Best Christmas Events North East 2021 – Meet Santa and More

There are quite a few magical events happening this Christmas 2021 in the North East. I’ve put them into one post so here you will find the best Christmas events in the North East – County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear where you can meet Santa and more – Not all events include Santa. Don’t forget to book in advance where possible.

Things to do Christmas 2021 North East – County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear

Please keep up-to-date with government guidance before booking or visiting. I am unsure of the following attractions policies on cancellations of events, please consider this before booking and check with them in advance. It may also be an idea to check with the attraction that everything is as advertised the day before you visit.

Best Christmas Events North East 2020 – Meet Santa and More

Alnwick Garden – Christmas Light Trail – Northumberland – Tickets on sale now

See the Garden come to life like you have never seen it before with fantastic sound and light at this after dark spectacular! Fun for all the family and filling your hearts with festive spirit. Another addition to this year’s event is that we have extended the Light Trail into the Alnwick Market Square.

Plus Christmas Visits from Santa….tickets coming soon

Alnwick Garden

Address: Denwick Lane, Alnwick NE66 1YU

When? Selected dates in December

How much? Tickets are £12.10 per person


Bamburgh Castle – Christmas at Bamburgh – Northumberland – Dates confirmed, more info soon

Watch this space for details on this year’s Christmas Kingdom. Father Christmas will be paying us a visit along with some of his friends and helpers.  We will be taking bookings for this soon. Mrs Christmas is perfecting her mince pie recipe for our Tea Room and the elves are working very hard making toys and keeping the ‘naughty’ and ‘nice’ list up to date!

Bamburgh Castle

Address: Bamburgh NE69 7DF

When? Selected dates 13th November 2020 – 2nd January 2021

How much? TBC

Best Christmas Events North East 2020 – Meet Santa and More

Christmas Events North East 2020

Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens – Christmas Adventure Quest – Northumberland – To be confirmed

Info from a previous event – Join our festively fun adventure quest which will allow you and your family to explore and discover fun facts and untold stories in the places where history happened! Hunt for clues and QR codes which reveal quirky tales or treat yourself to a hot chocolate or mulled wine in beautiful surroundings.  It’s a great way for the whole family to get out and about in Christmas week.

English Heritage

Address: B6309, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX

When? 2TBC

How much? TBC


Gibside – Christmas at Gibside – Tyne and Wear – Tickets on Sale Now

Look forward to some together time as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, walk under giant baubles and beneath trees drenched in jewel-like colour. For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze at the specially chosen illuminations and don’t forget to glimpse Father Christmas along the way.

National Trust

Address: Rowlands Gill NE16 6BG

When? 26th November until the 2nd January

How much? Non-member adult ticket with parking for 1 car £26, other adults £18.00 Children from £13.


Hall Hill Farm – Visits – County Durham – Tickets on sale in the Autumn

This year we will having our very popular Santa visits again. Booking is essential. Meet Santa. Present from Santa for children. Elves workshop – make your own decoration. Santa’s Tractor Ride. See the animals in their winter stables. Meet Dasher the talking Reindeer.

Hall Hill Farm

Address: Hall Hill Farm, Lanchester, Durham DH7 0TA

When? 4th – 23rd December

How much? TBC


Raby Castle – Enchanted Festive Forest – County Durham – To be confirmed

Info from a previous event – Follow the path through the Christmas trees in the Riding School which will be transformed once again into an Enchanted Festive Forest full of magical scenes to discover. Find all the items hidden in on our festive themed trail to collect a small prize at the end of the trail.

Raby Castle

Address: Staindrop, Darlington DL2 3AH

When? TBC

How much? TBC

Best Christmas Events North East 2020 – Meet Santa and More

Tweddle Farm – Santas Grotto – County Durham – To be confirmed


Walworth Castle – Santa Breakfast or Supper – County Durham – To be confirmed

Info from a previous event – Breakfast with Santa – Make Christmas magical with the whole family here at Walworth Castle Hotel by enjoying a delicious breakfast with Santa Claus himself. Each child… 12th, 19th & 22nd December.

Supper with Santa – Make Christmas magical with the whole family here at Walworth Castle Hotel by enjoying a delicious tea time feast with Santa Claus himself.

Walworth Castle Hotel

Address: Walworth Rd, Darlington DL2 2LY

When? TBC

How much? TBC


Whitehouse Farm Centre – Santa’s Enchanted Elf Journey – Northumberland – Tickets on Sale Now

This VIP Christmas experience will create magical memories to treasure with your loved ones.    We have a jam-packed programme of Festive Fun all included in the cost of your experience:


Your journey starts with ride on our Festive Tractor & Trailer to the Enchanted Forest where you will meet the Fun Forest Elves, who will help you on a special search for your very own personalised bauble, as a special memory of the day. The Enchanted Forest is also home to Santa’s real Reindeer, you can help the Elves feed them and of course there will be lots of fabulous photo opportunities with them too. Plus much more…..

Address: Whitehouse Farm Centre, Morpeth NE61 6AW

When? Various Dates – 27th November – 24th December 2021

How much? Adults £15, children £31.95, other pricing options are available.

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