The Lincoln Makers’ Market is back with its show starting on Thursday, December 3 and lasting until Sunday, December 6.
It replaces the cancelled Lincoln Christmas Market which runs annually during this time of the year.
Normally, the Makers’ Market hosts its stalls at Garmston Square at the bottom of Steep Hill, but they were asked by the Lincoln City Council to move to Castle Square to act as a replacement for the Christmas Market.
Lea Goldberg, the co-organiser of the Lincoln Makers’ Market said: “We had to cancel markets for a time, but with help and advice from Lincoln City Council, we were able to put on two markets before the second lockdown, but we had to cancel again.
“We hope locals and tourists will be pleased to see us in December”.
All stalls will be open from 10am to 6pm in the Castle Square where stallholders will be wearing masks and safely distanced with hand sanitiser available for customer use.
Restrictions from the previous lockdown meant the market had to drastically cut the number of stalls from 42 to 18 while still operating under social distancing measures.
The pandemic earlier in the year brought the challenge of who to invite to the smaller markets due to the limited numbers allowed.
The decision was made based on the people who had booked the most markets. This enabled them to have a varied market including jewellers, woodworks and beauty products.
After the first lockdown, the market was “overwhelmed” by the number of local people who showed their support.
Ms Goldberg further said: “Most of our stallholders practice their art or craft as their sole living, so it’s vital to provide them with a selling opportunity”.
The market holds its last events on the 12th and 13th of December for any needed last-minute Christmas gifts.