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Hack Your NE1 Weekend | 22 - 23 December 2018


If you haven't already, it's definitely time to get festive in Newcastle this weekend. Here's our guide to some of the city's best bits...



Elf School



School might be out for Christmas, but Elf School is underway at Ouseburn Farm, and all little ones are invited! Learn to be an elf and meet the man in the big red suit as he prepares for the big day.




Quayside brekkie

Perch yourself on a riverside table at the Quayside’s Pitcher and Piano this morning for a breakfast with beautiful views! Whether it's granola and yoghurt, buttermilk pancakes or poached eggs and avo on toast, there’s sure to be something for everyone.




Walking in the air



Join our friends at Sage Gateshead this Saturday afternoon for a relaxed, family-friendly performance of The Snowman - with live orchestral music from the Royal Northern Sinfonia.



Steak Saturdays

Refuel after the show at Tomahawk Steakhouse - where you can enjoy some of the finest meats in town, as well as delicious chicken dishes and fantastic fish! 



Christmas Crackers



Don’t miss out on your last chance to see Christmas Crackers at Live Theatre. A theatrical journey through all things festive - with a funny and alternative look at Christmas traditions. Expect laughter, turkey, tears and sarcasm!



Girl power

Shelley Stevens presents the ultimate tribute to the Dance Floor Divas at Newcastle’s Grosvenor Casino this Saturday! Prepare to party and hear the very best of Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and more!



The Rumours are true



You’ll be blown away at Wylam Brewery this Saturday as The Transatlantic Ensemble return to the stage to play Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ album in full. A fantastic, feel-good show in NE1.




Festive bash

The Privat3 Xmas Bash brings deep and funky house tunes to Newcastle this Saturday and guarantees good times as we kick off the party season in style! DJs include: Col Lawton, Robbie Robinson and Thomas Allan.





Winter wonderland



Celebrate the festive season at BALTIC’s Winter Woodland where you can get creative with tree decorations, play with elves and join in on a 12 Days of Christmas sing-a-long. What’s more? Every child will receive a gift and reindeer food to take home!



Festive flick

Round up the family for a festive flick at the Discovery Museum this Sunday. This relaxed screening of The Polar Express for people with autism and learning disabilities, is a great way to get you in the Christmas spirit.




Santa Sunday



Make a date with your Christmas mate this Sunday! Little ones are invited to Santa’s grotto at the County Hotel to meet the man himself and find out how he’s getting on ahead of the big day. Complete with disco, games, prizes and a two-course carvery, it’s a great family day out! 




Big band moments

Spend the eve of Christmas Eve at Hoochie Coochie this year, where The Strictly Smokin' Big Band return with their Xmas Special! The perfect way to get you in the festive spirit this weekend!



A Christmas choir



Be inspired by The Blue Light Choir this Sunday as they perform a whole load of powerful Christmas tunes at The Botanist. Made up of emergency service employees, the choir work tirelessly for some great local charities. Do your bit and help them out this Christmas!



Let it Steam

Don’t miss out on the fifth annual Newcastle Steampunk Christmas Party at The Cluny this Sunday! Join BB Blackdog, The Swinghoppers and many more in a double celebration of all things Steampunk and all things festive!




Comedy that counts



Mr Shindig’s Christmas comedy show brings hilarious North East talent to The Stand this December. Held in aid of Radio Lollipop, this show will have you laughing the night away, and it’s for a great cause too! 




Sunday sips

Squeeze in a Sunday nightcap at Harry’s Bar this evening - a haven for cocktail-lovers, beer-drinkers and vino fans. There’s a tipple to suit everyone as we raise a glass and spread season’s greetings in NE1.





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