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As the nights get darker, the days get shorter and the winter weather settles in, lounging around the fire seems to be the best option, right? Wrong! Nottinghamshire has a range of events and attractions for all ages to keep you merry during this festive season.

From boutique and independent shops where you can find that truly unique Christmas gift, to family pantomimes and theatrical extravaganzas that are a hit with children young and old; annual Christmas markets, numerous places to visit Santa in his grotto and lots of indulgent seasonal treats, Notts is fit to burst with festive cheer this year.

There will also be some attractions open between Christmas and New Year should you need to get out and about to walk off your Christmas dinner during the holiday period.

Find out about what Nottinghamshire has on offer by visiting our special Christmas pages below. You can also visit our What's On section to discover what Christmas events are on offer throughout Christmas 2013.

Be sure to visit our festive offers page to take advantage of some amazing deals across the county this Christmas.

You’re in for a tinsel-tastic programme of winter magic in Robin Hood country this year.

Ho-ho-ho-pe you have a Merry Christmas in Notts!

    • Christmas Lights

      Christmas Lights

      See the Christmas lights switched on around the county. Many ceremonies are a small part of a bigger event with gift stalls, activities and carol singing.

    • Late Night Shopping

      Late Night Shopping

      Make the most of Christmas shopping opportunities with many stores open for additional hours in the run up to the festivities.

    • Christmas Markets

      Christmas Markets

      Nottinghamshire’s towns have a strong market tradition. Why not start your Christmas shopping in style at our gift markets and craft fairs.

    • Pantos & Entertainment

      Pantos & Entertainment

      Try everything from pantomime to seasonal concerts and twinkling winter ice skating. Nottinghamshire is truly packed with family fun this Christmas.

    • See Santa

      See Santa

      Santa Claus, Father Christmas, St Nicholas - he's a busy man. Track him down at the following grottos in the run up to Christmas.

    • Events


      Use our search functionality to browse seasonal events in the run up to, and including, Christmas and New Year.

    • Christmas Skating

      Christmas Skating

      Experience an atmospheric Christmas in Notts with both indoor and outdoor skating available.

    • Transport


      City and countywide bus, tram and train services, plus Park & Ride schemes for drivers and information about car parking.



Special offers

  1. NEAT Festival

    NEAT Festival

    Here is a round-up of special offers during NEAT Festival. Offers are ONLY available between Friday 23 May - Sunday 1 June 2014.

    From: Tuesday, 8th April 2014

    To: Sunday, 1st June 2014

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