‘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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Santa and Merlin the Giant  'reindeer'
Fairs and Fetes
Traditional festive market with over 50 food and craft stalls, inside Lady Waterford Hall in Ford Village and outside in a marquee. Music, Santa and his Clydesdale horse, range of delicious refreshmen ...

Christmas Afternoon Tea
Food Event
Alnwick
Let us spoil you with a very special, festive afternoon tea, packed with indulgent treats. ...

Xmas Craft Fair
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Newbiggin Maritime Centre Xmas Craft Fair. for more info on booking call into the Centre or ring 01670 811951. ...

Christmas at Wallington
Family event
Morpeth
You can also enjoy Christmas music, make festive things and hear stories with Mrs Christmas. ...

Christmas by Twilight
Family event
Morpeth
Visit Wallington after dark and see the house beautifully decorated for Christmas and illuminated by thousands of twinkly lights. ...

Santa Special Trains
Family event
Ford and Etal Estate
Santa Specials at Heatherslaw Light Railway - fun for all the family. ...

Wreath Making Afternoon with Cream Tea
Arts and Crafts
Learn to create a stunning wreath for your home with our expert who will guide you through the process ...

Christmas Market
Arts and Crafts
All stall holders have been hand-picked by The Alnwick Garden and are sure to delight. ...

Christmas Art Exhibition
Arts and Crafts
Newcastle Upon Tyne
We welcome you and your friends to Alan Reed Christmas Exhibition Preview on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th November. ...

Royal Northern Sinfonia
Music & Dance
Yarrow
Seasonal instrumental favourites in beautiful atmospheric settings. ...

The Christmas Fair
Family event
Hexham
Over 125 stands of Art, Crafts, Gifts and Food throughout the Leisure Centre and the huge indoor marquee ...

Festive Afternoon Tea in the Great Hall
Food Event
Take a break from the madness of Christmas shopping and treat yourself to a Champagne afternoon tea ...

Alnwick Christmas Market
Outdoor Event
A fantastic Christmas Market hosted in the historic market town of Alnwick, with local produce, gifts and entertainment. ...

Woodhorn Winter Market
Family event
Ashington
The Market features fabulous selections of gifts and food from some of the region's finest makers, crafters and producers. ...

Christmas Farmers Market
Family event
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Indoor Christmas Market with local food and craft/gift producers. ...

Festive Barn Lunch 2 courses £10
Food Event
Corbridge
Special offer throughout December, where you can enjoy 2 courses for £10 or 3 courses for £13 from our Barn Lunch menu. ...

Jingle Bells
Family event
From across the tundra rides the North Pole Postal Service, starring Crumpet the elf and Blitsen the reindeer. ...

Ellingham Hall Christmas Fair
Family event
Alnwick
Escape the hustle of the high street and experience a truly magical atmosphere browsing high quality craft stalls ...

Create Christmas at Wallington
Arts and Crafts
Morpeth
Visit before it officially opens at Christmas for a sneaky peek behind the scenes and help finish the Christmas decorating. ...

Kielder Winter Wonderland
Outdoor Event
Make magical memories to last a lifetime at Kielder Winter Wonderland!   ...

Bailiffgate Singers Christmas Concert
Music & Dance
An evening of Christmas music featuring a combination of choral Christmas songs, communal carols and festive readings. ...

Christmas Lat Night Dark Skies
Star gazing events
A festive deep sky get together and a chance to let those festive spirits fly, tonight we will guide you through the deep distant universe... ...

Christmas Day Lunch
Food Event
A festive turkey feast will be on offer in both our Restaurant and the Great Hall. ...

Festive Afternoon Tea
Food Event
Take a break from the madness of Christmas shopping and treat yourself to a Champagne afternoon tea ...

Christmas Penguins
Family event
Lock up your fish! Meet Crumpet the Elf and his friends the penguin family. ...

Christmas Party Night
Food Event
If you want to party but don't want to organise one, we've got just the thing. ...

Christmas Aurora Night
Star gazing events
What better way to start off the festivities than with a night learning all about the Aurora Borealis. ...

A Little Norham Christmas
Arts and Crafts
Berwick-upon-Tweed
A lovely Christmassy evening — Christmas shopping and a chance to meet friends with a glass of fizz ...

Grotto event
Family event
Meet Santa in his Grotto and get a present if you’ve been good!  Christmas-themed trail.   ...

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