Christmas in Newark
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Stocking Up For Christmas
Countdown To Christmas
Capture the real spirit of Christmas on Sunday 30 November, when the celebrations get under way in Newark’s Market Place. Enjoy festive films shown on the big screen and pick up a few last minute gifts from the craft stalls and shops. Visit the Parish Church for a look at the decorated trees and take off the chill with mulled wine, mince pies, hot chestnuts and other tasty treats.
No matter what’s on your Christmas list this year, you’re sure to find it here in Newark. So if you’re looking for the perfect present or need to fill the cupboards with festive fare, make the most of our markets, shops and stores this month.
Our regular markets will be open as usual in the first two weeks of December and return to normal from Friday 2 January onwards. In the run-up to Christmas and New Year, we’ll have
Full Retail Markets
Wednesday 17 December - Friday 19 December - Saturday 20 December - Wednesday 24 December - Saturday 27 December - Wednesday 31 December
From the jazz and blues-inflected soul and gospel songs of Choir Invisible to traditional carols from local school children, there’ll be plenty of music to get you in the mood. Whether you’re eight or 80, you’ll be entranced by the family musical A Christmouse Tale – the juggling skills of the Gandinis will amaze you – and don’t forget to look out for Santa, who’ll be arriving in style on his reindeer-drawn sleigh!
Retail, Antiques & Crafts Markets
Monday 15 December - Monday 22 December - Monday 29 December
Antiques & Crafts Markets
Thursday 18 December
The entertainment reaches a peak as darkness falls, with dramatic fire juggling from the Gandinis setting the scene for the moment when the real countdown begins. The last few seconds tick away on the big screen, the Town Mayor steps up to the plunger and Christmas finally comes to Newark in a blaze of lights and fireworks. As the smoke clears and the last strains of music fade away, it’s time to take a short stroll across to the Parish Church where there’s a warm welcome waiting for all at the Community Carol Service. Start as you mean to go on for the festive season and join in the fun of our family-friendly Switch-On Sunday. It’s going to be a cracker of a Christmas in Newark!
Don’t forget our monthly FARMERS’ MARKET on Friday 5 December; the RETAIL & AUCTION MARKET on Riverside Arena on Wednesday 17, Wednesday 24 and Wednesday 31 December; and the special CHRISTMAS CHARITY MARKET from 12 noon to 5pm on Sunday 7 December - all the fun of the fair and a chance to support lots of local good causes too.
You’ll find plenty of opportunities for more shopping on Sundays and late on Thursdays turn to pages 6 and 7 for details or visit our website (www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/ christmas) for updates.
What’s On In Newark And Sherwood - December 08
Sun 7 Dec : 10am – 12 noon CHRISTMAS DECORATION MAKING Ollerton Tourist Information Centre 01623 822447 Sun 7 Dec : 12 noon – 5pm CHRISTMAS CHARITY MARKET & FUNFAIR Newark Market Place 01636 655765 Wed 10 – Wed 24 Dec : 10.30am – 5pm CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION Thoresby Riding Hall, nr Ollerton 01623 822009 Wed 10 Dec – Sun 4 Jan : Please ring for times JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Palace Theatre, Appletongate, Newark 01636 655755 Fri 12 Dec : 6pm – 8pm A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT THE WORKHOUSE The Workhouse, Southwell 01636 817260 Sat 13 Dec – Sun 4 Jan : Tue – Sun 10.30am – 4pm SEARCH FOR SANTA Newark Millgate Museum, 48 Millgate, Newark 01636 655730 Sat 13 Dec : 1.30pm – 3.30pm CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS Newark Millgate Museum, 48 Millgate, Newark 01636 655730 Sat 13 Dec : Please ring for times CHRISTMAS LANTERN WALK From the Burgage, Southwell 01636 819038 Sun 14 Dec : 3pm CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT Market Place, Newark 01636 655765 Thu 18 Dec : 6pm SWITCHING ON THE LIGHTS Coddington Community Centre 07985 386638 NEED MORE DETAILS? Find out more about Christmas in Newark and Sherwood by contacting Newark Tourist Information Centre on 01636 655765 Ollerton Tourist Information Centre on 01623 824545 Southwell Tourism on 01636 819038 All information is believed to be correct at time of print but you are advised to confirm details with individual venues before making a special journey. For a large print version of this brochure, call 01636 655704 or visit www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/christmas
Mon 24 – Sun 30 Nov : Mon – Sat 9am – 12 noon & 2pm – 4pm; Sun 11am – 1pm CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene, Newark 01636 655765
Thu 4 – Fri 5 Oct : Thu 9am – 6pm; Fri 8am – 5pm NEWARK INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUES FAIR Newark Showground, Winthorpe 01636 702326
