How To Spend Christmas In Nottingham 2022 | Events, Activities & More

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December is here, which means one thing – it’s officially Christmas!

If you’re new to Nottingham or are just wanting to find something to do in the city this Christmas, then you will find plenty of activities and events to choose from this month.

Finding it hard to decide what to do? Well don’t worry, we are here to help. Here is a list of a few fun things happening in Nottingham this Christmas 2022.

So clear your schedule and make sure to book your tickets, because there is a whole host of festive fun waiting for you! 

Nottingham Christmas

1. Winter Wonderland

One of the most exciting things to do this Christmas in Nottingham is to visit their winter wonderland!

With a fantastic ice rink to get your skate on and a fab new sky skate ice path – it’s definitely something you need to experience at least once in your life.

Plus many more things to enjoy like the ice bar, sur la piste & altitude ski bars, with tasty food and some live entertainment. 

Not forgetting the observation wheel and toboggan slide if you don’t like to skate…and the Christmas market where you might find a nice little last minute gift you could give someone this year.

Winter Wonderland is open up until the 31st December so don’t miss your chance. 

Entry is free but certain activities do need a ticket so make haste and book now

If you are still unsure, we recommend checking out the website – we think it looks like a lot of fun.

Winter Wonderland Nottingham

2. The Muppet Christmas Carol

This 13th December 2022 at the Royal Concert Hall you will find Disney’s The Muppet Christmas Carol.

Watch the classic film this December with its musical score performed live to the film. 

It tells one of the favourite Christmas tales by Charles Dickens with Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit, Gonzo as Charles Dickens, Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit, Fozzie Bear as Fozziwig and Robin the Frog as Tiny Tim.

A fun alternative way to enjoy one of the classic Christmas tales this festive season. 

It starts at 7pm and tickets range from £30 to £68 – so book now.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

3. National Ice Centre

Next on our list of what to do in Nottingham for Christmas is heading to the National Ice Centre. 

This year the National Ice Centre (NIC) is hosting an array of fun events for Christmas – you never know they might just be right down your alley.

First up is their Christmas jumper skate on the 9th December 2022 – skate in your best and silliest Xmas jumper to spread the festive cheer. 

Book now to make sure you get tickets, session times are 1:30pm – 2:30pm and 7pm – 9pm. 

Plus if you join their 7-9pm session you get to enjoy a skate around with Christmas disco lights and some festive tunes – if that doesn’t say holiday spirit, we’re not sure what will! 

Next up is their skate with festive characters on the 17th December 2022. How fun is that? 

Skate round with their gingerbread man, snowman, reindeer and elves to some merry Christmas songs from 10:30am to 12:30pm. 

If that sounds like something you would like then go grab your tickets quickly.

The final event is their pyjama parties on the 30th December 2022. 

You might have celebrated hard at Christmas and are gearing up for new year so all you want to do is snuggle in your comfiest clothes – we sure do! 

Well we have found something you can do without having to get out of those snug fits. 

Head down to the NIC and get your skate on in your pjs to some of the best tunes currently around. 

Sessions are from 1:30pm – 3:30pm and 7pm – 9pm so don’t wait, book now to get your Christmas in Notts kicked off with a bang! 

Nottingham Ice Skating

4. Christmas Party Nights

The Park Plaza Hotel in Nottingham are hosting Christmas Party Nights every Friday and Saturday up until the 17th December starting from 7:30pm till 1am and for just £39 per person.

Based in the heart of the city centre, you are in for a treat with a sparkling drinks reception before moving on to a three course meal.

Then, the night ends on a high with live music from the resident DJ until the early hours so get those dancing shoes on!

If that hasn’t grabbed your fancy then why not experience their 80s themed joiner party – every Friday and Saturday till the 17th December for just £39 per person.

The evening starts with a themed arrival drink and then follows with a three course meal – 1980s inspired of course before moving on to a night of dancing with classic 80s tunes.

Christmas party nights

5. Christmas Wreath Making

Fancy getting involved in something creative this festive season? 

Then why not try your hand at wreath making – it is being held on the 10th December from 10am till 12:30pm at Hanwell Wine Estate for only £65. 

This is something fun and relaxing that you can enjoy with your friends whilst enjoying a nice glass of wine and a mince pie. 

Don’t worry if you don’t know what you are doing you will have a tutor who will guide you through it step by step.

You will be provided with the tools and materials but if you wish to personalise your wreath then feel free to bring your own baubles, bows and glittery items. 

If you wish to use your own tools then bring along with you some secateurs, scissors, natural/garden string, penknife and garden gloves.

Christmas wreath making

6. Boxing Day Lunch

After a big Christmas feast we imagine cooking will be the last thing on your mind, so why not head down to the Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa this Boxing day.

From 12pm they will be holding a Boxing day lunch for £60 per person – a perfect way to take a break this holiday period.

We expect the food here to be delicious with their Christmas menu looking fab!

Whilst it is on the pricier side, if you’re spending Christmas here why not go out for a meal with friends?

Boxing Day lunch

We hope you have a Happy Christmas and New Year spent in Nottingham this year! 

Make sure to tag us in any of your photos of Christmas in Notts @prestigestudentliving, or let us know of any other recommendations for how to spend the festive season here. 

If you are partaking in Secret Santa with your student accommodation roommates this year then check out our guide for 15 sustainable gifts that are guaranteed to blow your mind.