Eldon Square is conveniently located in the city centre where you'll find heaps of inspiration for those Christmas gifts! While you'll find stores like AllSaints, HMV and the huge department store Fenwick, don't miss out on the special Christmas events at Eldon Square. Once your arms are full with shopping bags, head to the Eldon Square Express where you can snap some great photos of the Express Train as well as their magical Christmas tree and reindeer display! There's even a special 'Countdown to Christmas' clock, see if you can spot the theme! Before you call it a day, pop into one of the restaurants or cafes and sample their festive menus!
Newcastle's Metrocentre is a great place to get started on your Christmas shopping! With everything under one roof and away from the unpredictable British weather, you can easily spend hours here browsing the stores! You'll find stores like Marks & Spencer, Quiz and Next where you can find some amazing gifts for friends and family or that dress you've been after for the Christmas party! They've also got some special festive events on, perfect if you're taking your little ones shopping with you. Take a break from the shopping and visit Santa's Festive Forest where you'll be able to decorate your own Christmas cookie before meeting the man himself in his special cabin and he will be giving every child a gift too! There is also a magical arctic experience with some great selfie opportunities. You'll also find a synthetic ice rink here for little ones and older little ones to enjoy as you watch the snow fall! Once you've shopped and experienced head to a nearby restaurant or cafe to take a well deserved break!
Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Centre
If you're looking for somewhere to get your Christmas shopping done, then you'll want to head to the biggest outlet shopping centre in the North East, Dalton Park! Here, you'll find more than 65 stores selling over 200 brands including Next and Radley as well as high street names like Marks & Spencer. Away from Newcastle city centre, it makes for a more relaxed shopping atmosphere, allowing you to take your time selecting the perfect gifts for your loved ones! You can bag some great discounts at the outlet stores and you'll save yourself some money with free parking all day! While you take a break from browsing the stores, drop by Santa's Grotto with your kids and meet the man himself!
Grainger Market is an indoor market right in the centre of Newcastle. The market is steeped in history and has been open to the public since 1835. It's known to be Newcastle's first supermarket and is still treasured by locals as a popular busy market. The market even won an award in 2020 for Britain's Favourite Market in the Great British Market Awards. Who doesn't want to get their Christmas shopping done in an award winning market? You'll find plenty of local traders and businesses here providing you with jewellery, flowers as well as fresh produce from greengrocers and bakeries! There's also vintage boutiques where you'll sure to find plenty of unique gifts for loved ones this Christmas. After the shopping is done, stop by one of the little independent cafes for a bite to eat or grab a slice of the action from 'Pizza By The Slice'.
Durham Christmas Festival
Durham is a beautiful place to visit and is less than 20 miles from Newcastle! If you fancy getting away from Newcastle's city centre for a while, then we'd recommend heading this way. You can get right into the Christmas shopping with over 200 traders pitching up their stalls for you to browse. Head to the craft and gift marquee for handmade items and to pick up gift ideas on what to get for your loved ones this Christmas! There will also be lots of festive entertainment that everyone can enjoy with festive live music and carols from bands.