Lincoln Christmas Market and city's lights switch-on cancelled due to coronavirus

Lincoln Christmas Market
Around 250,000 people visit the market each year Credit: ITV Yorkshire

This year's Lincoln Christmas Market has been cancelled due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus outbreak.

City of Lincoln Council has made the decision to ensure the safety of all those visiting and operating the market.

Lincoln Christmas Market has taken place since 1982. Each year around 250,000 visitors flock to the four-day event to enjoy more than 200 festive stalls.

The market has been running since 1982 Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The city centre's Christmas lights switch-on is also being called off as part of the decision to cancel council-organised events which see a large footfall in the city over the next six months.

Simon Colburn, Assistant Director for Health and Environmental Services at City of Lincoln Council said: 

He added: