November 15, 2018

Christmas 2018 is on the horizon and here at Best Western Nottingham Derby, we’re starting to get excited! The moment November hits, Derby’s Christmas events begin to come through thick and fast but just in case you’re unsure of what to do this year, our team have compiled five of the most exciting Christmas events coming up.


One of this year’s Derby pantomimes is the classic ‘rags to riches’ story of Cinderella. 2018 NODA Award-winning theatre company, Kaleidoscope Players, have put a contemporary spin on the original story, guaranteeing a unique experience for all attendees.

Running from 29th November to 2nd December at Derby Guildhall Theatre, be sure to check when tickets are available because they’ll disappear quickly!

Scrooge: A Christmas Dinner

Available from 2nd to 20th December, Scrooge: A Christmas Dinner, is a brilliant new experience for any Christmas fan. Add a new level of excitement to your Christmas by enjoying a unique and tasty three-course meal, complemented by a frosty Ebenezer Scrooge and the three ghosts.

This is an unusual and interesting event that has proved a hit with many, so why not give it a try?

Moroccan Fire Nights at The Roundhouse

The Roundhouse is a beautifully charming building that holds the title of the oldest locomotive roundhouse in the world. Having been painstakingly restored and developed, The Roundhouse is now a stunning and unique venue for all sorts of different events, including the Moroccan Fire Nights this Christmas.

Open between 16th November and 31st December, the Fire Nights fuse intense and incredible performances with gorgeous food, taking you on a journey through the vibrant land of Marrakesh. If you want something very different, unique and memorable, this is probably the Christmas meal for you.

Hansel and Gretel

Another panto, this time by the Derby Theatre’s Christmas production team; Hansel and Gretel is a brilliant classic story given a modern shake-up. Combining original music, brilliant costumes and experienced actors always leads to a great end product.

The panto will be showing between 30th November and 5th January, with group deals available for those who decide to buy early.

Christmas Home, Food and Gift Market

Last but not least, it wouldn’t be a good list without the essential Christmas market! Another event held in the beautiful Roundhouse, this Christmas market is designed to support independent small businesses, helping you find the perfect present for that special someone.

Held on the 10th and 11th November, this great event has all sorts to offer, from artisan food and drink to vintage decorations and festive items, and is definitely worth checking out if you’re still on the hunt for that dream gift.

Armed with this knowledge, it will be easy for you to make the most of Christmas in Derby. Be sure to book a room here at Best Western Nottingham Derby so that you’re in touching distance of everything Derby has to offer this Christmas.

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