stall: The Continental Bakery
The Continental Bakery
Stall: The Gentlemen Distillers
The Gentlemen Distillers
Stall: The Little Soap Kitchen
The Little Soap Kitchen
Stall: The Original Cake Company
Stall: The Yorkshire Candle Company
The Yorkshire Candle Company
Stall: Tollhouse Country Crafts
Stall: Tomoto
Stall: Wild Wool
Stall: Yorkshire pudding wraps
Yorkshire pudding wraps


Stall: Christmas Memories
Stall: Dippity Doo Dahs
Stall: Football Stadium Photography
Stall: Gifts Kingdom
Stall: Glass With Care
Stall: Great British Fudge Company
Stall: Kuki Candles Limited
Stall: L & P Crafts
L & P Crafts
Stall: Lemontree
Stall: Linden Craven Jewellery
Linden Craven Jewellery
Stall: Mary Of Inworth
Stall: Mouse and Moon – Moonlighting
Stall: Polly Fields
Stall: Route 14 ltd
Stall: Royal Air Forces Association
Stall: Sarah Turner Eco Art & Design
Stall: SEA Trading
SEA Trading
Stall: Soap n Stuff
Soap n Stuff
Stall: Soapology
Stall: Stoneglow candles
Stall: StudioZo
Stall: The Christmas hut
The Christmas hut
Stall: The Woodland Trust
Stall: Wizcripps

Cathedral West Front

Stall: New York Delhi (aka ViPnuts)
Stall: Saint Elisabeth Convent, Minsk, Belarus
Stall: Walker’s Bar