Outer Business Access Passes

Businesses affected by traffic restrictions in the market area are entitled to apply for a numbered outer business access pass for genuine access to businesses.

Within the inner area of the Christmas Market there will no longer be any vehicle movements during the following times-
Thursday 2nd December 11:30am to 10:00pm
Friday 3rd December & Saturday 4th December 09:30am to 10:00pm
Sunday 5th December 09:30am to 10:00pm
Vehicular access during these times is prohibited in the best interests of public safety, however will be accessible outside of the above times.

To view a map of the inner and outer area please click here.

This will only allow you access to the outer area. Businesses within the inner area are advised to schedule deliveries before the road closure times stated above.

Business Access Passes can now no longer be sent in the post. Should you still need some these can be collected from the Visitor Information Centre

In order to issue you with passes we will need to know:

  1. The registration details of the vehicle (if you do not have this we may still be able to issue you with a pass but please put n/a on the form)
  2. Where it is to be parked when it stays within the outer market cordon
  3. A contact telephone number e.g. mobile number, where you and the vehicle’s driver can be contacted throughout the weekend in case verification is required
  4. A correspondence address so we can issue passes to you.

It may be necessary for us to ask for some evidence of trading within the market cordon before a pass is issued to you.

Where there are security checkpoints at the key entry points into the outer market cordon you will be expected to produce this Pass to gain entry. The pass will be required to be displayed at all times whilst the vehicle is in the outer market cordon.

Texting messaging Service

The City of Lincoln Council also provides a text message services during the Christmas Market. These message give updates in the form of text message alerts during the event so that you can keep up-to-date. If you would like adding to this service you can also sign up via the outer business pass form via the link above. If you do not need an Outer Business Access Pass but would still like to sign up to the text messaging service then please email us your mobile number along with your business name so that we can add you to this.