Lincoln Christmas Market begins on Thursday, the 31st occasion it has been held.
The market began in 1982 with just 11 stalls but has expanded to become one of the biggest events in the city.
Here, we look back at Lincoln Christmas Markets of the past and the many faces who enjoyed the festive spirit.
The first Christmas Market was staged in 1982 and, by today's standards, it was a small event
The Rotary Club of Bailgate, Lincoln, selling hot filled rolls at the 1991 Christmas Market
Our Lady of Lincoln Carollers at Lincoln Christmas Market, December 1992
Lincoln Lion Clubs members selling lanterns at the 1995 Christmas Market
Lincoln Christmas Market, 1995
Lincoln Christmas Market, 2006
The market in 2007
Nick Barron on the Lincoln Lions Club stall in 2008
Pictured on the Christmas Holly Wreath stands were Katharine Armstrong-Short and Katherine Sinclair in 2009
Due to poor weather, the market was cancelled in 2010 - the only occasion in its history that this has happened
Our Lady of Lincoln Carollers sing traditional carols in Bailgate, 2011
Members of Lincoln Lions sold Christmas cakes and traditional lanterns - pictured is member Jim Blyth with one of the lanterns in 2011
Members of the FFN from Germany were selling hotdogs at last year's event