It cannot be denied that 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and many of us are already turning to Christmas to get us through these last two months. With lockdown set to end before Christmas, people are hoping that they can finally meet with their families and enjoy their usual Christmas traditions.
If you live in Nottingham, one of those traditions may well be an evening at the Winter Wonderland in Old Market Square. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the availability of this is in doubt, as is the prospect of a Christmas light switch-on.
There has been no news yet of these staple Nottingham Christmas events, but multiple other councils have cancelled switch-on events. Despite this, some form of Christmas preparation is starting to happen, with a spokesperson for Nottingham City Council confirming their contractor is putting up the annual Christmas lights. These were seen by multiple people going up at the Council House in Old Market Square on Monday 16th. Lights have also gone up across the city centre, in Angel Row, Friar Lane and Exchange Walk, among others.
While there may not be a lights switch on this year in the City Centre, Wollaton Hall have planned a brand new outdoor light spectacle for Christmas this year, starting on the 3rd December.