Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland opened this evening at 5 pm.
Winter Wonderland will open in Old Market Square on Tuesday 15 November and offers seven weeks of family festive fun in the city, right up to New Year’s Eve.
Winter Wonderland will be open from 15 November to 31 December.
Cllr Pavlos Kotsonis, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Planning at Nottingham City Council, said:
“We are proud to offer residents and visitors this exciting centrepiece for Christmas in Nottingham. Winter Wonderland will bring people into the city centre, not only from Nottingham but the wider region.
“I’m sure the new skating layout will be a hit with visitors. We’re pleased that by working with the Mellors Group, we are able to stage this fantastic festive attraction at no cost to local taxpayers.”
Edward Mellors of the Mellors Group said: “It’s great to be bringing Winter Wonderland back to Old Market Square for Christmas.
“We’re truly excited that this year, alongside our already popular bars and attractions, we are introducing the Sky Skate ice path that will provide a truly unique ice-skating experience.
“After a tough couple of years for everyone I think Nottingham needs to be both optimistic and ambitious this Christmas. It’s time to come together again, to celebrate, and to have fun.”
Alex Flint, CEO of Nottingham Business Improvement District said: “Through our shared vision and collaboration with partners across the city, Nottingham city centre has lots to offer visitors and residents all year round, but this is especially true as we look forward to the Christmas season.
“We’re excited to see the transformation of Nottingham’s Old Market Square’s into Winter Wonderland again this year, and anticipate it being a significant attraction, bringing additional festive shopping and socialising opportunities to the heart of the city.
“Nottingham Business Improvement District play a vital role in bringing trade into the city centre and our members can expect us to be working hard to bring our own Christmas campaign to the city, which will complement this centrepiece of Nottingham’s festive offer and show our collective ambition and passion for the city.”