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  • Online events you can join from your sofa
  • Ideas to keep everyone in the family occupied and entertained at home
  • Details of which outdoor open spaces are still open to the public to enjoy, and 
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Saturday, 07 December 2019
Saturday, 07 December 2019
30Nov

Retford Christmas Tree Festival at St. Swithun's Church

Saturday, 30 November 2019 - Saturday, 07 December 2019

VENUE: St. Swithun's Church, RetfordRetford

The Christmas Tree Festival is one of Retford's Christmas highlights with over 100 beautiful Christmas Trees decorated by local organisations, community groups & businesses.

Retford Christmas Tree Festival at St. Swithun's Church

Saturday, 30 November 2019 - Saturday, 07 December 2019

VENUE: St. Swithun's Church, RetfordRetford

The Christmas Tree Festival is one of Retford's Christmas highlights with over 100 beautiful Christmas Trees decorated by local organisations, community groups & businesses.

23Nov

Retford & Area Scouts Christmas Post

Saturday, 23 November 2019 - Saturday, 14 December 2019

VENUE: Retford & AreaRetford

Christmas Post stamps on sale from Saturday 23rd November at the bargain price of just 35p per card! Last posting day Saturday 14th December.

Retford & Area Scouts Christmas Post

Saturday, 23 November 2019 - Saturday, 14 December 2019

VENUE: Retford & AreaRetford

Christmas Post stamps on sale from Saturday 23rd November at the bargain price of just 35p per card! Last posting day Saturday 14th December.

07Dec

Santa Special Canal Cruises along the Chesterfield Canal - Retford

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: The Hop Pole, RetfordRetford

A fun, festive cruise along the beautiful Chesterfield Canal near Retford on the Seth Ellis canal boat. Every Saturday & Sunday from 23rd November to 24th December.

Santa Special Canal Cruises along the Chesterfield Canal - Retford

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: The Hop Pole, RetfordRetford

A fun, festive cruise along the beautiful Chesterfield Canal near Retford on the Seth Ellis canal boat. Every Saturday & Sunday from 23rd November to 24th December.

07Dec

Santa Special Canal Cruises along the Chesterfield Canal - Shireoaks

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Chesterfield Canal, ShireoaksShireoaks

A fun, festive cruise along the beautiful Chesterfield Canal at Shireoaks on the Hugh Henshall canal boat.

Santa Special Canal Cruises along the Chesterfield Canal - Shireoaks

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Chesterfield Canal, ShireoaksShireoaks

A fun, festive cruise along the beautiful Chesterfield Canal at Shireoaks on the Hugh Henshall canal boat.

05Dec

Handmade for Christmas Exhibition & Sale at the Dovecot Gallery

Thursday, 05 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Dovecot GalleryStyrrup

An exhibition and sale of works of almost 100 local, national and international makers and artists. Perfect for Christmas presents - paintings & prints, drawings, glass, leather, textiles, ceramic, metals & jewellery. Thursdays - Sundays until Sunday 15 December.

Handmade for Christmas Exhibition & Sale at the Dovecot Gallery

Thursday, 05 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Dovecot GalleryStyrrup

An exhibition and sale of works of almost 100 local, national and international makers and artists. Perfect for Christmas presents - paintings & prints, drawings, glass, leather, textiles, ceramic, metals & jewellery. Thursdays - Sundays until Sunday 15 December.

07Dec

Christmas Sing Along For Children at Clumber Park

Saturday, 07 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Christmas sing along for children with our Elf.

Christmas Sing Along For Children at Clumber Park

Saturday, 07 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Christmas sing along for children with our Elf.

07Dec

St Nicholas at Sherwood Forest

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Sherwood Forest Visitor CentreEdwinstowe

December 6 is St Nicholas' traditional feasting day and he'll be visiting Sherwood this weekend to meet children and check if they have been naughty or nice!

St Nicholas at Sherwood Forest

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Sherwood Forest Visitor CentreEdwinstowe

December 6 is St Nicholas' traditional feasting day and he'll be visiting Sherwood this weekend to meet children and check if they have been naughty or nice!

26Nov

Look out for Santa & the North Notts Lions!

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - Monday, 23 December 2019

VENUE: Bassetlaw, North NottinghamshireRetford,Worksop

A Christmas highlight in many North Nottinghamshire villages is a visit from Santa and his sleigh, helped by the North Notts Lions. Look out for them between 25 November & 23 December.

Look out for Santa & the North Notts Lions!

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - Monday, 23 December 2019

VENUE: Bassetlaw, North NottinghamshireRetford,Worksop

A Christmas highlight in many North Nottinghamshire villages is a visit from Santa and his sleigh, helped by the North Notts Lions. Look out for them between 25 November & 23 December.

