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Experience the Magic of Christmas with a Family Day Out

The festive season is upon us, and there’s no better place to embrace holiday cheer than at Eldon Square, Newcastle. This Christmas Eldon Square is transforming into a winter wonderland, offering a variety of family-friendly activities and enchanting experiences that will make your visit truly unforgettable.

Christmas Launch with Spark Band

Make your Christmas shopping truly special by enjoying live music from the Spark Band. This talented group will be playing tunes and creating a magical atmosphere on Saturday 25 November, inside Eldon Square.

Spark Band Performance Times 

13:00 – 13:30 PM  – Heading towards Grey’s Quarter

14:00 – 14:30 PM – Heading towards Chevy Chase

Spark Band

Elf School: Where Dreams Come to Life

It Is the most wonderful time of year and there is no better way for your children to immerse themselves in the magic of the season than to send them off to Elf School at Eldon Square.

This fun-filled festive event will take place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November, and Saturday 9, and Sunday 10 December.  Eldon Square’s Christmas Elf School is a unique experience for children of all ages. In a delightful half-hour session, your little ones will have the chance to undergo a magical transformation into Santa’s cheerful little helpers. This fun activity will transport them into a world of creativity, imagination, and, most importantly, Christmas spirit!

Book your ticket here

Eldon Square Elf School

Christmas Countdown Clock

This is not a drill! The countdown to Christmas has begun here at Eldon Square with the arrival of our much-loved countdown clock. The renowned clock hangs proudly above the doors of our Northumberland Street entrance, ready and waiting for Santa to spread joy far and wide on the 25 December.

All Aboard the Eldon Express

Located in St. Andrew’s Way, Eldon Square’s Christmas Train is the perfect pit stop for you and your family to visit in between the holiday shopping and dining scene at Eldon Square.

This enchanting train provides a magical photo opportunity for you to look back on and cherish memories for years to come.

Child-Friendly Restaurants: Festive Dining for the Whole Family

After Elf School, you’re sure to have worked up an appetite. Eldon Square boasts a wide selection of child-friendly restaurants that cater to even the pickiest of eaters. From classic comfort food to international cuisines, you’ll find a variety of dining options to please the entire family.

View child-friendly restaurants here. 

Christmas Child Friendly Restaurants

Gift Guide for Kids: Finding the Perfect Presents

Shopping for the little ones can be a breeze at Eldon Square. The shops are brimming with toys, clothing, and accessories perfect for Christmas presents. Whether your child is into the latest tech gadgets or classic board games, our gift guide will help you find the perfect gift to light up their faces on Christmas morning.

View Gift Guide for Kids here.

John Lewis Board Games

Bowling: Fun for All Ages

Eldon Square offers a range of activities for all ages. Better Bowling provides the perfect place for friendly family competitions and a break from Christmas shopping. The whole family can unwind and have a blast, ensuring everyone leaves with smiles on their faces.

Eldon Square is the ultimate destination for a family fun day out this Christmas. With a range of activities catering to every age and interest, you’ll be surrounded by the spirit of the season and create magical moments that will stay with you and your family for years to come. Come and make this holiday season unforgettable at Eldon Square!

Find out more about Gorilla Bowling here.

Gorilla Bowling, Eldon Square Newcastle

Find out more about what’s on at Eldon Square this Christmas here.

Christmas 2023 Events at Fenwick

Fenwick launches its exciting collection of Christmas Events perfect to help you get into the spirit of things on the run-up to the big day! Whether you’re looking for afternoon tea with Santa or an evening of Christmas cocktail-making, there is something for everyone.

 

Breakfast with Santa at Fenwick

Breakfast with Santa at Fenwick Newcastle

11 November – 24 December

What’s for breakfast? Christmas joy of course, delivered by Santa and his merry elves at Fenwick Newcastle. Tickets are £22.50 per person. Breakfast with Santa runs on select days in November and December and then daily from 19 to 24 December. *Please note this event does not include a visit to Santa on the Roof. For Santa on the Roof, you will need to purchase a separate ticket.

  • Santa’s helpers will greet you at Arthur’s Restaurant before taking you to your table for a festive start to the day.
  • Little ones will receive an elf hat to wear and can enjoy a spot of colouring.
  • He’ll then take to the stage when little ones are eating for a brief yet fun-filled performance.
  • Once children have finished eating, they will be invited up by the elves for an extra special picture moment and an early Christmas gift.

Book your ticket to Breakfast with Santa here 

Santa's Supper Club Fenwick

Santa’s Supper Club

11 November – 23 December

Food, fun and a chance to meet the bearded man himself: make Santa’s Supper Club at Fenwick Newcastle part of your festive traditions. Tickets are £29.50 per person. Santa’s Supper Club runs every Saturday from 11 to 25 November 2023, and then from Tuesday to Saturday from 28 November until 23 December 2023.

*Please note this event does not include a visit to Santa on the Roof. For Santa on the Roof, you will need to purchase a separate ticket.

  • Santa’s elves will be waiting for you at Arthur’s Restaurant before taking you to your table for a delicious two-course dinner for kids of all ages.
  • Little ones will receive an elf hat to wear and can enjoy a spot of colouring while they feast on our festive specials.
  • Once children have finished eating, they will then be invited up by the elves for an extra special picture moment with Santa and an early Christmas surprise.

