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Father Christmas is terribly busy at this time of year, and we know how important it is to get your Christmas list in before the big day. If you are looking for Christmas events to enjoy as a family in Newcastle then look no further! Experience a brilliant day out in Newcastle and meet the big man himself too! We have managed to locate Santa’s sleigh to find out where you can meet Santa in NewcastleGateshead this Christmas.

The Santa Experience at Life

Have a magical time at the Life Science Centre this Christmas as you journey to the North Pole and explore the wonders of what Santa sees when he takes to the sky on Christmas Eve, in a captivating planetarium show. What Santa Sees is a new immersive animated show produced by Life’s in-house team. Look up in the magical domed theatre and be transported to a twinkling wonderland, following Santa and his reindeer across the night sky.

Once you have watched Santa fly across the globe, why not head to the outdoor ice skating rink at Life and carry on the festive fun!

Santa's Grotto at Matfen Hall

Ho ho ho! Get ready for a jolly good time at Santa's Grotto at Matfen Hall on select weekends throughout December for a festive experience like no other! Bring your little ones to meet Santa Claus himself in his enchanting grotto. Watch their eyes light up with joy as they share their Christmas wishes and receive a special gift from Santa. This magical encounter will create lasting memories for the whole family and can be booked here. 

Afternoon tea with Santa Claus at Hotel du Vin

Hotel du Vin in Newcastle will host Father Christmas for a delightful Festive afternoon tea experience on Sunday 10  December from 1pm - 4pm. Indulge in a delightful afternoon tea spread, complete with an array of scrumptious treats and delicious beverages. Your children will have the opportunity to share their Christmas wishes with Santa himself and receive a small surprise gift. Book now to secure your place for an afternoon of festive family delight.

Breakfast with Mrs Claus at Seven Stories

Join Mrs Claus and the elves for a festive breakfast at Seven Stories. The morning will be full of Christmas cheer and of course: stories! Mrs Claus has chosen her favourite Christmas tales and can’t wait to share them with you over a delicious breakfast made with a pinch of Christmas magic! Tickets are £12.50 per child and £9.50 per adult. You can book your tickets here. 

Santa’s Supper Club at Fenwick

Until December 23rd, book now to enjoy a delicious two-course Santa's Supper Club at Fenwick’s Arthur’s Restaurant with an accompanying meet and greet with old Father Christmas. Santa’s elves will be waiting for you at Arthur’s Restaurant before taking you to your table for a delicious two-course dinner for kids of all ages. Little ones will receive an elf hat to wear and can enjoy a spot of colouring while they feast on festive specials. Once children have finished eating they will then be invited up by the elves for an extra special picture moment with Santa and an early Christmas surprise. Accompanying adults will get a glass of festive fizz on arrival.

Winter Wonderscape at Metrocentre

Immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas at Metrocentre and enjoy two wonderful festive experiences; a magical journey to the North Pole and a meeting with Father Christmas! Step into a world of wonder where the festive season sparkles through an interactive, immersive projection experience. Party with the elves to all the Christmas classics in Exhibition Square and meet Santa in the Grotto Experience.  Book your tickets here.

Breakfast with Santa at The Vermont Hotel

Santa and his elves have arrived at The Vermont Hotel and are waiting for a visit from your little ones! Enjoy a breakfast buffet, followed by entertainment from Santa's jolly elves, plus a visit to Santa's Grotto.  Santa is staying at the hotel till Christmas Eve, so you better book ahead so you don’t miss him. Find out more and book here. 

Visiting NewcastleGateshead this Christmas?

Are you visiting NewcastleGateshead this festive season? Take a look at how to spend 48 hours in NewcastleGateshead this Christmas here. 

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