Nottingham is a city of culture and is home to festive markets, stylish and independent boutiques, chill pubs, dynamic food scene, stunning architecture, prominent nightlife and sparling events. There is no doubt that spending Christmas in Nottingham will be a truly magical and exceptional experience.
You get the feeling of Christmas arrival the most when you merrily stroll on the beautifully lit streets searching for the unique and special gifts you want to give to your close people and of course, delicious cookies and cake!
Well, Nottingham city centre has everything you need to make your Christmas remember with independent, trendy boutiques to shop around, Get your extra special dress this Christmas and party with all your friends. Christmas is not Christmas without your favorite food traditions on the table; The festival brings back many childhood memories and the smell of freshly baked Cookies.
Are you ready to celebrate the festive season in the "Queen of the Midlands"- Nottingham? For you to have a magical time during the season, These are some of the best Christmas activities you can do.
The Nottingham Christmas market has more than 70 stalls, many rides for children, making it the most happening Christmas market in the East Midlands. Things you will get to see at this beautiful market are - local handmade jewelry, glassware, framed comic art, slides, rides, and many exciting things to do like Santa Toy Ride, Helter Skelter, Toboggan Slide- keeping not just the children but everyone amused!
Well, that's not it- Nottingham Winter Wonderland located on Bolero Square, Belward Street also offers festival continental food stalls, and for a formal dining experience, Sur La Piste Bar is the place to be!
With festive preparation and lots of Christmas sparkle - Skating session with the family will get you into the festive spirit. Ice Skating will definitely get your body moving. Don't worry many young and skilled skaters train at the National Ice Centre, so you are in safe company.
You will be super-excited to know that there is an upcoming Christmas event at the Nation Ice Centre on 21st and 22nd December. There will be Christmas activities including arts and crafts, festive music to skate to, face painting and much more.
Folk singer, Kate Rusby never fail to connect the emotional heart of a song to that of her audience. And students staying at the student accommodation in Nottingham can also head to Theatre Royal Concert Hall located on Theatre Square in Nottingham with their friends and enjoy Kate's concert which will also bring the joyous spirit of the Christmas.
Kate Rusby is undoubtedly one of the finest interpreters of traditional folk songs. She is a Folk Singer of the Year, Best Original Song winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and a Mercury Prize nominee. On her Festive tour, She will feature brand new tracks from her Christmas album- Angels and Men, celebrating Yorkshire-inspired tradition.
Enjoy the festival in a hotel where you will get a warm festive welcome. Relax and spend the special time of Christmas with your friends and loved ones. Ye Olde Bell is a perfect place to celebrate Christmas where you will enjoy a glass of wine, mince pie and enjoy the festive break to the fullest.
Spend a relaxing time with your family and choose from a wide options of fabulous and comfortable rooms, suites, lodges to single and family rooms. Ye Olde Bell located on Barnby Moor Bridge in Retford is an ideal place to have the most memorable time whether you’re looking to visit for a short break, celebration, business engagement, festive celebrations etc.
Christmas is celebrated with high spirits everywhere, though was the way of celebrating this festival differs in many countries but the energy and excitement remain the same. Main elements of the Christmas celebration are feasting, gift-giving and Caroling. Well, It feels amazing to see all those illuminated Markets, streets, homes, churches with colourful lights and beautiful decoration; The festival is celebrated with immense joy all around and you enjoy the most of the festival when you are around your loved ones and obviously, delicious feast!
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