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Crack Your Christmas Shopping in NE1

Scared of the city come Christmas time? Don't want to sit in traffic only to drive around car parks on a Saturday? We've got you covered with everything you need to complete your Christmas shopping like a pro. Park, shop, eat and enjoy the city during the most wonderful time of the year! 



- Remember, Alive after Five means you can park in 7 city-centre car parks for free after 5pm Monday to Saturday. Change your routine and take advantage!

- Mix things up and head to Oxford Street or Manors Multi-Storey, both less than 500m from Northumberland Street.

- Don’t forget, you’ve got all the time in the world with intu Eldon Square and others open til 9pm until 21 December. Use your evenings and browse to your heart’s content!




Manors is a hidden gem for Christmas shoppers. It's easy to get in and out of on your way to town, yet cut through the underpass and you’re 200m from Northumberland Street. Beat the Saturday shoppers and park here, or even better, visit after 5pm Monday to Saturday and you can park for free!

Stick it in your sat nav: NE1 2BN

REWARD YOURSELF: Park here with ease and raid the rails of intu Eldon Square’s shops.



Great for heading to a festive flick at the Tyneside Cinema, Oxford Street car park is tucked away waiting for you to pull in and park with panache. Beat those crowds!

Stick it in your sat nav: NE1 8BS

REWARD YOURSELF: Head to Tyneside Cinema for the best seasonal screenings.




If you’ve got plans at the Metro Radio Arena, you’re visiting Newcastle's Christmas Village, or you’re getting your foodie fix at The Gate, Grainger Town Multi-Storey is a great choice!

Stick it in your sat nav: NE1 4DP

REWARD YOURSELF: Treat yourself to some festive food and a bit of family fun at Times Square’s new Christmas Village and ice rink!



Approach the shops from another angle... head to Eldon Garden and find spaces aplenty, just a short walk from the city's shopping scene.

Stick it in your sat nav: NE1 7RT

REWARD YOURSELF: Northern Stage is just a short five minute walk away. Park here and check out the theatre’s fab Christmas shows - The Three Bears at Christmas, A Christmas Carol and The Suggestibles’ Impro Pantso.




Looking for a nifty gift for that hard-to-buy for relation? Park here and head to the Quayside Sunday Market to find the best local traders and stalls! Or you could park for free after 5pm during the week for Quayside Christmas catch-ups with pals.

Stick it in your sat nav: NE1 2AQ

REWARD YOURSELF: Park up and feast at a cool Quayside restaurant. Why not give Piccolino’s sumptuous Christmas menu a try?



Get Alive after Five and park here for free from 5pm Monday to Saturday. It’s a hop, skip and jump from some fine dining and festive fun!

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REWARD YOURSELF: Park up, pop for pretheatre dinner at Browns Bar & Brasserie and prepare to belly-laugh the night away at this year’s Theatre Royal pantomime - Goldilocks and the Three Bears!




We know it can get busy, but head there early or late and you’re onto a winner! You can shop until 9pm you know...

Stick it in your sat nav: NE1 7RZ

REWARD YOURSELF: Give yourself a post-shopping boost with a bite to eat at Grey’s Quarter. The opportunities are endless - whether it’s a fiery feast at Chiquito or a sociable supper at Tapas Revolution.



To find out more about Alive after Five, including more details on each of the participating car parks, and how to park for free after 5pm, visit getintonewcastle.co.uk.


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