Nottingham Winter Wonderland 2021

Old Market Square, Nottingham, NG1 2BY

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Winter Wonderland


2021 dates TBC
Old Market Square and Long Row
Free Entry

Christmas returns to Nottingham with the largest event in the East Midlands! Best of all entry to Nottingham Winter Wonderland is FREE!! Featuring your favourite rides, bars and shopping spots from previous years, this is the perfect place to soak in the Christmas spirit.

Christmas Market

While away the hours browsing over 70 traditional, Bavarian-style stalls, searching for the perfect gift as well as sampling the delicious homemade and artisan cheeses, chutneys and chocolates on offer. This year’s Christmas market has been expanded, with something for everyone including  plants, mead, jewellery, scents, fashion, retro style, Eco art, Lego art, Fair-trade, Continental food, local homemade stew and home accessories to offer the discerning visitor.

(Most of the stalls will stop trading on 24 December and be removed by 31 December) For New Year’s Eve, some food stalls are re-located to service that event.

Ice-Skating & Rides

New for 2019 will be a uniquely laid out enlarged 1100 square metre ice rink – making it the largest in the East Midlands and including a dedicated children’s area and ice path, allowing skaters to glide around the Old Market Square fountains.

With the introduction of the new flexi ticket, budding Torvill & Deans will be able to enjoy at least an extra hour of skating during off peak times for the same price as the standard one hour ticket.

Back by popular demand is the Toboggan Slide! Visitors can experience exhilarating fun while sliding down Kings Street in tubes! There will also be a variety of rides and attractions including: a traditional Carousel, Santa Toy Ride, Helter Skelter and everyone’s favourite skills games, keeping not just the children but the entire family amused.

Why not relax awhile and take in the festive atmosphere while having a drink in the truly unique Helter Skelter Bar at this year’s event. The children can enjoy a slide down the traditional fun of our Helter Skelter attraction while you take a well earnt break. Situated on Long Row, the Helter Skelter bar sells mulled wine, spiced cider and other hot toddies to keep you aglow as you take a break from your Christmas shopping.

Sur La Piste Bar | Ice Bar | Altitude Bar

After all that, chill out with a drink (or two) in some pretty cool surroundings at the UK’s biggest mobile ice bar. Yes, the impressive Alpine Ice Bar is being brought back for with completely new sculptures, designs and theming to keep you entertained over a schnapps or two. Did you know drinks are served to you in real ice glasses from the Vodka bar?

A carefully selected schedule of entertainment has been put together apres ski style in and around the bar with roving entertainers ranging from violinists to Club DJ’s who often mingle with the crowd, plus plenty more. You are more than welcome to bring in your camera for a memento of this special occasion; just don’t leave it lying anywhere as ice sticks!

The impressive Altitude Bar is an all-glass chalet, perched up high, offering panoramic views of the Christmas crowds below. With cocktails, table service and a private DJ, Altitude is the go-to winter bar at Winter Wonderland!

An online table booking service is available at the Sur La Piste bar – ideal for large groups or corporate parties (minimum spend per head applies)

Please Note

Entry to the Ice Bar and Ice Skating require a purchased ticket either at the gate or online. Booking in advance online is advisable to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited particularly at peak times. Click the booking link above to get your tickets!

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year

* All closed on Christmas Day.

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