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Old Market Square

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Address: Nottingham's City Centre, Nottingham, England

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Zamboni, Victorian Christmas, and Churros

It's a tourist trap, but so what? I went when the Christmas season just kicked off. A skating rink with skate rentals surrounded the huge decorated tree. Candies, hot cocoa, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Rudi R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a tourist trap, but so what? I went when the Christmas season just kicked off. A skating rink with skate rentals surrounded the huge decorated tree. Candies, hot cocoa, and sweets lined the circumference of the frozen play ground. Games to play , kiddie rides and shopping extended from the center. It was busy, congestion, and fun.

Thank Rudi R
Coalville, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Christmas market adds a gorgeous, cheerful charm to an already charming and lively square. There are all kinds of pubs, shops, and restaurants around that it's hard to NOT find what you're looking for! I absolutely love this place.

Thank Mary G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It would have been much nicer if the construction was not going on, but still was enjoyable to hang out over there.

Thank b_kashan
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lovely look around the Christmas market and then visited the Ice Bar which was lots of fun. Drinks were served in ice shot glasses and there are sculptures inside. We had booked for 2.30 but as people were coming out early from the previous slot, we went in early, so if you've booked maybe get there a... More 

Thank hayley b
Stapleford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's great to have a lively place at the centre of a city and there is always something going on in the Market Square, even if it's just the every day fountains. We have had to run to Primark for dry clothes many times after impromtu wet play. There is the summer beach, winter markets and ice skating and its... More 

Thank Claire L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely day here shopping browsing Christmas market on with many variable stalls also skating rink nice to see everyone enjoying themselves

Thank Rita D
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The 2016-2017 season has just started 19th November colourful , vibrant, with the Skating Rink the centre attraction plenty of rides and stalls.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

well thats what I heard from someone - probably the Evening Post. A bit dreary at first I thought but actually its been a success for Nottingham. It has occasional concerts and frequent fairs, markets, ice rinks; a christmas market and even a summer beach. the square itself is lined with Chinese granite and has a granite monolith and fountain... More 

Thank LeShout
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Christmas time in NOTTINGHAMS Old Market Square, We now have the Christmas Tree , an Ice Skating Arena and a Christmas Market , GREAT foods and Novel Gifts .Unfortunately the skating is somewhat expensive ,the tree looks a little sparce and with the lights not lit a bit boring. Thank goodness the City has great History, Shopping ,Eating and Drinking.

Thank JimNurse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place in the summer to sit and have a sandwich, and at xmas they have a good selection of stalls on selling lots of good food .

Thank Patrick M

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