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Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show

Inside Out, Darlington

CRAIG CHARLES: THE FUNK & SOUL CLUB SEEN & INSIDE OUT SUNDAY 28th DECEMBER After a brief stint in the jungle cut short by some terrible news about his brother. Craig Charles ...

Christmas Pudding Fun Run

Woodlawn School, Whitley Bay

Three and a quarter miles fun run registration at 9am, run starts at ...

Brangwyn's War: Posters of the First World War

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Frank Brangwyn was an outstanding poster artist of the First World War. A restored set of his powerful large-scale war posters is on show at the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate ...

Santa's Steam Adventure

National Railway Museum, York

All aboard for a magical steam ride with Santa filled with immersive storytelling, a truly festive atmosphere and tasty restaurant treats. Disaster strikes! Poor Santa has crash ...

Dungeon Grotto

York Dungeon, York

Christmas is a time for eating, drinking and making merry unless you are at the York Dungeon that is. Over the Christmas period (Friday 12th – Wednesday 31st December) guests will experience a very

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: York Dungeon, 12 Clifford Street, York, YO19RD

Christmas at the Killingworth Centre

Killingworth Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Christmas comes to the Killingworth Centre. With festive activities taking place every weekend from the 29th November to the 20th December. Saturday 29th November: The Shirehorse Christmas Fayre &

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:00

Location: Killingworth Centre, Citadel E, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12 6YT

Crown Street Library, Darlington

The textile artist will guide you through making your own felt Christmas robin.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 14:30-15:30

Location: Crown Street Library, Crown Street, Darlington, DL11ND

Kings of Lyon Christmas Show @ Ku Bar

Ku Bar, Stockton

Kitchen Sink Presents: Kings Of Lyon - A Tribute to Kings of Leon Kings of Lyon are widely known as the best; the most accurate and vibrant tribute to the Kings of Leon. "Spot on - Five

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Ku Bar, Prince Regent Street, Stockton, TS18 1DB

St Brandon's Church, Brancepeth

Directed by Simon Lee, they join the Durham Cathedral Young Singers in a programme which features the flora and fauna of the festive season. Holly, Ivy, Roses, Donkeys, Oxen, Sheep – they’re all there, in music from John Rutter to Tchaikovsky, by way of John Joubert, Michael Head, Elizabeth Poston, and those familiar stalwarts, Trad and Anon.

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: St Brandon's Church, Brancepth, Brancepeth, DH7 8DF

Santa at the Station

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

Meet Santa in our magical grotto and receive a Christmas present. Entertainment includes mini train ride, arts and crafts and face painting. Full Café Menu also available on all Santa days!

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Station Road, Darlington, DL36ST

Pretoria Club, Consett

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Pretoria Club, Medomsley, Consett, DH86QY

Quoit Club, Guisborough

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Quoit Club, 35 Northgate, Guisborough, TS146JP

Close House SC, Bishop Auckland

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Close House SC, Woodhouse Lane, Bishop Auckland, DL146JX

Columba's United Reformed Church, Billingham

entitled The Seasons

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:30

Location: Columba's United Reformed Church, Marshhouse Avenue, Billingham, TS23 2RE

York Designer Outlet, York

For Christmas this year McArthurGlen's York Designer Outlet are supporting children’s hospice Martin House with a design led initiative. Teaming up with the highlight of London Fashion Week, Peter Pilotto, the centre have launched an exclusive collaboration of three one-of-a-kind Christmas wrapping paper designs with all proceeds going to the

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: York Designer Outlet, St. Nicholas Avenue, Fulford, York, YO19 4TA

Christmas Activities at Adventure Point

Adventure Point, Darlington

In the lead up to Christmas this year we’re running some fantastic Christmas-themed activities for the kids to enjoy. Come and join Mrs Claus in her kitchen and bake Gingerbread Men, Christmas Puds

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-16:30

Location: Adventure Point, Unit One, Morton Way, Darlington, DL1 4PT

The Mummers' Play and Merriment

Fairfax House, York

Christmas is a time for traditions and the ‘Gorgeous Georgians’ certainly knew how to make merry! Just what is in a Yorkshire Pie and why is plum porridge really a soup? Come with us around the

