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A bauble and lights on a Christmas tree at Wallington Northumberland
Decorations and twinkling lights on a Christmas tree at Wallington, Northumberland | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Christmas in the North East

Celebrate Christmas in the North East on a festive day out this year. Discover colourful decorations, enjoy a winter walk and tuck into festive food and drink.

Top Christmas days out in the North East

A woman and two children seen from behind looking at a Christmas tree

Christmas at Wallington 

Enjoy festive magic and sparkle both indoors and out at Wallington. Explore the House dressed in its seasonal splendour, enjoy live music, stories with Mrs Christmas and spot the main man himself. Outdoors, look out for thousands of twinkling lights, a huge Christmas tree and 'Magnificence' the reindeer pulling the Wallington sleigh. For an extra special experience, book up a festive afternoon tea or join a Chritmas craft workshop.

Christmas decorations inside Felbrigg Hall

Christmas at Gibside 

Gibside will be festively decorated this Christmas, with sparkling Christmas trees, Georgian inspired garlands and a giant illuminated deer. Wander along the woodland fairy trail, make paper wreaths or follow the North Star to Gibside Stables for an enchanting encounter with Father Christmas and his pointy-eared friend in an immersive theatre experience.

A decorative felt mouse is peeping out from a pile of Christmas crackers. The mouse is wearing glasses in a green, red and white, striped jumper.

Christmas at Cragside 

The house at Cragside may be closed this winter but there's still lots of festive fun to be had this Christmas. Go on an adventure through the merry maze, help find the mischievous mice around the visitor centre, make a Christmas decoration to take home, add your hopes and dreams for 2024 to the wish tree or just stretch your legs on the frosted estate.

The Disney character Belle's yellow dress is in the foreground on a stand before a fully decorated Christmas tree

Christmas at Ormesby Hall 

Get into the festive spirit with Christmas lights, decorations, and seasonal treats at Ormesby Hall this winter, where the scene is set for a panto themed Christmas - Oh yes it is! The rooms will be adorned with sparkling lights, pantomime-inspired decorations from much-loved fairytales like Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast, and the fresh sweet smell of winter foliage from the garden.

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Christmas craft fair at Souter Lighthouse 

Do all of your Christmas shopping under one roof at Souter Lighthouse this year at the ever popular Christmas craft fair, offering a more relaxed way of shopping. Stop by on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November, 10am-4pm, to browse locally handmade crafts, gifts, cards and jewellery.

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