Ruddington will be sparkling this Christmas, starting with a wonderful light display outside St Peter’s Rooms. Look out for it from the end of November.
From Tuesday 1st December, village organisations are transforming Ruddington into a giant Advent Calendar, with special festive-themed displays. The Post Office kicks us off by revealing their Christmas Advent window on 1st December and we’ll close with St Peter’s Church on 24th December. Posters and leaflets will guide you through the Calendar so you don’t miss any of the great reveals.
Late night shopping
There’ll be exciting late night shopping on all three Fridays in December before Christmas, with some fabulous pop-up events taking place. Along with the Village Market on Saturday 5th December, there’ll be lots of opportunities to shop locally this Christmas.
Christmas Lights Trail
The Friends of James Peacock are planning a “Ruddington Christmas Lights Trail” activity around Ruddington, beginning on the 7th December and ending on the 31st. You can pick up your trail map from The Bottle Top on High Street, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request one.
Simply answer the questions on the trail, which will take you on a tour of illuminated houses and gardens around the village. Then bring your completed forms to The Bottle Top and claim a prize in exchange for a small donation to the Friends of James Peacock. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Village Nativity Trail
Each weekend in December, Ruddington Baptist Church invites you to go on a quest through the nativity story. The journey begins on the first weekend with Mary and Joseph, followed by the wisemen, shepherds and angels, and culminating on Christmas weekend with a search for the Baby Jesus.
Follow a map you can collect from the Bottle Top and solve clues to find the next part of the story. At each destination, you’ll find a picture of a Nativity character and a QR code to scan that links to a video of someone telling the story.
And there’s more!
You can also enjoy beautiful Christmas windows and decorations with something for everyone to get involved in. Please look out for posters and leaflets around the village for further details.