Experience Nottinghamshire’s Winter Wonderland

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Christmas is coming to Nottinghamshire. November invites the first signs of Christmas as magical wonderlands and festive grottos begin to sparkle across Nottinghamshire.

Christmas in the City

This year Nottingham will once again transform into a Winter Wonderland for all to enjoy. Festivities will include music, food, and the fantastic 60ft high North Star Swing Ride.
This year’s celebrations will officially open with a Christmas light switch on event on Wednesday 23 November at 6.20pm.

A Winter Wonderland at the NIC

As an alternative to the chilly outdoor rink, this year you will be able to get your skates on inside the National Ice Centre. Glide along to your favourite festive Christmas songs, surrounded by twinkling lights and seasonal snowflakes.

A Winter Wonder Crags

There are seasonal family events this Christmas at Creswell Crags. Crafts, music, and food are all on offer to enjoy at Creswell – and there will even be an appearance from Santa Claus in his magical grotto. This event will be free (although there’s a small fee of £4 to see the jolly man himself).

Festive Families

There are ample opportunities for families to have fun in Nottinghamshire this Christmas.
Santa will be visiting a variety of places in Nottinghamshire – meet him as he prepares for his busiest day of the year.

Or why not try Making it! Discovery Centre in Mansfield for a chance to enjoy a Christmas party and create some Christmas Crafts. 

A Seasonal Selection 

If you are all wrapped up with your Christmas shopping – or haven’t even started it – there is a great assortment of events in Nottinghamshire to fill you with festive joy and Christmas Cheer.

Perhaps you would enjoy a traditional Christmas Panto (oh yes you would), or the chance to let your hair down at a Christmas Party?

As a more unusual day out, why not join the Villainous Sheriff for a tasty Medieval banquet, or a Christmas Cruise along the river. 

Whether it is cruising, partying, pantomime or places to dine – there is something for everyone this Christmas.

Christmas Dining

Perhaps you are looking for somewhere to enjoy a Christmas Feast this festive season? If so, Nottinghamshire’s venues offer delicious Christmas menus. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Posted on 23 November 2011
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

A Mansfield lad who likes reading, running and red wine.

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