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 17:00

Location: Fairfax House, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

Mother Goose

Town Hall, Thirsk

Back by popular demand! Perfectly sized panto for you and your little ones this Christmas. Fun, laughter and happy-ever-after in this rags to riches tale of loveable dames, villainous baddies and of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 13:00

Location: Town Hall, Thirsk, Thirsk, YO71QR

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York

live music

Category: Music - Brass
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Road, York, YO911RT

So What make a Racket in The Merry Monk Bishop Auckland

The Merry Monk, Bishop Auckland

So What make a Racket in The Merry Monk Bishop Auckland. Rock Band So What rock out live in the Rock Pit

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: The Merry Monk, 30 Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL147NP

The Equalisers + Support

The Forum Music Centre, Darlington

Popular local Reggae band plus "Los Capitanes" & DJ Brummie Ranks

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:00

Location: The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington, DL11SG

Music Hands iBand Showcase

Mortimer Community Association, South Shields

Music Hands is an innovative approach to teaching contemporary music in schools! We are celebrating the end of the course with a fantastic night of live music, entertainment and information about

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 17:30-18:30

Location: Mortimer Community Association, Reading Road, South Shields, NE33 4UG

Scratch The Surface

Fat Ox, Whitley Bay

live

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Fat Ox, Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE262TG

Sleeze Sisters

Trimmers Arms, South Shields

your looking for a mad night out then lock up your grannies and throw on your heels as the Sisters are in town. A 70's glam rock band who are guaranteed to entertain. Performing numbers such as

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Trimmers Arms, Commercial Road, South Shields, NE331RW

Manic Monday

Thornaby Sports and Leisure, Thornaby

live

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Thornaby Sports and Leisure, Tedder Avenue, Thornaby, TS179JP

The Alleycats

Milbourne Arms, Whitley Bay

The Alley Cats based in the North East of England have been together for 6 years and play a lively set of Rock and Roll, Rockabily, Swing and Jive Classics from the 1940's and 1950's along with some

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Milbourne Arms, Valley Road, Whitley Bay, NE250LL

Avalon

Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Avalon are an experienced female acoustic duo from County Durham, performing an array of crowd pleasing songs old and new.

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Bonny Moorhen, 25 Front Street, Stanhope, DL132TS

walworth castle birds of prey, Walworth

Santa is coming to Walworth Castle Birds of Prey! come and see him and get a small present, see a fabulous flying display, watch the ferrets racing, enter our raffle for some fabulous prizes and write a letter for santa to be posted in Ted the Turk (our enormous owl) special post box for santa. see website for more info www.wcbop.co.uk

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:30

Location: walworth castle birds of prey, Walworth Castle, Walworth, DL2 2LY

Folkworks Christmas Ceilidh

Sage, Gateshead

Celebrating Sage Gateshead’s 10th Birthday, we’re making the annual Folkworks Christmas Ceilidh a free event on the concourse! Grab your dancing shoes and join the Nathan Armstrong Ceilidh

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 20:15

Location: Sage, St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

Paul Smith & Peter Brewis - Frozen by Sight with Special Guest Emily Portman

Sage, Gateshead

Paul Smith (Maximo Park) & Peter Brewis (Field Music) have just announced three performances of their collaborative composition ‘Frozen By Sight’ this coming December. Based around text from

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Sage, St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

'Jesus, You Are Him' with Inspiration and Royal Northern Sinfonia

Sage, Gateshead

The massed voices of Inspiration and Royal Northern Sinfonia present ‘Jesus, You Are Him’. It wouldn’t be Christmas without Inspiration’s Christmas Concert to get you feeling festive. This

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 15:00, 19:30

Location: Sage, St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

Do Try this at Home 2

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Ever been told ‘DON’T try this at home?’ Not in this show! It’s all about trying things out for yourself. This brand new show in Life's popular Science Theatre is full of things that kids can

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

Christmas at Beamish

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

This year we introduce Locomotion's Winter Festival with a series of specialist shopping events throughout the winter season. Many stalls with many toys – a perfect way to spend your Christmas

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Beamish Open Air Museum, Beamish, Stanley, DH90RG

