25 + Things to do in Lincolnshire over Christmas – Meet Santa and more

This is my detailed look at what’s on this Christmas in Lincolnshire 2021. Find the best pantomimes, where to meet Santa and other great events across this county in the East Midlands. If I’ve missed anything please do comment below. We are so lucky to have such a great range of attractions in Lincolnshire with such great things to do over Christmas.

Please also note that with an ongoing situation it is essential to check the cancellation policies of these events and to ring ahead before you visit. Please also double-check the event descriptions on the attraction’s website as the below information could change. It is essential that you read their own information carefully.

25 Things to do in Lincolnshire over Christmas - Meet Santa and more

Baytree Garden Centre – Spalding – Tickets on sale

The magic is back at Baytree Winter Wonderland, once again we will make Christmas as special as only we can. This year, each booking is restricted to no more than eight people. Winding your way through the snow-covered trees you will arrive at Ivan the Elf’s brand new Santa Sleigh ride at the heart of the Winter Wonderland. Once you have disembarked, you will follow the trail past singing reindeers, polar bears, and some rather colourful snowmen, along the trail you will arrive at Santa’s lodge. Waiting to welcome you will be one of Santa’s many helpers who will introduce you to the big man himself. Keep an eye out on Santa’s magical fireplace where the children’s presents will appear along with a real live Christmas tree, ready to take home and plant up

Baytree Garden Centre

Address: High Rd, Weston, Spalding PE12 6JU

Christmas at Belton House – Tickets on Sale

Look forward to some together time and make everlasting memories, as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour. For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze up at larger-than-life illuminations and don’t forget to glimpse Father Christmas along the way. From 25 November 2021 to 2 January 2022

Belton House

Address: High Road Belton, Grantham NG32 2LW

25 + Things to do in Lincolnshire over Christmas - Meet Santa and more

Blackfriars Arts Centre – Dick Whittington and his wonderful cat – Boston – Tickets on Sale

After surviving lockdown Dick sets out on a journey to London in search of his fortune but when he gets there, he has no luck and so he decides to return to Plymouth. On the way however he bumps into a fairy who predicts his fortune lies in London Town. After meeting Alice and Fitwarren, Dick finds he now has a job and a girl who he has fallen in love with. Things start looking up and Dick and his new pet cat Tommy seem to be settling in. 11th December to 2nd January

Blackfriars Arts Centre

Address: Spain Ln, Boston PE21 6HP

Brigg Garden Centre – Christmas Displays and Santas Grotto

They have a huge Christmas decoration shop plus they are also hoping to have a Santa Grotto this year. More info once it’s hopefully up and running.

Address: Bigby High Rd, Brigg DN20 9HE

Burghley House – Christmas Fair – Stamford – Confirmed

Our traditional and spectacular Burghley Christmas Fair returns! Wander among the chalets, heated marquees and Fine Food Market and enjoy a unique Christmas shopping opportunity. Offering everything from luxury gifts, festive treats, artisan food and more. 25th to 28th November.

Address: Peterborough, Stamford PE9 3JY

Butlins, near Skegness – Christmas Breaks – Christmas Breaks are available to book

Now let’s see, what could make Christmas even more magical? A trip to Butlin’s, of course! Make the most wonderful time of year extra special with exclusive live shows, foody feasts and activities for all ages. We’ve got breaks for everyone on the nice list, so join us throughout December as we dial up the festivities and put on a schedule of non-stop fun that’s sure to fill the whole family with festive cheer. Watch your little one’s face light up as they see Father Christmas, arguably the world’s most famous Redcoat, live on stage.


Address: Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway – Tickets on sale

Fun for all the family – all aboard the magical Christmas Express, immerse yourself in festive wonder as this very special train takes you on a journey to Lapland Central. Whilst waiting to see Santa, adults can enjoy complimentary seasonal refreshments including mince pies, hot chocolate and mulled wine, with juice and biscuits for the children. There will be the chance to have a ride on Santa’s sleigh, letters to write to Santa, activity sheets and more to keep all entertained! 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 22nd and 23rd December.

Cleethorpes Railway

Address: Lakeside Station, Kings Road, Cleethorpes DN35 0AG

25 + Things to do in Lincolnshire over Christmas - Meet Santa and more

Doddington Hall – Christmas at Doddington – Lincolnshire – Tickets on Sale

The Elizabethan Hall will once again be transformed for the festive period and decorated throughout for the theme ‘Secret Gardens’. Inspired by our walled and wild gardens, we’ll be bringing the outdoors in to create spectacular scenes for a magical family day out. Decorations throughout the Hall are largely handmade using material that’s grown or produced on the Doddington Estate. This is not a Santa event.

