Get ready for a sparkling Christmas in Nottinghamshire


Christmas is just around the corner which means it’s time to start thinking about celebrations with friends and family. If you need a little inspiration, or want to do things a little differently this year, then take a look at what is taking place around Nottinghamshire. Don’t forget that many hotels will be offering special overnight packages so why not book a room instead of a taxi? You can also find more ideas on our Christmas pages.

St James Hotel invites you to a masquerade ball


Step back in time to a glamorous era at the St James Hotel Venetian Masquerade Ball Christmas Party where guests can look forward to a three-course meal table theming, close-up magician and live entertainment. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture the night’s events, and there will also be an after-dinner DJ and disco, plus a competition for the best dressed.

Parties cost £42 to £45 per person. For details, including how to book visit the website.

And if you want to ring in the New Year in style book your tickets to the hotel’s Black and White Ball, where there will be a champagne and canapé reception, four-course meal, photographer, live entertainment and more. Tickets are priced at £66 per person. Call 0115 941 1114 for more.

Wow your guests without the hassle at Missoula

Nottingham’s Missoula Montana opened less than two months ago – and it’s already a favourite in the city. The American-inspired restaurant has a selection of menus and packages for all festive parties, including relaxed Christmas buffets, formal dining experiences or a cocktail master class in your exclusive section of the bar.

So let a dedicated Christmas co-ordinator organise your event while you enjoy the party. To book call 0115 988 6870.

Party time at the Village

The Village Nottingham invites you to celebrate with its ‘Christmas Show’ programme of events. During December you can enjoy festive lunches and dinners, along with fun-filled Las Vegas Party Nights.

Take your little ones to see the pantomime Sleeping Beauty on New Year’s Eve – and enjoy a family boogie night afterwards. You can also relax over lunch on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

Need some inspiration for New Year’s Eve? The Village has it covered with a Gala Dinner which includes a Gary Barlow tribute band and fireworks. There is also a Family Party Night and other packages available.

Further details on all the events taking place this Christmas are available on the website.

Tuck into delicious food at the Cross Keys or Ned Ludd

If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a relaxed festive dinner with friends or colleagues then choose Nottingham’s Cross Keys or Ned Ludd.

At the Cross Keys, you can experience traditional cooking with a distinctly modern twist, while the Ned Ludd has a superb range of dishes, as well as ales, craft beers and wine.

Christmas dinners must be booked in advance. To reserve a table at the Cross Keys call 0115 914 7898. For the Ned Ludd call 0115 948 4221.

The perfect getaway at Gateway Hotel

A Superior Executive Suite at the Gateway Hotel.

A Superior Executive Suite at the Gateway Hotel.

Groups can look forward to a night of dinner and dancing at the Gateway Hotel, just outside the city. Held in the newly-refurbished Orchard Suite, guests can enjoy a glass of wine, followed by a three-course festive dinner and each table will have decorations, crackers and candelabras.

Why not make a night of it by staying in one of the newly-decorated guest rooms?

Christmas packages are priced between £29.95 and £33.95 per person, with drinks packages available from £10pp.  For further details or to book visit the Gateway’s website or call 0115 979 4949.

Take in a festive show at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal and Concert Hall

Nothing is more festive than a night out at the pantomime – and the Theatre Royal’s is like no other. This year, best-loved actress Lesley Joseph leads a star-studded cast in a production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which opens on 6th December and runs to the 11th January.

Meanwhile, the Royal Concert Hall will also be hosting a series of seasonal shows including The Hallé Christmas Concert (17th December), The Best of the West End at Christmas (18th December) and Christmas with the Rat Pack (27th December).

Fed up of turkey and stuffing? Choose Chino Latino for your Christmas party

Sample Pan Asian food at Chino Latino.

Sample Pan Asian food at Chino Latino.

Chino Latino, a stylish Pan-Asian restaurant at Nottingham’s Park Plaza, is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to steer clear of the traditional Christmas fare. The restaurant is known for fresh sushi and sashimi and this festive season, diners can choose from the Gold, Frankincense or Myrhh set menus, priced between £25 and £45 per person.

There is also an early booking discount of 10 per cent on food for all those booking the Christmas menus before 15th November. Email for further information.

The celebrations continue on New Year’s Eve when guests will be able to choose dishes from the a la carte and tasting menus, making this the perfect option for those who would prefer not to have a set menu.

T’is the season to sparkle at East Midlands Conference Centre

From corporate parties to Christmas day family feasts, there is plenty to look forward to at the East Midlands Conference Centre. Set in the landscaped grounds of Nottingham University, the centre is ideally suited to private office parties as well as festive joiner parties for organisations who want to combine their celebrations with others’.

You can also take the stress out of Christmas Day with a three-course dinner priced at £49 for adults and £29 per child (under-threes are free) or enjoy a four-course meal and dancing on New Year’s Eve.

After all the festivities you will want to sink into a soft bed so why not book a room for just £45 including breakfast? Further details are available on the website.

A memorable Christmas at Hilton Hotel

Nottingham’s Hilton Hotel will be hosting a variety of events over the Christmas period. Friends and colleagues who want to get together are invited to the all-inclusive party night, which includes a three-course meal, DJ and optional drinks package.

Start the holiday season with a swing at one of the tribute nights or book a private party for colleagues or friends. On Christmas Day you can tuck into a spectacular three-course carvery, while the New Year’s Eve Diamond Ball promises glitz, glamour and good food.

A Christmas brochure is available via the Hilton website.

There’s something for everyone at Crowne Plaza

Party in style at Nottingham’s Crowne Plaza with a packed programme of events for colleagues, friends and families.

As well as dinner and party nights there is also a Christmas Day carvery, along with a New Year’s Eve Family Disco which includes dinner, a disco and children’s entertainer. If you’d rather leave the kids at home, book tickets to the New Year’s Eve Gala Ball where a four-course dinner, live band and DJ awaits you. 

Posted on 04 November 2014
Featured author: Catherine Allen Marketing Assistant

Arts fan, runner and cyclist who has been living in Nottingham for more than a decade. Loves real ale, craft beer, good food, travelling and sausage dogs.

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