Nottingham Christmas Market takes centre stage in Old Market Square and is set for its biggest and best year yet.
The traditional market offers a variety of festive foods, such as Yorkshire Pudding wraps and the more obscure Reindeer burgers, and also handmade gifts and mulled wines and ciders.
Nottingham has been gifted with the biggest Christmas bar, Sur La Piste, which has been directly focused on by manager, David Mckenna.
Sur La Piste is a French ski lodge inspired bar which also hosts entertainment such as playing Christmas songs throughout the day and electric violins on Friday and Saturday evenings.
The bar manager said: “We have put all our focus into the Nottingham bar this year, with heaters and private booths over two floors and we have made it much better than our Christmas themed bar in London.”
The popularity of the magical event has grown over the past few years and many traders have returned this year with growing competition throughout the many food stalls.
Weekends are the most popular for families to join in with the market’s festivities.
Hannah Barker, 28, stall manager of The Victorian Potato Co. said: “Business has been a third more busier this year as our stall is located next to the new Sur La Piste bar, so customers walk past and get a bite to eat.
“Business is a lot better at night compared to during the week.”
The ice rink has proved to be particularly popular amongst customers.
Charlotte Sanson, 22 from Leicester said: “I booked to go ice-skating which cost nine pounds but I thought the rink would have been a little bigger for the price.”
- An Old England themed event
- New French ski lodge inspired bar
- A Real ice rink
- Independent traders