Lincolnshire

What’s on: Christmas markets in Lincolnshire 2016

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With only one month to go until December, stallholders across the county are preparing for Christmas markets.

Check out just some of the Christmas markets happening around Lincolnshire this year:


Sleaford

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

  • When: November 27, 7pm – 10pm
  • Where: Sleaford Town Centre

The Market Place traditionally becomes part of the town’s Christmas celebrations, with a tree, lights and usually a Christmas market with the lights switch on on Advent Sunday.

For more information visit the website.


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Waters’ Edge

  • When: November 5 -November 6, 10am-4pm
  • Where: Waters’ Edge, Barton

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre’s popular Christmas Craft Fair.

You will be able to choose from a wide variety of items including jewellery, bags, scarves, paintings, candles, soaps, decorations, babywear, cakes and flowers – plus much more!

For more information about the Christmas Craft Fair call 01652 631500.


Scunthorpe

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

  • When: November 26, 9am-4.30pm
  • Where: Scunthorpe Town Centre

Activities will start at 9am in Scunthorpe town centre with a special Christmas market and traditional Victorian rides and games.

A varied programme of Victorian themed street entertainment and musical performances will take place throughout the day to entertain shoppers.

There will be a wide variety of stalls at the Christmas market including mulled wine, German sausage, bespoke wooden crafts, traditional sweets, candles, cakes, Christmas decorations and books – just to name a few.


Louth

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

  • When: November 27
  • Where: Market Place, Louth

Meet probably the world’s Biggest Santa, browse around over 70 stalls.

Listen to the choir and be there for the Christmas Tree light switch on.


Caistor

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

  • When: November 26, 2pm-6pm
  • Where: Market Place, Caistor

The market will see local produce, hot food and refreshments, crafty gifts, festivities and Father Christmas himself.


Horncastle

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

  • When: December 4, 11am-4pm
  • Where:

The event will see stilt walkers, a special Santa’s Grotto and a wonderful variety of stalls in the town and in the community centre.

There will also be children’s rides, live entertainment all day, food and refreshment stalls.


Skegness

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

  • When: December 10, 10am-4pm
  • Where: Outside Hildreds Centre

The market wills see a host of stalls with various crafts and food and drink.

Thirsty? Make sure to treat yourself with some mulled wine, also on sale.


Alford

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

  • When: December 3 – December 4, 10am – 4pm
  • Where: Alford Corn Exchange

Alford’s Christmas Craft Market is where you will find a variety of handmade quality Lincolnshire crafts for sale.

Ideal for presents for someone special or for your own home.

The will be gentle acoustic guitar from Banjo Bob each day and homemade teas/coffee from the tea shop in the rear room at the Corn Exchange.

For more information visit the website.


Gainsborough

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  • When: November 27, 10am-4pm
  • Where: Gainsborough Town Centre

At this year’s Christmas market expect a mass of festivities including stalls, reindeer, fun and games, children’s rides and food and drink.

For more information visit the website.


Lincoln

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

  • When: December 1 – December 4, 12pm-9.30pm
  • Where: Lincoln Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter will be taken over by stalls, entertainers and seasonal themes for four days of festive entertainment and shopping at the famous Lincoln Christmas Market.

There is something for everyone, from unusual gifts to food and drink from near and far, not to mention a whole host of entertainment for all the family to enjoy.

Enjoy the scents of mulled wine and freshly cooked food, the sounds of entertainment, music and merriment and the sights of this market in this stunning, historic city.

For more information visit the website.


Market Deeping

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

  • When: November 27
  • Where:  Market Place, Market Deeping

Traders will sell a wide range of goods from cheeses, cakes and locally brewed beer to jewellery, paintings and gift ideas.

Entertainment on the stage from local groups and schools and Santa’s grotto.

Town’s lights will be switched on at 4pm by the Mayor of Market Deeping Town Council.

For more information visit the website.


Stamford

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

  • When: November 27, 10am-6pm
  • Where:  Stamford High Street, Ironmonger Street, Broad Street and Red Lion Square

This year’s Stamford Christmas Festival will see traditional craft stalls offering a wide range of popular and stylish gifts with treats.

Free car parking.


Bourne

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

  • When: December 3, 10am-6pm
  • Where: Bourne Town Centre

This year’s magical Christmas market will see a host of events including a visit from Santa and his elves, live bands, craft stalls, food stalls and fairground rides.

For more info email [email protected]


Grantham

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  • When: November 27, 10.30am-4.30pm
  • Where: St Peter’s Hill, Guildhall Arts Centre and Westgate, Grantham

This year’s Christmas market will see a craft market, Petticoat Lane charity stalls, fun fair, Santa’s grotto, reindeer and a blessing of the Christmas tree.

There will be a community parade at 3.30pm, and the town’s lights will be switched on at 4.15pm.

Fireworks will follow.


Do you know of any other Christmas markets taking place in Lincolnshire? Let us know by emailing [email protected]