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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 Gift Guide for Kids

The run-up to Christmas has begun and we’re here to help with your Christmas present inspiration for little ones. We’ve created a handy Christmas Gift Guide for Kids from our Eldon Square brands with plenty of fun, unique and cool Christmas presents for all ages.

Browse through the collection of gifts and find the perfect present for your kids, be it for the young ones who are fascinated by everything or the teenagers who are too cool for anything.

Animal Crossing Switch Lite – Game (£199)

The new Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch Lites is now available in two fun editions, including Isabelle’s Aloha Edition and Timmy & Tommy’s Aloha Edition and can be found in Game.  This fun Christmas Present optimised for handheld game play will be sure to keep the kids entertained for hours.

ShimmerVille Critters – Claire’s (£6.80 – £25.50)

The latest craze kids are going wild for – ShimmerVille is one of the cutest collections from Claires to date. Choose from notebooks, keyrings, bag charms and more for your child to keep. Or pick up a few different ShimmerVille Critters items to start a super cute ShimmerVille Critters collection from Claire‘s today.

Barbie Collection – HMV (From £9.99)

Is your child a fan of the well-renowned Barbie film?  Transport them to Barbie Land with the Barbie DVD so they can enjoy their favourite film time and time again. This season’s must-see movie is available from HMV and comes in at £9.99. Why not go that extra mile for your Barbie fans with a limited edition Barbie tee shirt for £19.99 and complete the set.

Lilo & Stitch – Be More Geek

Lilo & Stitch obsessed? Be More Geek offers a huge range of Lilo & Stitch items including cute figurines, mugs, lunch boxes and drinks containers and more. They are the perfect addition to your child’s bedroom shelf and great for making lunch times more exciting. Head in the store to check out the full Lilo & Stich collection today.


Disney Board Games – John Lewis & Partners (£22 to £24)

Are you looking to buy for a Disney-obsessed child? With Disney board games from John Lewis & Partners, you don’t need to worry about trying to let them win.

Put their Disney knowledge to the ultimate test with Disney Think Fast Board Game, where teams go head-to-head in 3 rounds. With each round, the answers stay the same, but the questions get harder until you’re only given one word! You have 30 seconds to answer, so you need to Think Fast if you want to win!

John Lewis Board Games

2023 Calendar – Calendar Club (£1.99 – £33)

Help the kids prepare for the year ahead with a 2024 calendar from Calendar Club. Choose from popular kids characters, famous bands and celebrities or opt for a cute animal calendar to give them an adorable surprise every month. Mini yearly calendars make the perfect stocking filler gifts, or a larger A3 size calendar looks great on every bedroom wall.

Paddington Bear

Christmas present shopping is hungry work, so stop by one of our centre restaurants during your trip to try their new festive menu.