20+ Festive Things To Do In Newcastle This Year!

Is it too early to mention the C word? Here at Taylored Lets, we love anything festive! Most bars, restaurants and activity centres have already started releasing their Christmas festivities, so we thought we would round them up and create a guide on what to do in Newcastle (suitable for both adults and children) this festive season...


#1 The Snowman at The Sage

The Sage in Gateshead is presenting a magical, seasonal screening of the film, The Snowman which will be accompanied live by Royal Northern Sinfonia. It’s a great event for the whole family! 

#2 Christmas at Beamish

Christmas at Beamish is always a spectacular event and in many family traditions! Take a trip to meet Father Christmas and then take a spin on a real ice rink and so much more at Beamish this year! 

#3 Meet Father Christmas at Craigside

Step into the warmth of Father Christmas’ cosy grotto and find twinkling lights and a crackling fire. Then you can complete the winter family trail before heading in the house where you'll discover the rooms decked in Victorian Christmas splendour - all at Craigside this Christmas time. 

#4 Keilder Winter Wonderland

At Keilder this Christmas season, you can expect a day full of festivities to keep you and your little ones entertained! With plenty of creative workshops and events, you can’t go wrong! Find out more over on their website.  

#5 Winter Wonderland at Whitehouse Farm

Running each weekend from 23rd November and 23rd & 24th December, Whitehouse Farm has a jam-packed programme of fun to help you make the perfect Christmas memories with your friends and family. 

#6 The Polar Express Festive Story Workshop at Seven Stories

Over at the Seven Stories in Ouseburn, they are hosting a great Polar Express Festive Story Workshop - Enjoy an interactive telling of this beautiful tale, snuggle with a warm drink and tasty treat all under one roof! 

#7 Fenwicks Window

Christmas in Newcastle wouldn't be complete without a visit to Fenwick Christmas Window on Northumberland Street! The enchanted window display is normally revealed at the beginning of November, what do you think the theme will be this year? 

#8 Tyneside Cinema Festive Films

This year The Tyneside Cinema showcases a variety of Christmas Films throughout November and December. Take a look at their website to find out when they are showing everyone’s Festive Classics. 

#9 The Stack 

The Stack is a great place to gather with your friends and family this Christmas time. With plenty of restaurants and bars to visit in this container town! With an accompanying stage, they often host live music events and shows - we would highly recommend The Stack this Christmas

#10 Hadrian's Tipi

Hadrians Tipi is returning to the Stack this year! Why not head down this Christmas time as there's nothing quite like cosying up beside an open fire with a mulled wine or glass of bubbly! 

#11 Indoor Arctic Experience at the MetroCentre

In a few weeks, Christmas is coming to the INTU MetroCentre! You can expect to see an ice rink, ice bar and even snowfall! Find out more here


#12 Christmas Lights Switch On Newcastle

We couldn’t forget the big Christmas Lights Switch on at Newcastle this year! Sam Fender is due to turn the lights on this year, where over 230,000 individual lights will be illuminated in the city centre as the audience of around 5,000 enjoy family fun and entertainment. 


 #13 The Snow Queen at Northern Stage

This year the Northern Stage is welcoming a spellbinding new production of The Snow Queen. It is a thrilling festive frozen fairytale for the whole family that you won't want to miss this Christmas! 

#14 Winter Playground at Alnwick Garden

At Alnwick Garden, the Winter Playground is covered with fresh snow where children can play, build snowmen, make snowballs and have lots of fun together - a great event for the little ones! 

#15 An Audience With Father Christmas at Belsay Hall

Gather round and head to Belsay Hall for Christmas for tales by the tree and take the chance to get a photo with the big man himself. There's a gift in store for every girl and boy too!

#16 Smoove & Turrell's Xmas House Party at Boiler Shop

The Boiler Shop is a great place for a festive party! Why not head down and see Smoove & Turrell at their Xmas House Party! It’s a great event to enjoy the night with friends with mulled wine and plenty of other beverages. 

#17 Father Christmas at Gibside National Trust

Gather the whole family and come on a festive day out to meet Father Christmas in his cosy woodland grotto near the stables at Gibside. Warm-up by the fire and open an early present too! 

#18 St James' Park Festive Fayre

At St James Park this November, you will find a fantastic array of local traders at their Festive Fayre. It’s a great day to get your Christmas shopping done - and you can also try some great festive food too. 

#19 Santa's Rooftop Cinema at Fenwick Newcastle

In Fenwick Newcastle, they are bringing cinematic magic to their exclusive cinema this year! This will showcase a host of festive favourites. All guests will be treated to popcorn, adults can choose between a complementary mulled wine or spiced apple juice and mince pie - and we have juice and jelly teddies for the little ones! 

#20 Theatre Royal Pantomime 

It wouldn’t be Christmas without an annual trip to the panto! For the first time ever the spellbinding pantomime Beauty and the Beast comes to the Newcastle Theatre Royal. Don’t miss out and be sure to get your tickets. 

#21 Durham City's Christmas Festival

The award-winning Christmas Festival will return to Durham this November. It’s a great day for the whole family and would be enjoyed by all! 


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