Winter Wonderland to return with added skating attraction

Winter Wonderland

Nottingham Winter Wonderland is returning to Old Market Square on Friday 15 November with the popular Christmas attraction set to include a Sky Skate Ice Path for the first time.

In another new addition this year, a “Skate-Through” bar will join a familiar lineup of hospitality outlets in the city centre including the Sur La Piste ski chalet bar and the Melt & Grill kitchen.

Market Square will also play host to a 60-stall Christmas market offering everything from hand-made gifts to food and mulled wine from local and international traders.

The attraction will be open for business until New Year’s Eve.

Edward Mellors of Winter Wonderland organisers 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.”

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.”