30 NOVEMBER & 1 DECEMBER
You know it’s Christmas when Bublé is in town! Head to the Utilita Arena this weekend and see the Canadian heartthrob as he performs live, alongside his 32-piece band. He’s undoubtedly one of the best entertainers in the world, and an act not to be missed this Christmas in the North East.
Connect with the outdoors and relax during a woodland mindfulness walk with Forest Bathing UK in 200 acres of beautiful lakes and gardens at Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire. Throw on your wellies and crunch through the leaves as you’re guided through activities and exercises in a calming, good-for-the-soul mindfulness session.
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29 & 30 NOVEMBER
The Vermont Hotel in Newcastle is a great place to celebrate the festivities. This winter, the venue will be hosting a series of Masquerade Party Nights – with a festive twist. Prepare for an evening of mystery and intrigue, complete with fizzy reception, fine dining and plenty of dancing. Time to dust off your ball gowns and tuxedos and step into the magical world of masquerade this weekend!
26 NOVEMBER – 19 JANUARY 2020
Newcastle’s much-loved panto spectacular is back in action, and it’s taking to the Theatre Royal stage from Tuesday 26th November, right through until early 2020! This year, our favourite Christmassy cast will star in Beauty and the Beast – a fairytale adventure complete with comedy, special effects and a few special surprises along the way. Don’t miss it!
Spend the first day of December tracking down some of the region’s finest, festive food producers at Darlington Christmas Farmers’ Market. Make your way to West Row and wander along the stalls as you fill your bags for the festive season. What a way to start you Christmas shopping!
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Don’t let the winter chill get the better of you. Boutique Benton gym, Sound Mind and Body has a fantastic programme of classes to ensure wellness is at the forefront of your minds during the festive period. From weekly workouts to help women manage the menopause, to Tabatha training and one-on-one sessions, there’s something for everyone.