Newcastle Christmas Market 21

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 to Grey's Monument from Thursday 2 December 2021 with a distinctly North East focus. A variety of local traders will set out their festive stalls every day until Christmas Eve, ready for you to 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 with such close proximity to Monument Metro station, it is really easy to access Newcastle Christmas Market. 

The rows of wooden chalets will become home to stall holders selling artisan crafts, local beers and foodie treats as well as jewellery, ceramics and much more. Stay a while and tuck into sweet crepes from Le Petite Creperie, grab a North Shore Coffee or get in the festive mood with mulled wine, bratwurst and roast chestnuts! 

Why not make an afternoon of it and head to one of the many bars and restaurants beside Grey's Monument

Grainger Market, Newcastle

Wander the aisles at Grainger Market where you will 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 late-night Thursday shopping in Grainger Market from Thursday 2 December and soak up even more of the festivities when the indoor market opens for extra Sundays (11am - 4pm) from 28 November - Sunday 19 December.  

Families are invited to say hello to Father Christmas in his Grainger Market Grotto from 19 November right up to Christmas Eve! You can book your tickets online here.

Local Market in Fenwick Newcastle

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 their new local makers' market within the dedicated Christmas shopping floor which is packed with excellent stocking fillers like a Darth Vader Angel of the North pin badge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne baubles, clothing from Laundry Day Clothing as well as local beers, hand-crafted candles, unique accessories and photography.  

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. Jesmond Food Market will host two local-focused seasonal events with the first wintry edition on Saturday 4 December and their Christmas special on Saturday 18 December, 10am - 3pm.

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 27 & Sunday 28 November 2021 after a year off (due to coronavirus restrictions in 2020). 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 on Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 December 2021. 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.  

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