Christmas is drawing nearer (in case you have been living in a cave for the last month or so).

It’s not been long since the Lincoln Christmas market ended, and – just in case people aren’t feeling festive enough – there is a new Christmas attraction in town: The Christmas Emporium.


The emporium is being held in the grounds of Lincoln Castle. There were lots of stalls in wooden huts selling a good range of gifts. There was Street food and Thor’s teepee bar made an appearance as well. The fire in the teepee was a godsend because the wind was freezing cold.


I enjoyed browsing the stalls and I bought a couple of Christmas canvases that light up with LEDs. It’s not as extensive as the Christmas market, and thankfully it was a lot less crowded.


The highlight of the event was a light show being projected onto the face of the Crown Court building. This show had a Victorian Christmas theme accompanied by whimsical music which went very well with it.

I enjoyed the light show. It’s always good to see these light projection shows because it kind of makes the buildings seem to come alive.

You could say it makes you see the buildings in a new light. (He he)


As well as the stalls and the light show the Castle walls were open for people to walk around. You would be forgiven for thinking that the walls of a castle built in 1068 would be inaccessible to those of us in wheelchairs – but happily, you’d be wrong.


There is a lift that can take you to the top of the walls. From there it’s possible for wheelchairs to drive around part of it and admire the view. Unfortunately wheelchairs can only get round part of the wall as there are steps to get any further. But I think that can be forgiven.


I think it’s impressive enough that they have managed to make the walls accessible at all.

This was the second time I’ve been up on the wall but the first time at night. The view of Lincoln Cathedral illuminated at night is fantastic.


A number of people were wandering around in Victorian garb which suited the theme of the event. It reminded me of the steampunk festival which I intend to take part in next year. I’ll have to start thinking about my outfit (any suggestions welcome!)

I just want to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas. Thank you to everyone who has read my blog this year. I am very grateful and I hope to see you here again next year.




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