See Lincoln Castle in a new light this Christmas

Lincoln Castle Illuminated is back, and it’s bigger and brighter than ever before.

The magical and much-loved Christmas event will run from Friday 8th December until Saturday 23rd December, giving families and friends the perfect and unmissable opportunity to get into the festive spirit in the heart of Lincoln.

Visitors will be able enjoy the castle grounds bejewelled with festive lights and illuminated Christmas features, take a trip down Candy Cane Lane, and give their warmest season’s greetings to our resident castle dragons – Lucy and Norman.

Lincoln Castle has retained its popular Illuminated Wall Walk so visitors can see this historical landmark sparkling with festive lights and take in the beautiful night-time views across the city and county. Then it’s all aboard our ‘Mini Polar Express’ before enjoying other traditional fairground rides beloved by young and old.

As no Christmas event is complete without festive food, local vendors will be offering sweet treats and winter warmers, including hot chocolate and mulled wine.

Cllr Lindsey Cawrey, executive member for heritage and culture at Lincolnshire County Council, said:

“Lincoln Castle Illuminated has been the perfect way to start to your Christmas festivities for a few years now, and this year we’re dialling up the magic with even more lights, traditional rides and some festive food and drinks.”

Lincoln Castle Illuminated runs daily from Friday 8th December to Saturday 23rd December, from 4pm to 9pm at weekends, and from 5.30pm to 9pm on weekdays.

The full Illuminated experience – including the Wall Walk – can be enjoyed for £11 (adult), £10 (concession), £6 (child), £28 (family); or you can choose to visit the grounds only for £3 per head (under 5s free).

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