Lincoln Christmas Market

Christmas festivities will take over the Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln on the weekend of 5th December. Promising festive cheer to all, the four-day event will bring food, drink and all things Christmassy to the city, all set against the backdrop of the spectacular gothic Lincoln Cathedral.

With more than 250 stalls, there will be something for everybody to enjoy. There’s a packed programme of festive entertainment for the whole family running across the weekend, promising something for everyone.

Lincoln Christmas Market is the largest in Lincolnshire and the highlight of the festive calendar. Leave the car behind and take advantage of the regular Northern train service to Lincoln.

When: Thursday 5 December – Sunday 8 December

Where: Bailgate and Steep Hill, Lincoln, LN1 3AA

St Nicholas Fair, York

We all know York is a great place for Christmas shopping, but what makes it even better is the Christmas cheer brought by the annual St Nicholas Fair. As well as the delicious food, drink and shopping you expect from a Christmas Market, St Nicholas Fair also brings the Ice Factor; a stunning ice rink.

The fair is made up of Scandinavian-style stalls, based around Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square and spreading across other parts of the beautiful city centre, including at the Judges Lodgings where small independent traders sell beautiful hand-crafted gifts.

Travel by train to York which is easy to travel using Northern services from Hull, Harrogate, Leeds and the Calder Valley.

When: Thursday 15 November – Sunday 23 December

Where: Parliament Street, St Sampson’s Square and across the City Centre

Sheffield Christmas Markets

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, Father Christmas is coming to town in the City of Sheffield with a festive grotto at the Christmas market in the main shopping area of Sheffield. Made up of wood cabins selling festive food and drinks, crafts and gifts, the market is a great place to relax and get into the Christmas spirit, as well as pick up some great presents for friends and family.

Sheffield is easily accessible by train using Northern services, with regular services from Lincoln and Leeds.

When: Thursday 15 November – Monday 24 December

Where: Fargate and Town Hall Square