Discover an excellent array of Christmas gift ideas in our Virtual Christmas Market.

Christmas shopping in NewcastleGateshead is not possible at the minute due to the ongoing government lockdown restrictions so why not support Newcastle and Gateshead's local shops, attractions, cultural and entertainment venues, as well as restaurants and hotels and browse our Virtual Christmas Market for unique gift ideas? Search by category to help you find the perfect gift too.

Start browsing the online shelves of our Virtual Christmas Market.

Father Christmas at Gibside

Feel Merry and Bright in NewcastleGateshead.

Christmas in NewcastleGateshead is typically packed full of festive activities to get everyone feeling merry and bright. Christmas in 2020 might be slightly different this year but we're here to help you find the festive fun that will be taking place in NewcastleGateshead whether virtual or 'in real life'! 

We love welcoming visitors from far and wide for a city break in NewcastleGateshead to celebrate the sparkle of Christmas and New Year in the toon. With fabulous hotels to choose from, great shopping, lively events and big nights out to be had - NewcastleGateshead really is THE festive place to be. But 2020 has been a challenging year and while we're in the ongoing national lockdown, we'll have to make do with sending our Christmas cheer virtually! Stay home for now and stay safe. 

Monument Christmas Lights

Celebrate the season in NewcastleGateshead.

Much-loved annual Christmas traditions such as Fenwick Newcastle's Christmas window display have made a welcome return in 2020 and visitors to the Wind in the Willows themed display can safely queue along Northumberland Street to take in the details of each window. Certain other annual events including the Christmas lights switch on have not yet happened but, once it is safe to do so, the city will be illuminated for Christmas shoppers heading into Newcastle to browse Grainger Market's festive stalls or marvel at the wonders of Fenwick Newcastle's in-store Christmas Market.

Theatres across Newcastle are making their first steps into live pantos and performances this Christmas with Theatre Royal Newcastle hosting a socially-distanced panto and Tyne Theatre and Opera House providing some much needed laughs with a comedy event with Carl Hutchinson

Book now with confidence for some of the best Christmas family events in Newcastle and Gateshead including magical, festive light trails. We will keep you up to date with all the festive events as they are announced from festive afternoon teas, where to meet Father Christmas, classic Christmas film screenings, Christmas fairs and the best places to celebrate a safe Christmas evening out with your household.

We hope to welcome you back safely into NewcastleGateshead for a festive night out too and will share ways to swap your loungewear for sequinned glad rags and celebrate the season by heading 'out out' to one of NewcastleGateshead's top bars, pubs and restaurants.

Once it's safe to do so, check back for how to visit safely and experience the festivities in NewcastleGateshead responsibly.

Oh, and don't forget the main three words of 2020: Hands. Face. Space! 

Dobson & Parnell
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