Nottingham named Top Christmas shopping destination

NOTTINGHAM’S Old Market Square will glow with festive cheer this week as the Christmas lights switch-on this Friday.

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Shoppers from across the UK will be making their way to Nottingham for a Christmas break.National Express has announced Nottingham to be in one of the top 10 Christmas destinations in the UK. The coach operator has revealed the  demand for travel to Nottingham over the Christmas period is snowballing, with bookings heading into the thousands.

Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland, will open on November 20, bigger and better this year with more than 60 Olde English stalls offering gifts for all ages. One of the city’s highlights of the festive programme is the Winter Wonderland in Nottingham’s Old Market Square. This year’s Winter Wonderland will be made up With its festive markets, boutiques and independent shops.

The Christmas season will offer ice-skating to family pantomimes and theatrical extravaganzas, not to mention the chance to meet Santa Claus in his Grotto.

Winter Wonderland Nottingham

Winter Wonderland Nottingham

Local  Businesses have also been gearing up as the festive season commences.  Jess Barnett,   Co-owner of Nottingham’s newest sweet shop, The Treat Kitchen says,

“The city offers a whole lot more than other cities, in terms of shopping. We have an amazing cultural heritage and great accommodation, so people can come to Nottingham for a mini break.”

Jeremy Hill, managing director  of ILOVEOSTRICH, believes the Christmas market in Nottingham offers more variety for the consumer.

The run up to Christmas has seen Nottingham local establishment under go a revamp.  £3.5m has been invested to Nottingham’s Corner house restaurants to encourage its visitors and the new dining surroundings.

The Winter Wonderland will remain open until Sunday, 4th January . The Christmas market will be open until 4pm on Christmas Eve. For more information and all opening times, visit www.nottinghamwinterwonderland.co.uk

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