It’s nearly CHRISTMAS! Can you tell we are excited? Have a look at these seven markets, perfect for getting you in the festive mood!

Nottingham City Centre
Thursday 15th November – Monday 31st December 2018

Enjoy a magical stroll through Nottingham City Centre throughout December. With plenty to see from a French ski lodge, ice rink, the Bavarian-style Christmas Market and much more! There will be a diverse range of stalls to visit this year, what unique gifts will you find? Whether it’s jewellery, continental food, home accessories or plants, Market Square has it all!

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Holme Pierrepont
Thursday 15th November 2018

Glistening with Christmas spirit this year is the historic Holme Pierrepont Hall, close to Nottingham’s Trent Bridge. Bring the family to this beautiful location to celebrate all things Christmas, from food to beauty and the perfect stocking fillers on Thursday 15th November from 9:30am – 4:00pm. Donate £5 on the door to help the Rainbow Hospice for Children and Young People. Last year the Christmas Fair raised £12,200 for the charity, will they beat it this year?

West Bridgford
Saturday 24th November 2018

Gather the family and head to West Bridgford’s Central Avenue and Gordon Road for the perfect festivities! Immerse yourself in fairground rides, music, food, gift market and more. Be ready for the light switch on at 5pm with fireworks to follow!

Sunday 25th November 2018

Discover over 50 stalls at this year’s Christmas Market in Kimberley on Main Street and James Street. Indulge in mulled wine and freshly-baked mince pies as you walk the festive streets of North Nottinghamshire. Their chosen charity for 2018 is the Nottinghamshire Hospice. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a selfie with Santa – what more could you want for Christmas!

Friday 30th November 2018 (5:00pm – 8:00pm)

If you are in and around Bingham this winter, why don’t you pop by their festive Christmas Market. Head to Market Place in Bingham, who knows what great gifts you’ll find! From visiting the one and only Santa in his festive grotto to tasting delicious food and watching the great live entertainment, why would you miss this event?

Sunday 18th November 2018 (11:00am – 4:00pm)

A festive market with a twist, a Makers and Vintage Christmas market at Mapperley Plains Social Club. A day of exploring hand-picked local art and vintage goods with a pop-up café where you can enjoy a drink and refreshments. Make it a family day out to be remembered!

Kelham Hall and Country Park
Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd December 2018

Visit Kelham Hall and Country Park, the beautiful Victorian Stately Home during this winter for an atmospheric Christmas Fayre. Indulge in a free hot chocolate on arrival and wander through this festive haven with Christmas carols, opportunity to decorate a gingerbread and of course, meet the man himself, Santa at his grotto!

Rufford Abbey Country Park
17th & 18th November and 24th & 25th November 2018 (10:30am – 4:30pm)

Head to Rufford Abbey this November/December for some festive entertainment with friends and family; you may find unique gifts, great for loved ones! Enjoy mulled wine, hot chocolate, food and more – the perfect family day out!

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Love our festive article? There’s more to come! Start with our guide to independent shops in Nottingham or perhaps how to get in the festive mood this Christmas.