York Wonderland

The Farm Shop, York

Come and see Santa and his reindeer in his enchanted undercover wonderland. Meet some of Santa’s cheeky elves who will help you make a bag of magic oats to put out on Christmas Eve to help the

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: The Farm Shop, Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH

Gala Theatre, Durham

Join Elf as he prepares the reindeer for their big night of deliveries. But oh no! A catastrophe! All the magic fairy dust that makes them fly has been knocked over... what will Elf do now? Can you help Elf make the reindeer fly in time to deliver all the presents for Christmas? Join us for this charming Christmas story for the under 5s to enjoy

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Christmas Special Family Art Trolley

mima, Middlesbrough

Children of all ages and their family can enjoy a festive afternoon of making Christmas-inspired decorations, wrapping paper and cards.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:00-16:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

High Street, Stockton

a mix of great locally produced food, drink and Christmas gifts

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 09:00-15:00

Location: High Street, Knowles Street, Stockton, TS181SU

Ulnaby Farm, Darlington

come and see him in his grotto, booking essential on 01325-374358

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Ulnaby Farm, High Coniscliffe, Darlington, DL2 2LT

Hopetown and Whessoe WorkingMens Club, Darlington

Amazing Male duo featuring Jonathan Craig (lead singer in Queen tribute act)

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:15

Location: Hopetown and Whessoe WorkingMens Club, Alliance Street, Darlington, DL3 6RD

Garry Brannigan

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Local landscape photography specialist, Garry Brannigan, fills our mezzanine gallery space with his wonderful images. Garry is joining four other talented artists, who will be showing their work

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: The Station, Station Yard, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104LD

Sports and Social Club, Middleton-in-Teesdale

country and western, 60s & 70s.

Category: Music - Country
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Sports and Social Club, ROSE TERRACE, Middleton-in-Teesdale, dl120ql

Festive films

Mowbray Park, Sunderland

Nestled amongst the sparkling white lights of Mowbray Park and under the cover of a heated outdoor cinema, guests will be invited to enjoy a range of yuletide film favourites. There is however,

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Mowbray Park, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR1 1PP

Barnard Castle Ramblers

Health Centre, Barnard Castle

Eight miles around Surrender

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Location: Health Centre, Victoria Road, Barnard Castle, DL128HT

Bane

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Hired hand Bruce Bane works the mean streets of pulp fiction. Going about his shadowy business down back alleys and eerie sidewalks, he shoots from the hip and asks questions later. Inspired by

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Harrogate Theatre, 6 Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG11QF

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Salters Lane North, Darlington, DL13DT

Cauld Feet Again, Pet with Jez Lowe

Concordia Centre, Cramlington

For the past five years, Durham-based songwriter Jez Lowe has been selling out venues across the country with an annual Christmas show. With his multi-talented band The Bad Pennies, (featuring fiddle,

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Concordia Centre, Cramlington, Cramlington, NE23 3YP

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Darlington

an exhibition of paints and prints

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Yarm Road, Darlington, DL11ED

Convergence

The Station , Richmond in North Yorks

Mixed exhibition with work by 5 artists. Includes watercolours & miniatures by Darlington artist Gina Morton. Other artists work in acrylics, printmaking, ceramics &

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-21:00

Location: The Station , Station Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104LD

Brimham Rocks, Harrogate

come and follow the frosty Christmas trail through the rocks and snowflakes to meet Santa. Also on Sunday

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 11:00-14:30

Location: Brimham Rocks, Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG34DW

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Can you spot the difference between the Red, Sika and Fallow deer? Our deer warden John will give you some pointers and you'll learn about his job managing the wild herd.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:45

Location: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

The Royalty Theatre, Sunderland

Once upon a Time the most magical pantomime of them all came to The Royalty Theatre… The midnight clock is counting down the hours before the curtain goes up on the biggest amateur pantomime in Sunderland, Cinderella. This magical production, will have you laughing in the aisles and is a perfect Christmas treat for all the family. This

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15

Location: The Royalty Theatre, 25 The Royalty, Sunderland, SR2 7PP

Darlington CHA & HF

ED Walker Homes, Darlington

Eight miles around Reeth

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:45

Location: ED Walker Homes, Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, DL38DF

