Christmas in Newcastle
Christmas is my favourite time of the year and what better way to enjoy the festive activities than to be in vibrant Newcastle.
A special treat is to visit the spectacular Sage for one of the delightful shows, from classical to rock tributes or the famous party nights.
Looking out from the Sage at night across the quayside lit up with its glittering Christmas lights is pure magic.
There’s ice-skating next to the Centre for Life, Christmas markets in Eldon Square, where you can sample cuisine from around the world along with an abundance of Christmas treats to be had.
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Beamish Museum is a family day to be remembered. Including Santa’s grotto, ice skating, a winter fun fair and a carol service. Following the usual hard work on the morning of Christmas eve there was nothing we enjoyed more than taking the kids and grandparent’s to Beamish to get us in the mood for Santa’s arrival.
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The historic Grade 1 listed Theatre Royal, which opened in 1837 with its first production of The Merchant of Venice, hosts its pantomime with famous faces, including Danny Adams as Buttons.
I remember our many yearly visits at Christmas with our little ones. If pantomime isn’t your scene how about the Hairy Bikers or Deacon Blue in concert.
After the Christmas festivities, there’s the annual fire work display held on the quayside on New Years Eve.
Wrap up warm to view the fantastic display soaking up the excitement of seeing the New Year in.
Or if you like your home comforts you can view the show from a balcony in one of Tyne Bridge Apartment's serviced apartments with flats on the quayside and city centre available for short term let.
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