Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 24th – 26th November


Now the lights are on and Winter Wonderland has come to town, we are getting full on festive this weekend in Nottinghamshire. For fans of the season there are oodles of ways to get merry, from light switch-ons to seasonal shopping, and for those who like a regular November, there are Vikings, gin and lots more!

Nothing tickled your fancy? There are even more events to discover on our What’s On page! Don’t forget, if you are out having a great time in Nottinghamshire, you can use #lovenotts to share the love and connect with us via our TwitterFacebook or Instagram.

Christmas Markets & Craft Fayres


Support your local traders, get in the spirit for Small Business Saturday and pick up Christmas gifts at one of the great festive markets happening throughout the county. Nation-wide makers and sellers will be bringing you the best in handmade and artisan products, with lovingly crafted jewellery, delicious local produce, gorgeous trinkets and gifts and lots more. Wherever you are in the midlands, one of the following festive fairs won’t be too far away.

Christmas Craft Market at Rufford Country Park | Strelley Hall Christmas Market | Kelham Hall Christmas Fayre | Festive Fair at Nottingham Hospice | Patchings Art Centre Christmas Market | Winterfest at Thoresby Courtyard | Welbeck Winter Weekend

For the full list of Christmas markets throughout 2017, please click here…

Traditional Christmas Events


Wollaton Hall / Newstead Abbey | Throughout December

For some, getting right in there with the festive spirit is what this time of year is all about, for others not so much. There are some rather magical Christmas events happening this weekend however which are likely to turn even the most baa-humbug of folks into rosy cheeked carol-singing elves. Christmas comes to Wollaton Hall with festive afternoon teas, mulled wine, and ghostly tales, while Lord Byron’s home of Newstead Abbey will be dressed up to the nines with traditional decorations, 25 Christmas trees, craft fairs, carols and lots more.

Meanwhile, on Saturday 25th Nottingham’s oldest shopping arcade The Exchange will sparkle with festive lights and their renowned 50ft Christmas tree, beneath the arcade’s stunning central dome will be revealed. For more information, please click here…

Gin Festival

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Nottingham Conference Centre | 25th & 26th November 2017

Not feeling the Christmas spirit? Come and celebrate the UK’s favourite alcoholic spirit instead! You’ll get the chance to try some of the 100 exclusive gins available, including Tinker, FEW and Poetic License, all mixed with Fever Tree Tonic. The day will include masterclasses and talks from industry experts, along with some delicious cocktails to learn too. For more information, please click here…

Viking: Rediscover the Legend Exhibition


Lakeside Arts | Friday 24th November 2017 – Sunday 4th March 2018 

The Vikings are landing at Lakeside Arts this weekend, kicking off a fantastic looking exhibition that explores the influence of the Vikings in Britain. A collaboration between British Museum and York Museums Trust, the Viking and Anglo Saxon artefacts, including recent finds, and will be exhibiting until March. The opening weekend sees loads of family friendly activities throughout the centre, including Viking board games, crafts, food tastings and artefact handling! For more information, please click here…

Posted on 21 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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