With December in full swing we are now fully in the mood for spectacular seasonal soirees and cheery Christmas celebrations. Pull on your woolly Christmas jumpers and mosey along to one of these fabulous festive events!

There’s many more events on our What’s On calendar, so make sure to have a gander, or read on to check out our favourite things to do this weekend…

Don’t forget, if you are out having a great time in Nottinghamshire, you can use #lovenotts to share the love and connect with us via our TwitterFacebook or Instagram.

Christmas Tales at The Malt Cross

Malt Cross Nottingham Friday 7 December | 8pm | The Malt Cross | Tickets £8, Concessions £6

Cosy up in the magnificent old Victorian Musical Hall and be entertained by humorous, nostalgic and magical tales from this festive time of year performed by talented raconteurs, the The Woolly Tellers. With a long history of spoken word performance, experienced storytellers Mick Waysall and Dave Brookes are bound to entertain, and we can guarantee you’ll appreciate the classic and homely nature of an evening listening to their yarns. 

For more information, including details of how to book, please click here.


A Storybook Christmas at Newstead Abbey

A Storybook Christmas At Newstead AbbeyWeekends in December | 12-4pm | Newstead Abbey | Tickets: £12 pp, Kids under 10 Free 

See the stunning Newstead Abbey, ancestral home of Lord Byron, transformed into a festive wonderland. Spectacular seasonal decorations and floral displays provide the backdrop to scenes from childhood favourites, as a number of special rooms will sparkle with storybook magic. Will you find Cinderella’s slipper, the Beast’s rose and Grumpy’s chair? This weekend, the historic cloisters will feature a variety of craft and gift stalls, perfect for picking up a unique gift. 

Explore the beautiful gardens where paths that meander past lakes, ponds and waterfalls lead to neatly manicured, formal gardens, or make the day even more memorable with a visit to Santa’s grotto. Don’t forget to pick up a Christmas trail for an extra festive touch.

For more information, please click here.


Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal Nottingham

Peter Pan at the Theatre RoyalSaturday 8 December 2018 - Sunday 13 January 2019 | Theatre Royal | Tickets £13- £36.50

Never-Never Land comes to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal as they present the ultimate pirate pantomime Peter Pan. Featuring an all-star cast with comedic legend Joe Pasquale as Smee and none other than Only Fools & Horses’ Boycie as Captain Hook. With amazing flying effects, barrels of laughter, magic and fairy dust, join Peter and the lost boys between the 8th of December and the 13th of January, and set sail on this swashbuckling family adventure.

Please note: Peter Pan contains underwater 3D action, so please bear this in mind if you are planning to bring children under the age of 5 or anyone of a nervous or sensitive disposition. Please contact Theatre Royal if you have any concerns at all. A relaxed performance is available Friday 4 January 2.30pm  

For more information, please click here. 


Christmas at Wollaton Hall: Steampunkalia

Nottingham Industrial Museum  Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December | 11am - 4pm | Nottingham Industrial Museum, Wollaton Hall and Deer Park | Tickets £5pp, children free | Weekend tickets £8

Come all ye weird and wonderful to a splendid Steampunk Christmas celebration at Wollaton Hall. The Nottingham Industrial Museum’s Steam Gallery and Victorian machines provide the perfect setting to immerse yourself in the steampunk world, with diesel and steam engines running every day. Outside, the Gin Yard will host a variety of performances throughout both days. Over in Wollaton Hall’s grand, Great Hall, join an array of impressively attired individuals sporting their steampunk style at the spectacular Steampunk Fayre.

For more information, please click here.


Winter Steaming and Christmas Fair at Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping StationSaturday 8 & Sunday 9 December | 11am - 4pm | Papplewick Pumping Station | Tickets: £10 Adults | £7.50 Concessions | FREE Under 16s

Make a steam themed weekend of it at Papplewick Pumping Station, the finest working Victorian water works in Britain. Described as a ‘feat of Victorian engineering’ this palace of steam features all of its gorgeous original fixtures and fittings, including polished mahogany, brass and stained glass. Admire the brilliant craftsmanship and ornate architecture throughout, see all of the engines in steam, and even take a tour of the underground reservoir! This weekend their regular steaming days take on a Christmassy twist, with over 25 Christmas Craft stalls to browse, festive music curtesy of the Dave Straker Jazz Band and the chance to meet the big man in red himself at Santa's Grotto.  

For more information, please click here.

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A Storybook Christmas at Newstead Abbey - Festive Afternoon Tea
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Christmas at Newstead Abbey

Saturdays and Sundays in December, from Saturday 1 December to Sunday 23 December 2018   Enjoy a traditional Christmas afternoon tea of sweet and savoury treats in the Victorian Kitchen at Newstead Abbey. £15 per person,  £7.50 under 10 Tickets available to book soon. Weekdays throughout December available for group bookings only, contact 0115 876 1400 for enquiries.

Christmas Tales at The Malt Cross
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Christmas Tales at The Malt Cross

Sit back and let The Woolly Tellers entertain you with humorous and magical tales from this festive time of year.

Winter Steaming and Christmas Fair at Papplewick Pumping Station
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Winter Steaming and Christmas Fair at Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station will be in steam and hosting a Christmas Fair on Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December. The event will include all their engines in steam, plus over 25 Christmas Craft Stalls, performances by the Dave Straker Jazz Band, Santa's Grotto, Underground Reservoir Tours plus the Tea Rooms will be open for Snacks and Light refreshments. As well as the Pumping Station being in steam there will be regular tours to the underground reservoir starting from 11.30am.

Christmas at Wollaton Hall
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Christmas at Wollaton Hall | Visit Nottinghamshire

Enjoy a family Christmas at Wollaton Hall this year. With a decadent gift shop in the courtyard, a chance to see Santa in the grotto and a Christmas tour, there’s plenty to get the whole family in the festive spirit.

Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal Nottingham
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Peter Pan, Theatre Royal | Visit Nottinghamshire

An unmissable family show at the Theatre Royal and Concert Hall from Saturday 8 December 2018 - Sunday 13 January 2019.

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