THINGS TO DO: Christmas Events in the North East

Christmas Events North East

Yep, that’s right I’m rolling out the Christmas content in November. That has to be a new record for This Northern Gal. But I have a good reason, I promise. You see, today I want to share a round-up of Christmas events that will be going on in t’north east next month and I wanted to make sure you had plenty of time to add them into your diary.

This list is by no means exhaustive but I will try and add more to this list as I discover them. With that in mind, if you know of any events that I have missed, please do let me know and I’ll try and add those that are the most appropriate.

Shall we get stuck in?

Christmas Events North East

  • The 30th November 2017 is the launch of Stockton Sparkles, a vibrant Christmas market. It will be in Stockton high street until Sunday 3rd December, which means that is the perfect chance to start your Christmas shopping. If you want to find out more, you can do so here.
  • 1st December 2017 will see Grainger Market host Christmas Night Market. The event will run from 5pm to 10pm and see a whole range of exciting events. As well as the usual fantastic stalls, there will also be music, dance and art performances. It looks like there will be plenty of food and drink on offer too! For tickets and more information, click here.
  • Between the 1st and 3rd December 2017, there will be a selection of festive events as Durham launches it’s traditional Christmas festival. As part of this there will be a large craft and gift fair on the Palace Green. What really excites me is the fact that the cloisters will be home to local food fair! For timings and more details, click here.
  • On the 7th December 2017, return to Stockton for the Victorian fair. It’ll be in the High Street and if you want to find out more, you can do so here.
  • On the 13th and 14th December 2017, The Bowes Museum are having their Christmas fair. Entrance is £5 for adults and £2.50 for children but you can find out more here.
  • Though there Christmas Market is running throughout the month, pop along to Middlesbrough for a ‘Musical Market’ between 12 and 8pm on Sunday 17th December. There will be music, dance and even a chance to join in. For more information, please visit their website.
  • If you fancy treating yourself, you can visit The Secret Winter Garden in Newcastle on Thursday 21st December. Tickets are around £45 so it’s a little more pricey but that includes food, music and lots of other entertainment. For more information, head to or click here.
  • Throughout December, the Christmas window display at Fenwick’s in Newcastle is well worth a visit. It is one of my favourite parts about the festive season.


This information was correct at the time of writing this post. I can’t guarantee that things won’t change so make sure that you check out the linked websites before you visit!

Kelly x

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