WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

As scents of hot mulled wine fill the air, Christmas classics play by candlelight and panto princesses sparkle, you'll be spoilt for choice for festive fun this week

FOR MUSIC…

14 DECEMBER

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

In an idyllic, festive setting at Durham Cathedral, sumptuous harmonies and multi-platinum selling vocals will make up G4 Christmas, an inspiring ‘Christmas by Candlelight’ show. This intimate performance will see Jonathan, Ben, Mike and Nick recall the musical experiences of their childhoods, with timeless classics including Silent Night, All I Want for Christmas and When A Child is Born. The 2004 X Factor runners up will also perform from their own album G4 Christmas.  Share the Christmas spirit in the most festive of locations with G4 this week.  

durhamcathedral.co.uk  


FOR FAMILY…

ALL WEEK

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

The Gala Theatre Panto returns, bringing the hilarious, heroic family-favourite Jack and the Beanstalk. The tale follows Jack’s journey to saving Princess Jilliana – who has been kidnapped by the evil wizard Fleshcreep. With the help of the good Fairy Moonflower, his brother Silly Simon and his Mother Dame Trott, Jack must climb a giant beanstalk, storm a castle in the clouds and defeat an angry giant if he is to win the heart of the Princess. Don’t miss out on this dazzling panto spectacular at the Gala. 

galadurham.co.uk


FOR FOOD…

ALL WEEK

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

What better way to bring in the festivities than a delicious dinner in laid-back surroundings. This dedicated festive menu celebrates everything we know and love about Christmas, boasting warm dishes and seasonal ingredients. After your meal, be sure to take a look around the gallery at The Biscuit Factory, where you can be inspired by the latest crafts, art and design works that make up the celebrated Winter Exhibition. 

thefactorykitchennewcastle.com


FOR THEATRE…

15 & 17 DECEMBER

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Taking the panto concept… and having even more fun with it! The Suggestibles’ Impro Pantso is an  unexpected Christmas treat that you shouldn’t miss out on this year. Newcastle’s legendary improv comedy troupe will be causing hilarious havoc in a festive-fun-ride like no other. It’s a panto, but not as we know it – expect the goodies, baddies, fairies and love songs combined with imaginative twists and turns, crazy characters and comedy gold. For two nights only this week – it’s a perfectly unplanned panto that promises to be a cracker of a show.

northernstage.co.uk


FOR SHOPPING…

ALL WEEK

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and with that comes the York Christmas Festival. This year, as the city is transformed into a winter wonderland, it promises to be the biggest and best one yet. Packed with fairs, family fun and festive events, there will be lots of exciting activities on offer, from The Snowman at the York Barbican, to the panto at York Theatre Royal and the brilliant line up on musicians at the York Early Music Christmas Festival. St Nicholas Fair lines the city streets with twinkling lights and wooden chalets offering unique gifts and homemade crafts, wines and cheeses. Scents of hot mulled wine and roasted chestnuts will fill the air as you browse the festive fair. York is the perfect destination to begin your Christmas adventure. 

visityork.org/christmas 


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