Festive Events in Nottinghamshire:  2nd to 6th December 2019

On the run-up to Christmas, there will be more festive events than you can shake the North Pole at.  The Winter Wonderland will once again return to Nottingham's Market Square, with an Alpine Ice Bar, outdoor skating rink, entertainment and rooftop bar, as well as a Christmas Market with over 70 stalls.

Please take a look at our week-by-week guide.  We'll be adding more events every day, so please keep checking back and follow us on Twitter for all the latest


White Post Christmas
White Post Farm

23rd November to 24th December 2019

It's that time of year again - he's made a list, he's checked it twice and he's decided to return to White Post Farm.  Meet Santa every Tuesday to Sunday from 23rd Nov to 24th Dec.  A visit to see Santa is included in the usual admission (there are optional upgrades available) plus a full festive timetable.  Meet the reindeer, explore the winter walkthrough and even learn some new skills at Elf Academy on the weekends.  All this and loads more of the usual animal activities

Time:  Open from 10am
Cost:  Further info and tickets

Christmas Spectacular
Sunday Adventureland

16th November to 24th December 2019

When it comes to a Christmas Event in Nottinghamshire, no-one does it better than Sundown Adventureland. As Christmas draws near, the park is converted into a Winter Wonderland with Christmas theming throughout and the annual opening of the wonderful ‘Night before Christmas’ ride. Climb aboard one of Santa’s sleighs and take a magical journey through the enchanted forest.

You’ll be greeted by the elves and the ever friendly Mrs. Claus and when it’s your time, you’ll be invited to meet the big man himself. When you meet him, you’ll find out whether you’re on the naughty or nice list and if you name’s on the right list (it normally is, so don’t worry!), you’ll receive a lovely present and the chance to share your wishes with him.  During the Christmas Spectacular Weekends, there’s an even more Christmassy feel with the opening of the Christmas marquee where you can meet the dancing bears, laugh your socks off with Andy and Lewis and get up close to our real reindeers and meet the Snow Queen.

The Market Place will take you back to a traditional time with beautiful festive lights and the smell of chestnuts roasting, marshmallows dipped in chocolate and non-alcoholic mulled wine for the kids. If something more filling is more your scene, there’s mushy peas and mince pies and a warming hot soup also available. On a cold Christmassy day it’ll warm you through and help you keep going for more fun with the kids. As well as market stalls selling all those Christmas goodies, decorations, stocking fillers and lots more.

More information and tickets.


Nottingham Winter Wonderland 2019
Market Square, Nottingham

15th November to 31st December 2019

More information to follow ...

Old Market Square stalls, ice bar, ice rink and Sur La Piste.  Open 15th Nov 2019 - 31st Dec 2019
Monday - Thursday 10:00  - 23:00
Friday - Saturday 10:00  - 23:59
Sunday 10:00  - 22:00

Long Row Christmas Market.  Open
15th Nov 2019 - 31st Dec 2019

* All are closed on Christmas Day.


Mega Monday
Revolution Cornerhouse

2nd December 2019

Recovering from the weekend? Revolution Cornerhouse has the cure with their Mega Mondays!

Offering 2-4-1 on all Pizzas, Mains, Burgers, Sandwiches & Salads until 9pm


Shirebrook Miners Welfare Unison Band
Christmas Concert

2nd December 2019

Enjoy an evening of music with the Shirebrook Miners Welfare Unison Band. Everyone is welcome and there will be free entry and free mince pies for all!

Time:  Doors open 7pm
           Concert starts at 7.30 pm

Central Drive, Shirebrook.  Tel:  01623 742351

Wreath Making
Clumber Park

4th, 5th and 6th December 2019

Get that festive feeling. Using mostly natural materials from the park, create a Christmas wreath with the creative influence of our Pleasure Grounds gardeners. Enjoy a hot drink and mince pie as a part of your session. You will be provided with your wreath ring, natural materials and ribbon. Booking is essential by calling 0344 2491895 or online here.

These are adult only sessions; no children are allowed.  Assistance dogs are welcome.  Meet at the Parsonage.

