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December 14, 2017


Christmas is hot on our heels and that means only one thing - family-friendly festive events are in full swing up and down the city!

If you are stumped for things to do with friends and family, then worry not as the Best Western Nottingham Derby team picks out our five favourite things to do this Christmas time in the wonderful city of Derby.

Christmas Arts & Craft Fair

Less than 20 minutes’ drive away from our Derby hotel, running from 1st-23rd December is the free to enter Christmas Arts & Craft Fair on Market Place near the city centre. Here, you will find a wide range of local traders showcasing the finest in arts and craft in the area.

Peter Pan

It simply isn’t Christmas without a pantomime and this year’s festive production at the Derby Theatre is Disney classic, Peter Pan. The story of the boy who never grows old, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook in Neverland is one that has captured the imagination of those young and old for generations.

Prices for the show, which runs from 1st December-6th January, range between £12 and £28. If you are staying at the Best Western Nottingham Derby Hotel, be sure to ask our reception about public travel links between our Derby hotel and the theatre so you can really get in the spirit of Christmas!

Dinner at The Grill at Twenty Five

At this time of year, it is good to make time for friends and family. Make plans to go out for dinner and, if you do, we thoroughly recommend our onsite restaurant, The Grill at Twenty Five.

Our menu is family friendly, featuring a kids menu that even the fussiest of eaters will find something to catch their fancy. Enquire with us today to book The Grill at Twenty Five for a private event, with the restaurant boasting a gorgeous function room.

Christmas Fun at Markeaton Park

Over at Markeaton Park between 2nd and 17th December, you will find a fun Christmas fair consisting of rides, festive activities, food stalls and choirs to boot. Entry to the park is free and is just a 30-minute car journey from Best Western Nottingham Derby Hotel.

Derby Santa Fun Run

Finally, if you take your festive fun with a dab of insanity, why not throw on your Santa outfit and take part in this annual festive fun run on 10th December?

If you don’t have an outfit, then fear not because the Derby Santa Fun Run provides you with your own to wear as you jog around either the 2.2 or 4.4-mile route around the historic sights of Derby. Beginning from Elvaston Castle, runners receive a medal, goodie bag and gingerbread biscuit upon finishing!

If you are visiting the city this festive period and looking for a hotel in Derby, book your room at Best Western Nottingham Derby Hotel today.

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