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Lincoln Christmas Market: Preparations under way

By AlexColman  |  Posted: December 06, 2012

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Preparations are well under way for the 2012 Lincoln Christmas Market as the first stalls and rides are being set up for the four-day event.

The official opening takes place at 6:30pm on December 6, on the steps of Lincoln Cathedral in front of Exchequer Gate when the Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Karen Lee, declares the market open.

Boston Grammar School's lederhosen clad, German dance troupe, Schuhplattler Gruppe, will then kick-off a packed schedule of entertainment.

For the first time a stage will be set up at St Paul in the Bail to host a rolling programme of theatre, dance and music to suit all tastes.

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Younger visitors have their own Kids Craft Tent hosted by Ruddocks of Lincoln just inside the Lawn complex where, for just £2, children aged 4-9 can relax and enjoy making Christmas crackers, cards or tree hangings.

A special collection of food stalls will represent the county within the Lincolnshire Larder area, with businesses such as the Stamford Cupcake Company and Lymn Bank Farm from Skegness.

Classic fairground rides are being constructed in Westgate with a big wheel present once again, offering panoramic views of Lincoln.


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  • Sssssh  |  December 06 2012, 8:56PM

    "Cant see many one way signs on the photos so far." I now see that the one way signs are now in place. Which makes you a muppet. (Sound of drumstick against a cymbal)

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  • Roadscource  |  December 06 2012, 5:23PM

    "grow up "man" and embrace the event for what it is." I sure will "dude" ill embrace it firmly around the collar and throw it back out onto the Continent.

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  • A_Mason  |  December 06 2012, 1:22AM

    Over-priced tatt Herded like cattle Unable to see any of the stalls Unable to park within a five mile radius Yeah - I will definitely be there!

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  • Sssssh  |  December 05 2012, 7:54PM

    Listen to you lot! Bah Humbug or what? You were probably the same people who criticised the event when they cancelled it in 2010! They can't win! Try visiting the Xmas markets in towns like Grantham and Sleaford and you'll see how lucky you Lincoln lot are. "can't see the one way signs" - really - grow up man and embrace the event for what it is. An opportunity to promote Lincolnshire and bring in some decent revenue.

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  • OldLincolnia  |  December 05 2012, 3:24PM

    Toilets in Lincoln...don't be ridiculous! How will strangers ever find Disabled Mens Toilets in this modern city? Do YOU know where they are?

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  • peeunit  |  December 05 2012, 12:56PM

    I for one am looking forward to the Christmas market. I've never been before, and is something to get people in the Christmas Spirit. Drives a bit of revenue to the city as well, so cant be bad. I also can't see any one way signs on the photos. Shame. I also didnt see any pictures of public toilets.....

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  • Roadscource  |  December 04 2012, 6:26PM

    Cant see many one way signs on the photos so far.

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  • Gixxerman  |  December 04 2012, 1:15PM

    Zzzzzzzz! Yawn.

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