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Celebrate Christmas In Newcastle

Twinkling lights, Christmas shoppers and excited children queueing to see Santa, Christmas is magical in Newcastle. The city lights up with decorations and there is a warm, festive feeling, despite the cold weather. Enjoy a Christmas break in PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments and explore all of the seasonal things to do in Newcastle from the comfort of a home-from-home. The festive season kicks off with the Christmas light switch on Tuesday 14 November followed by an evening of songs, games, and live music. Book accommodation in Newcastle on the official PREMIER SUITES website for our best value rates and be here to enjoy it for yourself.

Newcastle Christmas Market 2023

Nothing says Christmas like a Christmas Market and Newcastle goes all out. From Saturday 18th November until Saturday 23rd December, enjoy Newcastle’s Christmas Market, with an avenue of stalls leading up Grainger Street, the top of Grey Street and Old Eldon Square. Grab a mulled wine and festive bratwurst before browsing the stalls to shop for Christmas gifts for your loved ones (or yourself!) under the lights of the 10-metre illuminated Christmas tree. The Christmas market has a local focus and celebrates the talented independent businesses, makers, creators and artisans in Newcastle so you’re sure to pick up something unique. This year, the area around the Grey’s Monument will see a new performance area for live music, choirs, and other entertainment. The Moosenwirt Alpine Bar will also return to Grey Street

Grainger Market

If it rains, which it often does in Winter, An indoor market might be more to your taste. Newcastle’s historic indoor market, Grainger Market, opened to the public in October 1835 and almost 200 years later is as good as ever. The Grainger Market will be at the heart of the city’s festivities this year, with a festive overhaul, Santa’s grotto, and a programme of special events to be announced. The market is home to hundreds of local traders selling everything from florists and jewellers to haberdasheries, artisan bakeries, high-quality butchers, and greengrocers – perfect to pick up a treat or something for Christmas dinner.

Outdoor Ice Rink

There are few things more exciting and fun than ice skating at Christmas. It’s an activity almost everyone can enjoy – whether you’re skating or watching. Embrace this festive pastime at Life Science Centre’s open-air ice rink this Christmas and create fond memories you’ll never forget. The brilliant ice rink reopens on Saturday, 11th November and bookings are open for many ages and abilities. You can hire skates and skating aids and make the most of the one-hour skating. They are open from Monday – Sunday, 9:30 am until late and it’s great for couples, families, friends and colleagues.

Panto in Newcastle

Panto season returns to Newcastle in November and this year we have a lot to look forward to. Our neighbours, Tyne Theatre & Opera House have put their unique spin on fairytale classes Peter Pan Starring the hilarious North East panto comic Charlie Richmond and Lewis Denny. It runs from 8th Dec 2023 to 8th Jan 2024 with a couple of relaxed performances available. Utilita Arena Newcastle is hosting the inimitable ELF: The Musical Arena Spectacular for one night only on 30th December. Based on the popular Will Ferrel Movie, it promises to be a show not to be missed.

Accommodation in Newcastle

Before you plan a festive break in Newcastle, you’ll need excellent accommodation. Somewhere you can get ready to go out and explore the nightlife or spend the night in together watching Christmas movies with a pizza. PREMIER SUITES is a great option for accommodation in Newcastle offering comfort convenience and space.

Our Festive Cheers package includes a complimentary bottle of prosecco on arrival, special discounted Christmas offers from many of our local restaurant and retail partners, an early check-in and a late checkout. It doesn’t get much better than that!

If you’re travelling with family or friends, our festive family rate is ideal. Our two-bedroom suite has all the space you could hope for. You can plan some great days of exploring the festive sights of Newcastle including Fenwicks’ window display and the Northern Lights at Leazes Park, followed by a  cosy night in with your nearest dearest.

Our special offers and discounts are exclusively available on our website. Book directly to guarantee our best available rates.


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