The Nutcracker Christmas Trail
Find the names of the 20 Nutcracker Kings located around Lincoln and enter the draw for the chance to win a family day out in Lincoln!
The History of the Nutcracker
According to German folklore, nutcrackers were given as keepsakes to bring good luck to your family and protect your home. The legend says that a nutcracker represents power and strength and serves like a trusty watch dog guarding your family from evil spirits and danger.
A fierce protector, the nutcracker bares its teeth to the evil spirits and serves as the traditional messenger of good luck and goodwill.
Don’t be afraid, my beard is long, my head is large, my look is grim but that matters not. I won’t bite you. In spite of my big mouth and grim appearance, I look with my heart for your happiness.
How it Works
Find the 20 Nutcracker Kings marked on the map, the location of each is marked with a nutcracker. As you find each one, write its name down on the trail sheet (opposite the map). Locations inlcude:
- Jailhouse Frock
- Everyman Cinema
- The Botanist
- Turtle Bay
- Fairy Godmother's Beauty Room
- Heritage Country
- No. 1 Castle Hill
- Elite on the Bail
- Saul Fairholm (this nutcracker has been moved from Travelodge)
- Acuitis Opticians
- Cafe Nero
- Sills & Betteridge
- Body Street
- Samba Brazil
- Ask Italian
- Wilkin Chapman
- Horse and Groom
Once you’ve found all the names fill in your details, carefully remove the Trail Sheet and post it into Santa’s postbox. The postbox is located The Drill, Free School Lane, Lincoln LN2 1EY.
Entries will be entered into a draw to win a Family Day Out Prize including a Family ticket to see Aladdin at the New Theatre Royal Panto on 4th January at 7pm & a free meal for family of 4 at Elite on the Bail, Bailgate.
Closing date for entries is 24th December, winners will be contacted on Tuesday 2nd January 2024 via phone/email to arrange the collection of your prize.