Student Christmas in Nottingham

Whilst most people have been able to go home for Christmas, not all of us can – but that can’t stop us from having fun and enjoying Christmas in Nottingham. There’s a lot to do around Nottingham, especially at Christmas time.

You can walk down to the iconic Nottingham Christmas market and stalls at old market square, go have a drink at the Après ski themed bar, have a go on the 32 metre tall Ferris wheel, or have a ride on the traditional carousel and Helter Skelter.

Connected to the old market square, just along the way, there is the brand-new winter village at trinity square. It’s a lovely place to sit in the alpine igloos and enjoy a drink from the festive bar.

If the Nottingham Christmas market doesn’t strike your fancy, nothing says Christmas quite like ice skating at the national ice centre, skating to the biggest Christmas hits and warming up with a delicious hot chocolate afterwards for just £5.50 for students!

If you’re looking for a fun and festive date with your loved one, head down to the national justice museum for a fun filled murder mystery 3 course meal called “we wish you a merry murder”. Although this is slightly more expensive (£42.99 pp), it is definitely worth it. It’s full of laughter, mystery and incredible food (and a free cocktail at the start!).

On Christmas eve you can visit St Mary’s Church (C of E) in the heart of Nottingham’s Lace market and listen to the nine lessons and mystical, beautifully sung carols starting at 7pm or midnight mass starting at 23:30pm. Every day until the 24th from 11:00 am till 15:00pm there’s the Christmas tree festival where the church is full of excitingly lit trees.

Wishing you all a Happy Holiday


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