25 + Things to do in Lincolnshire over Christmas 2023

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Last Updated on September 2, 2023 by Suzy

There are some magical events happening this festive period in Lincolnshire in 2023 and some are yet to be confirmed. I’ve put them into one big post so you can search for the best Christmas events near you – in Lincolnshire where you can meet Santa and more. Don’t forget to book in advance this winter so your festive cheer isn’t left feeling disappointed.

Please 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, some venues require you to prebook. 

There’s nothing like attending an event before Christmas Day and enjoying the festive atmosphere. Plus many places have some amazing Christmas decorations, previous years have been a testament to that. 

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

Ark Wildlife Park – Christmas at the Ark – Stickney – Tickets on Sale

Meet over 200 animals and Jurassic Ark’s Dinosaur land. Meet Santa in his fabulous Grotto. Quality Gift. Meet the Elf on the Shelf at intervals throughout the day. Help make presents for some of the animals. Winter Wonderland decorations. Gigerbread decorating

Ark Wildlife Park

Address: West Fen Lane, Stickney PE22 8BD

Baytree Garden Centre – Spalding – Tickets on Sale

Info from last year “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

A magical trail with new lights for 2023 – after-dark festive fun for all the family. Firmly positioned within the UK’s seasonal calendar, Christmas at Belton, Lincolnshire has everything you need for an unforgettable time with friends and family, including a magical glimpse of Father Christmas along the way.

Discover a lawn filled with larger-than-life flowers, glowing lantern trees, a sparkling flock of jolly robins and contemporary Christmas trees all the colours of the rainbow, just some of the new displays this year. 

Belton House

Address: High Road Belton, Grantham NG32 2LW

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

Belvoir Castle – 12 Days of Christmas – Leicestershire – Tickets On Sale

The ultimate destination for a magical Christmas experience. Step into a world of wonder as we bring to life the enchanting theme of the Twelve Days of Christmas, curated by the talented Charlotte Lloyd-Webber. Immerse yourself in the grandeur and festive charm of Belvoir Castle, where the spirit of the season is celebrated in extraordinary ways.

Whether you’re seeking a delightful family outing or a romantic escape, join us for an immersive experience. Book your tickets now for an unforgettable fun-filled family day out.

Belvoir Castle

Address: Grantham NG32 1PE

Blackfriars Arts Centre – Peter Pan – Boston – Tickets on Sale

Pantomime is back this year with the story of PETER PAN. This traditional pantomime is a mixture of laughter, mayhem and misunderstanding as PETER PAN takes us on a journey to NEVERLAND to do battle with the infamous CAPTAIN HOOK. 

Blackfriars Arts Centre

Address: Spain Ln, Boston PE21 6HP

Brigg Garden Centre – Christmas Displays and Santas Grotto – Opening soon

“One of the most exciting parts of our Christmas offering is seeing the smiles on children’s faces as they wait to see Santa. Our busy elves have been working hard to create the most magical grotto experience imaginable for you and your family.”

Address: Bigby High Rd, Brigg DN20 9HE

Burghley House – Christmas Fair – Stamford – Tickets on Sale

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. 24th to 27th November.

Burghley House

Address: Peterborough, Stamford PE9 3JY

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

“Watch your little one’s face light up as they see Father Christmas, arguably the world’s most famous Redcoat, live on stage in a brand-new experience. ‘Tis the season to watch panto (oh yes it is!) and our Goldilocks and the Three Bears panto is filled with colour, comedy and larger-than-life characters.

There’ll be festive pool parties, a silent cinema, Christmas-themed arts and crafts and plenty of sweet treats on offer, too. Fancy getting away on Christmas Day itself? We’ll take care of everything, so all you need to do is put your feet up and spend quality time with your family. Here’s what to expect on your Butlin’s Christmas break…”


Address: Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway – Santa Specials – 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. Once it is your time, you will be led by our mischievous elves to the beautifully decorated Grotto to spend some quality one to one time with the man himself and receive a special gift…and more

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

Discover a truly mesmerising experience as you journey through ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ with spectacular scenes created by Doddington staff, volunteers, local artists and students from Lincoln College. From partridges in pear trees to drummers drumming, step into the classic carol as it unfolds over three floors of the Elizabethan Hall, with a Doddington twist of course!