Sun 30 Nov : 11am – 5.30pm NEWARK CHRISTMAS SWITCH-ON Market Place, Newark 01636 655765
Thu 4 Dec : 4.30pm – 7pm EDWINSTOWE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON High Street, Edwinstowe 01623 824243
Sun 30 Nov : 2pm - 6pm; Sat 6, Sat 13 & Sat 20 Dec : 10am - 2pm; Sun 7, Sun 14 & Sun 21 Dec : 12 noon - 3pm SANTA’S GROTTO The Buttermarket, Market Place, Newark 01636 655765
Thu 4 Dec : 7.30pm RAILWAYS REMEMBERED: CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME Palace Theatre, Appletongate, Newark 01636 655755
Sun 30 Nov : 5.30pm COMMUNITY CAROL SERVICE Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene, Newark 01636 655765
Fri 5 Dec : 12 noon – 7.30pm OLLERTON & BOUGHTON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON Sherwood Drive, New Ollerton 01623 860811
Mon 1 Dec : 7.30pm IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (15) Palace Theatre, Appletongate, Newark 01636 655755
Fri 5 Dec : 12.15pm – 1pm LUNCHTIME AT THE CATHEDRAL Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell 01636 812649/819038
Tue 2 Dec : 7.30pm NEWARK ARCHAEOLOGICAL & LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY CHRISTMAS SOCIAL Newark Millgate Museum, 48 Millgate, Newark 01636 821781
Sat 6 Dec : 1.30pm – 3.30pm VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CARDS Newark Millgate Museum, 48 Millgate, Newark 01636 655730
Sun 7 Dec : 3.30pm – 7pm CLIPSTONE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON & FESTIVE FAIR Miners’ Social Club Car Park & Old Village Hall, Clipstone 01623 626219
NEWARK TOWN COUNCIL
LATE NIGHT OPENING 27 Nov Strays Coffee Shop NORTHGATE Woolworths OSSINGTON WAY Waitrose SLAUGHTERHOUSE LANE Morrisons ST MARKS SHOPPING CENTRE Barts Coffee Shop 99p stores Bay Trading LATE NIGHT OPENING 27 Nov Gamestation Julian Graves New Look 3pm No Angel Sally Salon Services Stead & Simpson 4pm The Cook's Pantry Wilkinsons 5pm STODMAN STREET Ambience Interiors Atelier Contemporary Jewellery Boots The Chemists CLOSED 5pm 5pm 5.30pm 5pm Burton Menswear Domino Dorothy Perkins Marks & Spencer Monsoon 3.30pm 4pm 5pm 5.30pm 4pm 4pm 5pm 4pm 4.30pm 4pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 5pm 4pm 4pm 6pm 3pm 4 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 30 Nov 7 Dec 14 Dec 21 Dec Open Until Ethel Austin SUNDAY SHOPPING 24 DEC Card Factory 4pm CLOSED 5pm 4pm 5pm 5pm 5pm 4pm 4 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 30 Nov 7 Dec 14 Dec 21 Dec Open Until Rushtons Delicatessen Superdrug The Body Shop THE ARCADE Flowers By Suzanne SUNDAY SHOPPING 24 DEC
LATE NIGHT OPENING 27 Nov 4 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec
SUNDAY SHOPPING 30 Nov 7 Dec 14 Dec 21 Dec
24 DEC Open Until
Many of Newark’s shops and stores will be offering extended opening hours in the run up to Christmas. Here are details of some of them – check our website (www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/christmas) for any additional listings received after this brochure went to print.
Although some of the shops may choose different opening hours, most of those trading on Sunday will be open from 10am to 4pm. Christmas late night shopping in Newark is on Thursdays, generally till at least 7pm, but some of the shops will stay open later. Larger stores and supermarkets may start their Sunday trading before 30 November and will also have additional late nights.
3pm THE BUTTERMARKET SHOPPING CENTRE 23 Sheep Chuckles Fair and Green The Goodie Store Closing times to be confirmed 3pm 4pm 3pm 1pm
Closing times given for Christmas Eve may be subject to change - as always, we advise you to check with individual shops or stores before making a special journey.
For a map of Newark and travel information, visit our website - www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/christmas
LATE NIGHT OPENING
Art on Glass
W H Smith
Holdens of Newark
New Ark Pet & Aquatic Centre
Ann et Vin
A Giant Of A Pantomime
Jeffrey Holland (Hi Di Hi) as Dame Trott, Tony Scannell (The Bill) as Fleshcreep, singing sensation Chris Park as Jack, Judy Buxton (On The Up) as Fairy Organic and new star comedian Ian Jones as Simple Simon, head the cast in this year’s giant of a panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, at Newark Palace Theatre.
Directed by Mark Piper and produced by Paul Holman Associates, it tells the popular tale of our hero Jack, tricked into selling his much-loved cow Daisy for a bag of beans. Like all the best pantos, it’s packed with mayhem and merriment and in true fairytale tradition, good finally overcomes evil and everybody lives happily ever after...
Jack and the Beanstalk opens at the Palace on Wednesday 10 December, with performances every day (except 15, 22 and 25 December and 1 January) until Sunday 4 January. Ticket prices start at £9.50 but they’re already selling fast. So don’t leave it too late to book your seats for a gi-normous helping of family fun!
Box office 01636 655755 or book online at www.newarkpalace.com