Book your ticket for Santa’s Supper Club here.

Afternoon Tea with Santa

Afternoon Tea with Santa

11 November – 24 December

In the mood for sandwiches, scones and a dusting of festive magic? It can only be our Afternoon Tea with Santa. Immerse yourself into the magical experience every Saturday and Sunday, from 11 November to 24 December 2023. Bookings start between 1.15 – 2 pm on Saturdays; 12 – 12.45 pm and 3 – 3.45 pm on Sundays; and 2 – 2.45 pm on Christmas Eve. Tickets are £29.50 per person, available to purchase from 12 October 2023.

*Please note Afternoon Tea with Santa does not include a visit to Santa on the Roof. For Santa on the Roof, you will need to purchase a separate ticket.

  • Santa’s elves will be waiting for you at Arthur’s Restaurant and take you to your table.
  • Little ones will receive an elf hat to wear and can enjoy a spot of colouring.
  • Once children have finished eating, they’ll be invited up by the elves for an extra special picture moment and an early Christmas gift.

Book your ticket for Afternoon Tea with Santa here.

Christmas Cinema at Fenwick

Christmas Cinema by Fenwick

11 November – 24 December

Immerse yourself in the season’s most-loved movies, elevated with festive Fenwick touches for an unforgettable evening. Adults can also choose between a complimentary mulled wine and a delicious spiced apple juice, while little ones can sip on hot chocolate or a refreshing juice. And yes, there’s plenty of popcorn to nibble on, too.

The Christmas Cinema takes place on the 5th Floor, which you’ll be able to access via our Express Lift on the 3rd Floor. Screenings will be held every Saturday and Sunday from 11 November; on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 10 December; and then daily from 14 December.

Tickets are £17.50 per person and will be available to purchase from 12 October.

 

Book your Christmas Cinema ticket here.
Gingerbread Making Workshop

Gingerbread Making Workshops

30 November – 21 December

Fenwick gingerbread-making workshop is perfect to get your little one (and yourself) into a festive mood.

Whether they’re batch-making cookies to gift, decorate the tree or devour straight away (we won’t tell) you’re in for a creative baking experience.

  • Mini bakers will have gingerbread, icing tubes, sprinkles and other tasty toppers at hand so they can add their personal touch.
  • While they are busy in the kitchen, you can relax with a festive cream tea and a glass of prosecco.
  • Once the bake is in the oven, little ones can enjoy a glass of juice alongside small bites, including ham or cheese sandwiches, crudités and fruit pots.*

Tickets are £15 per person, available to purchase from Thursday 12 October 2023.

Book your ticket for a Gingerbread Making Workshop here

Story time with the elves

Storytime with the Elves

25 November – 24 December

The joy of reading comes to life at Storytime with the Elves at Fenwick Newcastle.

  • Head up to the Storytime Room on the Third Floor, where Santa’s diligent helpers will welcome you and show you to your seat.
  • Snuggle up in your comfiest blanket and get set to be transported into the pages of beloved festive tales.
  • There are festive drinks and sweet pick-me-ups for you and your little one to sip and nibble on.
  • To finish, the elves will wrap everything up with a special photo moment.

Book your Storytime with the Elves ticket here 

Fenwick x Sapling Christmas Cocktail Making Masterclasses

Fenwick x Sapling Christmas Cocktail Making Masterclasses

4 December

This festive season, flex your mixologist muscles at the Fenwick x Sapling Christmas Cocktail Making Masterclasses. Led by Sapling Spirits brand ambassador, Tidge Aydin, create the perfect mix that will add a zing to any soiree or take your dinner party to the next level. Not only will you get the nose for flavours that blend but you will also be creating sustainable zero-waste cocktails using food waste from small plates that will be served in the evening. Now that is worth raising a glass to.

Tickets cost £35 which included a £15 redeemable spend on any Sapling purchases on the evening, as well as a cocktail gift to take home with you.

Book your Fenwick x Sapling Christmas Cocktail Masterclass ticket here

Elvis is Home Night at Fenwick

Elvis is Home for Christmas

8-23 December

Elvis is home for Christmas! And by home, we mean Arthur’s Music Club at Fenwick Newcastle, of course. Prepare to tap your feet, snap your fingers, and sway back and forth as Niall Southall takes the stage performing Elvis’s classic hits. From his early days of rock ‘n’ roll to the unforgettable tunes from his iconic movies, the electric ’68 comeback special, and the legendary Vegas shows of the ’70s, this performance promises an immersive journey through the pop star’s legendary career.

The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll will be in the building on Friday 8 December & Saturday 23 December, so keep your calendars free for an unforgettable night at Arthur’s Music Club. We’re “all-shock-up” just thinking about it! Not only this, we’ll get you rocking into the festivities with a Christmas-inspired three-course feast, from a delectable starter through to a dessert; not forgetting the festive fizz on arrival. So, get ready for a “rock-a-hula” of a night that will take you back to the iconic golden era of Mr Elvis Presley.

Book your Elvis is Home for Christmas tickets here.

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