Winter Guide

Welcome to Winter in trentbartonland

Welcome to our guide to all things festive in trentbartonland! We’ve got some fantastic ideas for activities over the Christmas period we’re sure ‘yule’ love, all easy to get to by bus.

We’ve also got information on how our buses will be running over Christmas, including a useful guide to last buses on New Year’s Eve for all you party animals!


Christmas in Nottingham


Nottingham Christmas presented by Winter Wonderland

 7 November-31 December

Old Market Square and Trinity Square

 If you want to experience the best of the Christmas markets in Nottinghamshire, you will definitely want to visit Nottingham Christmas Market. Known locally as Nottingham Winter Wonderland, it’s one of the most popular winter events in the region. Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland is a traditional German-style market with all the wonderful Christmas food, mulled wine, handmade gifts and decorations that you would expect to see in a German Christmas market.

 The traditional chalets combine well with the less traditional events and activities that are put on by the city. You can choose from family-friendly rides and attractions or meet friends for a drink at one of the winter bars.



Christmas in Derby

Festive Derby

 3-31 December

Derby Market Place Festive Derby is gliding back into the city this winter with the return of the Cathedral Quarter Ice Rink, a sack-full of family fun, Christmas shopping, seasonal dining and tons of Christmas entertainment.

This year Festive Derby is bigger than ever with three new Festive Tipis on the Market Place, featuring a cosy Nordic Bar and roaring Fire Pit and entertainment including music, comedy, quiz nights and more.

There will also be entertainment for younger visitors in the tipis, with Winter Stories by AVP Theatre and a book reading with local author Kat Quarmby. The tipis will be open alongside the Cathedral Quarter Ice Rink, where you’ll also be able to spot Santa - aka Skater - Claus on various dates


Christmas at Wollaton

1 December-1 January

Christmas at Wollaton is back with a brand new trail for 2023 – bringing colour, light and play to Nottingham this December! Surprises are around every corner, and festive food, warming cocktails and picture perfect moments add to the exciting and unique spectacle that will have you captivated as you enjoy a magical Christmas with family, friends and loved ones at this seasonal classic with a contemporary twist


Eastwood Lights & Christmas Market 28 November | Eastwood Square & Victoria Street



Cromford Mills Christmas Weekends

 3-18 December | Cromford Mills


 Christmas markets, run for the first 3 weekends in December. Enjoy the holiday season at Cromford Mills with three weekends of Christmas markets, offering a range of unique gifts and decorations, live music, winter warming refreshments, Medley Arts and Crafts Show, and much more festive family fun


Kirkby Christmas Fayre

3 December | The Summit Centre


Ashbourne Christmas Lantern Spectacular

8 December | Ashbourne Town Centre


Matlock Victorian Christmas Market

 1-3 December | Hall Leys Park

 Over 200 stalls - discover a winter wonderland with an incredible array of unique gifts, crafts, and goodies for everyone on your Christmas list. Food Lover’s Paradise - delight in specialist foods and culinary delights! With entertainment for the whole family.


Beeston Lights & Christmas Market

2 December | Beeston Square


Belper Winter Food Festival

3 December | Town Centre

Held on three shopping streets in a market town bursting with history and heritage. The streets will be filled with producers from across the country selling their wares. So why not wrap up warm and come along and sample some yourself!


The Train Through Christmas Countryside

Throughout December | Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Why not give the whole family an exciting treat by taking a steam train ride from Wirksworth to Santa’s Station, complete with presents and a magical Christmas show

Panto Season 

Find out more information on when and where your local pantomime will be taking place over the festive season here - trentbarton.co.uk/pantomimeseason

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