Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 1st – 3rd December


Once we’re in December it’s safe to say it’s all engines go on Christmas events, but there’s a variety of ways in which you can celebrate. If you’re out in the city gathering gifts, check out Small Business Saturday for a more unique Christmas shopping experience, but if you prefer to get away from it all, we’ve got you covered with lots of lovely places to visit and find your festive spirit.

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Small Business Saturday

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Various Venues throughout Nottinghamshire | Saturday 2nd December

If you’re doing a spot of shopping this weekend in Nottinghamshire, we recommend you ditch the chain stores in favour of exploring some of the county’s great independent shops for Small Business Saturday. These are the places that make the city unique; the people who have turned a passion into a business in order to pass on their knowledge and skills, who defend the high street from big brand takeovers, and who cultivate the sense of community that we must preserve in our globalised world. Check out our blog on Small Business Saturday here for ideas on where to splash your cash! For more information, please click here…

Christmas in Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest | Santa's Grotto

Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and Country Park | Sunday 3rd December 

Where could be a more magical place to start the festive season than surrounded by the ancient oaks of Sherwood Forest? A truly traditional Christmas event awaits this weekend, as they invite you to take part in dressing the tree and getting merry medieval style. Help make decorations, enjoy winter tales and live music, and see the dazzling light switch-on this Sunday, or visit St Nicholas in his medieval-style grotto on any weekend throughout December. For more information, please click here…

A5 Christmas Exhibition

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Patchings Art Centre | 2nd December – 22nd December

It’s always a pleasure to take a wander around Patchings, especially when they hold such a diverse show as this. Their A5 Christmas exhibition attracts dozens of artists with one simple limitation of using an A5 format, meaning the result is incredibly varied and imaginative. Those who favour a creative environment will enjoy taking in the grounds, gift shop and other artworks on show before popping into the café to taste their Christmas menu and warm up in front of the open fire. For more information, please click here…

Gift & Craft Market

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Newstead Abbey | Sunday 3rd December 2017 | 11am – 4pm

See the romantic grounds of Newstead Abbey is all its magical splendour this weekend with a delightful gift and craft market in the cloisters. Visit Santa, be entertained by resident singer Johnny Victory crooning classic Christmas songs and pick up unique gifts by local artisans and makers. Warm up inside by exploring Lord Byron’s ancestral home, which will sparkle with over 25 beautifully decorated trees and festive room sets. For more information, please click here…

Christmas Concert

Albert Hall | Christmas Concert

Albert Hall Nottingham | Sunday 3 December 2017 from 3pm

Nottingham’s Albert Hall will resound with the beautiful voices of St Mary’s Choir and music from the grand Binns Organ this weekend as they kick off December with their annual Christmas Concert. To make a day of it, why not join them for a festive lunch before the concert? You’re sure to leave feeling the warm glow of Christmas cheer and ready to crack on with your festive season. For more information, please click here…

Posted on 28 November 2017
Featured author: Sophie

Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

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    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

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