christmas 2024

Lincoln Castle Illuminated

Nov 29
29th November 2024 - 23rd December 2024

The magical and much-loved Christmas event, Lincoln Castle Illuminated is the perfect and unmissable opportunity to get into the festive spirit with your friends and family.

Enjoy the castle grounds bejewelled with festive lights and illuminated Christmas features, and take a trip down Candy Cane Lane, before climbing up to the Medieval Walls for a spectacularly sparkling view of the city.

Then it's all aboard Lincoln Castle's ‘Mini Polar Express’ before enjoying other traditional fairground rides beloved by young and old.

As no Christmas event is complete without festive food, local vendors will be offering sweet treats and winter warmers, including hot chocolate and mulled wine.

You can explore with your furry friends on Lincoln Castle's Dog-Friendly evenings during the Illuminated event too!

  • Cafe / Tea RoomCafe / Tea Room
  • Guided ToursGuided Tours
  • ToiletsToilets
  • Baby FacilitiesBaby Facilities
  • Gift ShopGift Shop
  • Groups WelcomeGroups Welcome

opening times

Saturday 29th November - Monday 23rd December
16:00 - 21:00 weekends
17:30 - 21:00 weekdays
Dog Friendly Evenings
Wednesday 4, Wednesday 11 and Wednesday 18 December

entry & prices

2023 prices below. 2024 ticket prices to be confirmed soon.

Grounds Only

Under 5's Free

more information

Lincoln Castle

Castle Square



More About The Venue

Lincoln Castle

This world class attraction was originally built by William the Conquerer. Visit for Medieval Walk Walk, Victorian Prison, Magna Carta Vault and much more.