The nights before Christmas

Enjoy a festive Christmas evening at Gibside.

  • Booking essential

Feel festive with tasty street food, live music and some Christmassy entertainment to get you ready for the most wonderful time of the year. All in Gibside’s family beer garden.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £3.00
  • Child £2.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 2491 895
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
The nights before Christmas takes place in Market Place; the rest of the grounds will be closed for safety reasons.
What to bring and wear
Indoor seating is restricted so please dress for the weather.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
7 December 2019 18:00 - 21:00 Available
14 December 2019 18:00 - 21:00 Available
21 December 2019 18:00 - 21:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01207 541820

Upcoming events

Christmas Tree Trail

Fri 06 Dec 2019
Wrap up and enjoy a stroll through the gardens following the Christmas tree trail.

History talk

Fri 06 Dec 2019
History talks give you a taste of Gibside's past. There are 6 topics to hear about: George Bowes, Mary Eleanor Bowes, the Stables, Coal, the chapel and Gibside's timeline.

History walk

Fri 06 Dec 2019
Join a history walk for a glimpse into the past. The vision of coal baron George Bowes, Gibside is one of the few surviving 18th century designed landscape gardens. Gibside's story is one of tragedy, scandal and triumph.


Sat 07 Dec 2019
Whether you're new to running, a youngster or an Olympic athlete, all runners are welcome at Gibside parkrun, a free 5km timed run every Saturday at 9am.

Creative Workshops at Gibside: Paper Wreaths

Sat 07 Dec 2019
Come and explore a variety of creative workshops at Garden Cottage, set within Gibside's beautiful Walled Garden.

Father Christmas at Gibside

Sat 07 Dec 2019
Enjoy a festive visit to Gibside to meet Father Christmas. Warm up by the fire and open an early present!