Festive Family Fun in Sunderland this Christmas
I have always tried to support local businesses and events whenever possible, so here are a few ideas to choose from, to create the perfect festive day in my home town, Sunderland.
This post has been updated beginning of November so I am waiting for info from some businesses so please do check back as I will be updating this post regularly. Please click on the GOLD links to find out more
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🎄 Sunderland Light Switch On - 16th November - Keel Square
Starting at 5pm with Metro Radio's Steve & Karen kicking of the festive fun Joined by the cast of Beauty & the Beast and look out for walk about entertainment from Frozen's Anna & Elsa. Also games and prizes to be won.
🎄 Ha'way in a manger - Sunderland Bid
From 16th November:
Stocking Hunt - Find 4 hidden stockings across the city centre decorated by local schools.
Christmas Character AR trail - Find the characters hidden around the city centre
Reindeer Dash - Rush around the Bridges in aid of Red Sky Foundation - 3rd December
🎄 Santa's Grotto - Bridges Shopping Centre - Details coming soon
We think this Santa is the best we have seen!
Festive Family Fun Day - 22nd December
Tuesday Museum Club - Christmas Traditions - 5th December
Elmer's Christmas Storytime 16th December
The Gingerbread Witch - 23rd November
A town called Christmas 5th-10th December
Beauty & The Beast Panto - 8th -31st Dec (ad)
Kids Christmas Deal - £18pp Includes:
2 games of bowling, kids meal, soft drink, Santa hats & crackers
🎄 Boxing Day Dip 26th December Seaburn beach
🎄 Puffing Billy will be visiting again this year. Keep an eye out on our socials for more details
Make a Clay Bauble - 2nd December
Build a wooden slice Christmas tree - 9th December
WInter Wonderland FREE ENTRY
14th November - 31st December
Other events going on in Sunderland
🎄 Wreath Making - Frufru & Friends Grangetown 21st Nov
🎄 Wreath Making - Carnival House 28th November
🎄 Festive Continental Market - High Street West 16th-19th November
🎄 Christmas Concert Castle Town Methodist Church 9th December
🎄 Christmas Eve Dip - Roker Seafront
🎄 Victorian Christmas Fayre Donnison School 2nd December
🎄 A touch of Christmas with compass acapella - Church Street East - 9th December
🎄 Carols with the songbirds - St Mary's Church 23rd December
🎄 Blue Light Choir - Sunderland Minster 12th December
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