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Christmas in Rushcliffe

As darker nights start to draw in there'll be lots of great community events taking place locally in the lead up to Christmas 2017. Keep checking Rushcliffe Borough Council's facebook page at for updates

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On Saturday 2 December the Christmas lights will be switched on in West Bridgford. This year’s event will be a jam packed day of festive fun for the whole family on both Central Avenue and Gordon Square, featuring entertainment from local singers and bands, a children’s fairground, street theatre entertainers, santa’s grotto and a free mini ice rink.

There’ll also be a busy market on the Croquet Lawn offering a range of Christmas gifts, crafts, novelties, and festive food. As well as showcasing a great range of independent local businesses guest traders will be visiting the market from Italy, Slovakia and Poland as part of the YouNG Goes Euro Market, an initiative to support young entrepreneurs develop business skills.

All this action leads up to the highlight of the day, the light switch on at 5pm which is being led by Gem at breakfast’s Jo and Sparky and The Mayor of Rushcliffe, followed by a firework finale. Get your skates on to join in the fun!

Times and locations

Central Avenue

  • Christmas market 9am-6pm
  • Children's fairground 11am-6pm
  • Music and shows 12pm-5pm

Gordon Square

  • Santa's grotto 1pm-7pm
  • Mini ice rink 1pm-7pm
  • Mr Balloony's Christmas Roadshow 1pm-7pm

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Our supporters

The switch on celebrations in West Bridgford this year are sponsored by Royston Lund, local estate agents. Gary Lund, Director, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Rushcliffe Borough Council with  this year’s West Bridgford’s Christmas Lights Switch On. Having seen the event grow over the years, it is fantastic that we can play a part in this year’s offering. As a local business and an already integral part of the Rushcliffe community, we are keen to play an active role in supporting local events.”   



Tell us about your Christmas events

If you're planning a festive celebration this year and would to feature on the Rushcliffe Borough Council website or on our brand new Facebook listings page vist please send details to or telephone 0115 9819911

What’s on in Rushcliffe

There are so many things going on locally and below we have given you weblinks to local websites so you can find out more. To subscribe to regular event updates online visit our dedicated local listings page

Aslockton (including Scarrington WI)

Barton in Fabis

Bingham  (news and events on home page)


Car Colston and Screveton

Colston Bassett



Cropwell Bishop 

(tab for ‘Old School – Events and Bookings’)

East Bridgford

East Leake



Granby and Sutton


Holme Pierrepont and Gamston


Kingston on Soar


Langar and Barnstone

Normanton on Soar



Radcliffe on Trent



Shelford and Newton

Stanton on the Wolds

Sutton Bonington



Upper Broughton

West Bridgford


Willoughby on the Wolds

Wysall and Thorpe in the Glebe

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