Nottingham Christmas Market closed down 24 hours after it opened – Nottinghamshire Live

The organisers behind Nottingham’s Christmas Market have decided to temporarily close the event after hundreds of people flocked to it.

Hundreds of people were pictured rammed together with a lack of social distancing, despite being under Tier 3 restrictions.

The Christmas Market in Old Market Square opened for the first time on Saturday, December 5, with a big wheel, food and gift stalls and other rides.

The Mellors Group, which runs the event in conjunction with Nottingham City Council, have decided to close the market only a day after it opened.

It will not be running today (Sunday, December 6.)

Crowds at Nottingham Christmas Market

Crowds at Nottingham Christmas Market

A spokesman for Mellors Group said: “In light of the unprecedented high footfall seen up and down the country for retail nationally, we have decided to temporarily close the Christmas market today.

“The pent-up demand for a city-centre offer was far higher than normal and we feel this is the most appropriate way forward.

“This will allow us to monitor footfall in the city today and ensure that our activities support residents and local businesses in an appropriate fashion.”

The organisers have not yet confirmed when the market will reopen or if it will be running next week.