The Exchange is Nottingham’s oldest shopping arcade, with its magnificent grade II* listed buildings a spectacular sight at any time of year. This is doubly true at Christmas, as over the last 30 years the centre has become justifiably renowned for its beautiful decorations which look truly splendid in the arcade’s rich Edwardian setting.
The Exchange has been at the heart of Christmas shopping in Nottingham since it opened in 1929, with millions of new and returning customers making it a must-see destination when visiting the city. Last year saw the arrival of a brand-new decoration scheme for the centre, with the magnificent 50ft tree a true focal point positioned beneath The Exchange’s stunning 200ft high central dome.
Christmas at The Exchange is also noted for the live music performed in the centre’s magnificent arcade, and this year there is a programme of appearances from some of the region’s top singing ensembles and choirs:
Christmas Music Programme
Saturday 30th November – Christmas Lights Event, with the Thoresby Colliery Band performing at 11.00am
Saturday 7th December – St. Mary’s Choir 11.00am – 1.00pm
Sunday 8th December – Nottingham Cathedral Choir 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
Tuesday 10th December – Nottingham Lunchtime Voices 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Saturday 14th December – Nottingham Operatic Society 12.00pm – 2pm and St Mary’s Church Choir from 2.30pm
Sunday 15th December – The Bluecoat Singers from 2.00pm
With beautiful seasonal music and stores packed with great gift ideas for all ages, The Exchange is a truly magical Christmas experience for all the family.
The Exchange’s Christmas opening hours are:
Wednesday 4th December 9.00am – 7.00pm
Wednesday 11th December 9.00am – 7.00pm
Monday 16th December 9.00am – 7.00pm
Tuesday 17th December 9.00am – 7.00pm
Wednesday 18th December 9.00am – 7.00pm
Thursday 19th December 9.00am – 7.00pm
Friday 20th December 9.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday 21st December 9.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday 22nd December 10.00am – 5.00pm
Christmas Eve 9.00am – 6.00pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day 10.00am – 5.00pm
New Year’s Eve 9.00am – 6.00pm
New Year’s Day CLOSED
All other days are normal hours, individual store times will vary.