Northumberland at Christmas

Christmas in Northumberland

Northumberland at Christmas

Get into the festive spirit in Northumberland by checking out a selection of events.

Alnwick Light Switch on

5, 4, 3, 2, 1. The count down is on with Alnwick’s festive light switch on, on 17th November, see the turkey above the shop, the Santa above the gym, you name it, it’s quite a display!

Christmas light trail at Alnwick Garden

The award winning Christmas light trail is back. 13th November – 7th January.

Lilidorei Christmas Village

Immerse yourself and meet Father Christmas this year at Lilidorei from 13th November to 7th January

Indoor Market, Northumberland Hall, Alnwick

A Festive fair to coincide with Alnwick Christmas light switch on 17th November

Wreath making at Bamburgh Castle

Get into the festive spirit by making a living wreath that you can proudly take home and hang on your door. 21st November


Ford and Etal Christmas Market

This two-day event on the 25th and 26th November.

Bringing all the festive cheer. Stalls, entertainment, activities and decorations will make it a seasonal day out.

Father Christmas at Wallington Hall

“Listen to a festive story from Mrs Christmas, make a decoration for your tree, gather in the cosy reading room to meet the main man.” Various dates in December

Alnwick Santa Fun Run

A feel-good festive event, get involved on either the 1.5 mile or the 3 mile run in full festive costume and raise money for charity. 3rd December

Santa Special at Hetherslaw

A trip on the festive train to meet Santa at the North Pole station. 9th – 17th December

Snow White at the Alnwick Playhouse

Bringing fun and fantasy to life with this festive Snow White performance 13th – 30th December

Musical Christmas at the Alnwick Playhouse

Featuring west end performers, get into the spirit of Christmas and sing along to some classics as well as west end favourites. 15th – 30th December

Kielder Winter Wonderland

Enjoy the immersive experience by helping the elfs in the work shop and Mrs Christmas get ready for Christmas. A magical experience at Kielder.

Seahouses Fireworks at New Year

Enjoy the New Year fire-works at Seahouses harbour. Even better, stay in St. Cuthbert’s Cottage and see them from the window whilst sitting by the fire!