No plans? No worries! Let us help you find some amazing things to do this weekend with our handy round-up of our top 5 things to do in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Complete with times and prices, simply scroll down to get inspired.

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There are many more things to do and explore on our full What’s On calendar such as interesting exhibitions, tours and fun outdoor activities. Have a browse today and find the perfect activity or experience to enjoy this weekend.


Christmas Jumper Skate

1. Christmas Jumper Skate

Friday 9 December | National Ice Centre | 1.30pm - 2.30pm & 7pm - 9pm | From £9 (Under 5s Free)

Spread the joy of Christmas and skate in your brightest and silliest Christmas jumper at the National Ice Centre this Friday. Plus, on their 7 – 9pm session, there will be Christmas disco lights and a DJ playing all the festive hits!

Who is this for?

This event is perfect for anyone looking for unique things to do in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire. Suitable for all ages, get in the spirit with a festive date night, or enjoy a day out with the family.


Gentlemen's Evening at Southwell Races

2. Gentlemen's Evening at Southwell Races

Friday 9th December | Southwell Racecourse | 2pm - 7pm | Tickets £18 - £117

As the week draws to a close, what better way to warm up for the weekend than with a day at the races? Even more reason when its Gentlemen's Evening!

The latest in Southwell's regular horse racing fixtures is a sparkling card of flat racing. Stop by their friendly corner of Nottinghamshire and enjoy the thrills and the spectacle of live horse racing.

Who is this for?

This is perfect for anyone looking for something a little different this December. And the perfect excuse to round up a group of friends, and maybe even win some cash ahead of your Christmas shopping, if you're lucky.


Breakfast with Santa Paws

3. Breakfast with Santa Paws

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th December | Annie's Burger Shack | 8am – 10.30am | Tickets £6.50

Annie's have some exciting news for Panthers fans… Paws is visiting again this year!

For only £6.50 your child will meet Paws, receive a present and choose a meal from the Children's Breakfast menu with a drink! Adults can choose from all of their 24 Authentically American breakfast dishes!

To book your table, just ring 0330 0948200 or visit their website.

Who is this for?

This is perfect for your little ones, especially if they are fans of ice hockey and local legends The Nottingham Panthers! And at only £6.50, it is an affordable, unique thing to do right in the heart of Nottingham City Centre.


I'll Be Home for Christmas – Gabriel Latchin Trio

4. I'll Be Home for Christmas – Gabriel Latchin Trio

Saturday 10th December | Peggy's Skylight | 6pm & 8.30pm | Tickets: £12 - £17

Chase away the winter chill with the latest album from the Gabriel Latchin Trio. I'll Be Home for Christmas is a heart-warming collection of swinging holiday tunes. Expect new arrangements of classic favourites as Latchin delivers his signature straight-ahead style.

The Gabriel Latchin Trio is now a major highlight on the UK jazz scene, with Latchin's playing taking inspiration from Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson and Herbie Hancock. His international presence is growing fast with over 20 million streams online to date.

Who is this for?

A fun night out for any music aficionado, this is a fun and unique way to get into the Christmas spirit. A perfect date night, why not make the most of the evening with a meal at Peggy’s or a cocktail from their new drinks menu?


Green's Windmill Christmas Carols in the Millyard

5. Green's Windmill Christmas Carols in the Millyard

Saturday 10th December 2022 | Green's Windmill | 3pm - 5pm | Free, with small charge for refreshments

It's time to get merry again at the legendary Green's Windmill Christmas Carol event!

A Yuletide treat for all the family, complete with a lantern-lit mill yard, visit from Santa Claus, mince pies and mulled wine of course!

Carols will be performed by the Nottingham Ukulele Club and the Salvation Army.

There will also be the chance to do some last minute Christmas shopping by browsing the stalls or buying a bag of organic, stoneground flour!

Who is this for?

This free event is the perfect family activity, and a great way to get into the festive spirit. You will also be supporting a small, independent attraction, and explore this hidden gem in Nottingham.


This blog was written by Katherine Taylor, Marketing Executive at Visit Nottinghamshire.

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