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Christmas in Mansfield

Top dates for your diary

What's On guide

The Big Switch On

Christmas tree


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Mansfield will be transformed in to a winter wonderland this year will a month-long festive market and it's very own ice rink. You'll be able to skate under the stars and browse for special gifts every day in December!

The council is supporting Mansfield BID in bringing twenty Bavarian style huts to Westgate and the 26 metre ice rink, funded by Mansfield District Council and sponsored by local businesses, will stand proud outside the Old Town Hall in the heart of the Market Place.

Top dates for your diary

  • Sunday 18 November - The Big Switch On
  • Sunday 18 November to Sunday 16 December - I Love Mansfield Christmas Market
  • Thursday 29 November to Monday 31 December - Skating daily on the Mansfield ice rink
  • Sunday 2 December - Christmas Artisan Market.

What's On guide

Mansfield's Christmas guide is always packed with free and low-cost activities for all the family in the run up to Christmas. 

This year's guide will be available at the end of October - check back here then.

The Big Switch On

This year's Christmas celebrations in Mansfield will begin on Sunday 18 November with the Big Switch On event.

Attracting thousands of spectators every year, The Big Switch On will again feature a variety of music acts, children's entertainment, panto stars and Santa himself before a spectacular laser show and fireworks display.

The day also marks the opening of a month-long Christmas Market, and includes a marching band and a host of festive activities in the Four Seasons Shopping Centre.

The event is just the beginning of a packed programme of festive entertainment with brand new attractions to wow residents and visitors, with live entertainment, stage show, laser show and firework finale - you won't want to miss it.

Christmas tree

This year's Christmas tree sponsor is Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 business community.

If you're interested in sponsoring the tree next year contact the events team on

It will be up in the Market Place ahead of The Big Switch On for the duration of the Christmas period. Look out for it and be sure to take a selfie with it! Tag @MyMansfieldUk on Facebook.


Help bring Christmas to Mansfield! We are calling on local businesses to support the council this Christmas through sponsorship. From a banner on the railings to your logo printed in the ice, there are sponsorship packages to suit all businesses.

pdf icon Christmas in Mansfield sponsorship [129kb]

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