A major art exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Following the great success of Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition in 2015 and Battles
A major art exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Following the great success of Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition in 2015 and Battles and Dynasties in 2017, the Historic Lincoln Trust is promoting another major exhibition in the autumn/winter of 2019 to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Staged in collaboration with the V&A museum in London, it will be held in The Collection museum and the Usher Gallery.
October 1 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - January 31 (Friday) 3:00 pm
Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP
LINCOLN is gearing-up to give local families, visiting shoppers and festive tourists a Christmas experience to remember. Lincoln BIG and its partners have lined-up some unmissable family attractions and
LINCOLN is gearing-up to give local families, visiting shoppers and festive tourists a Christmas experience to remember.
Lincoln BIG and its partners have lined-up some unmissable family attractions and we’ve put a new spin on late-night shopping too – giving people more opportunities to track down those special pressies in the run-up to the “big celebration.”
The Business Improvement Group has invited Thor’s Tipi back on November 8 to get the city’s festive vibe off to a flying start. The Tipi, which will be accompanied by the street market-style Cheese Cave, will be fully licensed and it will also have a welcome hot chocolate station.
The Tipi, with its twinkling lights, wooden tables, benches, furs and fire pit, provides a unique attraction – and it’s just great for work parties wanting to do a present swap. Thor’s Tipi will stay in place right up until New Year’s Eve.
Friday, November 22 (hooray, no school the next day!) sees the Switching On of the City’s Lights.
Lincoln really pushes the boat out by offering shoppers and visitors the chance to enjoy three “lighting-up ceremonies” – lights are flicked on at St Mark’s Shopping Centre at 6.30pm (following the entertainment that starts at 4.45pm); the main event follows in the Central High Street (in front of the city’s War Memorial) with the switch on at 7.10pm and the Waterside Shopping Centre switches on its lights at 7.30pm.
Fridays are also going to be extra special this year, because Friday is going to be our main Late Night Shopping night (although some shops may also open late on Thursdays, as before). We believe Fridays will be extra popular because they will get everyone’s weekend off to a great start.
Friday late night shopping starts on November 22 (Switch-On night) and continues right through until December 20.
December kicks off on a high note, on Thursday, Dec 5 at 12 noon with the opening of the City of Lincoln Council-run Lincoln Christmas Market. This continues on Friday and Saturday (Dec 6 and 7) from 10am to 9.30pm and finishes on Sunday (Dec 8) when it opens from 10am to 7pm.
On Thursday, November 28, people are being encouraged to bring the family into the city to meet some special visitors from the Cairngorms.
Yes, it’s the date of the annual Reindeer Parade, which is always a real draw for adults and youngsters alike. They will walk into the garden at 2pm.
Later in the afternoon, the reindeer will join Santa Claus for their festive parade, which starts from St Mark’s Shopping Centre at 6pm. They then travel up the High Street, past Thor’s Tipi in The Cornhill and finish up in City Square. Get your cameras ready.
Another unmissable night is Thursday, December 19, when children from Westgate School and supporters from St Mary Magdalene Church take part in Lincoln BIG’s traditional Lantern Parade.
Everyone meets up at 5.30pm, then at 6pm move off from City Square to The Cornhill, walking past Thor’s Tipi into the High Street and the Parade then wends its way up Steep Hill, finishing-up in Castle Hill for a small nativity service.
Don’t forget to check out the Christmas Shopping free parking deals, by visiting:
November 8 (Friday) - December 31 (Tuesday)
High Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshre, LN1 1TT
Come and join Mother Goose as she embarks on an eggcellent adventure when she chances upon the magic goose with a golden talent; Princess Pricilla! This larger than life pantomime
Come and join Mother Goose as she embarks on an eggcellent adventure when she chances upon the magic goose with a golden talent; Princess Pricilla! This larger than life pantomime is packed full of comedy, music, and dance, all telling a cracking good rags to riches story! You’re going to have to scramble your way to the front of the queue to poach a ticket to the best yokle panto in town!
14 (Saturday) 2:00 pm - 29 (Sunday) 6:30 pm
Trinity Arts Centre
Trinity St, Gainsborough DN21 2AL
Eight evenings of Christmas delights within the medieval walls of Lincoln Castle for a festive celebration of arts, crafts, and food - the perfect setting to meet friends and family
Eight evenings of Christmas delights within the medieval walls of Lincoln Castle for a festive celebration of arts, crafts, and food – the perfect setting to meet friends and family over the Christmas period.
A spectacular Victorian inspired Light Show will form the centre of the Christmas Emporium with an extraordinary illumination and soundtrack filling each evening with a sprinkling of Christmas magic.
Alongside the light shows will be Christmas stalls offering unique arts, crafts, gifts and locally sourced food and drink including a cosy tipi bar and quality street food vendors.
The medieval wall walk will remain open each evening for truly spectacular evening views over the City.
Plus Father Christmas will be in attendance looking forward to receiving your Christmas wishes in a twilight experience designed to entertain visitors of all ages.
Built by William the Conqueror in 1068, Lincoln Castle has dominated the Lincoln skyline for almost one thousand years. During your visit you can walk the Medieval Walls for stunning views of Lincoln Cathedral and across the city; an audio tour will guide you through the castle’s history.
Inside the Castle walls is the Victorian prison giving an insight into crime and punishment in the Lincoln of the past. Inside the prison you will find the subterranean Magna Carta vault, housing one of only four surviving original copies of Magna Carta, and a small cinema screen to tell you its important story.
Tickets for the Christmas Emporium can be booked on the Lincoln Castle website. They are valid for all eight evenings, allowing you to visit as many times as you like:
14 (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 22 (Sunday) 10:00 pm