Lights at the end of Lockdown: Lincoln Castle Illuminated

A new, after-dark Christmas experience will be running at Lincoln Castle to brighten people’s lives after the dullness of the second national lockdown is scheduled to end.

Lincoln Castle's illuminated wall walk in 2019. In 2020 it will have social distancing guidelines in place. EMN-201120-102401001

From Saturday December 5 to Sunday January 3 people can enjoy spectacular views of Lincoln at night, magical Christmas trees, amazing fairy light displays, the illuminated castle wall walk, festive refreshments and a visit from Father Christmas in the run up to Christmas.

Running from 6pm-9pm each evening, Lincoln Castle Illuminated will offer families and friends some much needed fairytale, festive sparkle with this ‘beautiful and special’ Christmas event, all safe and socially distanced.

Stephanie Beecher from Lincoln Castle, explains: “We all need some festive cheer this year, so we’ve created this safe outdoor event, perfect for everyone – whether for romantic date nights, family outings with the kids to enjoy the Christmas season or just to take time to reflect.

“Walk through displays of Christmas lights and Christmas tree lined pathways or enjoy refreshments within the Castle’s festive grounds. Make those last minute Christmas purchases from the castle’s shop and don’t forget to bring along your Christmas wishes for Father Christmas who will be visiting each evening in the run up to Christmas.

“It really is going to be a brilliant event – one which we can hope you can join us at.”

Alongside, there will be four dates (December 9, 16, 23 and 30), when the castle will run its ‘Explore with Paws’ - dog friendly evenings.

Capacity is limited and organisers expect tickets to sell out fast, so book your tickets early to avoid disappointment at

Annual pass holders can visit as many times as they like for free. Adult tickets: £10, concession: £9, child: £5.50, family: £25.50.

Lincoln Castle Illuminated will be closed on December 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1.