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Feel Merry and Bright in NewcastleGateshead this Christmas...

Merry Christmas to one and all from NewcastleGateshead! 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. There are many jolly reasons to experience the festivities in the North East this Christmas. 

Where to find Father Christmas thumbnail Newcastle Gateshead

The Alnwick Garden invite you to wander through their after-dark Christmas Light Trail until January 8. On the south-side of the River Tyne, families are invited to another enchanting outdoor light trail, this time in the grounds of Gibside National Trust in Gateshead.  Make sure you book a festive performance or heart-warming pantomime at one of the North East's excellent theatres.

From family days out at charming settings like Beamish Museum to discovering often unseen areas of Newcastle with the NE1 24 Doors; whether you're desperate to meet Father Christmas in Newcastle or looking for festive things to do in the evening, there are Christmas events galore this year in NewcastleGateshead.

Monument Christmas Lights

Celebrate the season in Newcastle

Much-loved annual Christmas traditions in the heart of Newcastle city centre, such as Fenwick Newcastle's Christmas window display will return in 2022. The theme of this years display is Clarice Bean: Think Like an Elf which magically depicts the much-loved character Clarice Bean trying ‘exceptionordinarily’ hard to save her family’s Christmas and stop the Christmas spirit completely floating away.

 Newcastle city centre is 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 Shop. The much-loved Quayside Market will be running on Sundays in the lead up to Christmas to add a little cheer to your weekends. For more information on Christmas markets click here.

All this Christmas shopping is thirsty work! Get ready to swap your loungewear for sequinned glad rags, don your Christmas jumpers and celebrate the season by heading 'out out' to one of NewcastleGateshead's top bars, pubs and restaurants.

New Year's Eve will be a blast with a truly spectacular Laser of Lights display from 30 December - 1 January. You can even control the lasers in this immersive experience across the city.

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