Time:  10am to 12noon
Cost:   £35

Woodland Winter Wander
Clumber Park

6th December 2019

Wrap up warm for a crisp winter walk through the park, celebrating the festive season by spotting traditional Christmas elements in nature and collecting materials to make your own Christmas decorations.  Follow the Discovery Centre guide through the Park, finding traditional Christmas plants and trees like holly and pine, collecting materials like pinecones to make in to your own Christmas decorations when you return to the centre.

Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult.  Meet at the Discovery Centre; aim to arrive at least five minutes before the walk begins.

Time:  10.30am to 12.30pm
Cost:   Free (normal admission applies - click here for more info)

Discover: Christmas Crafts
Clumber Park

6th December 2019

Create your own Christmas decorations with the friendly Discovery Centre team. Meet at the Discovery Centre. Event is fully accessible. Children are welcome.

No need to book.

Time: 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Cost: Free (normal admission applies - click here for more info)

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

2nd to 6th December 2019

Don’t miss the magic of this year’s must-see production of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes! You and your family shall go to the ball with yet another spectacular family panto, packed with traditional pantomime ingredients.

Coronation Street’s Les Dennis and Connor McIntyre will swap the cobbles for clutch bags as the Ugly Sisters, alongside Pop Idol star Gareth Gates as Prince Charming, with Richard Cadell and Sooty starring as Buttons.  Jack McNeill will be playing the role of Dandini. Jack will be returning to the Theatre Royal following his star turn in last year’s pantomime as Peter Pan. Hannah Grace Lawson will make her pantomime debut as Cinderella after recently starring in the West End as first cover for Cosette in Les Miserables.

With mischievous comedy, jaw-dropping special effects and plenty of boos and hisses, Cinderella will be packed with festive fun for all the family from those aged 3 to 103. So polish off your pumpkins, grab your glass slippers and get ready to head to the ball!

Date:  30th November to 5th January



I Love Mansfield Christmas Market

Mansfield City Centre

2nd to 6th December 2019

This year, Mansfield is hosting its special Christmas market with lovely Christmas Chalets on West Gate, Mansfield Town Centre for even longer, due to demand.  The chalets will be set up ready to open every day from Sunday 17th November, the BIG Switch on day through to Sunday 22nd December from 10am. With special late night openings too!

Enjoy a stroll around The ‘I Love Mansfield’ Christmas Market for those special stocking fillers and enjoy a delicious drink or bite to eat. There will be lots of lovely things to see and do, with Carol singing from local schools, entertainment from local musicians, free goodies and prizes to be won!  Follow the Christmas trail and vote for your favourite shop window display, details in the Christmas booklet available from November.

Date:  17th November to 22nd December 2019
Time:  10am to 5pm
Late night shopping on 12th December.

Sleeping Beauty
Nottingham Playhouse

2nd to 6th December 2019

Experience the magic of this year’s pantomime Sleeping Beauty from Friday 22 November 2019 to Saturday 11 January 2020. With spectacular costumes, stunning sets, plenty of belly-laughs and magical musical numbers, our legendary panto is perfect for a family treat.

Date:   22nd November to 11th January
Time:  Various
Cost:   T
ickets and information

Nottingham Arts Theatre

2nd to 6th December 2019

Jump aboard a magic carpet and travel with us to a busy Chinese town for a spectacular pantomime adventure. Dreaming of a better life, Aladdin wishes to stop working for his mother, Widow Twankey, in their family run launderette. With help (and some hindrance) from the likes of his brother Wishee Washee, Aladdin goes on adventure to find a secret magical lamp hoping that this will change his destiny. Meanwhile, the evil Abanazar plots to overthrow the Emperor and marry the Princess so that he can become the all powerful ruler. Will Abanazar succeed or will Aladdin come up with an in-Genie-us plan!

Don’t miss the adventure of a lifetime in this action-packed, magical Amanda Hall production, once again at the Nottingham Arts Theatre from 30th November - 15th December 2019.

Date:  30th November to 15th December

Tickets here

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