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Festive Family Fun In Newcastle & Gateshead



There are so many fantastic events going on throughout the festive period this year. My other festive guides have been really popular, so I thought I would share guides for other parts of the North East. Newcastle and Gateshead are always great places to spend some festive family time together. There's so much to choose from this year. To find out more about the events listed please click on the Green links To add your event free of charge just fill in THIS form


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Great North Museum Hancock

Great North Nights - Ceilidh 16th December

Great North Winterland - 17th December - Reindeer, Christmas projection story, Festive crafts and lots more. More Info HERE



Seven Stories Ouseburn

Letter to Santa & Christmas Storytime

​Weekend afternoons in November and December £7.50 per child (adults go free)


"Naughty or Nice? The Missing Lists" Seven Stories Christmas Performance

Weekdays and weekends throughout December - 11am and 1pm

£7.50 per child (adults go free)


Breakfast with Mrs Claus

Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings in December, 9am

£12.50 per child and £7.50 per adult


Festive Evening Storytimes

Weekday evenings in December

£12.50 per child including refreshments. £7.50 for adults including refreshments.


Little Elves' Workshop - Christmas Stocking Decorating

Saturday and Sunday mornings in November and December, 11.30am

£7.50 per child, adults go free.


Christmas Crafts

Weekend afternoons in November and December, 3pm - 5pm

£5.50 per child, adults go free. Option to add on a tasty treat

To find out more about the events at Seven Stories Click HERE



Eldon Square

Eldon Square Express - Embrace the festive season and take a snap of ‘Jingle and Bell’ the Express train situated at St Andrew’s Way


The countdown to Christmas clock is up and there's a donation box for this years cash for kids where you can leave a gift as a donation


Extended opening times - 25th November - 23rd December


Fenwick's window is now ready for you to enjoy with Clarice Bean


Visit Santa located in Grainger Market until 24th December

313.37 includes a gift Find out more HERE



Centre For Life

Tickets are only £5 per person for the festive period. Bargain!

Christmas Programme includes:

Winter skies in the planetarium, listen to tales of light from around the world, UV crafts, become a festive scientist, Learn some tricks and lots more.

Ice skating *extra fees apply

Find out more HERE



Newcastle Cathedral

Advent Procession - 27th November

From St Nicholas to Santa Clause - 2nd December

Crisis Skylight Newcastle Carol Service - 8th December

Vivaldi's four seasons at Christmas - 9th December

Christmas Time Travel - 10th December

Marie Curie Lights to remember - 11th December

Christmas at the Cathedral - 15th December

Walking Nativity - 16th December

Christmas Extravaganza - 17th December

Candlelit Carols - 21st December

Crib service - 24th December

Find out more HERE



Newcastle Castle

Movies at the castle:

Disney's Frozen - 3rd December

The Polar Express - 9th December

The Muppets Christmas Carol - 16th December

Elf - 17th December

Arthur Christmas - 18th December

Tickets start from £4


A medieval Christmas - 17th December Tickets £15

Find out more about events at the Castle HERE



Sage Gateshead

Royal Northern Sinfonia by candlelight - 8th December Tickets from £5


Christmas Spectacular Black Dyke Band with special guests NASUWT Riverside and Reg Vardy Bands - 4th December Tickets from £24


Big Festive Family Gig - 10th December Suitable for kids 7 & under. Tickets £4.50


RNS Home Alone In Concert - 11th December Tickets from £5


RNS Christmas On Broadway - 14th December Tickets from £5


Family Festive Band Jam - 18th December Suitable for kids aged 7-11 Tickets from £5


RNS The Snowman in Concert - 22nd December Tickets from £18

Find out more about events at Sage HERE



St James Park

Breakfast with Santa - 22nd/23rd December Tickets from £11.37


Ultimate Grinch Experience 22nd December Tickets from £11.37


Ultimate Nativity - 23rd December Tickets from £11.37


Children's Christmas Party 23rd December Tickets from £17.30

Find out more about events at St James Park HERE




Caledonian Hotel

Breakfast with Santa - 10th - 23rd December Family ticket £34


Frozen afternoon tea party - 11th/18th December Family ticket £69


Peppa Pig Christmas Party - 15th December Family ticket £55


Mickey & Minnie Mouse Christmas Party - 22nd December Family ticket £55

Find out more about Events at Caledonian Hotel HERE



Metrocentre

Artic Experience - Ice rink is free if you sign up to the mailing list! Available until 30th December


