Christmas time! It’s the best time of the year when people plan to travel to the best places across the world to witness the best Christmas vacation. England is one of the best Christmas holiday destinations in Europe where Christmas celebrations are on high. With this itinerary, you will come to uncover the best places to explore during Christmas time.
Visit the best lights decorated markets
Explore the traditional Christmas markets
Discover the cobblestone streets with beautiful vintage shops
Stroll through the great parks, and historic houses
Day 1: Lincoln Christmas Market
Day 2: Lincoln’s Christmas Maker’s Market
Day 3: Lantern Parade
Day 4: Lincoln Castle Christmas Emporium
Day 5: St. Mary Magdalene’s Church
Day 6: Lincoln’s Christmas Maker’s Market
Day 7: Departure
Once you have landed in the city, take a private transfer to your hotel where you will have a morning meal after checking-in to the hotel. Once you are done with your meal you can leave for the day for exploring the best Christmas holiday destinations where you can make an amazing Christmas experience. You can hire a professional guide or you can ask the locals about the best Christmas holiday destinations around the city.
On the second day of the tour, you can visit the Lincoln Christmas market which is known as one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe. It is the very first one that took place in the UK, Lincoln Christmas Market is not a common market at all. The visitors will have to cross the impressive Lincoln Castle to reach the nearly 280 stalls that are spread around the historic and cultural center of the city. In the traditional event, you will have the chance to attend live concerts, choose an unusual gift, enjoy some good food and drinks, and of course, to soak up the whole festive atmosphere.
This is the third day of the tour and if you happen to be vacationing around Lincoln specifically on the 13th of December, make sure you attend the Lantern Parade that takes place in the evening time. The parade starts with hundreds of families from the Cornhill and ends up in the Castle Hill, while participants carry paper lanterns. The most fascinating thing about the parade is the herd of camels that actually lead the way up to the Castle Hill. The evening will finish with a nativity service from St. Mary Magdalene’s Church. Due to this event, nearby shops will keep their doors open till late for Christmas shopping.
Your fourth day is reserved for enjoying the true spirit of Christmas within the medieval walls of the majestic Lincoln Castle. For eight evenings the Christmas Emporium will entertain visitors of all ages with its unique art, craft, and culinary delights. The main attraction of this event is the spectacular, Victorian-inspired Light Show that will absolutely amaze families and friends with its soundtrack and illuminations. While here, you also have the chance to access the Medieval wall walk from where you can enjoy incredible evening views of the city. And last but not least, Santa will be around to receive your wishes and complete the Christmas scene.
As you have come to the fifth day of the tour, the Advent Wreath Festival is the next thing you must do during your Christmas vacation. It is held in St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, right in the heart of Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter. Numerous wreaths decorated by local businesses will be exhibited in the church and visitors will have the chance to enjoy them during their visit. The doors will be open also during the Lincoln Christmas Market. Admission is free, although donations for local charities are highly appreciated.
This is the last day of the tour on which you can explore the Lincoln’s Christmas Maker’s Market which is another Christmas market that also takes place for a short period of time in December, but this one is based on the work of local artists. The market that is situated in St. Martin’s Square is ideal for those who wish to avoid the most crowded markets and also to support the local area. So, here, visitors may find a wide range of products, from the woodwork to paintings, and from glass art to different fabrics, showcasing a variety for every pocket and every taste. Support the local artisans with their unique and affordable art and craft.
The time has come when you have to say goodbye to the city. Hope during this Christmas vacation, you must have covered all the best Christmas holiday destinations in England.
The price of the tour is quite affordable, but it is advisable to check the updated price before you book your tour.
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