Things to do in Nottinghamshire: Christmas special!

Wollaton Park, Lake by Alan MetheringhamMED

With only a few days to go until Christmas, the magical festive air has left us full of anticipation for big log fires, the delicious smell of turkey,  the whimsical sound of sleigh bells and above all, spending time with our loved ones.
Nottinghamshire has plenty on offer to keep you in the festive spirit right through to New Year.

There’s nothing like hearing some wonderful festive choral music in the lead up to Christmas. The Eastwood Male Voice Choir offer some truly spectacular harmonies with their Christmas Musical Extravaganza. Complete with mince pies and a sherry. Find this at the Nottingham Mechanics on the 21st at 11am.

Just the Tonic’s Christmas Night Out! Offering the best in live stand-up, they book the greatest acts on the circuit and their Christmas shows are always a ho-ho-hoot! Book now to avoid disappointment! Shows run from Thursday 20th– Saturday 22nd December.

It’s a Wonderful Life! Remember that classic Christmas tear-jerker? Now you can experience it at the Friday Film Club at the DH Lawrence Heritage Centre. The showing starts at 11am and tissues are optional.

The Wollaton Hall Craft Fair is on again this weekend with a spectacular range of stalls including homemade jam, Christmas decorations, mulled wine, beauty products and some more unusual gifts which are sure to ensnare the senses. Top the day off with a visit to their onsite cafe and maybe even spot some resident deer. Batman fans will also recognise Wollaton Hall as the setting for Wayne Manor in the Dark Knight Rises. The film is available to buy on DVD and would make a great Christmas gift.

Craft in the City 2012 is taking place all weekend from Friday to Saturday in the relaxed and ambient Sillitoe room, upstairs in Waterstones. You will be able to find high quality and inventive crafts from some of Nottingham’s best designers whilst enjoying stunning views of the city.

Get the little ones into the festive spirit with Kidsophonic Christmas Concert 2012 at the Albert Hall. The Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra will both enchant and inspire. Book tickets now to avoid disappointment. You can catch that on Saturday 22nd December at 10am or pm.

DON’T MISS! If you’re looking for a festive Nottinghamshire break, 1 the Green in Muston offers a four bedroom, detached cottage which comfortably sleeps six. The house is newly restored with central heating, fully fitted kitchen and elegant living area. A stay during the holiday period has recently become available, book now!

The Approach is holding an Elvis Chistmas Comeback Show starring Nottingham’s finest Presley tribute act and special support acts. Entry is free and there will be festive deals aplenty! Keep the merriment going on the 27th December. 

Moving forward into the New Year, Tours of Nottingham are providing their spectacular Heroes & Villains Tour at 2pm on the 1st of January – a perfect activity for before or after that delicious New Years Day dinner! The starting point will be at the Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem (Englands oldest pub!) and visitors will have the opportunity to explore the caves beneath the Salutation Inn. The tours are always popular, so booking is essential.

However you plan on spending the festive season in Notts, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Look out for yet more things to do in 2013!

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Posted on 18 December 2012
Featured author: Erin

Australian now calling Nottingham home. Piano playing, cake making, bicycle riding lady who loves travel.

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