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What's on in Nottinghamshire this Christmas and New Year's Eve 2017
Christmas is on it's way and there is so much to do in Nottinghamshire over the festive season, including Christmas fairs, markets, events and activities. We will tell you where the best places to meet Santa are, give you information about where to get into the Christmas spirit, with fun at venues including the Winter Wonderland ice skating rink, as well as details of festive performances and pantomimes at the Royal Centre, Capital FM Arena, Lakeside Arts Centre and Nottingham Playhouse.
Things to do in Nottinghamshire has all the information about the best places to visit, eat and stay this Christmas, so please keep checking back, as we will be adding events and special offers every week.
Some of the venues listed have more than one event over the Christmas period, so please click onto their entry to find out their list of events and activities.
Whatever you want to do this festive season, Things to do in Nottinghamshire has lots of ideas and can tell you about the best Christmas events in Nottinghamshire.
Your Quick Festive Guide to What's On
9th Dec to 14th Jan - Beauty and the Beast at Nottingham's Theatre Royal
1st Dec to 20th Jan - Cinderella at Nottingham Playhouse
30th Dec to 3rd Jan - Beauty and the Beast at the Majestic Theatre, Retford
2nd Dec to 7th Jan - Jack and the Beanstalk at Mansfield Palace Theatre
8th Dec to 3rd Jan - Beauty and the Beast at Palace Theatre, Newark
2nd to 17th Dec - Jack and the Beanstalk at Nottingham Arts Theatre
Four Seasons Shopping Centre, Mansfield.
From 18th November until 23rd December: Rufford Abbey Country Park.
Diary of Christmas Events (you can find more in the boxes below)
17th Nov to 31st Dec: Nottingham's Winter Wonderland in the Market Square
25th Nov to 24th Dec: White Post Christmas at White Post Farm
18th Nov to 24th Dec: Christmas Spectacular at Sundown Adventureland
Weekends throughout December: Classic Crags Christmas at Creswell Crags
Weekends throughout December: Christmas at Wollaton Hall
Weekends throughout December: Christmas at Newstead Abbey
2nd Dec: Christmas Arts and Crafts in Arnot Hill Park (pre-book)
2nd Dec: Christmas Events at Nottingham Castle
9th Dec: Craft and Culture Fair at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham.
12 noon to 5pm. FREE entry
9th Dec: Lantern Parade through Southwell, followed by refreshments and festive music
at The Minster School. Meet at Southwell Minster at 5pm.
9th Dec: Carols by Candlelight at St Nicholas Church in Nottingham, followed by mince
pies and mulled wine. 5.30 pm and 8.00 pm. Park in Nelsons carpark on
10th Dec: Light Up a Life remembrance event. Torch-lit walk from the Brian Clough
statue at approx 4.15 pm to the Robin Hood Statue for singing and the
lighting of the Nottinghamshire Hospice Christmas Tree. FREE event.
10th Dec: Christmas Market and Winter Feast at Newark Market Place, with over 100
stalls offering Christmas crafts and gifts and hot, seasonal food. Brass bands
and carol singing, festive Morris dancing displays, fairground rides and Santa!
10am to 4pm. Free entry.
10th Dec: Christmas Crafting drop-in, make-it sessions at Rufford Abbey Country Park.
Make willow Christmas wreaths, willow Christmas trees or maybe
reindeers. You don't need to book, just buy your ticket at the Gift Shop.
11am to 3pm. £5 per item (£3 carparking)
16th Dec: Gem Family Anthems Christmas Skating Session.(2:30pm-5pm).
This session will be hosted by Gem breakfast presenters Jo & Sparky
16th Dec: Christmas Carols in the Courtyard at Green's Windmill.
20th Dec: Skate with the Nottingham Panthers (7:30pm-9:30pm)
23rd Dec: Christmas Family Foam Party (2:30pm-5pm)
23rd Dec: Christmas Foam Party(7:30pm-9:30pm)
24th Dec: Christmas Eve Walk at Sherwood Forest Country Park
26th Dec: Boxing Day Walk at Sherwood Forest Country Park
29th Dec: New Year’s Family Paint Party (5:30pm-7pm)
29th Dec: New Year’s Paint Party (7:30pm-9:30pm)
31st Dec: FREE New Year's Eve celebrations at Nottingham Castle
Santa Cruises and special Christmas Cruises will be taking place on the Nottingham Princess and Trent River Cruises this December - both departing from their moorings near Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Please visit their pages on our site to find out more information about when they are happening and how you can book.
Christmas Party Venues
There are so many places to choose from when you are looking for a place to hold your office Christmas party or celebrations. Please take a look at our Christmas Party Venue Guide for some ideas.
Christmas Lights Switch On
The lights will be turned on in Nottingham's Market Square on 17th November, with the opening of the Winter Wonderland 2017. The switch-on will be at 7.30 pm, after a brand new 30-minute show, with music, lights and special effects.
The Big Switch On will take place in Mansfield Market Place on 19th November. Loads to see and do from 10am, including a stage show, fun trail, food market and a children's Christmas Party. The lights switch-on will conclude with a fireworks display.
Celebrate Christmas in Eastwood with the annual Christmas Lights Switch-On event between 6pm and 8pm along Nottingham Road.
The lights switch-on event will be at 6.30 pm at The Hollies, with a fireworks display at 8pm, santa's grotto at the Lawrence Vets and a fairy grotto at the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum.
The lights in West Bridgford will be turned on on 2nd December. There will also be lots of special offers and promotions in the local shops and celebrations taking place in the town centre through the day, with stage entertainment with Gem106 between 12 noon and 5pm, a children's fairground from 11am to 6pm and a festive food and gift market from 9am to 6pm - all on Central Avenue.
Head to Beeston Square from 3.30 pm to see the lights switch-on at 5.00 pm, followed by fireworks at 6.30 pm. There will also be a traditional fair.
The Bulwell Christmas Lights switch-on will take place in Bulwell Market, with rides, Santa's grotto, stalls and more. 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm
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