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Christmas 2020

Christmas this year will be different, but we're still determined to make it a special event.

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The team at Lincoln BIG have been looking for festive activities and events that will keep everyone safe and encourage visitors to the City Centre. Working in partnership with Visit Lincoln and City of Lincoln Council we aim to ensure that all visitors to the city are abkle to enjoy our city safely.

Across the city there are different seasonal sights to be enjoyed. These include a large illuminated Christmas present on High Bridge providing a perfect selfie opportunity as part of Lincoln's 'Selfie trail'. for young and old alike. The Christmas present complement sthe elf on the log in St Marks garden, the postbox for letters to Santa at the Visitor Information Centre and Christmas trees which have been installed across the city to bring a smile to everyone’s faces.

In addition to the 'Selfie trail', visitors to the City Centre can also enjoy looking for a number of Imps in festive colours in different locations around the city in the lead up to the big day as part of the 'Glimpse the Imp' Trail. The Imps will move around different venues under cover of darkness and as daylight returns will reveal their new locations, peeping out at passers-by. 

Families are encouraged to ‘Glimpse the Imp’ and check them off using a list of their names downloadable from Lincoln BIG’s website. The Imps will move around different venues under cover of darkness and as daylight returns will reveal their new locations, peeping out at passers-by.

Visitors to the city can enter into the spirit of ‘Glimpse the Imp’ by purchasing their own Imp from the Visitor Information Centre in Castle Square as well as St Barnabas’ shops in Lincoln. These Imps can be painted at home, and then hidden in locations around your house, giving children and those young at heart the opportunity to play ‘Glimpse the Imp’ at home. Suggestions for playing the game are available from here or in printed form at the Visitor Information Centre and St Barnabas’ shops. 

You can also enjoy a 'Glimpse the Imp' wordsearch which can be downloaded from the link opposite.

The ‘Christmas Spirit’ Trail brings an interactive Christmas trail around the city centre from 4th December to 4th January. 10 Christmas Spirit characters will be hidden in business windows across the city for children (and adults with a smart phone) to find. When families scan each character’s unique QR code the character will burst to life with an animation on their smartphone and they’ll learn their names, stories and gather clues. It’s completely free for families and groups to take part in and they win a heart-warming Christmas e-book at the end.