22 & 23 DECEMBER
‘It’s Snowtime!’ for the Wildcats of Kilkenny this week. The entertainers are back at the Arc with two fun filled nights of ultimate festive celebrations. With more tricks, musicians and surprises than ever, this year the Wildcats are pulling out the stops to make this a show-stopping finale to their silver anniversary. This Christmas special is not to be missed! It’s the perfect start to your festivities.
22 – 24 DECEMBER
The Royal Northern Sinfonia bring a festive family favourite to the Sage, Gateshead this week. And it’s safe to say – it just wouldn’t be Christmas without it! Bring all the family along to watch The Snowman on the big screen while the RNS play Howard Blake’s magical score live on stage. Experience this enchanting animation classic this Christmas, with the chance to join in with an interactive seasonal sing-along featuring traditional favourites and some Frozen numbers for the little ones. A festive family outing with something for everyone.
Kick off your Christmas week with a sparkling start at 12 Harland Place. Head on over to enjoy a fizz-fuelled evening this Wednesday as we count down the days to Christmas day. We can’t think of a better way to start the celebrations. The Prosecco Night at 12 Harland Place welcomes guests to sample five fantastic proseccos and a delicious sharing board to begin a week of eating, drinking and being merry!
15 & 17 DECEMBER
Tyne Theatre & Opera House in association with Newcastle Panto, presents Beauty and the Beast. In a small, French village, the beautiful Belle ignores the vain Gaston, discovering an unlikely love with a beast. Head to the Tyne Theatre & Opera House this week to discover the much-loved tale of the Beauty and the Beast. This family favourite features Emily Swan as Belle, James Hedley as the Prince and Beast, Maxie Peters as Lottie Stottie and Bob Stott as Dottie Stottie. A perfect evening at the theatre in the run up to Christmas day – it’ll have all the family feeling fabulous and festive ahead of the celebrations.
Escape the cold outdoors and the rush of last minute Christmas shoppers in the peaceful surroundings of The Shipley Art Gallery this Christmas Eve. Enjoy a seasonal shopping day topped off with a free mince pie and hot drink as you browse the gift shop where you can bag your last minute gifts without the stress. You’ll find handmade jewellery, ceramics and local textiles among many other unique offerings.