This year we’ll be extending opening hours on selected dates into early evening, so visitors can make the most of twilight with the warm glow of decorations and twinkling fairy lights.

It’s an opportunity to soak up the seasonal atmosphere of Christmas in a treasured family home, which has seen a lot of Christmas mornings over its four hundred year plus history.

Doddington Hall

Address: Main St, Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU

Embassy Theatre – Snow White – Skegness – Tickets on Sale

Join our beautiful Princess, with lips as red as the rose and skin white as snow, who finds herself running from her wicked stepmother and taking refuge in the forest with seven friendly dwarfs. Will our handsome Prince rescue Snow and defeat the Wicked queen? Join us to find out. With Magic, Mayhem and a Mirror, SNOW doubt about it, this is going to be a fabulous pantomime!

Embassy Theatre

Address: Grand Parade, Skegness PE25 2UG

Grimsby Auditorium – Jack and the Beanstalk – Tickets on sale

This family-friendly unmissable production features magic and make believe, side-splitting laughter, stunning costumes and scenery and sensational song and dance. With plenty of chances for you to join in the fun, cheering the champions and booing the baddie, follow Jack on his fun-filled adventure this festive season.

Grimsby Auditorium

Address: Cromwell Rd, Grimsby DN31 2BH

Guildhall Arts Centre – Aladdin – Grantham – Tickets on Sale

Join us on a thrilling magic carpet ride and an adventure of a lifetime as Aladdin flies into the Guildhall Arts Centre! With spectacular scenery and costumes, amazing special effects, hilarious jokes, toe tapping tunes and plenty of audience participation that will keep the whole family entertained and amused.


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

Lincoln Castle Illuminated – Tickets on Sale

Lincoln Castle Illuminated is back, and it’s bigger and brighter than ever before. The magical and much-loved Christmas event will run from Friday 8 December until Saturday 23 December, giving families and friends the perfect and unmissable opportunity to get into the festive spirit.

You will be able enjoy the castle grounds bejewelled with festive lights and illuminated Christmas features, take a trip down Candy Cane Lane, and give your warmest season’s greetings to our resident castle dragons – Lucy and Norman.

Lincoln Castle

Address: Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA

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.

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

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

New Theatre Royal – Aladdin – Lincoln – Tickets on sale

Lincoln’s longest-running traditional pantomime is back for 2023 and this time we’re taking you on a genie-tastic adventure in Aladdin! The production will have everything you could wish for in a Christmas Pantomime with popular songs, brilliant dance routines, stunning sets and costumes, bags of laughter, and tonnes of audience interaction!

Address: Clasketgate, Lincoln LN2 1JJ

Pink Pig Farm – Christmas – Lincolnshire – Tickets On Sale

North Lincolnshire’s best Christmas experience is back, and this year it’s the LARGEST all-inclusive event we have EVER HOSTED! Have you been before? This is a lovely, traditional Christmas experience for the whole family.

Firstly, children will check in at passport control before immersing themselves in heaps of fun. Up next, head to the sparkly forest to meet Santa on his sleigh then meet our present elf where you can choose a quality present which will pop down the chimney to you.

Now head over to the gingerbread kitchen to meet Mrs Claus to decorate your own gingerbread person.

If all of the above wasn’t enough this year your tickets also include UNLIMITED PLAY in the indoor and outdoor play and animal trail. We also have an optional HUGE Build a Teddy experience in our very own workshop, hosted by our elves to make your day out even more memorable.

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

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

The Real Christmas Experience at Rand Farm Park is an immersive experience for all of the family to enjoy with elves to meet, presents to sort, reindeer to pet, biscuits to decorate and, of course, seeing my boss… SANTA!

Rand Farm

Address: Rand, Market Rasen LN8 5NJ

Springfields – Winter Wonderland Walk – Lincolnshire – Event to be Confirmed

Info from last year – Our Winter Wonderland Walk is back for 2022, with all proceeds going to Marie Curie


Address: Rand, Market Rasen LN8 5NJ

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2 thoughts on “25 + Things to do in Lincolnshire over Christmas 2023”

  1. I know its now 2020, but stumbled across this as qe are visiting Lincolnshire for Christmas and its been SO HELPFUL. Already booked a couple of Christmas experiences! Thank you x


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