Lincoln's Christmas Market opens today with additional security in light of terrorist incidents in London and Manchester.
Armed police will be visible alongside enhanced road restrictions and the use of drones.
The four-day event is expected to attract more than 250,000 people.
Now in its 35th year, the market is set against the backdrop of the city's historic Cathedral quarter, offering visitors an enchanting and atmospheric day out.
It hosts more than 200 stalls selling everything from unique handmade gifts to traditional gleuhwein.
For many in the city, the Christmas Market is the most important event in Lincoln's calendar as it brings so many people to the city.
This year's market takes place from Thursday, December 7 to Sunday, December 10.
For up to date information visit www.lincoln-christmasmarket.co.uk