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).
The Castle Hotel in Lincoln offers luxurious, home-from-home comfort. In a fantastic hotel in Lincoln city centre setting - just a quick walk from town. Book with them directly for access to exclusive special offers.
With stunning views, luxury rooms, Serviced Apartments and fantastic food available at the Lounge Bar or Reform Restaurant. The central location means guests are perfectly placed to enjoy Lincoln's many attractions. They have a wide range of room types available. All with award-winning interior design to add a hint of luxury and style.
The Castle is one of the finest hotels in Lincoln. They pride themselves in offering the very best experience. The team of professional staff are on hand to assist you 24/7. They aim to make your visit to Lincoln pleasurable and relaxing.
With free on-site parking reserved especially for you, and a relaxed bar for an enjoyable evening. They help to provide the perfect haven for anyone looking to visit Lincoln.
The Newport Guest House is luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in a recently refurbished Victorian town house just a 5 minute walk from the historic city centre of Lincoln.
The building has been extended and tastefully decorated to the highest standards with each room being individually designed to be comfortable and relaxing whilst being in a warm and welcoming home from home atmosphere.
Situated near the famous Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle (containing the Magna Carta) surrounded by beautiful boutique shops, cafes and restaurants – there’s something for everyone to enjoy, from the famous Lincoln Baron Trail to the Waterside shopping centre.
From the Guest House entrance you can start your stroll along the beautiful cobbled streets of the Bailgate, into the historical Cathedral quarter with its rich history and stunning views over Lincoln.
They are a pet friendly Guest House and all of our rooms are decorated and maintained to the highest standards and include en-suite facilities, central heating, 32″ flat screen television with Freeview, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryers, complimentary toiletries plus free wireless internet/free wifi access throughout the building.