Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 8th – 10th December


As the temperature drops it seems our festive spirits get higher, so with the arrival of December we are now fully in the mood for spectacular seasonal soirees and cheery Christmas celebrations. There’s a great array of events on our What’s On calendar, so don’t forget to have a gander, but read on to check out our favourite things to do this weekend…

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Christmas Tales with The Woolly Tellers

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The Malt Cross | Friday 8th December 2017, 7:30pm

The Woolly Tellers present an evening of Christmas tales at the beautiful Victorian music hall, The Malt Cross. These guys are cracking storytellers, and we can guarantee you’ll appreciate the classic and homely nature of an evening listening to their yarns. You can also see The Woolly Tellers next weekend at the amazing Wollaton Hall, so don’t miss out!

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A Classic Crags Christmas


Creswell Crags | 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th 17th December 2017

You really have to make an effort to get outdoors at this time of year, but if you wrap up cosy a walk in the country is the perfect way to take advantage of the atmospheric winter season. Pick up some toasty roasted chestnuts and have a wander around the lake at Creswell Crags. After poking your nose in the ancient caves, you can warm up in the museum with some festive crafts, meet Santa,  and enjoy a live brass band performance.

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Santa Special Train Journeys


Great Central Railway, Ruddington | 26th November – 24th December 2017

We think this ninety minute steam train journey through the beautiful local countryside will be a delightfully nostalgic treat for both children and adults. Enjoy seasonal refreshments, a gift for each child and the chance to tell Santa what you’d like for Christmas. Could this be one of the most special Christmas events in all of Nottinghamshire?!

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Craft + Culture Fair


New Art Exchange | Saturday 9 December 2017 from 12noon – 5pm

Take the tram down to the Forest Recreation ground and finish up your festive shopping at New Art Exchange’s Craft & Culture Fair. Showcasing the work of designers and makers from throughout Nottinghamshire, the day also includes live music and performances, street food and the opportunity to check out the current exhibition ‘Sounds Like Her’!

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Crafternoons: Festive Wreath or China Tea Cup


Debbie Bryan | Saturday 9th December

Not only are Crafternoons at Debbie Bryan a whole lot of fun, but this is a great excuse to sit in a beautiful cosy tearoom, eat cake and make some beautiful new Christmas decorations while the world bustles by outside. You’ll leave with either a beautiful festive wreath or a vintage teapot decoration which are perfect as gifts or for your home. You’re also likely to find some gorgeous trinkets that make perfect gifts, or even find a course to gift a friend, so be sure to stop by on your Christmas shop!

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Posted on 05 December 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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