This week at SEAL Properties we have been busy
decorating our office in preparation for celebrating the festive season.
As we dressed our tree in tinsel and lined our windows with twinkling
fairy lights the team began discussing the different things that we were
looking forward to this Christmas. As we came together sharing our
ideas and excitement we realised just how many things we have on offer
in our local area! We've put together a selection of the festive fun
just waiting to be enjoyed right on your door step.
BALTIC Winter Wonderland
Visit BALTIC this festive season on 22, 23 or 24 December to create
your own sculptural snowflakes with BALTIC artist, Helen Pailing.
Encourage snowy skies with our Ice Elves and take home sparkly reindeer
dust ready for Rudolph’s arrival. A creative family activity recommended
for ages 3-13. All children must be accompanied by an adult,
accompanying adults go free. Autism friendly sessions available. For
further information please visit
Skating @ Life + Friday Night Skate @ Life
perfect place for a spot of wintery fun with friends and family,
skating at Life is a must on your winter check list! Grab your mates and
head down to Life where the ice rink is open every
day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. There's no need
to book if you're visiting with fewer than 10 people, just turn up and
pay on the day (excludes Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve).
Friday Night Skate sessions bring the party to Life’s outdoor ice rink!
With local up-and-coming DJs from Newcastle College providing the tunes,
you can enjoy skating to a whole host of hits in what is a truly cool event - there’s no better place to glide into the weekend. Please
note - where all are welcome at Friday Night Skate sessions,
these events are particularly suitable for ages 14+. Skating sessions
last for approximately one hour. For further information visit
Hadrian's Tipi Newcastle
Hadrian’s Tipi is a 8 week winter pop-up retreat located in the very heart of Newcastle city centre.
It offers everything a hardened Christmas shopper would want on a cold day…
Inside you’ll find a warm log fire, cosy snug seating areas that
welcome families, groups and dog owners alike. We have a large well
stocked bar of hot & cold drinks favourites from local breweries
and suppliers. Enjoy our outdoor Winter Beer Garden with Christmas trees,
atmospheric lights & outdoor shelters to protect you from the
elements. Feast on our authentic Bratwurst and Frankfurters flown over from
Bavaria served from our large, charcoal fired, swing grill hut. For further information visit http://www.hadrianstipi.com/
Newcastle International Christmas Market
The International Christmas Market will take place at Grey’s
Monument, Grey Street and Grainger Street from 17 November to 10
December inclusive. Opening times are: from 10am to 8pm Monday to
Saturday; and from 10am to 5pm on Sundays.
This market brings us
gourmet ingredients and a very real taste of
Europe. You can get a currywurst from Germany, waffles from Holland,
paella from Spain and crepes – both sweet and savoury from France.
Christmas Market at Monument
The Christmas Market takes place at Grey’s Monument, Grey Street and
Grainger Street. The Christmas market will be held from 11 December to
17 December 2017 inclusive.
This market welcomes stall holders from closer to home. There are
beers from local microbreweries, home-made jams, delicious cakes and
handmade chocolates. And once you’ve bought something scrumptious to
eat, you can find special gifts such as scarves, leather bags,
hand-thrown pottery, woolly hats and jewellery.
Saltwell Park - Enchanted Parks 2017
popular after-dark arts adventure is making a welcome return
this festive season. The annual event, which sees specially
commissioned artists transform Gateshead’s Saltwell Park into a magical
and mythical wonderland, will run for six nights this winter. For
further information visit
Santa's Grotto at the Sage
the the elves in the toy shop to finish the combobulator to take you on
a trip to the North Pole to visit Father Christmas! For further
information visit http://www.sagegateshead.com/event/santas-grotto-2017/
you looking forward to attending any special Christmas events in the
local area that we haven't included in our list? Spread some Christmas
cheer by leaving us a comment on our Facebook post featuring this blog
to give our other SEAL followers some festive inspiration!