With the days getting shorter and the nights getting longer, now is the time of year many of us begin to look forward to the festive season. The Christmas lights light up the dark nights, family and friends get together for some quality time, and the festive cheer surrounds us.
Throughout the year, the chances of having a get-together with your loved ones can be slim, but it is at Christmas that most people get some much-needed time off together, giving them the ability to enjoy a staycation as a group. Lincolnshire comes alive over the festive period, with various events and activities taking place all over the county, it is the perfect location for your Christmas holiday treat! Below is just a handful of the action-packed and fun events that will be happening in November and December.
THOR’s Tipi Bar
The pop-up Christmas attraction in the heart of Lincoln is a welcome break from the usual coffee shops and bars. How often can you say you’ve been to a tipi nestled next to the high-street shops? The experience will be novel from the minute you approach the structure, to the minute you leave. Expect cosy and inviting blankets, an open fire pit, delicate lighting and rustic wooden tables and benches. THOR’s tipi serves a selection of locally brewed ales and beers, festive mulled wines and warmed ciders as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Children are welcome too, and there is a hot chocolate station where the can choose their own custom topping for their drinks!
Tuesday 14th November – Sunday 31st December (except Christmas day).
Alford Christmas Craft Market
Lincolnshire is celebrated for the incredible locally crafted goods. If you’re still looking for a unique and special gift for your loved one, the Alford Christmas Craft Market is the place to find it! There will be a variety of skilfully crafted items, from pottery, textiles, jewellery, artwork, prints, toys, food and drink and more.
Saturday 2nd December – Sunday 3rd December
A screening of the magical film The Snowman will be showing at the stunning Lincoln cathedral. The screening will be accompanied by a live orchestra and soloist from the Cathedral Choir. The outstanding acoustics and heart-warming film will contribute to a wonderful evening that will be remembered for many Christmases to come.
Saturday 18th November. There are five performances over the day.
Winter Walk in the Park
Bring the whole family along for a magical walk around the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park. The festive themed weekend will provide plenty of entertainment for children and adults alike. There will be a captivating light display, Christmas music and of course, Santa will be in his Grotto making sure all the good children get something nice! Visitors will also get the chance to meet Father Christmas’s reindeers and are invited to stroke and feed them.
Saturday 16th December – Sunday 17th December.
Celebrate ‘A White Christmas’ at Gunby
The National Trust property, Gunby, will be opening the doors and grounds over the Christmas period so that everyone can enjoy the festive feel! The house will be sparkling with decorations, there will be carol singers surrounding a grand piano, and traditional mince pies will be being served. The Christmas spirit will be abundant here, and there is even the guarantee of snow!
Saturday 25th November and Sunday 26th November.
2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th of December.
Why not take a look at our caravan parks in Lincoln? They would make the perfect base for your Christmas explorations with your family!