CHRISTMAS AT NEWCASTLE
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Finally that magical time of the year is upon us and it’s time for Festive Cheer! Bustling with so much love, festive lights, sounds of laughter, and the delight of festive flavours – The blockbuster Christmas Events in Newcastle are set to raise the bar with countless activities available for all age groups.
We’ve narrowed the marvellous list of events down for you, highlighting what we think you’ll love to get stuck into during this year’s Christmas period:
CHRISTMAS AT LIFE SCIENCE CENTRE
Mon 21 Nov- Sun 8 Jan 2023
If you and your family love beaming lights – Christmas Life is the place to be. Glowing and shining like a diamond – this place is literally a heaven in the region. Other than being a stunning Christmas attraction, there are plenty of other family activities to enjoy.
You can feel the wind in your hair and get an adrenaline pumping as you explore the inter skies from the comfort of Life’s stunning planetarium – it’s a whole lot of fun! Indulge in their theatre and enjoy tales of light from cultures around the world, with demonstrations that gleam and sparkle. Your little scientists are in for a treat- amazing tips and tricks in science buskers make learning so much fun, like teaching little ones how to remove a tablecloth without crockery flying off, how to play a tune with water glasses, and step through a Christmas card!
A VISIT TO FENWICKS CHRISTMAS WINDOW
November 7 – Early January
Christmas in Newcastle is incomplete without a visit to Fenwick, of course. Every year, people and especially kids are excited to gather down Northumberland Street to watch the glorious Fenwick’s theme. And to your delight, in a bid to marvel at the previous display, Fenwick unveiled this year’s theme as Clarice Bean: Think Like an Elf – an absolutely loved character by children.
Fenwick is undeniably a great opportunity to let your kids wander in the realm of creativity. Not only has this event celebrated the importance of storytelling to inspire children, but it’s also a great way to strengthen connections and relationships with your family.
SHOP YOUR HEART OUT AT CHRISTMAS MARKETS
2 December – 4 December
With hundreds of festive stalls, stretching a vast area of the city – sleigh bells are all set to ring across the Grainger Street and Grey’s Monument. From alpaca hats and gloves to Christmas cakes, locally brewed beers, fantastic mirrors, beautiful pottery and gorgeous handmade jewellery – there’s a lot to soak up in the festive atmosphere.
Whether you prefer relaxing with a freshly brewed beer in one hand a delicious banger dog loaded with jalapenos and gherkins in the other, following the markets’ trail to browse its art, spectacular collection of ornaments, and classic fabrics, the event appeals to all ages looking to get a joyful seasonal spirit.
FREE THINGS TO DO AT CHRISTMAS IN NEWCASTLE
This festive season is buzzing with lots of Christmassy events and festivals. Newcastle city is without doubt a place filled with love and compassion. It is a place of wonders and delight where you don’t have to stump up the cash to enjoy your time here. From art galleries, to museums, historical buildings, parks, there’s plenty to do in Newcastle for free.
We’ve pulled together a list of amazing and free of cost activities to do in and around the Newcastle:
THE SEARCH FOR SANTA TRAIL AT ELDON SQUARE
26, November, 2022
Christmas means rejoicing in the existence of your loved ones and doing things to make them happy just in time for the festive season. The search for Santa trail is a wholesome family experience offering fun for all the family and the most awaited meet-and-greet with the big man himself. This magical christmas adventure weaves through the city streets as your little detectives solve clues on a festive trail map that leads all the way to Santa. We love their christmas-themed crafts with lots of fun activities and we are sure you’ll love them too. But more than anything, your little ones will love the way down to Newcastle Cathedral for storytelling, yummy hot chocolate and the chance to meet Father Christmas!
FROST FEST WEEKEND
Saturday, 3 December, 2022
To truly embrace the Christmas spirit – Frost Fest is an ideal place for families to enjoy joyous celebrations. This year, Frost has organised family-friendly events like, Christmas badge making, tree decorations, live music, Winter Robin bird walk and the return of our mischievous elf trail – this is going to be unlimited fun! For the first time ever, Father Christmas is paying a grand visit to the festival.. Not only this, a workshop for adults is also being held - A Christmas inspired fused glass workshop, with a glass of wine and nibbles. We are so excited!! And we’re sure you are way more excited than us.
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