From 4:45pm to 7:30pm
High Street Lincoln LN5 7AU Map
An absolute must for the children and the Christmas loving adults too! The big switch on is always exciting and it splits into three:
Christmas Lights at Lincoln St Marks Shopping Centre
Music, Entertainment and fun from 4:45pm with the big switch on at (drum roll.....) 6:30pm. Hosting is LincsFMs very own John Marshall and for the Swtich On you'll see on stage the cast of Lincoln's Christmas Panto from The Drill Hall, who this year are performing Cinderella (Ohhh yes they are...).
Christmas Lights on Lincoln High St
Also starting at 4:45pm with a procession including the mayor at 6:40pm and the big switch on at 7:10pm, so for the very keen, you can see both if you hurry! The high street entertainment is hosted by BBC Radio Lincolnshire and the switch on itself is hosted by none other than the lovely Melinda Messenger, who is starring in this years New Theatre Royal panto of Robin Hood.
Christmas Lights in Lincoln's Waterside Shopping Centre
Dancing, Singing and performances/entertainment will also be held in Lincoln's Waterside Shopping centre from 6pm. There will be an opportunity to meet Melinda Messenger (autographs and photos) too!
It's always good to know you're not staying far from tasty food and refreshing drinks! Here are a few suggestion based on the proximity.
The High Bridge, built over the River Witham circa 1160 is the only Medieval bridge in England with houses still upon it, and our unique building has been standing tall since 1540. Take time to enjoy this historic building in its full glory with a jolly good brew, and maybe a bite to eat too.
If you’re a true coffee lover, our splendid selection of single origin beans and blends at Stokes High Bridge Café will have you spoilt for choice. Get comfy with a smooth and creamy cappuccino, wake up with one of our fabulous filter coffees, or tickle your taste buds with something a little more unusual from the Brew Bar at Stokes.
We also have more than 30 loose leaf teas on the menu, from our award-winning Gold Medal Tips to the utterly unique Flo’s Mix, a true Stokes original invented way back in the 1970s by one of our long-serving waitresses.
An authentic, family-run coffee bar bringing Italian coffee culture to Lincoln. Serving freshly made biscotti, pastries, gelato, pizza & different lunch specials each day. They are open late for private parties and functions for up to 30 people.
Visiting Bar Unico, you'll feel like you're on holiday. The staff are friendly, welcoming, and happy to help. The food is noticably homemade with the fresh taste and attention to detail. You won't be disappointed.
Cosy Clubs celebrate the joys of relaxed dining, drinking and lounging in a fabulous, welcoming setting. From a lazy breakfast to family lunch or a night out in your glad rags.
Think mansion splendour meets village hall eccentricity.
The magnificent menus veer happily from brunches and light salads to comfort food classics, from fine coffees and mocktails to some of the finest cocktails know to all!
Why not make it more than a day in Lincoln and find a cosy place to stay? Here are a few possibilities close by.
A warm welcome awaits you at Creston Villa, where Iain and Anna will endeavour to make your stay in Lincoln as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Creston Villa offers the highest level of bed and breakfast accommodation with spacious rooms, decorated to the most taseful of standards. Everything is provided from hairdryers to toiletries and filtered water for your tea and coffee. Should you have a particular need we will do our best to help.
Car parking is provided for all our guests and if travelling by bus or train we are delighted to offer a pick up and drop off service at your Lincoln arrival point (subject to availability).
A Stunning Flagship Property - Just Launched!
Amazing Views. Stunning Decor Throughout Exposed beam walls Historic location It is in the heart of Lincoln near the Cathedral, the property is 4 Bedroom Cottage which can accommodate up to 8 guests!
The cottage is located very close to the town center, within 5 minutes walk. If you are looking to come and stay with us, we welcome families, business travellers or contractors to make them feel like home away from home.
A beautiful cottage with 4 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with its own Private Bar!
You have your own kitchen space to be able to cook and is fully equipped. Our bedroom offers fresh linen and towels on your visit.
TV and high-speed broadband are provided for our amazing guests to enjoy your spare time!
Guests have access to the whole stunning property including the private bar.
Ashlin Farm Barns offers 5 luxury holiday cottages, each with their own private hot tub for 10 people, only 5 miles from Lincoln, secluded in beautiful countryside.
Each of the 5 luxurious and spacious holiday cottages, comfortably accommodates 10 people in 5 en-suite bedrooms. Situated just 5 miles from the bustling Cathedral city of Lincoln, the barns are a perfect base for exploring Lincolnshire, the Wolds and the nearby coast. Stroll down our peaceful country lane to the wild flower meadow, woodland and nature reserve. At the end of the day, curl up in front of the log burner or relax in your very own hot tub.
Whether you are looking for group holidays, family holidays or girly weekend getaways, Ashlin Farm Barns is the perfect place for you to celebrate your special occasions with family and friends.