01Dec

Santa Christmas Visits with the Retford Lions Club

Sunday, 01 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: RetfordRetford

It's tradition that Santa and the Retford Lions Club visit Retford and area during December & this year is no different! Look out for them between 1st & 22nd December.

Santa Christmas Visits with the Retford Lions Club

Sunday, 01 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019

VENUE: RetfordRetford

It's tradition that Santa and the Retford Lions Club visit Retford and area during December & this year is no different! Look out for them between 1st & 22nd December.

03Dec

Festive Dining at Spencer's on the Square, Retford

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 - Wednesday, 01 January 2020

VENUE: Spencer's on the Square, RetfordRetford

Spencer’s on the Square invite you to join them in December for festive dining with friends, family or office party.

Festive Dining at Spencer's on the Square, Retford

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 - Wednesday, 01 January 2020

VENUE: Spencer's on the Square, RetfordRetford

Spencer’s on the Square invite you to join them in December for festive dining with friends, family or office party.

9.00am 

Breakfast with Elves at Clumber Park

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Enjoy breakfast with our elves at Clumber Park Garden Teahouse and get involved with our Christmas activities!

Breakfast with Elves at Clumber Park

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Enjoy breakfast with our elves at Clumber Park Garden Teahouse and get involved with our Christmas activities!

9.30am 

Children's Christmas Crafts in The Cafe at Clumber Park

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Join us for Christmas craft activities.

Children's Christmas Crafts in The Cafe at Clumber Park

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Join us for Christmas craft activities.

10.00am 

Christmas Fair in Mansfield Woodhouse

Saturday, 07 December 2019

VENUE: The Coopers at Mansfield WoodhouseMansfield Woodhouse

A fun Christmas Fair with home made gifts, sweets, crafts, art, clothes, etc.

Christmas Fair in Mansfield Woodhouse

Saturday, 07 December 2019

VENUE: The Coopers at Mansfield WoodhouseMansfield Woodhouse

A fun Christmas Fair with home made gifts, sweets, crafts, art, clothes, etc.

10.00am 

Christmas Grotto at Rufford Abbey Country Park

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Rufford Abbey Country ParkRufford

Come and visit the main man this festive season at the annual Rufford Christmas Grotto.

Christmas Grotto at Rufford Abbey Country Park

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Rufford Abbey Country ParkRufford

Come and visit the main man this festive season at the annual Rufford Christmas Grotto.

10.00am 

Grove Street Methodist Church Christmas Star Festival, Retford

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Grove Street Methodist Church and CentreRetford

Another magical event to enjoy this Christmas in Retford! Open over the weekends of 30 November/1 December & 7/8 December.

Grove Street Methodist Church Christmas Star Festival, Retford

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Grove Street Methodist Church and CentreRetford

Another magical event to enjoy this Christmas in Retford! Open over the weekends of 30 November/1 December & 7/8 December.

10.00am 

Harworth & Bircotes Festive Craft Market

Saturday, 07 December 2019

VENUE: Harworth & Bircotes Town HallBircotes

Find that individual gift for that special person, purchase something for the home or treat yourself to handmade and crafted with love...

Harworth & Bircotes Festive Craft Market

Saturday, 07 December 2019

VENUE: Harworth & Bircotes Town HallBircotes

Find that individual gift for that special person, purchase something for the home or treat yourself to handmade and crafted with love...

10.00am 

Story Time with Father Christmas at Clumber Park

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Experience a magical Christmas at Clumber Park in our beautiful Parsonage.

Story Time with Father Christmas at Clumber Park

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Experience a magical Christmas at Clumber Park in our beautiful Parsonage.

10.30am 

Woodland Winter Wander at Clumber Park

Friday, 06 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

A crisp winter walk through the park, celebrating the festive season by spotting traditional Christmas elements in nature and collecting materials to make your own Christmas decorations.

Woodland Winter Wander at Clumber Park

Friday, 06 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

A crisp winter walk through the park, celebrating the festive season by spotting traditional Christmas elements in nature and collecting materials to make your own Christmas decorations.

11.00am 

Enchanted Cave Christmas Activities at Creswell Crags

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Creswell Crags Museum & Country ParkWelbeck

Creative activities and storytelling, in a magically decorated cave, this December.

Enchanted Cave Christmas Activities at Creswell Crags

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Creswell Crags Museum & Country ParkWelbeck

Creative activities and storytelling, in a magically decorated cave, this December.

11.00am 

Meet Santa at Creswell Crags

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Creswell Crags Museum & Country ParkWelbeck

Come & meet Santa when he visits Creswell Crags.

