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NE1's Search for Santa Trail Returns for 2021!

Saturday 4 December

Christmas is shaping up to be special in Newcastle this year, with NE1 unveiling their programme of festive events, including the welcome return of much-loved favourite, NE1’s Search for Santa, which is always a hugely popular, family-focused event.

The event will return for its third year on Saturday, 4th December, and consists of a free, festive trail which takes participants on an adventure across the city. Starting at Eldon Square, groups of children and their parents and guardians will collect Santa hats and a map which will provide clues and a trail to lead them to Father Christmas. With stops along the way for children to enjoy Christmas craft activities, the Search for Santa will finish at Newcastle Cathedral where there will be another festive craft stop, hot chocolate and a chance to meet Santa, as well as receiving a festive gift.

All of NE1’s Christmas events are free to attend but booking is essential. In previous years when the Search for Santa event was held, the event was so popular that tickets were snapped up within hours of booking opening. This year, the ticket link will go live at 10.30am on Wednesday 17th November.

Details of how to book can be found here, and on the Newcastle's Christmas website, NE1’s online directory for all things Christmassy in Newcastle city centre. Packed with festive things to see and do, if it’s happening in Newcastle, details will be available on the Newcastle’s Christmas website. Kids’ events, festive screenings, ice skating, as well as any new Christmas events and activities, and all the details of NE1’s own festive programme will feature on the site. Add the website to your watch-list to avoid missing out on any Christmas fun this year.

Ben Whitfield, Head of Marketing and Events at NE1 said: “The excitement is building at NE1 and we can’t wait to bring some festive cheer to the city centre with our Christmas events programme. We’ve brought back some festive favourites including the Search for Santa which is well-loved by children and adults alike.

“All of NE1’s Christmas activities are designed to play to the city’s strengths showcasing some of Newcastle’s most historic and iconic buildings and locations as well as creating a festive buzz in the city.

“We are really excited to be able to celebrate Christmas in the city again this year and are looking forward to a packed programme that will bring extra cheer and allow people to celebrate Christmas together in-person.

NE1 will be unveiling details of all its Christmas events and activities in the very near future.