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Christmas Market 2021 Event Listing 3 Christmas in Newcastle

Wrap up warm and delve into Christmas in NewcastleGateshead!

Welcome back to NewcastleGateshead as we get ready for the return of a fully festive season packed with special events for all the family and Christmas nights out at some of the best and most vibrant bars, restaurants and clubs in Newcastle. Christmas in NewcastleGateshead is a time of joyful celebration with family and friends. A chance to indulge in festive food and drink, browse for unique gifts at Christmas Markets in Newcastle, Gateshead and the North East and shop for all the sparkles and Christmas party outfits.

To kick off the festivities, the Christmas Light Switch On will be held on Tuesday 15th November. The twinkling lights of the toon will be lit to officially start the countdown to Christmas.


From Saturday 19th November until Friday 23rd December, wander Newcastle's Christmas Market, with an avenue of stalls leading up Grainger Street, the top of Grey Street and Old Eldon Square. The market stalls will feature traders mainly from the local area.

Step inside Newcastle's Grainger Market to experience the build up to Christmas within the historic indoor market as it transforms into Santa's Grotto. Revel in the festivities as the market opens up on Sunday's in the festive period. The Grainger Market will play centre stage in the city’s festivities this year, with a festive overhaul, Santa’s grotto and a programme of special events to be announced. Don't forget to visit Newcastle Quayside's popular Sunday Market as it gears up to the festive season every Sunday.

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Meet Father Christmas, step into magical performances and pantos and get into the festive spirit with a city break in Newcastle and Gateshead this winter. Get outdoors to experience the magic of a festive light trail this Christmas at venues like The Alnwick Garden and Gibside National Trust.

Christmas in Newcastle wouldn't be the same with a visit to Fenwick's Christmas Window, with the reveal date yet to be announced, or a spin around the outdoor ice rink at Life Science Centre.

Get your gladrags and sequins on ready to dance the night away throughout the Christmas period in Newcastle's top bars, clubs and pubs. And the fun doesn't have to stop there - why don't you join us in the Toon to welcome in the New Year? NewcastleGateshead knows how to throw a belta of a New Year's Eve Party! After a successful debut, Laser Light City is returning for another year from Friday 30th December- Sunday 1st January.

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The ultimate traditional Christmas can be found at award-winning attraction Beamish Museum where you are guaranteed to find all the festive feels! Savour scrumptious treats, enjoy Punch and Judy shows, visit the stalls in The 1900s Town to find that perfect gift and to pick up all your Edwardian essentials, and take part in Christmas crafts. On top of all this enjoy traditional festive music, admire the beautiful decorations, have a go on the rides at The Fairground, and visit Elf Wood where Father Christmas’ little helpers have created their own elf village! Plus, be sure to visit Father Christmas in his cosy Grotto at Rowley Station Goods Yard.

With an abundance of fun Christmassy events, mouth-watering festive food and drink festivals, festive performances and more festive shopping opportunities than you can shake your candy canes at, you’ll be spoiled for choice when finding dates for your diary this winter.

Scroll through our selection of events taking place, or why not submit your own event here. With so many winter events happening in NewcastleGateshead and the wider region, every day can feel as festive as Christmas Day.


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December 2nd to December 24th

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December 7th to December 24th

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December 12th to December 24th

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December 18th to December 18th

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December 30th to January 1st


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