Christmas has landed in NE1!
Christmas in Newcastle is looking better than ever! Check out what else is going on across the city, there's lots of it!
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY AT FENWICK
THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER & DECEMBER
Fenwick has come up trumps again this year - the gift that just keeps on giving in NE1! Families can now marvel at the iconic Christmas Window display, telling the much-loved tale of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Once you’ve enjoyed the Roald Dahl scenes, why not book a place in their Rooftop Cinema to catch a screening of the 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory original, or the updated 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie? Both films are on show at various times and dates from Thursday 21 November until Christmas. For details and to book visit fenwick.co.uk/cinema
SPREAD SEASON’S GREETINGS AT STACK
STACK is a super spot to spread festive cheer. Head to Hadrian’s Tipi for traditional Christmas tipples, stroll through the uber cool shipping containers and pick up some delicious treats, and warm up by the outdoor heaters as seasonal sounds set the soundtrack of the day. What’s more? Dog-lovers can swing by STACK on Saturday 7th December, 11am- 1pm, for Wolfgang Santa Paws – inviting four-legged friends to join in the festive fun. There’ll be a dress contest for the best dressed dog in town!
LIFE SCIENCE CENTRE'S OPEN-AIR ICE RINK
9 NOVEMBER – 23 FEBRUARY 2020
The Times Square ice rink is back in action folks! Don't forget to head to the Life Science Centre for a bit of thrilling festive fun for the whole family to enjoy. In-situ for the 19th year running, the open-air rink is one of the best-loved Christmassy traditions for the people of Newcastle and beyond. Time to pop on your skates and glide through another festive season in NE1!
TYNESIDE CINEMA CHRISTMAS CLASSICS
If ever there’s a reason to visit Tyneside Cinema, it’s Christmas! Head to the much-loved movie house for a cracking calendar of Christmassy classics, sure to get you in the festive spirit! Enjoy family favourites such as The Muppet Christmas Carol and Elf, winter warmers including The Holiday and Home Alone and special ‘Night of Good Cheer’ screenings of It’s A Wonderful Life – complete with mulled wine and mince pies!
SEARCH FOR GOODIES AT THE GRAINGER MARKET
The Christmas decks have gone up, it’s one of the most festive spots in town this winter... don’t forget to shop local at our glorious Grainger Market! Go here for the very best seasonal produce, gorgeous gifting ideas and plenty of unique treats to help put a smile on your loved ones’ faces this Christmas.
For the kids...
Our Search For Santa event may be sold out, but there are plenty of spots across the city for little ones to meet the man in the red suit!
SANTA SUNDAY LUNCHES: THE VERMONT HOTEL
1, 8, 15 & 22 DEC
Enjoy a delicious Sunday lunch at The Maven restaurant this Christmas - complete with a visit from Santa Claus! Families can tuck into a roast with all the trimmings before heading to the festive grotto, where little ones will receive a gift. vermont-hotel.com
SANTA CLAUS AT LIFE:
LIFE SCIENCE CENTRE
30 NOV - 23 DEC
Life Science Centre visitors can enjoy intergalactic yuletide greetings from astronauts and can help make inks for that all-important letter to Santa. Speaking of the man in the red suit, Santa will head rink-side to hear those wish lists!
TEA WITH FATHER CHRISTMAS:
INTU ELDON SQUARE
5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21 DEC
Get involved in crafty activities and meet Father Christmas at intu Eldon Square. Little ones are invited to round up the family and make their way to the customer service desk at John Lewis, where they can book their place for festive tea!
SANTA ON THE ROOFTOP: FENWICK NEWCASTLE
UNTIL 24 DEC
Head up to Fenwick’s enchanting rooftop where a winter wonderland awaits! You’ll find fun for all the family, including the chance to meet Santa in his magical, candy-themed cabin.