The Nottingham Christmas markets have been expanded further than ever before, welcoming more traders and stalls to the already vast market area.
Along with the festive stalls and traditional chalets, there's a number of impressive pop-up outdoor bars at the 2019 Winter Wonderland.
The Ice bar makes a welcome return, where all drinks are served in real ice glasses.
The Altitude bar is an all-glass chalet offering panoramic views of the markets, and Apres Ski bar Sur-La-Piste offers an alpine experience with live entertainment and a variety of fresh unpasteurised beer.
Foodies can enjoy a host of festive treats in the Continental Food Hall, and for the kids, there's a variety of rides and attractions including: a traditional Carousel, Santa Toy Ride, Helter Skelter and everyone’s favourite skills games.
The new Toboggan slide will offer visitors the chance to slide down King Street in tubes.
The ice rink is also back for 2019, with 750 square metres of pristine ice right in the city centre, overlooked by the twinkling feature tree.
With all this on offer, it's definitely worth the journey.
Old Market Square, Nottingham NG1 2DR
Market Square Stalls, Bars and Ice Rink: November 15 - December 31.
Christmas markets: November 15 - December 24.
Entry price: Free. Entry to the Ice Bar and ice skating require a purchased ticket either at the gate or online.
Number of stalls: 70+
How to get there:
If you're taking the train, there's a service once an hour from both Manchester Piccadilly and Oxford Road.
Most are direct and take around an hour and 50 minutes.
If you're in the car, take the M60 southbound before heading onto the M6, coming off at the A500.
Then head to the A50 to Nottingham. It's just over two hours, depending on traffic and where you're travelling from.
Once you've arrived, use your map app and search for Old Market Square and you'll be taken straight to the market area.
Free car parking is available at all of the surrounding tram stops which all go directly to the Market Square tram stop and the event itself.
If you want to drive into the city centre, there are several car parks available:
Trinity Square Car Park, North Church Street, NG1 4AF
Lace Market Car Park, Pilcher Gate, NG1 1QE
Sheriff’s Lodge (Canal Street) Car Park, Canal Street, NG1 7HG
Nottingham Castle (Canal St) Car Park, Canal Street, NG1 7HG
Nottingham Arena, Brook Street, NG1 1EA
Curzon Street Car Park, Curzon Street, NG3 1DG