'Record attendance' for Lincoln Christmas Market's return

Lincoln Christmas Market
Image caption The council thanked local people for coming out to support the market

The organisers of Lincoln's Christmas Market say it has attracted a record attendance this year after being cancelled due to snow in 2010.

Lincoln City Council said the three-day German-style market had been attended by about 200,000 people.

The event, which started in 1982 with 11 stalls, has now grown to feature 300 stalls in and around Lincoln's Castle Square.

Event organiser Holly Parker said the market had boosted the city's economy.

She said: "It's been very positive. The traders have all been doing a great trade. We've got 30% local stalls so people are buying their Christmas presents locally."

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