What's On This Weekend in Nottinghamshire

We’re gearing up to spread good cheer and embrace the Christmas spirit this weekend with the return of Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland, but don’t worry if you’re not ready to deck the halls quite yet, there’s plenty of brilliant events coming up without a jingle bell or bit of tinsel in sight. 

There’s many more things to do and see in 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…

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Ice Skating at Nottingham Winter Wonderland Christmas Market

Winter Wonderland 

Old Market Square | Friday 15 November - Tuesday 31 December 2019

Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland returns to the Old Market Square this weekend, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever before! Browse the stalls of the traditional Christmas market, featuring over 70 independent traders, each selected with care for the quality and variety on offer, from fashion and homeware to delicious local produce. There’s plenty to keep kids entertained, with a traditional carousel, helter skelter and the chance to whizz down King’s Street on the toboggan slide, and the whole family can show off their skating skills on the biggest outdoor ice rink in the East Midlands. After all that, get cosy with a winter warmer and live entertainment in the ski lodge-style bar, Sur La Piste, chill out with a drink in some pretty cool surroundings in the ice bar, or enjoy panoramic views over the Christmas crowds below with a cocktail or two in the all-glass chalet Bar Altitude. A fun, festive day out for all the family!

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Nottingham Cocktail Week

Nottingham Cocktail Week

Various Locations | Monday 11 - Sunday 17 November 2019

If you need a little inspiration to help you resist the urge to hibernate, it’s a brilliant week and get out to explore Nottingham’s nightlife. Bars across the city have been conjuring up creative concoctions exclusively for you to enjoy for during Cocktail Week. Choose from a selection of over 40 delectable tipples showcasing the city’s creative talent when it come to the art of mixology, as bars battle it out create Nottingham’s finest cocktail. Categories in the competition include collaboration cocktails which unite local business in pursuit of cocktail perfection, such as Be At One’s Banoffee Old Fashioned created with Doughnotts, and quirky concoctions inspired by Nottingham personalities like (Robin) Hood’s Italian Wine available at Das Kino.

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Nottingham International FIlm Festival

Nottingham International Film Festival

Nottingham Contemporary | Friday 15 – Sunday 17 November 

Dark evenings and dreary days are perfect for watching something riveting on the big screen. Returning this weekend, Nottingham’s International Film Festival has a stellar line-up of independent cinema from around the world to enjoy, from the European premiere of romantic drama Cerulean Blue to the UK premiere of Le Champion, a documentary about Australian boxing champion Sakio Bika, plus a host of short films showcasing the best of British film talent.

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Winter Ball Electric Cabaret at Tom Brown's Brasserie

Winter Ball Electric Cabaret

Tom Browns Brasserie | Friday 23 November

Get the party season off to a fabulous start and dust off your glad rags for a glamorous evening of eclectic entertainment set over a sumptuous 3-course meal. As you arrive at the beautiful riverside location, you’ll be treated to a Belvedere cocktail reception to tantalise your taste buds before settling down to be wowed by some of the country’s top entertainers. Sensational singers will serenade, awe-inspiring magicians will stun with their clever tricks and showstopping burlesque performances will leave you wanting more. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes ready to revel into the night with the club classics set from superstar DJ Jeremy Healy.

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Ruford Abbey Festive Weekend

Rufford Abbey Festive Weekend  

Rufford Abbey Country Park | 16 - 17 November 2019

Rufford Abbey is especially beautiful at this time of year, with picturesque woodland walks and a pretty lake to wander around, but this weekend there’s more to explore with festive entertainment and a market . Keep cosy with a warming mulled wine or hot chocolate and browse the food, drink and craft stalls for unique gift ideas.  

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This blog was written by Claire Jones, Marketing Assistant at Visit Nottinghamshire. 


Nottingham Winter Wonderland 2019
Christmas Events
Winter Wonderland

Christmas returns to Nottingham with the largest event in the East Midlands! Best of all entry to Nottingham Winter Wonderland is FREE!!

Nottingham Cocktail Week
Food & Drink
Nottingham Cocktail Week | Visit Nottinghamshire

In the spirit of all things creative, you are formally invited you to Nottingham Cocktail Week! Yup, you read that right - an entire week celebrating Nottingham’s finest cocktails and the dreamers daring enough to create them!

Nottingham International Film Festival
Nottingham International Film Festival

Taking place over three days from the 15th-17th November 2019 at the Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham International Film Festival will screen a selection of films from around the world and includes world and UK premieres across feature films, documentaries, short films, experimental, animation and music videos.

Winter Ball Electric Cabaret at Tom Browns Brasserie
Christmas Events
Tom Brown's Brasserie | Visit Nottinghamshire

Enjoy an amazing three course meal and an evening of cabaret entertainment, featuring burlesque, song, dance, circus acts and magic followed by club classics on the dance floor.

Festive Weekends at Rufford Abbey Country Park
Christmas Events
Rufford Abbey | Visit Nottinghamshire

Enjoy gift stalls, hot food and refreshments, mulled wine, entertainment, Christmas lights and more at Rufford Abbey



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