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Blog (Winter) - NewcastleGateshead

Best Ways to Spend your New Year's Eve in the North East

Best Ways to Spend your New Year's Eve in the North East

The festive season is upon us, and while your Christmas planning is likely to be already underway, you may also be thinking about things to do on New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re organising a night out on the town, or spending time with friends or family, the pressure of planning the perfect New Year’s Eve can get to all of us, as we frantically try to find somewhere fun and exciting to be when the clock strikes midnight. Let us help you...

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Beat Black Friday with our Christmas Gift Alternatives

Black Friday will be with us once again and the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping is definitely hotting up. Fear not, we’ve found you some brilliant, alternative 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 time AND you can plan exciting expe explore more of what's on offer in NewcastleGateshead in 2018.

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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 trip to the Panto or festive performance. There are classic pantos, new performances, theatre for the kids and shows for the big kids at popular venues across the North East throughout the festive season. Though many of you are creatures of tradition and habit, returning year on year to your favourite places – here is a list to help the undecided amongst you find the perfect panto for 2018…

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Where To Find Father Christmas In Newcastle, Gateshead And The North East 2018

Where To Find Father Christmas In Newcastle, Gateshead And The North East 2018

Santa Claus is coming to town! If you’re thinking of taking your children to meet Santa this year, he’ll be making appearances at grottos all across Newcastle, Gateshead and beyond, for a fun family day out. The big fella 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!

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 Santa this December with our guide below…

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New Years' Eve Fun and fireworks

New Years' Eve Fun and fireworks

Along with London and Edinburgh, NewcastleGateshead provides one of the best backdrops for New Year's Eve fireworks in the UK. Newcastle was also voted the Guardian and Observer Travel Awards' favourite UK city. Don’t just read about how good a visit would be, come and see for yourself and welcome in 2017 the Geordie way. Read on for our recommendations on how to have a fun-filled New Year's Eve break in NewcastleGateshead.

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Christmas shopping heaven

Christmas shopping heaven

Shopping is a great excuse for a city break any time of the year but when Christmas approaches, it brings a whole list of reasons to get on a train and make a weekend of it. Write your Christmas shopping list, gather together your friends or pack your partner's suitcase and head to NewcastleGateshead. These are our recommendations for where to shop, where to stay, where to eat and where to drink.

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Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

Christmas can be a romantic time but it's also a time with a lot of distractions. Christmas cards to send, work nights out to survive, Home Alone and Elf to watch... These are our recommendations for how to get away from all of that festive busy-ness for one weekend so you can enjoy the pre-Christmas build up with the one person you most want to enjoy it with.

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