Meet Santa at Creswell Crags

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Creswell Crags Museum & Country ParkWelbeck

Come & meet Santa when he visits Creswell Crags.

12.00pm 

Christmas Lunch at the Garden Teahouse in Clumber Park

Saturday, 07 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch in the beautiful surroundings of the Garden Teahouse in Clumber Park.

Christmas Lunch at the Garden Teahouse in Clumber Park

Saturday, 07 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

Enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch in the beautiful surroundings of the Garden Teahouse in Clumber Park.

12.00pm 

Too Many Cooks at Christmas at Mansfield Central Library

Saturday, 07 December 2019

VENUE: Mansfield Central LibraryMansfield

‘Too Many Cooks at Christmas is a sizzling scrumptious show jam packed with tasty tunes, popping puppets and a lot of festive foolery!

Too Many Cooks at Christmas at Mansfield Central Library

Saturday, 07 December 2019

VENUE: Mansfield Central LibraryMansfield

‘Too Many Cooks at Christmas is a sizzling scrumptious show jam packed with tasty tunes, popping puppets and a lot of festive foolery!

12.30pm 

Discover: Christmas Crafts at Clumber Park

Friday, 06 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber Park Discovery CentreClumber Park

Get festive in the Discovery Centre with a range of Christmas crafts.

Discover: Christmas Crafts at Clumber Park

Friday, 06 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber Park Discovery CentreClumber Park

Get festive in the Discovery Centre with a range of Christmas crafts.

2.00pm 

Free Afternoon Parking for your Christmas Shopping in Retford

Monday, 02 December 2019 - Wednesday, 01 January 2020

VENUE: Retford Town CentreRetford

Free parking every afternoon during December in Bassetlaw District Council car parks in Retford and Worksop.

Free Afternoon Parking for your Christmas Shopping in Retford

Monday, 02 December 2019 - Wednesday, 01 January 2020

VENUE: Retford Town CentreRetford

Free parking every afternoon during December in Bassetlaw District Council car parks in Retford and Worksop.

2.00pm 

Free Afternoon Parking for your Christmas Shopping in Worksop

Monday, 02 December 2019 - Wednesday, 01 January 2020

VENUE: Worksop Town CentreWorksop

Free parking every afternoon during December in Bassetlaw District Council car parks in Worksop and Retford.

Free Afternoon Parking for your Christmas Shopping in Worksop

Monday, 02 December 2019 - Wednesday, 01 January 2020

VENUE: Worksop Town CentreWorksop

Free parking every afternoon during December in Bassetlaw District Council car parks in Worksop and Retford.

2.00pm 

Ringers & Singers at Milton Mausoleum

Saturday, 07 December 2019

VENUE: Milton MausoleumMilton

A seasonal event of music with ringers and singers at the beautiful Milton Mausoleum.

Ringers & Singers at Milton Mausoleum

Saturday, 07 December 2019

VENUE: Milton MausoleumMilton

A seasonal event of music with ringers and singers at the beautiful Milton Mausoleum.

3.00pm 

New Chamber Choir Christmas Concert in the Clumber Park Chapel

Saturday, 07 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

New Chamber Choir return to the Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin for a festive performance.

New Chamber Choir Christmas Concert in the Clumber Park Chapel

Saturday, 07 December 2019

VENUE: Clumber ParkClumber Park

New Chamber Choir return to the Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin for a festive performance.

4.00pm 

Light Up A Life

Saturday, 07 December 2019

VENUE: St. Mary's Church, Nottingham

Join us to remember your special someone at our community Light Up a Life event on Saturday 7th December, with a memorial service and lighting of our Christmas Tree at St Mary’s Church.

Light Up A Life

Saturday, 07 December 2019

VENUE: St. Mary's Church, Nottingham

Join us to remember your special someone at our community Light Up a Life event on Saturday 7th December, with a memorial service and lighting of our Christmas Tree at St Mary’s Church.

7.00pm 

Christmas Party 90s Style at North Notts Arena

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: North Notts Arena, WorksopWorksop

Ultra 90's are back, live on stage, for our 2019 party night with a 90's and 00's theme!

Christmas Party 90s Style at North Notts Arena

Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: North Notts Arena, WorksopWorksop

Ultra 90's are back, live on stage, for our 2019 party night with a 90's and 00's theme!

7.00pm 

Cinderella Panto at The Acorn Theatre, Worksop

Sunday, 01 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: The Acorn TheatreWorksop

The Young Theatre Company present Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes... Cinderella!

Cinderella Panto at The Acorn Theatre, Worksop

Sunday, 01 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019

VENUE: The Acorn TheatreWorksop

The Young Theatre Company present Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes... Cinderella!


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