AWAY FROM IT ALL
Where to stroll, shop, sip and stay for the ultimate whimsical winter weekend in York…
As the big day draws near, let loose at Tyne Bank Brewery’s free Christmas bash. Grab some mates, dance to top festive tunes and funk, indulge in seasonal bites and knock back panna cotta-flavoured stout!
Middlesbrough’s Orange Pip Market returns for a Christmas Special on Saturday. Think twinkly stalls full of locally-made, festive treats and gorgeous foodie gifts, plus mulled wine, carol singers, festive films and more.
WITH THE KIDS
Grab your tickets to see a special festive screening of Elf at Newcastle Castle. Bring your own drinks and sweets and settle in for a Christmassy adventure, following Buddy the Elf on his hunt to find his human family in the Big Apple.
Take them to Adventure Durham for a festive day out to remember. They’ll meet real reindeer, take special elf lessons, say hello to Santa in his grotto and bounce about on Christmas-themed inflatables!
It’s the weekend before Christmas – time to stock up and fill that larder! A mooch around Wynyard Hall’s Farmers’ Market should do the trick. Think local meats, cheese, chutneys and show-stopping desserts.
The Curing House’s festive menu is all kinds of delicious. Think smoked salmon, herb-brined turkey with pigs in blankets, caramelised onion and thyme soup and gorgeously-dark chocolate torte. Eat up while you can!