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Lincoln Christmas Market – Nearest Train Station and More

The information below refers to the Lincoln Christmas Market 2022 and is for reference only. The 2023 event has been cancelled this year. 

The Lincoln Christmas Market makes for a fantastic fun-filled day or night out! Let our handy blog tell you more about what’s on offer in this historic cathedral city, as well as how to reach it by train.

When is the Lincoln Christmas Market?

The Lincoln Christmas Market will be taking place over a four-day period this December. Here’s when you’ll be able to visit and soak up the festivities in 2022:

  • Thursday 1 December: 12:00 to 21:30
  • Friday 2 December: 10:00 to 21:30
  • Saturday 3 December: 10:00 to 21:30
  • Sunday 4 December: 10:00 to 19:00.

What will I find at the Lincoln Christmas Market?

You’ll find a wide variety of stalls and festive entertainment! All of the stallholders will be wearing traditional Victorian clothing and will be judged on the appearance of their stalls, so you can expect a truly authentic and atmospheric trip back in time. You’ll be spoilt for choice, with over 200 stalls to pick from.

You certainly won’t be short of entertainment either. Click here to find out more about what’s planned on each day of the markets.

How do I get there by train?

Lincoln is served by Lincoln Central station. At a glance, here’s what you can expect on the 1st:

  • A broadly hourly service to Sleaford, Metheringham, Ruskington, Spalding and Peterborough
  • An hourly service to Worksop, Sheffield and Leeds
  • Hourly trains to Newark Castle, Nottingham and Leicester
  • Roughly two-hourly services to Market Rasen and Grimsby Town
  • A limited service to Doncaster
  • Roughly two-hourly trains to London.

East Midlands Railway services are affected by strike action on the 2nd and 3rd. As a result, only the following trains will be running on these dates:

  • A hourly train to Worksop, Sheffield and Leeds
  • Roughly two-hourly service to London.

No other trains will be operating.

On Sunday 4 December, the following trains are expected to operate:

  • An hourly service to Sheffield (some trains extended to Huddersfield)
  • An hourly service to Newark Castle and Nottingham
  • Three departures to Market Rasen, Grimsby Town and Cleethorpes
  • Roughly two-hourly trains to London
  • Roughly two-hourly trains to Newark Northgate.

Will there be extra trains running?

Northern will be running an extra train on the 2nd and 3rd, departing Sheffield at 09:54 and stopping at all stations via Retford to reach Lincoln. It’ll return from Lincoln at 17:02 on the 2nd and 16:57 on the 3rd.

East Midlands Railway will be affected by strike action on the 2nd and 3rd. No East Midlands Railway services will be running on these dates,

How do I get from the station to the market?

Located at the top of Steep Hill, the name gives away the fact that walking to the market might not be for everyone! That said, it did win Britain’s best street award in 2012, so if you aren’t quite feeling the walk up it, you could always enjoy a stroll down.

Stagecoach will be operating a frequent bus service to and from the market from the bus station, which is just over the road from the railway station. Just be aware that if you’re staying late, the last bus will be leaving the market at 18:51. Buses on their return trip will leave from Pottergate.

There will also be an accessible shuttle service running from bus stops within Lincoln itself. You can click here for more information about the buses that will be running.

If you’d like to know how to walk to and from the Lincoln Christmas Market, you can also take a look at the useful map below:

Ready to book your tickets to the Lincoln Christmas Market? Do it with ease on the Railsmartr website.