‘We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas…’

Northumberland is a truly magical place at Christmas, whatever your age or interest. Let the excitement build in the run up to the big day with a full range of Christmas events coming to Northumberland over the next 6 weeks. After all, ‘tis the season to be jolly…’

Christmas events in Northumberland

Deck the halls...in Northumberland

Indulge in festive foodie treats and pick up beautiful themed decorations at a Christmas market. Take a turn around an ice-skating rink. Most importantly, meet Father Christmas!

Families will love the theatrical Kielder Winter Wonderland, an award-winning event held in Kielder Water & Forest Park. Wrap-up warm and enjoy a full day experience of activities and surprises to delight the children, as well as a personalised visit to Father Christmas in his secret hideaway.

Step back in time at one of our stately homes and halls. Discover how Christmas was celebrated in Victorian times and join in the carol singing. Gorge on mince pies and warm yourself up with a drop or two of mulled wine.

Whatever your fancy, there's plenty to choose from in the list of events below...

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Jack and the Beanstalk
Family event
Seaton Delaval
Our hero Jack, his mother Dame Trott and his brother Simon haven’t a bean to their name! Their friendly cow Daisy has gone dry and worse still the village is being destroyed by the evil giant Bl ...
Christmas Open Days
Shows & Displays
Hexham
Treat yourself to an indulgent shopping experience - original paintings, prints, cards also quirky and luxury gifts all featuring glorious wildlife paintings, with a glass of mulled wine and a home- m ...
The Alnwick Garden Light Show
Family event
The Alnwick Garden has been transformed into a festive delight for the family. Whilst meandering through The Garden at night, enjoy the Christmas lights to truly get you in the Christmas spirit. ...
Xmas Birdwatching Books,gifts and Art Sale
Wildlife events
Birdersmarket, the Internet birdwatching resource and marketplace will be present at Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre on Sunday 9th December with a range of xmas gifts for birdwatching enthusiasts. ...
A Christmas Soirée at Charlton Hall
Music & Dance
Alnwick
Celebrate the festive season in style this December at Charlton Hall. Enjoy a sparkling drinks reception, a delicious 3 course dinner then party the night away with a live DJ set in our magical glass ...
Manor Walks’ Christmas Light Switch On
Family event
Cramlington
Manor Walks Cramlington is inviting families to a fun filled festive day, to celebrate its Christmas light switch on featuring Britain’s Got Talent winner, Lost Voice Guy, and hosted by the love ...
Crown Studio Gallery Christmas Events
Exhibition
Rothbury
The gallery will be OPEN 7 days a week during December up to and including Christmas Eve 9am to 5pm daily (10am to 5pm Sundays). Come and see the beautifully created Rothbury themed window displays a ...
Christmas Fayre
Arts and Crafts
Berwick-upon-Tweed
The annual Christmas Fayre, featuring an amazing array of goods for sale - handmade knitting, bric-a-brac, Christmas cards, books, home baking, as well as tea/coffee and homemade cream scones. There a ...
Whitehouse Farm Santa Experience 2018
Family event
Join us this Festive Season to make some lasting memories with your family, the Santa Experience is our Premium Christmas Event and will add a touch of Magic to Christmas 2018. ...
Ashington Christmas Light Switch-On
Family event
A fun family event is planned to run from 1pm till 7pm on the main section of Station Road. The event will include musical performances from Swing Singer Paul Skerritt as well as Bothal Primary Choir ...
The Grand Lantern Parade
Family event
"If you have never been before, this is a magical live music, light and movement spectacular. ...
Christmas at Mary Ann Rogers Gallery
Arts and Crafts
Hexham
Step in, enjoy a warm welcome with complimentary mulled wine and home-made mince pies and browse the paintings of one of the UK's most popular artists. Famous for her strutting cockerels, bouncing ho ...
Northumberland Pride Charity Christmas concert
Music & Dance
Morpeth
Join us for the very first Northumberland Pride Christmas Concert (by candlelight). ...
Head Elf & Nelson the Pig
Family event
Morpeth
Its the most Magical time of year at Whitehouse Farm Centre, join us to make some Festive memories at Winter Wonderland Tuesday 20th November - Monday 24th December (closed Mondays except 24th Decembe ...
Christmas Belles
Family event
Summon the spirit of Christmas past with these charming Christmas Belles. Our joyous duo shimmer scarlet with waving gold ribbons and ring out yuletide chimes of good cheer with syncopated hand ch ...
Christmas In Corbridge
Family event
Corbridge
