‘Tis the season!
Well… not quite yet, but it’s approaching fast. We all have our own ideas of what makes the “perfect” Christmas season. Pumpkin and apple pie, roast beef, turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, and above all, presents! But the Christmas experience should be so much more than one night. If you’re looking for a fun activity to try out this Christmas season, we recommend visiting the 2018 Lincoln Christmas Market.
What is the 2018 Lincoln Christmas Market?
The Lincoln Christmas Market is one of the biggest annual Christmas markets. The event is 4 days long and it’s estimated that approximately 250,000 visitors come to check out the attraction every year. In 2018, the Lincoln Christmas Market is being held from Thursday, December 6th to Sunday, December 9th.
The event is packed full of unique foods, traditions, and Christmas merchandise, making it a great stop for those last-minute Christmas shoppers. But where did it all start and how has it all grown to become one of the biggest Christmas markets in Europe?
History of the Lincoln Christmas Market
The Lincoln Christmas Market was the first Christmas market to ever hit the U.K. Ever since it started in the winter of 1982, the market has been breaking visitor records continuously. What started as a small market with only 11 stalls has developed into a massive city square event full of merchandise stalls, foods, attractions, and other festive activities.
In addition to the growing participation of the community, the event is made all the more magical due to its location. The event takes place in the medieval square pinched between the Gothic Cathedral and the Norman Castle. 2,000+ years of history contribute to breath-taking holiday scenery. If you are planning on visiting in 2018, here are some things you should be on the lookout for:
Things to do at the 2018 Lincoln Christmas Market
There’s never a dull moment at the Lincoln Christmas Market. If you are looking to make the most of your time, here are a few crucial stops we suggest you make:
The Shopping Experience
Perhaps the most obvious, primary purpose of the Lincoln Christmas Market is the shopping experience. Tons of vendors sign up each year to bring their own holiday merchandise. Hand-crafted, imported, designed – you name it, they have it. We highly recommend that you get to the market a little earlier in the evening so you have enough time to make your rounds.
If you are visiting with your family, make sure to check out the small attractions for children. The Lincoln Christmas Market has many kids rides located throughout the square that run throughout the night. Stop by for a quick breather while your kids soak up the Christmas magic!
Visit the Animals
The Lincoln Christmas Market has animals that you can stop by and visit! We’ve heard of vendors that rotate animals annually to come to the fair. The horses, owls, and donkeys are all entertaining to go see – especially for the kids!
Yes, we know. You’re just looking forward to the food. The good news? There’s tons of it. From hardy meals to coffees, pastries, desserts, and snacks – they have it all. It’s hard to walk by a single corner without finding some sweet or savory eats. We hope you’re not on a diet!
It’s no doubt that the 2018 Lincoln Christmas Market will be a big hit this year. Year after year it continues to grow and impress tourists and local visitors alike. Between family attractions, kids rides, the scenery, food, and merchandise shopping stalls, you’re sure to find a way to keep you and your party entertained for hours on end. The best part? No worries if you can’t fit it all in on one day. The Lincoln Christmas Market is open for four days in a row! Go check it out and add a little magic to the holiday season!
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