Santa's Festive Forest - until 24th December Tickets £5 for children and £3.50 for adults

Find out more about events at Metrocentre HERE



Shipley Art Gallery

Fused glass workshop - 26th November Suitable for 16+ Tickets £45

Wreath making workshop - 3rd December Suitable for 16+ Tickets £36

The Low Fell Singers - 3rd December

Family crafting - 10th December

Find out more about events at Shipley Art Gallery HERE



Mr Twisters Soft Play & Jump Centre Gateshead

Breakfast with Santa - 5th December £11.95 per child

Christmas Disco - 21st December £14.95 per child

Find out more HERE



Marley Hill Community Centre

Walk through Nativity & Meet the animals - 11th December

Christmas Carol service - 18th December

More Info HERE



St Nicholas with Christ Church Dunston

Lighting of the Christmas tree - 6th December

Carol Service - 15th December

Dunston does Nativity - 24th December

More info HERE



St Mary's Heritage Centre Gateshead

Winter festival Frets on the Tyne - 2nd December

Christmas tree festival - 6th- 23rd December

More info HERE



Chopwell Woods

Christmas Willow Making 26th November

More info HERE



Greenside Light Switch on 29th November

More info HERE



Crawcrook Light Switch On - 30th November

More info HERE



Kingston Park

Christmas Carol Service - 3rd December

More info HERE



Church Of The Ascension Kenton

Christmas Tree Festival - 2nd December

More info HERE



Blaydon Library

Nightmare before Christmas themed crafts & activities 3rd December Tickets £4

More info HERE



Daverson Hall

Kids Christmas Party - 10th December, pre booking is required

More info HERE




Gino D'acampo Quayside

Brunch with Santa - 11th December £20per child and £10 per adult.

More info HERE



West Denton Community Church

Christmas Wonderland - 17th December Crafts and activities for 0-8 years

More info HERE



Felling Cricket Club

Kids Christmas Party - 17th December £2.50

More info HERE





Jesmond Library

Children's Christmas Party 17th December

More info HERE



Waggon Team Gateshead

Children's Christmas Party - 18th December

More info HERE



Victoria Tunnel Christmas in the tunnel!

Tour, meet Santa and take part in the Christmas song trail - running until 18th December Tickets from £5

More info HERE



Theatre Guide

Northern Stage

Hey Diddle Diddle - On until 8th January

Sorcerers Apprentice - 3rd December - 7th January

More info HERE


Tyne Theatre

Beauty & The Beast 9th December - 8th January

More info HERE


Theatre Royal

Cinderella - 26th November - 15th January

More info HERE


Peoples Theatre

Goldilocks - 10th - 18th December

More info HERE


Live theatre

Wintry Tales - 4th December - 23rd December

Wishes on the Wind 8th December - 18th December Suitable for ages 14+

More info HERE


The Little Theatre Gateshead

Cinderella - 13th - 24th December

More info HERE


Keep scrolling to find out what Christmas Markets are on in the area


Christmas Markets

PlantsPlus Garden centre & Restaurant - 25th - 27th November

More info HERE


St Oswald's Hospice Christmas Market 26th November

More info HERE


Bill Quay Farm Christmas Market - 26th - 27th November

More info HERE


Lakeside Inn Christmas Market - 26th November

More info HERE


St Andrews Whinbrooke Christmas Fayre 26th November

More info HERE


Civic Centre Newcastle Craft & Flea market 26th November

More info HERE


Malmaison Christmas Market - 27th November

More info HERE


Newcastle Cat & Dog Shelter Christmas Market - 3rd December

More info HERE


The Cumberland Arms Christmas Market - 3rd December

More info HERE


St Francis High Heaton Christmas Market - 3rd December

More info HERE


Wylam Brewery Alternative Christmas Market - 4th December

More info HERE


Old Coal Yard Christmas Market - 4th December

More info HERE


Check out these other posts

Festive fun in Sunderland

Festive fun in Durham

Find all of our festive guides HERE


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