A Traditional Christmas

Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham

experience the atmosphere of a traditional Christmas in fairytale surroundings. Christmas storytelling and games, treasure hunt, plus meet Father Christmas. Presents for everyone. £9.50, children

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Crook Hall and Gardens, Frankland Lane, Sidegate, Durham, DH15SZ

Methodist Church, Chester-le-Street

Concert of Christmas Music and Carols

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Methodist Church, North Burns, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3TF

Santa Claus at Life

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This time of year is very busy for Santa and his Elves. Luckily, Santa has managed to find some time in his busy schedule to meet visitors in the Young Explorers' Zone at Life this Christmas! He will

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-13:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

Santa Claus at Life

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This time of year is very busy for Santa and his Elves. Luckily, Santa has managed to find some time in his busy schedule to meet visitors in the Young Explorers' Zone at Life this Christmas! He will

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-13:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

Get Santa

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Every year Holly has been nice not naughty, she has written Santa a letter, left Milk, cookies and a carrot for Rudolph and asked for the one thing she really, really, really wants. And EVERY year,

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RH

Cinderella

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Cinderella lives in rags at Hardup Hall. Prince Charming lives in splendour at the Royal Palace. When he decides that there is to be a grand ball, their two worlds collide and the magic begins. The

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Harrogate Theatre, 6 Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG11QF

Little Red Riding Hood

Customs House, South Shields

This Christmas we are delighted to be staging a brand new family pantomime based on the classic fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood. Join Red Riding Hood as she sets off on an adventure to Grandma's

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE331ES

Chasing Shadows

Customs House, South Shields

This exhibition brings together work by two artists who have collaborated to explore the themes of light, darkness, shadow and colour. Gaynor Devaney is a North Tyneside based textile artist and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE331ES

Art group exhibition

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

The Newton on Ouse art group will exhibit this winter in the Hayloft. Grab that unique Christmas gift with a piece of art inspired by Yorkshire and created in Yorkshire including this bluebell scene

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:30

Location: Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York, York, YO301DD

Ravensworth Nurseries, Richmond in North Yorks

come and see the vast red sea of home grown Poinsettias. Also on Sunday

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Ravensworth Nurseries, Ravensworth, Richmond in North Yorks, DL11 7HA

Film : Sing-a-long Frozen (15)

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Sing your lungs out to the block-buster film, Frozen – a great warm-up for Christmas. Anna, a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:30

Location: The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, DL128LY

Aladdin and the Meanie Genie Pantomine

St Mary's Community Cente, Darlington

Aladdin and the Meanie Genie Pantomine a 2 hour show which consists of professional actors, spectacular magic tricks, circus skills, audience participation. Tickets cost Adults £8 Children £6

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 18:00-21:30

Location: St Mary's Community Cente, Newton Lane / Stooperdale Ave, Darlington, DL3 9EG

Oddsocks presents The Wind in the Willows

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Join Mole, Ratty, Badger and the boisterous, bumptious, loud and lovable Toad as the adventure of a lifetime unravels on the riverbank. Watch out for the dangerous weasels, stoats and ferrets from the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE463LS

Winter exhibition

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

Saltburn to Flamborough Ten new etchings of the North East coast of England by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA Nudes 18 stunning prints by Debbie Sutcliffe Mixed Exhibition A collection of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Zillah Bell Gallery, Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO71PQ

Gibside, Gateshead

North East Gospel Choir perform a selection of traditional carols and festive gospel music in an atmospheric candlelit concert in Gibside Chapel. £12 BE includes mulled wine and mince pies.