Market stalls, late night shopping, street food, carol singing, entertainment and good cheer plus over 80 festive trees filling St Andrew’s Church. ...
Enchanted Belsay
Family event
Step into a magical fairy-tale world this December and follow our themed Alice in Wonderland trail through our famous Himalayan quarry gardens and wooded grounds. ...
Kielder Winter Wonderland
Family event
Make magical memories to last a lifetime at Kielder Winter Wonderland!   ...
Alnwick Christmas Lights 2018
Family event
A variety of events take place in and around the Market Place, where the Lights are switched on at 7pm.The lights will be switched on by the Duchess of Northumberland. ...
Christmas Belles
Family event
Summon the spirit of Christmas past with the Christmas Belles on stilts. ...
Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centres Christmas Fayre
Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed
The whole centre is transformed ready to welcome Santa before he leaves mid afternoon with Merlin pulling his special Christmas Carriage. ...
New Year's Eve Dinner
Food Event
New Year’s Eve is always a very special night for everyone and Alnwick Castle is ready to help you celebrate in splendour! Treat yourselves to a fantastic five-course New Year Dinner here with l ...
Langley Castle Hotel Children Santa Party
Family event
Hexham
Come and enjoy some festive family fun at our Santa Party on Sunday 16th December 2018.   This year Santa is taking some time out of his busy schedule to come and visit us at Langley Castle befo ...
The Snow Lion at The Alnwick Garden
Family event
Returning this year from the Forsets of Eternal Snow is the giant, white snow lion ...
Wooler Famers' Market and Christmas lights switch on
Family event
Wooler
Wooler is holding its Christmas Farmers' Market and Christmas lights switch on on Sunday Dec 2. The market runs from noon-3pm in the bus station off the High St. Then there's a free family Christmas f ...
Meet Santa @ Whitehouse Farm
Family event
Morpeth
Join us this Festive Season to make some lasting memories with your family, the Santa Experience is our Premium Christmas Event and will add a touch of Magic to Christmas 2018.  ...
Santa's Arrival at Berwick Garden Centre
Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Welcome Santa to Berwick Garden Centre! Arrive for 10.15am for a MAGICal surprise from Damo and Marvo before meeting Santa at 11am. Visit Santa every Saturday & Sunday 11-4pm, until Christmas. Las ...
Ellingham Hall Christmas Fair 2018
Family event
Chathill
Our annual Family Christmas Fair’ is a festive day out for all the family. Visit a range of stalls offering gifts, crafts, foodie treats and Christmas goodies. ...
Ford Christmas Market
Arts and Crafts
Ford and Etal Estate
This popular market returns in 2018, offering a wide range of stalls selling local and artisan foods, gifts and crafts.  ...
The Alnwick Garden Christmas Light show
Outdoor Event
Come and join us after dark this Christmas to see our fantastic Christmas light show, new for 2018 ...
Christmas Printmaking & Craft Workshops at Bamburgh Castle
Arts and Crafts
Festive creativity in the magnificent setting of Bamburgh Castle. Thursday 6th December 10am – 2.30pm Spend a lovely festive day learning how to use mono-printing techniques to create beautiful ...
Bamburgh Christmas lights
Shows & Displays
Seahouses
Bamburgh's Annual switch on of the Christmas lights will take place on the 24th of November 2018- commencing with a service at St Aidan's Church. ...
Winter Wonderland Birds
Family event
These magical giant birds with their stunning fanned tails are illuminated for a winter wonderland spectacular as a living example of the song lyric from the Twelve Days of Christmas ‘Two Callin ...
Hexham Christmas Market and Abbey Fair
Outdoor Event
Hexham
Come along and visit 70 stalls and shop for gorgeous gifts, unique arts and crafts, fabulous food and of course a warming glass of mulled wine.   ...
Slate Nature
Arts and Crafts
West Woodburn
Visit our Riverside Studio for unique handmade gifts, for the home & garden, made from reclaimed slate. Slate Christmas trees, bird boxes, bird feeders, plant pots and more. All products can be pe ...
Manor Walks’ Santa’s Grotto
Family event
Cramlington
Taking time out of their busy festive schedule, Santa and his little helpers will be meeting and greeting children at Manor Walks Cramlington this festive season to find out what’s at the top of ...
Lunch with Santa at Alnwick Castle
Family event
Enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch and meet Santa before he starts his Christmas rush. ...
Northumberland County Zoo - Christmas Owl events
Family event
Morpeth
"This Festive season, the Christmas owls have returned to collect your Letters to Santa and fly them up to the North Pole! The fun starts off with a visit to the Christmas Grotto where children wil ...

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