Please see the events tabs below for information about events that are happening across Nottinghamshire.
These events are not being held at our 'partner venues' but we thought you would still like to know about them!
Please click on the different orange tabs below to find out specific details about each event, including price, time and location, as well as contact details. If you wish to find out more about a particular event, please call the organiser direct.
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10th Nov to 24th Dec 2012: 4D Christmas Grotto
11th Nov 2012: Remembrance Sunday events
12th May 2013: Ladies Pamper Day
12th to 15th Dec 2012: Xmas Tree Festival
14th Oct 2012: Charity Gnome World Record Attempt
15th Aug 2013: Extreme Stunt Show
15th June 2013: Glitz and Glamour Evening
17th Nov 2012: Christmas Lights at The Exchange
18th & 19th May 2013: Lady Bay Arts Festival 2013
18th Aug 2012: Family Fun Day
18th May 2013: Summer Gathering
18th to 21st Feb 2014: Clay Modelling Workshops
18th to 21st Feb 2014: Animation Workshops
19th Feb 2014: Leave Hitler to Me, Lad
1st Dec 2012: Winter Fayre
1st Nov 2012: Fashion Show
20th July 2013: Calverton Family Fun Day
21st Jan 2012: Stargazing Live
21st Nov 2012: Christmas arrives
21st to 23rd June 2013: Cycle Live Notts
22nd Feb 2014: Pocket Henry V
22nd to 30th June 2013: Sherwood Art Week
23 & 24 Nov 2013: Fun in Netherfield
24th July 2013: Papplewick Playday
25th May 2013: Children's Craft Session
26th and 27th April 2013: 48 Hours of Fashion
27th April 2013: Calverton Play Day
29th & 30th Sept 2012: Great Nottinghamshire Show
29th June 2013: Netherfield Summer Gala
29th Nov 2013: Pamper Evening & Xmas Fayre
2nd Feb 2014: Chinese New Year workshops
2nd to 4th Aug 2013: Riverside Festival & Nottingham Mela
30th Sept 2012: FREE Open Day
6-8 and 15th Sept 2013: MELA 100
6-9 Sept 12: Heritage Open Days
6th - 9th June 2013: Southwell Folk Festival
6th July 2013: Nearly New Sale
6th July 2013: Summer Fair
8th June 2013: Archive Open Day
8th June 2013: Hemlock Happening
9th Dec 2012: Carols in the carpark
9th June 2013: The Park Garden Trail
9th June 2013: Race for Life
9th to 24th Feb 2013: Festival of Words
August 2012: Mini Silver Smithing Special
Christmas car parking
Christmas Lights Switch-On Events 2013
Feb Half-Term Events 2013
FREE Christmas parking in Broxtowe Borough
FREE Events for over 50s
FREE Health Walks
Library Events 2013
Santa's Grottos 2013
Summer 2013: Events in parks and open spaces
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Christmas Lights Switch-On Events 2013
Looking for the nearest Christmas light switch-on to you?
Look no further than our comprehensive guide to when and where the festive fun will be across the county:
A parade will travel through the town centre along Westgate from St John Street to the entrance to the Four Seasons shopping centre.
It starts at 2pm on Sunday November 17.
There will also be craft workshops, a Christmas concert and a screening of The Polar Express in the market place, culminating in a 3.30pm stage show featuring the Ghost Academy band.
NOTTINGHAM CITY CENTRE
Wednesday, November 20, Old Market Square, from 5.30pm. There will also be a chance to ice skate round the grand Christmas tree on the outdoor rink, visit the Christmas craft and gift market on Long Row, Smithy Row and along the Ice Rink broadwalk, or quench your thirst at either the Victorian Bar or the Helter Skelter Bar on Long Row.
The lights event, organised by Totally Locally, which promotes independent shops in the area, will be held on Saturday, November 23, between 9am and 6pm.
There will be more than 30 Totally Locally retailers selling locally-produced foods and crafts.
The day will end in spectacular fashion with a lantern festival to coincide with the countdown to the lights being turned on.
Saturday, November 23, 10am until 7.30pm. There will also be a Christmas craft market on the carpark next to Stapleford Day Nursery, from 10am until 4pm. Lights will be switched on at 6.30pm, followed by a fireworks display. There will also be live music.
The Stapleford Community Group are also hosting a carol service on Saturday December 14 from 6pm to 8pm at Montrose Court Community Centre, off Melbourne Road.
There will be a visit from Santa Claus too.
Town centre lights switch-on will take place on Thursday, November 26, from 6pm to 9pm.
A Christmas market and family funfair are planned for the night of the switch-on, Saturday November 28, as well as performances by Long Eaton Silver Prize Band and the U3A choir. Street entertainers will roam the town – and Santa and his reindeer could be among the visitors. Dovedale Primary School will take part in an illuminated procession, based on the 12 days of Christmas.
The event is from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, with Mayor of Erewash Councillor Val Clare switching on the lights at 7.30pm.
Saturday, November 30, from 12pm-6pm, at Broadgate Park, Beeston. A host of attractions and live music including:Bjorn the Polar Bear and the Penguin Experience, with real penguins. Learn about penguins and come and watch them being fed at 2.30pm. Apus Birds – giant birds wandering around the site led by jungle explorer Major Apus. There will also be fairground rides along the High Road.Live music and entertainment on stage. Lights will be switched on between 5 and 6pm by Sam and Amy from Gem 106, followed by fireworks. Trent Barton bus driver James McDonald - who appeared on X Factor - will also be performing.
There will also be a Santa's Grotto in Beeston Square on the same day between 12 and 6pm.
Saturday, November 30, from 12pm to 4pm. Lights switch-on, Santa's children's party and Christmas market at Blidworth Miners' Welfare, Mansfield Road, Blidworth. More than 20 Christmas market stalls, plus a festive barbecue, mulled wine and mince pies,a children's climbing wall, a stilt walking balloon man and live music from the Ragged Rascals. Santa will be visiting from 2pm.
Saturday, December 7, Main Street, between 4 and 7pm.
Carols and music around the tree in the town centre from 7pm on Wednesday, December 4, before the lights are officially turned on.
GORDON ROAD, WEST BRIDGFORD
Saturday, December 7, 12pm-6pm. Christmas fair and Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
Arts & craft market, street entertainers, children's fairground rides, Santa's grotto and live music.
Greasley Sports and Community Centre, Thursday December 12. Songs, refreshments and a visit from Santa from 6.30pm.