Doddington Hall

Address: Main St, Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU

Embassy Theatre – Pantomime Sleeping Beauty – Skegness – Tickets on Sale

The building has been empty, the dust has gathered here and there. The lights have been switched off, the heating set to fair. Now our venue has re-opened, welcoming back the young and old. We’ve missed you all so much, but many tickets must now be sold. Join us for our festive tale, full of enchanting sights. Can dear Sleeping Beauty, be woken after so many nights…

Address: Grand Parade, Skegness PE25 2UG

Grimsby Auditorium – Cinderella pantomime – Tickets on sale

Discover a faraway land of panto characters you know and love. Come and see how Cinders’ two very wicked, not to mention very ugly, stepsisters try and stop her going to the socially distanced Prince’s Ball. Help Buttons and Fairy Fabulous find a way to outwit the sisters and get her there to meet her dashing Prince Charming. 10th to 30th December

Grimsby Auditorium

Address: Cromwell Rd, Grimsby DN31 2BH

Guildhall Arts Centre – Jack and the beanstalk pantomime – Grantham – Tickets on Sale

Polka Dot Pantomimes in association with the Guildhall Arts Centre present Jack and the Beanstalk – The Hilarious Pantomime Adventure Get ready to roar with laughter and cheer our hero Jack on his magical journey to the castle in the sky as he battles to save his best friend Daisy the cow! Various dates and times in December.


Address: St Peter’s Hill, Grantham NG31 6PZ

Lincoln Castle Illuminated Wall Walk – Tickets on sale

In the run up to this year’s Illuminated Castle, and especially for Lincoln’s Christmas Market, we will be lighting up the Castle’s Medieval Wall Walk. You will have the chance to enjoy magical views across the City throughout each evening. It is an opportunity, not to be missed. 2nd to 5th December

Lincoln Castle

Address: Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA

Lincoln Christmas Market – confirmed

Subject to government restrictions, the council intends for the Lincoln Christmas Market to go ahead, taking place from 2-5 December, 2021. Visitors are welcomed to this beautiful city and the traditional Christmas Market, where you will enjoy cultural entertainment and stroll around over 200 stalls nestled within the medieval square and surrounding area.

Address: Lincoln city centre

Lincolnshire Wildlife Park – Breakfast With Santa – Lincolnshire – Tickets on sale soon

Santa is coming to the park for Breakfast! Come and meet Santa, while enjoying a delicious breakfast and walking around the park to view our beautiful animals and birds. Don’t forget to bring along your Christmas wish list, so that Santa can take it back to the elves at the North Pole. At just £15.00 per child, children will have breakfast in our decorated Rainforest Diner, meet Santa to give him their Christmas list and have a photo opportunity, then they’re free to roam the park and view the many wild and endangered birds and animals! What’s more, when booking your adult entry ticket at the same time as Breakfast with Santa, you’ll receive a complimentary hot roll & hot drink.

Lincolnshire Wildlife Park

Address: Dickon Hill Rd, Friskney, Boston PE22 8PF

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway – Santa Specials – Lincolnshire – Tickets on sale

Christmas is not so far in the distance and Santa is getting prepared to visit the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway. Join us as you steam along onboard our Heritage Steam Railway – The only standard gauge heritage steam railway in Lincolnshire. Get in the Christmas spirit as Santa visits you during your journey with his team of Elves and take your own photos with him at the end of the journey. 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th and 20th December.

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Address: Ludborough Station, Station Road, Ludborough, Lincolnshire, DN36 5SQ.

New Theatre Royal – Beauty and the Beast pantomime – Lincoln – Tickets on sale

“We’ve all missed that panto feeling, but we’ve got some good news… Lincoln’s longest-running traditional pantomime is back, and Beauty & the Beast is going to be bigger and better than ever – Oh, yes it is! With an incredibly star-studded cast including Jake Quickenden (X-Factor, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Dancing On Ice) as Flash Hugo.” 10th December to 9th January.

New Theatre Royal

Address: Clasketgate, Lincoln LN2 1JJ

Pink Pig Farm – Christmas – Lincolnshire – Tickets on sale

Meet the man himself on his sleigh, pick up a hot chocolate and mini mince pie for every adult, receive your present down the chimney then join Mrs christmas for gingerbread decoration. Selected dates in December.

Pink Pig Farm

Address: Holme Hall, Holme Ln, Scunthorpe DN16 3RE

Rand Farm Park – The Real Christmas Experience – Lincolnshire – Tickets on sale

The real Christmas experience – Decorate biscuits with Mrs Claus, Meet our real reindeer. Step through the enchanted forest. Meet Santa. Santa’s Elf Academt and more. Plus other Christmas events, see website for further information. 27th November to 24th December.

Rand Farm

Address: Rand, Market Rasen LN8 5NJ

For other great Christmas events across the East Midlands please check out our post – Best Christmas Events East Midlands 2021 – Meet Santa and More.

25 + Things to do in Lincolnshire over Christmas - Meet Santa and more

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