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FREE entry to Nottingham Castle this Saturday, Christmas Lights Switch-On's in neighbourhoods, Vintage and Festive fairs, Teen Mayhem Festival this weekend at Broadway and more!

Don't miss out - get the full rundown of everything happening in Nottingham this week

FREE entry to Nottingham Castle this Saturday, Christmas Lights Switch-On's in neighbourhoods, Vintage and Festive fairs, Teen Mayhem Festival this weekend at Broadway and more!  


FREE entry to Nottingham Castle this Saturday 28 November

Enjoy FREE entry at Nottingham Castle this Saturday, plus a range of activities as part of a one-day takeover by Illuminate, the Nottingham Castle art collective for young people.

FREE drop in events include:

  •  Zine making workshop (drop-in)
  • Badge Making (drop-in)
  • Magnetic Manifestos (drop-in)
  • The Take Over Stage - a programme of music, poetry and talks running all day

Or, just come along and enjoy the chance to visit Nottingham Castle for free, including the chance to look around the current exhibition 'A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution'

>>Find out more

winter wonderland

Take the Tram to the Winter Wonderland


Nottingham's magical Winter Wonderland is now open, with over fifty stalls selling crafts and gifts, plus hot food and drinks. Why not take the Tram for the easiest way to visit the Winter Wonderland? The 5 for £5 group ticket allows two adults and up to three children to travel for just £5. 

Book your tickets for ice skating

The ice rink is back in the Old Market Square - book your skating session now to avoid disappointment.

>>Find out more


Christmas in Nottingham

 There's so much to do this festive season!

Bookmark our Christmas page for the latest information and What's On.

newstead snow

Experience Christmas at Newstead Abbey

Abbey Christmas: 28 & 29 November and 4 - 6 December 11am - 4pm (4 Dec 2pm - 7pm)

£5 adults, under 16 FREE

Experience the magic of Christmas in the truly gorgeous setting of Newstead Abbey. Historic rooms will sparkle with Christmas lights and impressive floral displays. Visit the craft fair in the Cloisters (Saturday and Sunday only) to pick up Christmas gifts, and enjoy a treat in the Abbey Café. Don't forget to visit Santa to share your Christmas list (£3 per child).

>>Find out more

wollaton christmas

The Great Christmas Show at Wollaton Hall

28 & 28 Nov and 6 & 7 Dec

£5 adults, £2 children

 Don't miss a fun festive weekend at Wollaton Hall, with:

  • Food and Drink Stalls
  • Workshops showing you how to wrap the perfect present, decorate a Christmas cake, and more
  • Santa, plus Elsa, Olaf and other favourites
  • Live music, including the Schools Christmas Carol Competition
  • Kids' Zone with toys, soft play and games 

 >>Find out more

See the Christmas Lights Switch On in your local area!

teen mayhem

Teen Mayhem Festival

28 & 29 November at Broadway

A weekend of fantasy, science fiction and horror for younger viewers - including screenings, panels, workshops and discussions. Day passes are available for just £10.

>>See the full schedule

Get to your event for just £2 on the tram!

Did you know you can travel to and from ticketed events for just £2 using the Event Ticket on NET Trams? 

If you're going to a ticketed events at:

  • Theatre Royal and Royal Centre
  • Nottingham Contemporary
  • Nottingham Playhouse
  • Capital FM Arena
  • The Bodega, Rescue Rooms, Rock City, or Stealth
  • City Ground
  • and many more!

Just select the 'event ticket' option at the ticket machine, and be sure to have your tram and event ticket with you.



instagram comp

WIN a pair of ice skating tickets for the Nottingham Winter Wonderland!

Did you know that My Nottingham are on Instagram? Take a look at our account and you could win a pair of ice skating tickets for the Winter Wonderland:

  • Follow @mynottingham on instagram 
  • Find the hidden skating Santa in the Winter Wonderland montage
  • Once you've found Santa, comment on the photo with hashtag ‪#‎FoundSanta   ‪#‎WinterWonderland   and tag @mynottingham
  • Only one entry per person and per email
  • Closes Sunday 29 November 2015

Terms and conditions apply!     >>Good luck!


Gift and Craft Fairs 


Don't miss out on panto - tickets selling fast!


At performances of Dick Whittington, look out for collections for our Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a charity which provides a free book every month, to every child in Nottingham during their first five years.

28 Nov

This Saturday at Debbie Bryan Nottingham

10.30am – 12pm: Floral China Tea Cup, £20

Change up this year’s Christmas table settings by creating seasonal arrangements in tea cups. 

2pm - 4.30pm: Festive Wreath, £30

With a selection of seasonal and foraged flowers and greenery, create your own beautiful festive wreath that you'll finalise with handmade textile touches.

>>Find out more

Save the date for Light Night!

 Light Night returns on Friday 5 February 2016 and we're already planning! If your community group or business would like to get involved by putting on an event, let us know by 25 November using this form.

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