New Year's Weekender 29 - 31 December 2018
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Bringing you all the best NE1 diary dates for those lazy days between Christmas and New Year...
SATURDAY 29 DECEMBER
Meet your chums at Newcastle’s Christmas Village this Saturday for heaps of festive fun at Times Square. Go here for German street food, gorgeous gifts and Christmas catch ups around the fire pit.
Gather the gang, get down to Lane7 and get your game face on this Saturday! Book up for a game of bowling, challenge your pals to a ping pong tournament and grab some food in the bar.
There’s a terrific tribute night going down at the O2 Academy this Saturday and it’s a must for music-lovers of the North East! The Fu Fighters and Novana will head up the gig, with support from the Reet Hot Chilli Peppers, Pearl Jam GB and Pop Punk Disaster.
Steins at the ready folks! Join our friends at Stein Bier Keller this Saturday for a festive knees-up. Expect feel-good tunes, plenty of dancing and the finest Bavarian beers!
SUNDAY 30 DECEMBER
Wake up with a Christmassy coffee at Starbucks, Malmaison. It’s the perfect winter warmer to hold, sip and enjoy as you stroll along the Sunday Quayside Market.
Party Around the World
We might be a day ahead of ourselves, but there’s a New Year’s Eve party going down at Seven Stories - and it’s set to be a hoot for little ones! Explore when and how New Year traditions are celebrated all over the world - with story times, party games and lots of crafts.
Refuel and recharge
Busy day? Make a pit stop at STACK this Sunday to refuel with food at the Hungry Vegan! Enjoy plant-based food to-go, including subs, salads, pastries, cakes and sweet treats.
Swing Bridge Singers
With renditions of everything from Abba to blues and Motown, the Swing Bridge Singers bring an afternoon of inspiring tunes to Sage Gateshead. Their annual reunion concert is a must for music-loving families in NE1!
Pop, clink and fizz
Swing by Signor Prosecco on King Street this Sunday evening for a bit of festive fizz. Pop open a bottle and enjoy with friends as you relax by the Tyne.
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER
Rewrite the stars
Experience the greatest show on Earth as it returns to the Toon for a special New Year’s Eve screening at Cineworld this Monday. See Hugh Jackman as The Greatest Showman in this feel-good 2018 film.
If you’re looking for a bit of New Year’s Eve fun for the whole family, why not book up for an afternoon of festive theatre at Northern Stage. Settle in for live music, puppetry and a tale we all know and love as The Three Bears at Christmas comes to town!
There’s a Monta Musica special going down at Newcastle’s O2 Academy this Monday, packed with live DJs and MCs including Jetski & The T, K9, Impulse, Techno T and more. Don’t miss out!
Get ABBA-fever this New Year’s Eve as Newcastle’s Grosvenor Casino hosts the ultimate ABBA Experience, with entertainment from Angel Eyes, Britain’s hottest tribute to the girls of ABBA. Think sparkling costumes, magnificent numbers and a delicious five-course meal. What’s not to love?
A big Ceilidh celebration
See out the old and welcome in the new at The Assembly Room’s Hogmanay Hootenanny! Meet with friends and family for a prosecco reception, followed by a seasonal hog roast and entertainment from a Ceilidh band!
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