Things to do this weekend, 27th – 29th November 2015


The lights are on, and the Christmas tree in Old Market Square is standing proud, signalling the start of the festive season for us, here in Nottinghamshire. With Christmas lights switch-ons across the county, and a feast of special seasonal markets springing up, there’s no doubt that it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. If you’re feeling festive, you’ll love some of the great events on offer this week – don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date with what’s on across the county.

Garden of Fire at Clumber Park

See the beautiful Kitchen Garden at Clumber Park in a whole new light, as it glows and flickers with fire. This exciting new event will help you to experience the raw, elemental power of fire, with dramatic displays, sculptures and performances to enjoy.

Visit to enjoy the display every Sunday until the 13th of December, between 5pm and 8pm.

Click here for more information.

Kelham Hall’s Big Christmas Market

There are few things that will get you into the Christmas spirit quicker than browsing a Christmas market, with a steaming cup of mulled wine in your hands.

Pick up some Christmas gifts, bite into some delicious food, and take the kids along to meet the big man himself. They can also enjoy fun, festive activities such as gingerbread man decorating and colouring competitions – all in the spectacular setting of Kelham Hall.

Click here for more information.

Beeston and Newark’s Christmas Lights Switch-Ons

Nottingham’s already glowing, after the button was pressed last Friday night, but we can still look forward to the celebrations in Newark and Beeston this weekend.

Head to Beeston this Saturday for a fun-filled Saturday afternoon, complete with live music and family entertainment. The switch-on, at 5pm, will be followed up by an exciting firework display, which will light up the sky with even more colour.

Newark, meanwhile, will come to light the following day, with traditional craft, charity and chilli markets to enjoy on the day, before the switch is flicked.

For more information on Beeston’s celebrations click here, and for Newark click here.

Madame Parboiled’s Interactive Dungeon Show

She’s one of Nottingham’s favourite characters, and you’ll find her skulking around the hidden dungeons that lie below the city, offering entertaining tours and interactive shows.

The ‘executioner’s wife’ will be turning her attention to the dungeons below The Sir John Borlase Warren pub for the first time from the 25th, and if you dare to join her, she’ll be terrifying you with tales of the unexplained, and Nottingham’s gory past.

Click here for more information.

Mumford & Sons at Capital FM Arena

They’re one of the world’s biggest bands, and they’ll be bringing their accessible folk rock, and sing along anthems to Nottinghamshire first, as they kick off their UK tour in the county.

It’s sure to be an unmissable performance from the London based band, who have been lavished with awards and built up a huge following across the globe.

To find out more information, including ticket prices and availability, head over to the Capital FM Arena website.

Posted on 23 November 2015
Featured author: Alistair

Originally from Preston - but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

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