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It’s in Nottingham – Christmas Market

If you’re a fan of browsing stalls, relishing the taste of Christmas-inspired food and drink, or just love walking around and soaking in the festive atmosphere – then the two-day Christmas Market, within the grounds of Nottingham Castle, on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2023 is the perfect treat for you.

As part of the festive season and in partnership with It’s in Nottingham there will be a £1 admission for the Christmas Market, Nottingham Castle & Grounds.

Date: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November

Tickets are available from Friday 10th November

Please note: Tickets are selected as time slots on each of these days.

This £1 ticket includes access to the Christmas Market, Nottingham Castle & Grounds. The Museum & Galleries will remain open until 6pm on the Saturday.

A ticket is required for entry (£1 ticket per person is for this event. Entry is also permitted for annual pass holders for Nottingham Castle on the day). Booking in advance is recommended as walk ups will be subject to capacity only.

Tickets are available from Friday 10th November



The Christmas Market has been curated and organised by It’s in Nottingham – the city’s business improvement district, in partnership with Nottingham City Council and Nottingham Castle, and gives Nottingham-based independent retailers and creatives, both bricks and mortar and online, a unique trading platform which will highlight the city’s fantastic independents.

With over 35 independent stallholders, visitors can expect to see freshly baked goods, sweet treats, cheeses, gins and liqueurs, arts, crafts, and handmade jewellery available from local independent retailers over the two days.

Some of the popular businesses taking part include Bird and Blend Tea, Block Party Bakery, Cropwell Bishop Creamery, Studio Chocolate, Emmy Lupin Studio, Happy Sunday Vintage, Grace Barlow Jewellery, Macaron Marlo, The Bead Shop and The Treat Kitchen.

Festive food and drink will be on offer with traditional roasted chestnuts, pork roasts, cheese melts and crepés, and Castle Rock Brewery will be on hand to provide the Christmas cheer with mulled wine and other refreshments.

Alongside the market stalls, the event will also include a full programme of exciting live music from the bandstand, performing acts and family-friendly entertainment, including a vintage carousel, free face painting and arts and crafts.


Please note that ticket-holders need to arrive within their allocated timeslot but can stay at the event for as long as they like (up to the closing time). If you arrive outside of your allocated timeslot, you will not be guaranteed entry due to capacity at the Castle.

Nottingham Castle annual pass holders will be allowed free entry during any timeslot.

If you don’t have a ticket, limited walk-ups (£1 entry per person) will be available on the door, subject to site capacity at that time. You may have to wait at busy times, particularly at the start of each session.

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