Lincoln Ice Trail

Organised by City of Lincoln Council’s Events in Lincoln team, the first ever Lincoln Ice Trail will take place on the 9th and 10th December from 10am-4pm each day, with further entertainment into the evening.

Live ice-carving demonstrations of the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral will also be taking place on both days – giving residents and visitors alike the opportunity to see how it’s done!

Locations for the first ever Lincoln Ice Trail include:

1: Brayford Viewing Platform – Swan 

2: St Marks Shopping Centre – Reindeer 

3: Lower High Street – Stars 

4: High Street – Gingerbread Man, sponsored by Nationwide

5: Lincoln Bus Station – Bus, sponsored by Stagecoach

6: Transport Hub – Lincolnshire Red Arrow 

7: Cornhill Square – Viking with Hammer, sponsored by Thors Tipi

8: Sincil Street – Turtle, sponsored by Turtle Bay

9: City Square – Tractor 

10: Lincoln Guildhall – City Crest (Fleur De Lis) 

11: Central High Street (outside House of Fraser) – Presents 

12: High Street (near Eqvvs) – Mulled Wine

13: Top of the High Street/ Straight and Narrow – Sleigh 

14: Christ Hospital Terrace – Steampunk Cogs 

15: Lincoln Castle – Dragon, sponsored by Lincoln Castle

16: Castle Square (outside the Visitor Information Centre) – Polar Bear 

17: St Paul in the Bail – Lincoln Imp

18: Outside Duke William – Santa 

19: Lincoln Cathedral Dean’s Green – Lincoln Cathedral (live carving 12pm-3pm each day)

20: Cathedral Westfront – Christmas Tree 

The incredible sculptures are currently in the process of being created by Icebox, Europe’s leading ice sculpture specialist.

During the Lincoln Ice Trail, FFN Lincoln will have traditional Glühwein for sale in Castle Square; the perfect treat to keep you warm as you wander the city to view the stunning ice sculptures. There will also be roasted chestnuts, music from a steam organ and a Christmas themed steam engine, giving visitors the sights, smells and tastes of Christmas in Lincoln. 

As evening falls each day, there will be stilt firewalkers at St Paul in the Bail at 5pm, followed by a closing show at Lincoln Cathedral at 6.45pm on both days of the ice trail. As part of the trail, visitors will also have the chance to meet Frozen stars Anna and Elsa. Elsa will be casting her magic over the city all weekend, with a special appearance from Anna on Sunday.

Map of Lincoln Ice Trail


The entire city of Lincoln will be aglow with light installations this festive season.

Follow the trail map to find all the Christmas lights and capture the perfect festive snap when you get there! Track down some of your favourite displays from previous years and look out for some new installations too.

Alongside the lights, there will also be 20 giant Nutcrackers for you to discover. Keep an eye out for these cheeky festive characters, who will be dotted around the city!

Don’t forget to share your Christmas photos with us on social media, using #ChristmasInLincoln