AWAY FROM IT ALL
Pack up for a pooch-friendly getaway. Think welly walks, open fires and cosy coats as staycation season sets in…
Watch Dalton Park turn twinkly at its fun Christmas Launch event. Stores will be open late, the folks at Metro Radio will be providing tunes and games and Santa will be parading through the mall spreading festive cheer.
Mooch about Brockbushes’ Christmas Fair. Think three huge marquees, filled with festive foodie treats, gifts for the whole family and plenty of mulled stuff to sip on.
WITH THE KIDS
Take them to Roker Park and seafront to check out this year’s Sunderland Illuminations. Enjoy family-fun attractions, before wrapping up warm and enjoying a promenade stroll, taking in the sparkly sights.
Head to County Durham’s Locomotion Museum to see the North East’s largest LEGO show. Build whatever inspires you and check out breathtaking displays, including brick versions of classic North East landmarks.
Lose yourself in the smells, sights and tasty delights of Christmas at Newcastle’s brand new Christmas Village. Enjoy festive bites from traditional German street food huts, washed down with beer, mulled wine and hot cider.
Stop by Saltburn Farmers’ Market on Saturday for sensational street food, served hot and fresh, plus local fruit, veg, meat and cheese, and micro-brewery beers. Plan Sunday brunch and pick up everything you need here.