Christmas Market Programme

Thank you for visiting our Christmas Market, we hope you have the best time!

Here you can access the full event programme and event map, making sure you get to experience all the festive fun!

Event Programme

Outside Entertainment

  • Ukrainian Ensemble – 11.30-12.30
  • Rock Choir – 12.30-13.30
  • Blackwood Clarinets – 13.30-15.30
  • Mansfield Choral Society – 15.45-16.00

Magical Children’s Entertainment in Newstart Theatre

Join the Frozen Sisters or Aurora, Rapunzel and Belle in two entertainment sessions with live singing, dancing and lots of fun from our friends at Little Princess Parties.

  • Elsa, Anna and Olaf – 1.30-2.15
  • Aurora, Rapunzel and Belle – 2.45-3.30

If you haven’t got tickets yet, you can still buy them on the door in Newstart Theatre. £7.50 per child, under 2’s are free.  

Portland Dog Show in support of Jerry Green Dog Rescue

  • Handsome Dog / Pretty Lady – 11.30
  • Best Trick – 12.00
  • Waggiest Tail – 12.30
  • Who the Judge would like to take home – 13.00
  • Golden Oldie – 13.30
  • Best Rescue – 14.00
  • Fancy Dress – 14.30

Tickets are £3 per dog per category and can be bought at the Dog Show registration desk. 

Woodland Adventure Zone

See how many elves you can find on our beautiful woodland trail and solve the puzzle to win a prize. Or, have a taster session on our accessible climbing wall or zipline. 

  • Taster sessions – £5 each (suitable for ages 7+)
  • Elf Hunt – £2 per child (suitable for all ages)

Our team will be on hand all day, so you can book directly with them at their outside stall behind the Birches Building.

Santa’s Grotto

If you’ve not booked a place in Santa’s Grotto yet, there may still be availability. Head to the Grotto area and chat to one of the elves. 

  • Session 1 – 11.30-13.00
  • Session 2 – 14.00-15.30

Tickets are £3 per child.

Christmas Tree Light Switch On

We’re honoured to welcome Professor Veronica Pickering, High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire to officially switch on the lights at 16.00 in the main quadrangle. 

Merry Christmas from everyone at Portland!