‘Lincoln Christmas Market: Forewarned is forearmed’

I have recently received a private hire quotation request for a coach to visit Lincoln Christmas Market, to include parking.

I enquired on the City of Lincoln Council’s website the cost of parking at this event.

‘We will not be visiting Lincoln Christmas Market’

The cost is between £47 and £212 per day, depending on various factors: Coach size, date of booking, etc.

Considering the significant cost involved, I called the helpline to enquire what would happen to the parking fee in the circumstances of inclement weather or if the market was cancelled (as previously occurred).

Under their terms and conditions, they withhold the parking fee and suggest coach operators insure themselves against bad weather!

We will not be visiting.

David Cooke,


Abacus Coaches,

South Witham, Lincolnshire