Christmas Market

Christmas Markets are BACK and the good news is that there are plenty of markets to choose from in Newcastle this year. Do your Christmas shopping with independent businesses in Newcastle and enjoy a festive day out while you're at it.

What do you love most about a Christmas market? Is it the pervasive aroma of mulled wine or perhaps the festive music? Whether it is the draw of great food and indulgent drinks or a chance to browse stalls by local creators, makers and artisans - start your Christmas shopping in Newcastle at one of the region's top markets.

Newcastle is a great, Christmassy day out - and with a chance to explore the city as well as the local neighbourhoods, choose from a range of bustling markets and artisan fairs popping up in Jesmond, Ouseburn and along the Quayside. 

Discover where you can buy unique gifts, support local creatives and produces as well as tuck into tasty treats at Christmas markets in Newcastle... 

Newcastle Christmas Market

Newcastle Christmas Market returns this year from Saturday 19 November until Friday 23 December 2022, showcasing an array of local traders and food stalls. Browse a brilliant range of chutneys, bath bombs, bespoke jewellery, clothing, accessories and art perfect for gifts, to take home as treats or for all important stocking fillers. There is always a buzz in the city centre during the festive season and this year, the markets will not only take place on Grainger Street with an avenue of stalls leading up to the Grainger Market, but cover the top of Grey Street and Old Eldon Square. With such close proximity to Monument Metro station, it is really easy to access Newcastle Christmas Market. 

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Grainger Market, Newcastle

Wander the aisles at Grainger Market, which is going to be the main hub of activity this year, with a festive overhaul, Santa’s grotto and a programme of special events to be announced. Find stall after stall of local traders, butchers, fishmongers and bakers alongside artisan makers, retail and craft beer enthusiast. There are gifts with a distinctly Geordie flavour - like Newcastle-themed Christmas cards, as well as unique items, one-off vintage fashion and personalised souvenirs that will make a thoughtful Christmas present. Look out for Sunday shopping in Grainger Market throughout November and December from 27 November until 18 December. 

Families are invited to say hello to Father Christmas in his Grainger Market Grotto from 15 November right up to Christmas Eve! You can book your tickets online here.

Fenwick Newcastle Christmas Shop

Daytrippers and first timers to Newcastle who are Christmas shopping in Newcastle will no doubt already be browsing the many floors at Fenwick Newcastle. Don't miss the Fenwick Christmas Shop featuring a wide selection of trees, decorations, hampers, food and gifts is now open located on the Lower Ground Floor and shop Christmas at Fenwick online. 

Be sure to peep at the famous Fenwick Christmas window and shopping makes for thirsty work so pop up to the Alpine Roof Thirty Nine to refuel and look at your purchases! 

Newcastle Quayside Market

The weekly Sunday Quayside Market is another brilliant location for a day out and a chance to buy some specifically North East gifts and products. The popular Sunday Market in Newcastle will be open on Saturdays too, in the run up to Christmas. Stroll beside the River Tyne, admire the seven bridges that cross the Tyne at the point of NewcastleGateshead Quayside and buy your Christmas gifts each weekend in the lead up to the 25th December. 

Jesmond Food Market

Jesmond Food Market is always a bustling event. Greeted by a raft of friendly, knowledgeable and passionate local producers and creators - is there any wonder locals and visitors alike flock to the popular bi-monthly food market? Spanning Armstrong Bridge with views into leafy Jesmond Dene - the food market is a wholesome day out and this year, there are two special festive editions. then Hustle your way along Armstrong Bridge on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month to get a start on your festive food shopping. Keep an eye out for the Christmas special event dates!  

Ouseburn Open Studios (27 - 28 November)

Ouseburn Open Studios is a firm favourite in Newcastle's Christmas event calendar, and it will return on Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 November 2022. The annual winter event is a brilliant chance to wander around Ouseburn and discover the creatives, makers, innovators and artists who have their studios in what has been dubbed Newcastle's Cultural Quarter. If you're in the market for unique jewellery, ceramics, paintings, prints, Christmas decorations and antique furniture - the Ouseburn Open Studios is for you and will span from The Biscuit Factory in the north of the region, right through the Ouseburn to Mushroom Works on the way to the Quayside. More than just a Christmas Market, Ouseburn Open Studios is an opportunity to see artists and creatives at work in their studios as well as chat to them about their process and products. 

Ouseburn Christmas Market

A second bite at the Ouseburn cherry comes in the shape of Ouseburn Christmas Market which will take place in December. For all the last minute shoppers out there - this is a great chance to pick up the last of your Christmas presents or make sure you haven't forgotten anyone! The outdoor Christmas market is a great opportunity to shop local as well as grab a cosy, mulled something something at one of the region's popular pubs. Keep an eye out on this post for dates! 

Want to find out more about Christmas in NewcastleGateshead?

There is so much going on in Newcastle that will fill you with festive cheer! Head to our Christmas events page to keep up to date with all things Xmas in the toon! 

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