Nottingham is hosting several Christmas markets alongside the city’s big Winter Wonderland event, with everything from vintage items to crafts and environmentally-friendly products on offer. Here is the lowdown on what is on offer for this festive season.
Conscious Christmas gift market (Sunday November 24)
2019 has certainly been a good year for raising awareness of impending climate change, so what better way to incorporate this mentality into our festive shopping? The organisers are offering a more ethical approach to Christmas, which can be a very wasteful period. The gifts on offer are plastic free and boast zero waste, meaning that they are sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Hopkinson Alternative Christmas fair (Friday November 29-Sunday December 1)
Hopkinson Vintage, Antique and Arts Fair, Station Street
This fair promises to be a far cry from the traditional Christmas market, and has live music, a “hand picked” variety of independent traders and even festive loose leaf tea! Perfect to purchase something different for loved ones this Christmas.
Etsy Made Local Nottingham (Saturday November 30)
Nottingham City Council House
Returning to Nottingham for its fifth year in a row, this market is perfect for buying handmade and quirky items from the talented online sellers of popular craft website Etsy. Support small and local businesses with over 65 stalls to look at.
Nottingham Makers and Vintage Christmas Market (Sunday December 8)
Nonsuch Studio, Lower Parliament Street
This is a new venture showcasing the best designers, artists and vintage sellers from in and around Nottinghamshire. There will be a range of gift ideas from handmade jewellery to vintage clothing. Visitors can also let their creative side emerge with workshops on offer to make Christmas gifts and decorations!
Winter Wonderland Nottingham (Friday November 15–Tuesday December 31 )
Old Market Square
Finally, Nottingham’s biggest Christmas market is back in full force, welcoming 20 new traders this year. There are 70 stalls in addition to the infamous attractions such as the ice bar, live entertainment at Sur la Piste and the Altitude bar, a glass chalet which boasts views of the crowds in the square below.