Christmas at Souter

Father Christmas

Enchantment is in the air at Souter Lighthouse throughout the festive season. You can do all of your Christmas shopping under one roof, enjoy a special lunch and even meet Father Christmas.

Christmas craft fair

Our ever popular Christmas craft fair takes place on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November. An altogether more relaxed way of shopping while avoiding the hassle of the high street and entry is free.

Browse hand-made crafts, gifts, cards, jewellery and much more. When it’s time to take a break from shopping, indulge in seasonal treats in the Lighthouse Café.

If you’d like to know more, please call 0191 529 3161 or email


Get crafty - design your own Santa sack

Children can make their own mark on this year's Christmas season by creating a unique Santa sack, ready to stuff with gifts and goodies. Suitable for ages 2 - 12. £4 per stocking.

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November.  Drop in and find us in the Education Room upstairs from the shop between 11am and 4pm.


Father Christmas comes to Souter

*Limited places still available.*

Enjoy a magical experience at Souter this Christmas. When you arrive you will be able to post your letter to Father Christmas to tell him all your Christmas wishes.

On a short walk meet Mrs Christmas who wants to tell you a very special story. Find Father Christmas's hut hidden away in a quiet corner of the wildlife garden and spend some time chatting with the big man himself.

Then it's off to the elves' workshop to create some wooden crafts and warm up with a hot chocolate and marshmallows.

This event is suitable for children of all ages, though they must bring an adult along. £12 per child. Part of the event will be outside so we’d recommend dressing in warm clothes. Please book your place by calling 0191 529 0909 or you can email Becky

Check event dates and times here.


Christmas lunch at the Lighthouse Café

New for 2018. Let our café team take the strain (and deal with the washing up) while you relax with friends and family over a traditional 2 or 3 course Christmas lunch in the Lighthouse Café. Prices include coffee and mince pies. 

Wednesdays 5, 12 & 19 December at 12noon. 

Whet your appetite with the full menu and find details of how to book here.