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Celebrate Christmas 2016 in Nottinghamshire

With its festive markets, boutiques and independent shops and sparkling events spending Christmas in Nottinghamshire is a truly magical experience. From ice-skating to family pantomimes and theatrical extravaganzas, not to mention the chance to meet Santa Claus in his Grotto, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the run-up to Christmas 2016.

One of the highlights of the festive programme is the Winter Wonderland in Nottingham's Old Market Square. Browse the traditional market stalls, treat yourself to a warming mulled wine or skate on the ice rink in the centre of the square. Just a short walk away, at Intu Broadmarsh, you can also visit Santa at his festive Grotto.

Another firm favourite of the season is the Christmas Art & Food Market which takes place at the beautiful Welbeck Estate in north Nottinghamshire. During the weekend, the Welbeck Farm Shop will be showcasing some of the area's finest local produce, include ales, cheeses, bread and chocolates made on the estate. At the nearby Harley Gallery you will be able to pick up unique handmade Christmas presents.

Many of our attractions will also be open between Christmas and New Year if you want to work off some of those treats during the holiday.

Find out what else is happening by clicking on our dedicated Christmas What's On listings. Don't forget to share your Notts Christmas experiences with us via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages using the hashtag #LoveNotts.

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

    • Christmas Events

      Christmas Events

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

    • Christmas Lights

      Christmas Lights

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

    • 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.



Special offers

  1. Food and Drink

    Food and Drink

    We have a host of special offers at restaurants, bars and cafes throughout Nottinghamshire to make your money go further during your visit.

    From: Friday, 1st January 2016

    To: Saturday, 31st December 2016

Shopping Highlights...

Nottingham Winter Wonderland 2016

Nottingham Winter Wonderland 2016

Saturday 19 November 2016 - Sunday 8 January 2017 Visit the ice rink surrounded by Christmas...

Craft. Fair. Contemporary.

Craft. Fair. Contemporary.

Launch Evening:  2 December 2016 Fair dates: 3 & 4 December 2016 Venue: Nottingham...

Riverbank's Christmas Market

Riverbank's Christmas Market

Sunday 4th December 2016, 11am–5pm Free Entry Venue: Riverbank Bar and Kitchen Riverbank's...

Nottingham Trent University Art and Design Christmas Fair 2016

Nottingham Trent University Art and Design Christmas Fair 2016

Tuesday 6 December, 5 pm – 8 pm; Wednesday 7 December, 9 am – 5 pm (free entry)   Step into...