December's arrival means the festive fun can officially begin. Time for gingerbread, magical markets and fairy lights galore…
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Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa in the Lake District is a luxury retreat that only gets better as the world around us turns a little frostier!

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Grab the Christmas spending money and go wild at this year’s Durham’s Christmas Festival. Shop ’til you drop at festive stalls filled with handmade gifts, twinkly decorations and edible goodness!

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Homeowners and skincare addicts won’t want to miss Sunderland’s Home and Beauty market on Sunday. Treat yourself to pampering must-haves for winter and the finest festive decorations.

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Book up now to see The Three Bears at Christmas at Northern Stage. A heartwarming tale that takes tots deep into the woods, where Mummy, Daddy and Baby Bear are preparing their home for the big day.

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Little ones will love the twinkly loveliness of Corbridge’s Christmas Tree Festival. Head into the warmth of St Andrews Church, where tots will discover over 100 trees, decorated in all kinds of colours and styles.

With the kids

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Spend your Sunday at Stewart Park Frost Fayre. Shop gifts and decorations to a festive soundtrack and warm up with plenty of wintry street food. Grab a few gingerbread cupcakes before heading home!

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Discover tons of festive treats at Ouseburn Farm’s Christmas Fair on Saturday. Snack on pizza slices with wintry toppings, traditional German bratwurst, Christmas-themed cheeseburgers, spicy pies ands more.


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