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48hrs in Newcastle and Gateshead at Christmas Tyne

48hrs in Newcastle and Gateshead at Christmas Tyne

Newcastle and Gateshead are a hop skip and a jump from London and Edinburgh if you arrive by train. If you’re planning a festive city break or a weekend away in the UK to get started on your Christmas shopping then let us be the first to throw a North East staycation into the mix. To make it even easier for you – we’ve created a packed festive itinerary of things to do in Newcastle and Gateshead at Christmas and top tips on where to stay and where to eat while you’re here.

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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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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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