2017's Nottingham Winter Wonderland lit up at night

As the ghosts and ghouls have past, ‘snow’ is starting to settle on Nottingham’s Market Square in preparation for Winter Wonderland 2018.

On the 15th November, the annual Bavarian-style Christmas festival returns with new and improved features such the 30ft toboggan slide, 750 square metre ice rink, ski lodge style bar Sur la Piste and the UK biggest mobile ice bar are all set to kick off the festive season.

Over 70 Bavarian style stalls line the walkway

So here’s all the information you need to know:

The opening times for Old Market Square stalls, the ice bar, ice rink and Sur la Piste are:

15th November – 31st December

Monday – Thursday 10:00 – 23:00

Friday – Saturday 10:00 – 23:59

Sunday 10:00 – 22:00

What’s new?

Brand new to 2018, kids can enjoy racing down Kings Street in the 30ft toboggan slide whizzing past Nottingham’s own Brian Clough statue. For the adults, book ahead for Bar Altitude, a high glass chalet, serving special cocktails with views of the crowd below.

On Friday and Saturdays guest are exclusively accompanied by a DJ to increase the festive mood.

The carousel ride at night

What are the main attractions?

The UK’s largest mobile ice bar returns for its 3rd year, featuring new sculpture designs and theming, looking to attract more guests than ever before. Drinks are served in real ice glasses from the vodka bar, and jacket and glove hire is included in the price.

The ice bar features unique sculptures carved from real ice

The East Midlands’ largest real ice rink once again covers Market Square capturing the festive spirit. With 750 square metres of ice, there is plenty of space for family fun and seasonal skaters to enjoy.

The Sur La Piste features a brand new Apres Ski bar for 2018. The two-floor ski lodge offers sharing platters, mulled wine, ciders, Baileys hot chocolate and Prosecco along with soft drinks for kids.

Picturesque food stalls to cater all visitors needs

How much does it cost?

Ice Bar: 

Premium adult £16. (includes two drinks and a glass of Prosecco)

Standard adult £13. (includes two drinks)

Under 18s £8. (Includes one soft drink)

Sur La Piste Bar:

Table for up to four people £80. (Bar and food credit to the value of £80.00)

Table for up to six people £120. (Bar and food credit to the value of £120.00)

Table for up to eight people £160. (Bar and food credit to the value of £160.00)

Chesterfield sofas for up to six people £180. (Best seats in Sur La Piste, includes bar and food credit to value of £180)

Ice rink:

Adults – £12. per person

Under 12s – £9.50 per person

Under 15s/students/concession – £10.50 per person

Family of four Ticket – £36. (two adults and two children)