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Enter NewcastleGateshead.com’s competition - see link below - to win a trip for two to NewcastleGateshead where you will be greeted with the famous Geordie welcome, be blown away by a vibrant cultural scene and tuck into some of the best food to pass your lips!
The winner and lucky plus one will travel to NewcastleGateshead in First Class style with Virgin Trains.
You will enjoy a two-night stay at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead (with breakfast) and have £150 to spend at intu Eldon Square or intu Metrocentre.
Our winner and guest will also get dinner at The Herb Garden Pizza Kitchen - which is named after its impressive hydroponic rig where the leafy produce used in the restaurant's rustic Mediterranean cuisine is grown.
The competition closes at 00:15 on Monday, December 4, 2017.
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The warm Geordie welcome is guaranteed to take the edge off those wintery nights for visitors to NewcastleGateshead this festive season.
Shoppers are spoiled for choice with festive markets and two of the UK’s best shopping centres (intu Eldon Square and intu Metrocentre) alongside a selection of independent stores and artists selling a range of unique gifts.
Festive cheer is served up in abundance with a programme of events and experiences including an outdoor ice rink, the return of the magical Enchanted Parks, and a New Year spectacular culminating in an early evening firework display.
Ouseburn Open Studio 2017, Sat and Sun, Nov 25 & 26:
Head to Ouseburn for a weekend of behind the scenes access to over 200 artist studios. Buy directly from artists and independent galleries, watch demonstrations, join in yourself and relax with food, drinks and music as the cultural quarter of the city bustles with activity.
Christmas at Fenwick, from early Nov:
Christmas in Newcastle wouldn't be complete without a visit to Fenwick. In addition to offering some of the finest shopping around with departments spread across five floors, each year the iconic department store unveils a beautiful Christmas window, with moving characters, a bespoke soundtrack and twinkling lights. There’s also an incredible 12,000 square foot Christmas World. And we heard that Santa will be there too!
International Christmas Market, Fri to Sun, Nov 17 to December 10.
While the rest of the world are ticking iPods and Wii consoles off their list, you can get back to the cosy feeling of handmade foods and buying special one-off gifts for your family and friends. This market brings us gourmet ingredients and a very real taste of Europe. You can get a currywurst from Germany, waffles from Holland, paella from Spain and crepes – both sweet and savoury from France.
Skating @ Life, Sat to Sun, Nov 11 to Feb 18:
The perfect place for a spot of wintery fun with friends and family, skating at Life is a must on your winter check list! Make sure you visit their Science Centre while you’re there (separate prices apply) – see Natural History Museum exhibition Dino Jaws, experience the 4D Motion Ride, their amazing planetarium, live theatre shows and a range of exciting hands-on zones.
Enchanted Parks, Tue to Sun, Dec 5 to 10:
The annual event, which sees specially commissioned artists transform Gateshead’s Saltwell Park into a magical and mythical wonderland, will run for six nights this winter. This year’s event tells the enchanting story of Ursula Wailes, the eldest daughter of William Wailes and heiress to the Saltwell Towers Estate, who once upon a time filled the park with incredible inventions, plants from all over the world and wonderful creatures.
The Demon Barbers: The Lock In ‘Christmas Carol', Sat, Dec 16:
It’s Christmas Eve and the regulars of The Olde Fighting Cocks are excited about the night ahead at Sage Gateshead It’s going to be the folk and hip-hop dance party of the year! Half gig, half dance show and half panto! Join the BBC Award-winning team of musicians and dancers for 150% of the very best festive live music, song and dance!