Guide to Christmas in Nottingham

2nd December 2012

Looking for special events to celebrate Christmas in Nottingham? Look no further than the Culture Show’s ultimate guide to ‘What’s On’ around Nottingham this December.

University of Nottingham’s Carol Service.

Thursday, 6th December, 2012 (19:15-21:00), Cathedral Church of St Barnabas. Celebrate the Christmas season with the University in this traditional Carol Service featuring Viva Voce Chamber Choir and The Revival Gospel Choir. Free coaches from Trent Building, University Park at 18:30, returning at 21:15.

Christmas Markets and lights

Every day until 24th December. For good quality, handmade arts and crafts, suitable for all family members, the markets can be found on Smithy Row, Albert Street and Lister Gate. In the centre of Old Market Square is the Winter Wonderland, featuring a carousel, Narnia-themed bar and the North Star, a sixty-metre high swing ride!


Who doesn’t love a good panto! And Nottingham is treating us to three different ones:
The Theatre Royal offers ‘Cinderella’, starring John Partridge as Prince Charming, running from 8th December till 15th January. Nottingham Playhouse is putting on Kenneth Alan Taylor’s latest pantomime ‘Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood’ from 30th November till 19th January.
Nottingham Arts Theatre presents ‘Puss in Boots’ between 8th and 16th December

You can win tickets to Cinderella on our Christmas special on Saturday at 2pm.

Swimming Reindeer

20th October to 17th December. Creswell Crags, Worksop. An incredibly important piece of Ice Age sculpture, on loan from the British Museum. The 13,000 year old object stars in a new exhibition exploring the relationship between art and the practice of story telling.

Christmas Art Shop

28th October till 24 December. Thoresby Park. An exclusive art exhibition featuring unique pieces from Nottinghamshire artists. All pieces promise to be under £100!

Meet Father Christmas

For the big child inside you, Father Christmas will be on the upper level of the Victoria Shopping Centre until 24th December.