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Visit Nottinghamshire and you will discover a wide range of festive markets, selling everything from local produce to hand-crafted gifts and traditional treats. Whether you are looking for delightful stocking fillers - or a bespoke piece of jewellery to thrill someone special - you will find it at one of our markets.
Of course, visiting a market is a wonderful experience in itself. Many are held in some of Nottinghamshire's most picturesque locations and as you browse the wonderful stalls make sure you treat yourself to a seasonal mince pie and mulled wine.
A full list of Nottinghamshire's Christmas markets can be found here - but here are a few of our highlights.
- Nottingham's Winter Wonderland (20th November - 4th January) is home to a traditional English market selling hand-crafted goods as well as seasonal treats.
- Rufford Abbey will host a Winter Market in its charming coaching courtyard on 23rd and 24th November, with plenty of gifts on offer.
- At Patchings Christmas Market (28th - 30th November) you will find more than 60 stalls selling items made by talented artists and crafts people.
- The magical Christmas Art and Food Market will once again take place at the Harley Gallery from 29th to 30th November. A must for both foodies and art lovers alike this event will showcase the artisan produce available at Welbeck Farm Shop and give you the chance to browse handmade goods. Visitors can also look around the artists' studios.
- The historic Kelham Hall, just a short drive from Newark, will host its Traditional Christmas Market from 29th to 30th November. Excite your senses at this atmospheric market where there will be FREE hot chocolate for visitors, along with a reindeer creche, visit from Santa, carols and an art exhibition.
- Farndon Boathouse's Christmas market (29th November) is the perfect place to stock up on goodies. Enjoy a meal or drink with friends and family before browsing the market, which includes food stalls, boutiques and music.
- In December, you will find Christmas markets at Tom's Brown's Brasserie (6th December) and Riverbank (7th December).
Nottingham Tourism Centre
Great local gift ideas are always available throughout the season at the Nottingham Tourism Centre, just off the city’s Old Market Square on Smithy Row.
Here you will find an array of artisan produce, including honey, preserves, fresly-roasted coffee and locally-milled oats and museli. This can all be hand-wrapped as a hamper. There is also a range of exclusive merchandise from the iconic Shipstone's brewery for the beer lover in your life.
For something truly special choose a piece of beautifully-presented piece of Nottingham lace and if you are looking for stocking fillers for your little outlaw you will find Robin Hood hats and costumes.
The Tourism Centre will also be open on the three Sundays up to Christmas.
When it comes to the message of love, Nottinghamshire is the perfect place for a romantic experience. Here are a round-up of special offers this Valentine's.
From: Thursday, 30th October 2014
To: Sunday, 15th February 2015