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Gibside, nr Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, NE166BG

Gibside, Gateshead

Buy tasty seasonal foods and quirky Christmas gifts direct from local producers, with live music and mulled wine

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:00

Location: Gibside, nr Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, NE166BG

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

There’s an almighty hullabaloo on the estate today – leaping, piping, squawking, chirping and dancing. The infamous cast of the twelve days of Christmas has escaped on the estate, and we need your help to rein them in. Pick up a map from any admission point and track them down – there will be a reward for our best helper! On until Jan 4

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

Make a Christmas decoration, in your festive preparation. Hang it high upon a tree, why not make one, two, or three? Plus visit Santa, or write him a letter

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Music and lights

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon

get into the Christmas spirit and have just the thing to enjoy on a bright winter’s day. Tuck into a hot pulled pork sandwich and grab a mulled wine then wander through the estate to see the trees

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 15:30-17:00

Location: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon, Ripon, HG43DY

Roy Chubby Brown

Barbican, York

He’s still rude, he’s still crude and this time he’s turning headlines into punch lines as his rip-roaring brand of banter continues to burst bellies across the country. Chubby doesn’t hold

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO104NT

Wildcats Christmas Party

ARC, Stockton

It is more than 20 years since four young Teessiders got together with the idea of creating a fiddle-fuelled, celtic-inspired musical mashup…just to see what would happen. It worked just fine -

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Arthur's Dream Boat

ARC, Stockton

One night, Arthur has an amazing dream about a beautiful pink and green boat with a stripy mast. He cannot wait to tell everyone about it but no one (not even his dog!) is interested. In fact, they do

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton, TS181LL

Santa's Steam Adventure

National Railway Museum, York

All aboard for a magical steam ride with Santa filled with immersive storytelling, a truly festive atmosphere and tasty restaurant treats. Disaster strikes! Poor Santa has crash landed somewhere near

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Christmas special

National Railway Museum Locomotion, Shildon

visit Santa in his grotto and enjoy family activities. includes diesel train ride, magic show, crafts, music, plus a gift for every child. Child £8.50, adult £5.50, family

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Railway Museum Locomotion, Soho Street, Shildon, DL41PQ

Frozen on the big screen

Centre Square, Middlesbrough

Come and meet the ice queen in Centre Square and enjoy everyone’s favourite new super-cool tale Frozen on the Big Screen in Centre Square. Come in fancy dress. Prizes will be awarded for the best

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Centre Square, Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ

Gear up for Christmas with Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland at McArthurGlen’s York Designer Outlet

York Designer Outlet, York

McArthurGlen’s York Designer Outlet has announced the return of Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland this Christmas. Opening on Saturday 22 November the award-winning festive event will include an ice

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 09:00-19:00

Location: York Designer Outlet, St Nicholas Avenue Fulford, York, YO19 4TA

An Evening of Festive Music

Elvet Methodist Church, Durham

Durham Choral Society and the NASWT Riverside Band join forces once again to bring you an Evening of Festive Music to get you into the Christmas Spirit. We will be performing a mixture of

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:30

Location: Elvet Methodist Church, Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HL

If all the world were paper...

Northern Print, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Northern Print is proud to showcase the work of its own talented studio artists over the festive season. Taking its theme from the popular nonsense rhyme 'If all the world were paper and all the sea

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 12:00-16:00

Location: Northern Print, Stepney Bank, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12NP

St Mary & St Alkelda's Church, Middleham

A joyful community event for all the town. The church will be filled with Angels of all shapes and sizes. To view the Angels the Church will be open from Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th December 10 am to 4 pm. Refreshments will be available.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: St Mary & St Alkelda's Church, Church Street off Kirkgate, Middleham, DL8 4PG

All Saints church, Helmsley

30 locally sourced 6ft tress will be on display, decorated by different businesses. Runs until Dec 21

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: All Saints church, Helmsley, Helmsley, YO62 5NF

Christmas Wonderland Ice Rink

Market Place, Darlington

THE festive season looks set to get off to a fun – and freezing – start, as Darlington’s Christmas Wonderland Ice Rink returns for the third year running. Organiser Distinct Darlington is once

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Market Place, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

Winter wonderland

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, York

outdoor ice rink, illuminated forest, Santa, fairground and more. Runs until Jan 4.

