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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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