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FREE entry and Christmas Fair at Nottingham Castle this weekend, Wollaton at Christmas event, Christmas Carols at Green's Mill, FREE family fun day at Woodthorpe Grange Park, plus craft and gift fairs!

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

FREE entry and Christmas Fair at Nottingham Castle this weekend, Wollaton at Christmas event, Christmas Carols at Green's Mill, FREE family fun day at Woodthorpe Grange Park, plus craft and gift fairs!

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Christmas Weekend and FREE entry at Nottingham Castle

Saturday and Sunday 12 & 13 December

Enjoy FREE entry at Nottingham Castle, plus a variety of fun activities:

  • Christmas Craft Fair in the Long Gallery
  • Kids can meet Santa in the Bastion (3) for a photo and present
  • Live festive music

 >>Find out more

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Wollaton at Christmas - Friday 11 Dec

5 adults 3 children

Join us as we deck the halls with holly for a special Christmas lantern-lit evening. Explore the hall and Tudor kitchens after dark, and pop into the Salon tea room for some festive food.

Family Christmas Fun - 12 & 13 Dec

FREE entry

Visit Wollaton Hall for some festive fun and the chance to pick up some Christmas gifts in the gift fair in the Yard Gallery. Plus, enjoy a guided costumed tour and meet Santa (3).

>>Find out more

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Christmas Carols in the Mill Yard

Green's Windmill Saturday 12 December 3 - 5pm

Join us for the popular festive event in the mill yard:

  • Live Christmas music from the Nottingham Ukulele Orchestra and the Salvation Army Youth Brass Band
  • Gift and craft stalls
  • Refreshments available including homemade mince pies and mulled wine

>>Find out more

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FREE Christmas Fun Day this Saturday 12 December!

Woodthorpe Plant Shop, Sherwood 9:30am - 3:30pm

  • Buy your Christmas tree from our new plant shop!
  • Craft and gift stalls
  • Notts Performing Arts Red Hot Band playing from 2pm to 3pm
  • Visit Santa 
  • FREE samples of marshmallows and chestnuts
  • Refreshments

 >>Find the Plant Shop at Woodthorpe Park, Sherwood, NG5 4HA

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Getting Crafty this weekend at Lakeside! 

Saturday 12 December, 1.30 - 3.30pm 8 

Join Lakesides family workshop and make a sweet-smelling medieval pomander, or Christmas tree decorations inspired by Roman and Anglo-Saxon festive traditions. Followed by mince pies in the Museum.

>>Find out more

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Craft in the City

12 & 13 December, plus 19 & 20 December

Pop along to Waterstones this weekend or next for an annual festive showcase offering a fabulous selection of pottery, jewellery, metal, glass, prints, wood, textiles, illustration and much more. Find out more. 

More Christmas Fairs this week:

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Take the Tram to the Winter Wonderland


Nottingham's magical Winter Wonderland is ready to be explored, 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!

More After Four

Get more this Christmas with late night shopping parking, transport and retail offers with More After Four! 

Plus, don't miss the Christmas Lights Switch On in your local area:

Lord Mayor's Carol Service: Tuesday 8 Dec

St Mary's Church, FREE


The service begins at 6.30pm with guests and congregation seated by 6.15pm.

A procession from Nottinghams Old Market Square to St Marys leaves the Council House at 6pm led by Nottingham Boys Brigade and Nottinghamshire District Girls' Brigade Band.

>>Find out more

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Festive Fun this Sunday 13 December at Holme Pierrepont 


  • Santa's Grotto: 5 per child, including a present
  • Santa Fun Run and Santa Splash: Take part in a 2km or 5km run or walk to raise money for the Air Ambulance
  • Mini Christmas Market: Enjoy a mini Christmas Market outside the Caf where well have local stalls selling lots of festive goodies perfect for Christmas

>>Find out more

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.



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Dick Whittington - now on at Nottingham Playhouse!

Panto season is here, so don't miss out on tickets for this year's magical Christmas panto at Nottingham Playhouse!

While you're there, 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.

>>Get tickets

More events coming up this week:

Have you downloaded the Nottingham Cave Trail app yet? It's FREE!

Nottinghams unique system of man-made caves have played a pivotal role in the citys history. Now, for the first time ever, you can access the previously hidden labyrinths below our streets, using a fantastic new app designed to give you a unique insight into what lies beneath.

Using high-tech archaeological scanning equipment, the Nottingham Caves App is packed with information on the caves featuring exclusive flythrough videos, photos and historical information.

>>Find out more and download



Tickets now on sale for Speed Skating - 8 - 10 January

For a second year running, the National Ice Centre Nottingham will host international short track speed skating event, Starclass 2016! Get tickets now to see some of the best talent from Western Europe compete together on the ice.

>>Get tickets

Save the date for Light Night!

 Light Night returns on Friday 5 February 2016 with over fifty fantastic FREE events in Nottingham city centre. Keep up with the latest news on the Light Night Event page. 

Light Night 2016

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