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, A64/A19, York, YO19 4TA

Tom McGuinness (1926 - 2006)

University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

An Artist of His Time Conscripted to the mines as a Bevin Boy, the mines were to prove a life-long inspiration to this exceptional Expressionist artist. made redundant in 1983, Tom began to record

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: University Gallery, Northumbria University, Sandyford Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18ST

Oriental Museum, Durham

Come along and meet the Oriental Museum's Callum the Camel, then make your own to take home. Advice for parents and caregivers: •drop in (any time between 1 and 3 pm) unless otherwise stated. •this activity is included in the Museum admission price and is generally suitable for children aged 5 to 11. •children MUST be accompanied by an

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Enchanted Christmas

Whitworth Hall Country Park, Spennymoor

A magical adventure based exclusively at Whitworth Hall Reindeer Park is set to make Christmas an enchanted experience in County Durham. Highly trained ‘Elf Guides’ are jetting in from the

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Whitworth Hall Country Park, Spennymoor, Spennymoor, DL16 7QX

Gear up for Christmas with Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland

York Designer Oulet, York

Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland returns to McArthurGlen’s York Designer Outlet this Christmas. Opening on Saturday 22 November the award-winning festive event will include an ice rink, Santa’s

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: York Designer Oulet, St. Nicholas Avenue, Fulford, York, YO19 4TA

Inspired By Gallery, Danby

Brigantia's artists and craftworkers showcase the very best on art, sculpture, textiles, carvings and ceramics.

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 12:00-15:00

Location: Inspired By Gallery, National Park Centre, Danby, YO212NB

Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, Neville Hall Lecture Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Nails, Chains and Revolution, Sue Lynn talks about the 17th Century ironmaster

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, Neville Hall Lecture Theatre, Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE11SE

David Lynch Naming

mima, Middlesbrough

David Lynch – probably best known as a film and television director – originally studied painting at the Boston Museum School and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has exhibited widely

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Derek Eland: Diary Rooms

mima, Middlesbrough

Derek Eland is a multi-media artist whose work is primarily focused on engaging with people about what it is like to ‘be human’ in stressful and difficult situations. He is interested in the use

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Drawing the Jewellery Collection

mima, Middlesbrough

mima has been collecting contemporary jewellery since the early 1980s and is internationally renowned for its unique collection of striking pieces. Drawing The Jewellery Collection celebrates key

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

International Exchanges: Modern Art and St Ives 1915-1965

mima, Middlesbrough

presented in collaboration with Tate St Ives, explores the national and international contexts which shaped art in the port town of St Ives, which was an artistic centre of international importance

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

The Chuckles of Oz

Civic Theatre, Darlington

Join Children’s TV stars The Chuckle Brothers who return by popular demand for this year’s spectacular Darlington pantomime, The Chuckles of Oz. Dorothy, The Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion and The

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Civic Theatre, Parkgate, Darlington, DL11RR

Northallerton Male Voice Choir

The Forum, Northallerton

Why not start off your Christmas festive stivities with Northallerton Male Voice Choir, at their highly renowned Christmas Concert. The Choir will sing festive songs with the Easington Colliery Band.

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 15:00, 19:30

Location: The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL61LP

Winter's Mark: Contemporary Blown Glass

The White Room Gallery at Priestley's, York

A new exhibition at the White Room Gallery in York will bring the stark beauty of a moorland winter into the heart of the city. Glassmakers Stephen Gillies and Kate Jones are renowned for the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:30

Location: The White Room Gallery at Priestley's, 36 Bootham, York, YO30 7BL

Mainsforth Community Centre , Ferryhill

Mainsforth Rocks : Christmas Rock Disco! Bar! Ferryhill Station! Mainsforth Hall.

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Mainsforth Community Centre , High St, Ferryhill, DL17 0AG

From the Mountains to the Sea

Oriental Museum, Durham

'From the Mountains to the Sea: North East reflections on South Asian culture' explores the culture, art and religion of South Asian and Himalayan countries through North East eyes. The exhibition is

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Dust Town Dogs + The Heretics

Crook Football Club, Crook

Rock Tribute

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Crook Football Club, Millfield Ground, Crook, DL159PW

Scorpion Taekwondo Spennymoor

Muay Thai Gym Spennymoor, Spennymoor

British Taekwondo Club based in Spennymoor Offering WFT (Olympic) Taekwondo training. All ages from 5 years Sports Training with a qualified GB Coach CRB checked and registered instructors Fun

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 12:30-13:30

Location: Muay Thai Gym Spennymoor, 16 High Street, Spennymoor, DL166DB

Curious About Harrogate?

Valley Gardens , Harrogate

Discover Harrogate with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Valley Gardens , Harrogate, Harrogate, HG28HX

Curious About York?

