Festive season is here and we can’t wait for our guests to come and join the yuletide fun. All of our homes across the Winter wonderland of Northumberland provide the perfect stay across the festive season – especially if you’re looking to fulfil your Kate Winslet in ‘The Holiday’ movie fantasy.
So whether you’re an excited Elf or a begrudging grinch, take a look at our full lowdown of Christmas events happening in and around the region.
From 10am – 5pm you can browse the luxury hotel’s market free of charge. Be sure to check some things off the Christmas shopping list here, as well as enjoying a tasty festive sandwich from their bar.
Hexham will be running its own Christmas Market along with the Abbey Fair and Farmers Market. The market will run from 9am – 3pm and they recommended heading over during the first hour if you’re looking for a quieter shopping experience. Join them and their traders for some food, drink, home decor, jewellery and much more. (Remember if you’re staying at our Hexham House Apartments, the market and Abbey Fair is literally right on your doorstep!)
A bit further down the road is the stunning town of Morpeth. Check out the incredible Christmas lights, strike a pose in front of Sanderson Arcade’s angel wings and explore all of the local traders and independent stores the town has to offer.
Carlisle city centre will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland during its market season. The market will be made up of 40 Alpine style chalets with traders selling it all from handmade decorations and gifts to street food and artisan food treats.
One of the biggest Christmas Markets in the North East has to be Newcastle. Head into the city towards Grey’s Monument and find plenty of local stalls in the classic Christmas market style that we all know and love. There’s also plenty of street food on offer as well as Newcastle’s cosy tipis near the station.
If you’re looking for a full range of cheer filled fun then Christmas in Corbridge have you covered. Join them for their Christmas Tree Festival, late night shopping, carole singing and of course, view all of their twinkling Christmas lights across the town.
Hexham continues its festive fun with the largest Christmas window trail. Over 60 businesses have joined together with the theme of Christmas Movies. You can pick up your trail guide from one of the participating businesses, and once finished you can drop off your guide and enter a raffle to win a mega hamper!
The mobile Christmas event runs through different villages in Northumberland including Kielder, Bellingham, Wark, Chollerford, Wall, Acomb and Hexham. All with different Christmas experiences,food, drink and entertainment.
Whitehouse Farm is going all out this year with a full enchanted elf journey. Meet Santa and his elves in this magical experience where kids can make their own soft toy in the Cuddle Factory and enjoy their new show Frozen Grinchmas.
A massive winter fun fair, what more could you want! Thrilling rides, tasty street food as well as a German bar selling beer and mulled wine, it has everything. This winter wonderland is running from Newcastle Racecourse which is only a 30 minute drive from our new Roses Bower homes.
Travelling with the kids? Kielder has put on a full winter wonderland experience where you can roam the enchanted forest, where you’ll meet some magical woodland creatures and reindeers. The magic doesn’t stop there. You can then go on to meet Father Christmas, Mrs Christmas and all of their festive friends.
When staying in The Steadings, The Byres, Charlton Gate you’re officially under Northumberland’s Dark Skies. Admire the real fairy lights above, maybe with a freshly brewed cup of hot chocolate and don’t forget to keep an eye out for the big man too!