13 DECEMBER – 5 JANUARY 2020
You’re all invited to the ball this Christmas at Sunderland Empire. Step into the fairytale world of Cinderella as panto season returns to the North East. Gogglebox star, Scarlett Moffatt, will play the Fairy Godmother, with Queen of North East comedy, Miss Rory, playing the feisty Rorina Hardup and ITV Superstars finalist, Jon Moses, as the dashing prince. A must-see musical spectacular for the whole family this Christmas!
THROUGHOUT THE WEEK
Weardale Railway’s Train to Christmas Town is the ultimate festive event for the whole family this Christmas. Collect your golden ticket, warm up with a festive hot choccy and follow the conductor as you’re transported to a winter wonderland complete with elf folk, seasonal singing, delicious treats and a visit from Santa Claus himself. It’s a truly magical experience from start to finish – with plenty of elfing around for little ones and big kids alike. All aboard for festive fun in the North East!
FOR FOOD AND DRINK
Head to Swinton Estate this Wednesday for a wreath making masterclass with a festive foodie twist. Susie Hart of Hart Company, will be on hand with fantastic floral supplies, guiding creative makers on a mission to create a beautiful wreath to take home and hang on your door. An indulgent two-course lunch will follow in Samuel’s Restaurant – plus festive music for good measure.
Festive theatre fun can be found over at Northern Stage this winter – where The Snow Queen will be taking to the stage until 4th January 2020. Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale is thrillingly reimagined in this spellbinding new production the whole family will love this Christmas.
Spend the second Saturday in December by the seaside, where Saltburn Farmers’ Market will once again line the streets – bringing more festive goodies than ever before. This mouthwatering monthly market is home to over 100 stalls of local produce, helping foodies stock up their cupboards for the winter season ahead.