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From the 23rd November, the entire city of Lincoln will be aglow with light installations!


The Lincoln Light Christmas Trail is a festive and enchanting holiday experience that has become a beloved tradition in the historic city of Lincoln. This annual event transforms the city into a magical wonderland, captivating both residents and visitors alike.

The Lincoln Light Christmas Trail kicks off in late November and runs throughout the festive period, filling the air with holiday cheer and illuminating the city with a dazzling array of intricate light displays lights and enchanting installations. As night falls, the city comes to life with a mesmerizing display of light, creating a truly magical atmosphere.

Not only a visual delight, the Lincoln Light Christmas Trail is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of the season with family and friends. Visitors of all ages can celebrate in the joy of the holiday season!

Whilst taking part in the trail, everyone is encouraged to warm up with a hot drink or a delicious meal at one of the many cafes, restaurants, and pubs that Lincoln has to offer. This event is not just about the lights; it's about creating lasting memories!

The map for Lincoln Light Christmas Trail can be downloaded here, and is available from the Visitor Information Centre in Lincoln. Lights are located at:

  • Brayford Wharf
  • Bailgate
  • Waterside Shopping Centre
  • Cornhill Quarter
  • St Marks Shopping Centre
  • City Square
  • Exchequergate
  • St Paul in the Bail
  • Lincoln Cathedral

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 festive characters, who will be dotted in various businesses around the city…

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

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