Stall Application FAQ

Stall Application - Key Dates

Stallholder applications close for Lincoln Christmas Market 2019 at midnight on Monday 1st July 2019.

You will not be contacted prior to offers being issued. You will receive a unique reference once your application has been received.

Successful applicants will receive their offers by Friday 2nd August 2019.

Should you not receive any more information by this date, unfortunately you have not been successful this year. You will be added to a waiting list.

Deadline for acceptance and payment of offers is Friday 30th August 2019.

Please refer to the FAQ’s for further information.

Stallholder Fees and Charges 2019

Please follow the below link for all Fees and Charges information.

Fees and Charges 2019 v2

Which area should I put as my first choice?

This really depends on what products you plan to sell during the event or what sort of stall you would like for example; Do you wish to be in a marquee, a chalet or to provide your own structure?

For information, the following locations typically consist of chalets:

  • Cathedral West Front
  • Castle Square
  • Castle Grounds
  • Christmas Bazaar and Chalets in the lawn

Some stalls are housed within large marquees. These are as follows:

  • Perfect Presents (Castle Square)
  • Christmas Bazaar
  • Westgate Craft Marquee
  • Big Wheel Marquee

For stallholders selling food to be consumed on site, the following locations would be most suitable:

  • Castle Grounds
  • Christmas Pantry

To help you decide on your choice of locations, you can download a full list of the provisional Fees and Charges by clicking here and view the Christmas Market Stall Layout map here.

I’ve applied for a discount, how do I prove my eligibility?

Please send documentation to us via email ( remember to include your reference number.

If you have applied for a craft discount you can prove your eligibility by providing evidence of membership of a recognised craft guild .

For local discounts a copy of your council tax bill should be supplied.

Do I need to fill in the Health and Safety form?

All applicants must fill in the health and safety form regardless of the products they intend to sell. Applications without a completed health and safety form will not be considered.

I would like to send a sample of my products, how do I do this?

If you wish to send us samples, please click on the checkbox; when you send your sample please clearly mark it with the unique reference code you will receive upon completion of application form. Please note that samples will not be returned but shall be given to charity.

You can address samples FAO Events team, City of Lincoln Council, City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DF

How do we choose our stalls?

We chose stalls based on the quality of their products and pick a wide variety of goods to ensure that visitors have the best possible experience.

Our discount structure is designed to help support local businesses within the county.

Will I get my first choice?

Whilst your first choice is not guaranteed, the events team will endeavour to meet the requests of stallholders whilst considering the most suitable location for the trader.

Will you still offer me a stall if you are not able to meet my first choice?

We will offer stalls of a high quality their first choice wherever possible, if we feel your stall will be suited to another location and there is space remaining, we may still offer you a stall.

If your stall is of a high quality, but we do not have any spaces available, we will put you on a waiting list and contact you at the earliest availability.

What happens if my application is accepted?

If you’re selected, we will send out an official stall offer and details of the fees for your stall as well as instructions on how you can make a payment. We hope to be able to let all applicants know if they have been successful, by 2nd August 2019.

If you are successful the deadline for acceptance and full stall payment will be Friday 30th August.

Will I be contacted if I’m unsuccesful?

Should you not be contacted by September 2019, you are right to assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

If I apply after the deadline, will I be offered a stall?

The deadline for applications is Monday 1st July. If you apply after this deadline, your application will not be assessed in the first round of applications. If your stall is of a high quality, you will be added to our waiting list in case of cancellations .