Christmas Events in Lincoln & Lincolnshire

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Your Guide to Christmas Events in Lincoln and around Lincolnshire- plus where to meet Santa

With so many events cancelled last year, Christmas is expected to be bigger and better than ever and we cannot wait! There is set to be some truly magical events on this year and in this handy guide you will find information on lots of local Christmas events in Lincoln and around Lincolnshire. There are Christmas markets, festive farms, lights trails, places to meet Santa and lots of Christmas fairs.

If you have visit any of our festive suggestions do tag us on social media as we love to see your adventures.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas from Lincoln Rocks!


The Oaks Christmas Craft & Farmers Market (Meet Santa)

Date & Time - Saturday 27th November | 10am - 4pm

The Oaks are hosting a Christmas edition of their hugely successful Craft & Farmers market at Lincoln Golf Centre, on Saturday 27th November 2021. There will be a whole array of local makers and sellers, from bread to beeswax, candles to confectionary, flowers to local food, along with a host of Christmas fun! There will be live music throughout the day and lots of delicious food and drink to enjoy from the newly opened on-site restaurant. All makers and sellers are local and have been handpicked with Christmas gifts in mind. Come and visit Santa's Grotto, elves and Santa’s Sleigh! You can book an appointment with Santa on website. Find all the information here.

Prices & Booking - The market is free to attend. Santa's Grotto costs £10.

Address - Lincoln Golf Centre, Moor Lane, Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln. LN6 6BW


Lincoln Castle Illuminated

Dates and times - Saturday 11th - Thursday 23rd December 2021 | 5pm - 9pm

Lincoln Castle Illuminated will offer families and friends some much needed festive sparkle with the return of this beautiful and special Christmas experience. Walk through displays of Christmas lights and Christmas tree lined pathways, enjoy a hot chocolate and mulled wine within the Castle's festive grounds. Take in the spectacular sites from up high, by upgrading and purchasing an Illuminated Wall Walk ticket. Find all the information here.

Tickets & Booking - Lincoln Castle Illuminated (grounds only) £2 per head | Illuminated Wall Walk (includes access to the grounds) Adults £10, Concessions £9, Child £5.50, Family £25.50

Free entry for under 5's and annual pass holders.

Address - Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln.


Lincoln Christmas Market

Dates - from 2nd - 5th December 2021.

Visitors are welcomed to this beautiful city and the traditional Christmas Market, where you will enjoy cultural entertainment and stroll around over 200 stalls nestled with in the medieval square and surrounding area. The Christmas Market gives visitors and residents a truly festive experience, with a traditional, high quality event for all the family. Find further information here.

Entry - FREE

Address - Castle Hill, Lincoln. LN1 3AA


Woodhall Spa Christmas Fayre (Meet Santa)

Date & time - Friday 10th December | 6pm - 9pm

The Rotary Club and Lions Club of Woodhall Spa present the Woodhall Spa Christmas Fayre 2021. Parade and carol service in Royal Square at 6:45pm. There will also be Santa's Grotto, stalls, side shows and displays, as well as late night shopping and hospitality.

Address - Stixwould Road, Woodhall Spa. LN10 6QH


Burghley House Christmas Fair

Dates and times - Thursday 25th - Sunday 28th November 2021 | 9:30am - 4pm each day

The Burghley Christmas Fair returns - and it's bigger and better than ever! A festive shopping experience in idyllic surroundings. Wander amongst the decorative chalets, marquees and pagodas as our line up of fantastic exhibitors offer everything from luxury gifts, artisan foods, festive treats, winter clothing and much more.

Tickets and booking - £5 PER PERSON. Under 18s can enter free of charge and do not need to book a time slot ticket. Find all the information here.


Heighington Christmas Market (Meet Santa)

Date & Time: Sunday 28th November 2021 | 11am - 4:30pm

A festive day out for the whole family. Time to start your Christmas shopping, treat yourself to Christmas crafts and try the wide variety of food on offer. There will be over 100 stalls, fairground rides, and a fantastic range of food and drink available throughout the day.

Santa and his elves will be at Millfield School all day. Find all the information here.


Christmas Courtyard at Rufford Abbey

Dates & Times - 30th and 31st October , 6th & 7th November, 13th & 14th November, 20th & 21st November , 27th & 28th November, 4th & 5th December, 11th & 12th December, 18th & 19th December | 10am - 4pm

Come and join us for a festive weekend at Rufford Abbey this December. Running every weekend throughout the holiday season we will have a number of craft and gift stalls located in our twinkle lit courtyard. You will be able to soak up the Christmas spirit with the sounds and smells of winter with carols, mulled wine and mince pies to enjoy. Find all the information here. Free to enter (normal parking charges apply).


Christmas Fairs

  • Indoor Christmas Market @ One NK, raising funds for Sophie's Journey Charity. Sunday 28th November | 10am - 3pm.
  • Nettleham Community Hub Christmas Craft Market. Sunday 28th November | 2pm - 6pm. Elf workshop, craft stalls and delicious coffee.
  • Eagle Pop-up tearoom and Village Fair. Sunday 28th November | 9am - 12pm. Come along and enjoy festive refreshments, raffle, tombola, games and some lovely craft and gift stalls.The event will be held in Eagle village hall.
  • Martin Christmas Fair. Saturday 27th November 2021 | 11am - 4pm Held in Martin Village Hall. Gifts, cakes, cards, refreshments, tombola and the Martin Christmas Lights Switch on.
  • North Hykeham Christmas Fayre. Saturday 11th December 2021 | 2pm - 6pm. A festive Christmas Fayre for all the family, including Ice skating rink, Fairground rides, Santa's grotto, Nativity scene, Children's face painting, Brass band, Choir and carol singing, Arts, crafts, gift sellers, Food & drink stalls.
  • Heckington Village Hall Christmas Fayre. December 11th | 12pm - 4pm. Food, refreshments, cratfs, raffle, stalls. Licensed bar available. Meet Santa and his elves (£4 per child, bookable via Facebook page or email).