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Christmas in Arnold event details announced

Date Posted: 3:01 PM on Wed, 2 November 2022

Gedling Borough Council has confirmed that it will be hosting a Christmas Light Switch On event and Christmas Market in Arnold Town Centre later this month.

The Christmas Light Switch On will take place on Friday 18 November from 4.30pm, outside the council’s new AMP building at the former Arnold Market site.

The event will feature performances from local schools including Richard Bonington Primary School, Redhill Academy, Arnold View Primary and Pinewood Infant School as well as local choirs, Nottingham Boys Choir and the Invisible Friends before the lights are switched on by The Mayor of Gedling, Councillor Peter Barnes at 6pm.

An indoor craft fair will be open next to the event, at Arnold Methodist Church, with stalls selling items such as cards, festive food and gifts, and there will also be a special visit from Santa at the event.

Christmas Markets will also be taking place outside The AMP in Arnold during the run up to Christmas. Markets will be open on 26 November as well as 3, 10 and 17 of December from 10am-2pm and are being organised by Rural Retailer.

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke MBE said;

“It’s always a pleasure to be able to announce details of these events which we know are welcomed and supported by so many of our residents and local business.

It’s a perfect opportunity for people to start getting into the Christmas spirit and bring the community together to celebrate.

This year, we have a new venue for the event right outside the recently completed AMP building in a dedicated community event space. This will be the first of many events for the new space and I look forward to joining our residents on what is always a fantastic night.”

For all the details about the Christmas events go to

Traders interested in booking a pitch for any of the market events can find out more by emailing