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Blog (October 2019) - NewcastleGateshead

Beat Black Friday with our Christmas Gift Alternatives

Black Friday is a shopping frenzy that is known to send people berserk the world over. The hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping is definitely hotting up but instead of surfing the web, why not enjoy a day out in Newcastle and Gateshead with a spot of retail therapy? If the thought of the Black Friday sale kills your Christmas shopping buzz, then we’ve found you some alternative and unique Christmas gift ideas that don’t involve elbowing your way to the checkout or queuing from the crack of dawn. Surprise your friends, family and other halves with something a bit different this Christmas and at the same time, support local shops and explore more of what's on offer in Newcastle and Gateshead in 2020.

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What is the theme for this year’s Fenwick Christmas Window?

What is the theme for this year’s Fenwick Christmas Window?

Christmas in Newcastle would not be the same without a visit to Fenwick’s Christmas Window and is part of Geordie Christmas tradition. The queue to wander past Fenwick’s Christmas display always snakes with great anticipation along Northumberland Street. Each year, in November, the Fenwick Christmas Window is revealed and each year, thousands of festive shoppers and families on a day out in Newcastle clamour to see what the new Christmas Window theme will be.

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Where To Find Father Christmas In Newcastle, Gateshead And The North East

Where To Find Father Christmas In Newcastle, Gateshead And The North East

Santa Claus is coming to Toon... and he’s a very busy man making appearances right across the North East. Get your diaries out and start booking your appointment as visitors wishing to take their children to meet Father Christmas this year in Newcastle and Gateshead will find he is in high demand (Santa has already sold out at The Alnwick Garden and Fenwick Newcastle!). However, Old St Nick will be making appearances at Santa’s Grottos, theatres, shopping centres, stadiums and attractions all across the North East. Father Christmas is already dusting off his suit, practicing his ‘ho ho ho’s!’ and packing up his sleigh, ready to meet all the boys and girls on his nice list in the North East!

Tell your kids to get their Christmas lists at the ready and be on their best behaviour to meet the jolly fella himself!

Discover where you can meet Father Christmas in Newcastle, Gateshead and the North East this winter with our useful guide below…

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Win a Family Ticket to Marvel Universe LIVE! Tour at Newcastle's Utilita Arena

Win a Family Ticket to Marvel Universe LIVE! Tour at Newcastle's Utilita Arena

We have TWO sets of family tickets to giveaway in our Marvel Universe LIVE! Tour competition.

This November, Marvel fans are called to assemble for an action packed, live arena stunt show! Following a successful first UK tour, Marvel Universe LIVE! is back with an all new storyline and never before seen characters in one epic battle of good versus evil - this is the first time the superheroes and villans have toured in Newcastle too!

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11 Pantos and Christmas Performances in Newcastle, Gateshead and North East

Panto season is about to burst onto the stage (Oh no it isn’t… no wait, it really is!).

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a family trip to the Panto or festive performance. If you are looking for Christmas family events in Newcastle, Gateshead and the North East then you're in luck, there are a whole range of side-splitting, festive pantos and performances tailored for children. There are classic pantomimes, new performances, theatre for the kids and shows for the big kids at popular venues across the North East which run throughout the festive season.

Let us help you find the perfect panto or festive, family performance in Newcastle, Gateshead and the North East...

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Remember Remember... Fireworks Night in NewcastleGateshead

Remember, remember the 5th of November… well how could you forget? Bonfire Night has nearly arrived so practice your ooohs and ahhhhs and dig out your mittens. You’re spoilt for choice across NewcastleGateshead for Fireworks displays. Whether you are looking for fireworks against the backdrop of the stunning North East coastline or really want to find somewhere with an ACTUAL bonfire, here are some suggestions for firework displays that will blow your thermal socks off. For the real Firework Night fanatic, you could even go on a four-evening extravaganza!

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