Christmas at Nottingham Motorpoint Arena & National Ice Centre

Christmas at Nottingham Motorpoint Arena & National Ice Centre

Christmas gets underway with festive skating at the National Ice Centre with the official light switch on Saturday 25 November while Santa will be welcoming visitors to his magical grotto in December. 

There are loads of music concerts, top family shows and elite sporting contests coming up at Nottingham Motorpoint Arena to put a sparkle in the festive calendar and provide that all-important gifting inspiration.

Hip-hop royalty Ice Cube & Cypress Hill; living legend Tom Jones and world-class rock act Killer Queen bring the noise in December with the spectacular arena-sized pantomime Peter Pan, Strictly Come Dancing Live and much more in store for 2024. 

Festive Skating

The festive National Ice Centre will be looking magical this Christmas surrounded by twinkling lights and a huge Christmas tree for a wonderful festive skate.

It all starts at 2:30pm on Saturday 25 November when a surprise guest turns on the magical Christmas lights before the first festive skating session begins.

A special festive character skate on Saturday 2 December will see elves, snowmen, reindeer and a gingerbread man joining skaters on the ice while the Princesses and Superheroes magical fancy dress skating party with music, balloons and a sprinkle of fairy dust on 30 December completes the festive ice season.

Santa’s Grotto

Santa is also popping by this December so children can pay him a visit in his grotto before their festive skate.

A visit to the grotto includes a meet with Santa, an ice skating pass, a Christmas gift for every child and a children’s hot chocolate.

What’s On at Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

England’s Netball Team, Vitality Roses: 9 & 10 December

England’s netball team will provide thrilling live action as they take on South Africa’s Proteas in this international test series.

It’s the first chance to see the Vitality Roses play on home soil against one of the world’s top teams after the World Cup.

After two sold-out games in London and just under 7,000 seats sold in Manchester in January, this will be an epic clash. 

High Rollers Tour: Ice Cube + Cypress Hill + The Game: 12 December 

Rap icon Ice Cube makes his long-overdue return to British shores joined by hip-hop royalty Cypress Hill and The Game. The last time Ice Cube played in the UK was in 2011.

The renowned West Coast rapper shot to fame in 1988 as a key member of NWA before taking Hollywood by storm in the nineties with films Boyz N The Hood and Friday.

The show promises to be a celebratory journey through 30 years of hip-hop.

Tom Jones: 14 December 

The Ages & Stages tour from international superstar Tom Jones will see the living legend perform material from his colossal career including everything from soul-stirring ballads to exhilarating anthems, brought to life by his distinctive voice and magnetic charisma. 

Killer Queen: 15 December 

Bringing the classic songs of Queen alive, this world-class tribute act has won countless awards and brings the whole atmosphere of the band fronted by Freddie Mercury to their show through stage performance, costumes and more.

The first tribute act to have a West End show, Killer Queen recreates the high energy, powerful phenomenon of Queen in a fantastic live show.

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