How to Spend your Winter in Newcastle

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Newcastle is a vibrant city at any time of year, but in winter there are more ways to have fun than ever. With cosy clothes and a hot drink in hand, you can experience some of the seasonal magic the city has to offer. Read on to discover some of the best ways to spend your winter in Newcastle.

Feeling Festive

The Great North Snowdog Trail: Inspired by the heart-warming animated short film, The Snowman and the Snowdog, the city of Newcastle is hosting a wonderful public art event that sees the city dotted with sculptures of the snowdog. Each one has been decorated in an entirely unique way and will finally be auctioned off at the end of the exhibition to raise money for the St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice. They are man’s best friend, after all!

Lace Up Your Skates: Skating is a fun and exciting activity for all ages and experience levels, so why not lace up your skates and give it a try? From the 12th of November onwards, you will be able to experience the thrill of the city’s Centre For Life ice rink. Don’t forget to book ahead if you are taking a group of 10 people or more.

Fenwick’s Window: The prestigious Fenwick’s department store has the city’s unrivalled festive window display, attracting visitors from all over the region. With a hot chocolate in hand and maybe the Christmas lights switch-on overhead (24th November 2016), you can’t fail to feel fuzzy and festive inside.

Winter Wonders

Winter Festival: Whether you celebrate Christmas or just want to enjoy the magic of the winter season, the winter festival and its breathtaking Enchanted Parks event sees the whole of Gateshead’s Saltwell Park transformed into a genuine winter wonderland.

Chinese New Year: Winter isn’t only about Christmas. Beat the post-Christmas blues and celebrate in style with Newcastle’s stunning Chinese New Year celebrations, complete with food, fireworks, and other festivities.