Wollaton Hall lights show returns for Christmas festivities

Nottingham’s dazzling ‘Christmas at Wollaton’ event is back again after having to press pause last December due to Covid-19.

Hundreds of people walk in and out of the Wollaton Hall gates every year to see their hyped Christmas light show.

With beautiful, huge reindeer sculptured lights and magnificent, flashy walkways, it’s a Christmas dream.

Though many questions have been raised on social media over whether it is worth the £18 entry fee. 

Student, Ellie Hubbard, said: “I loved the show and seeing all the lights, it really made up for the loss of the Christmas feeling last year.

“I’m not sure it was all it was made out to be and wouldn’t pay £18 again.”

Rival lights show ‘Christmas in the Garden’, at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, prices their tickets from £26 for adults and £14 for children.

Former Nottingham resident, Amelia Hamblin, said: “My family and I’s favourite time of year was our night out to Wollaton Hall for the Christmas lights show, but decided to visit Chatsworth House instead this year,

“Neither are worth the money in my opinion.”

Christmas light shows seem to have lost their appeal and sparkle during our doomed time behind closed doors.

However, it’s the spirit of these events that get locals ready and geared up for Christmas, so why not spend a few extra pounds to feel like a child again?

Despite this, an alternative place to visit for people who are still looking to get into the festive mood are ‘An Hour at the Tower’ at Bromcote Old Church Tower on December 5 for their Christmas lights whilst enjoying some mulled wine and Tudor music from Raymond Wiseman.

There is another Christmas light switch on in Beeston town square on December 4 accompanied by Santa’s grotto, traditional fair ground rides and a firework display to follow.

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