Starts: York Minster, York

Discover York with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series of

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Starts: York Minster, Deangate, York, YO17HH

Curious About Newcastle?

Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Discover Newcastle with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Newcastle City Centre, Grey's Monument, Blackett Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6JG

Curious About Durham?

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Discover Durham with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or download our booklet containing detailed map of routes and attractions, historic information, and a series

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event. All day event. All day event. All day event.

Location: Starts: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Old Mother Goose

Theatre Royal, York

This year's panto is Old Mother Goose - written by Berwick Kaler. Good versus evil is put to the test when two fairies battle for supremacy. The bad fairy claims any human being can be corrupted;

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York, YO17HD

Puss in Boots

De Grey Rooms, Theatre Royal, York

TongueTied Theatre & TellingTales (creators of last year’s acclaimed Cinderella) return to the De Grey Ballroom with a new storytelling performance to ignite the imagination. Join down-at-heel

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: De Grey Rooms, Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York, YO17HD

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Calling all Young Performers Are you between the age of 5 and 16? Do you love to sing and move to your favourite tunes? Or maybe you prefer to rap? If the answer is yes then you need to come along to a Popnosis A program of songs will be learned over a term which will culminate in a performance for family and friends. Popnosis aims to

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-11:00

Location: Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4HT

'Beauty & The Beast'

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

We are delighted to announce that Blue Genie Entertaiment will be returning this year with another fabulous Pantomime; 'Beauty & The Beast'! Joining this year's Christmas spectacular, former

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Cinderella

Grand Opera House, York

New Pantomime Productions return to the Grand Opera House York for the 16th year this Christmas with the most magical panto of them all - Cinderella! Follow Cinderella’s story as she journeys from

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Grand Opera House, Cumberland Street, York, YO19SW

Jack and The Beanstalk

Theatre (Middlesbrough), Middlesbrough

Come along to Middlesbrough Theatre this Christmas for another two hours of fun-filled entertainment as we present the latest in a long line of traditional family pantomimes. This year it is the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Theatre (Middlesbrough), The Avenue, Middlesbrough, TS56SA

I've Seen Santa

Town Hall, Middlesbrough

I’ve Seen Santa Friday 19 December – Saturday 20 December 10.30am & 1.30pm (Friday) and 11.30am & 2.30pm (Saturday) It’s Christmas Eve and Little Bear can’t wait to see Santa.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS12QJ

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

Empire, Sunderland

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the funniest panto of them all? Why, ours of course! From the producers of Peter Pan and Cinderella comes the tale of Snow White, who escapes the clutches of

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Aladdin

Gala Theatre, Durham

Written by Ben Crocker Directed by Gareth Tudor-Price We are delighted to announce that our spectacular pantomime is the mystical and madcap tale of Aladdin, a show full of North Eastern promise.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Aladdin

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Starring Jake Canuso (Mateo from ITV's Benidorm) as Abanazar, Brennan Reece as Aladdin, Trevor Jones (Snow White 2013) and Charlie Cairoli (Jack & The Beanstalk 2012) as the Chinese Policemen, Craig

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

Soul Legends

Forum Theatre, Billingham

Choose either Dinner, Show and After Show Disco for only £35 per person or Show and After Show Disco only for £20.00 As Numbers Are Limited, Early Booking Is Highly Recommended From The

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:30

Location: Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham, TS232LJ

The Devonport Hotel, Middleton St. George

live jazz

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 13:30

Location: The Devonport Hotel, 1 The Front, Middleton St. George, DL21AS

Aladdin

The Empire, Consett

After breaking box office records with the hugely popular Snow White in 2013, LEAH BELL and full supporting company including Jason Jones, Jordan Todd, Harriet Povey & Bionik Funk return to present

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH85AB

The Christmas Grump

Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Mr Scratch owns a toyshop. Mr Scratch is very, very rich. But despite having the best job ever and being very rich, Scratch is miserable. Miserable, mean and miserly. Scratch goes to bed on

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17RH

Cinderella: Christmas Pantomime

Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Cinderella is the story of a poor girl who lives with her cruel step mother and two ugly stepsisters. When everyone but Cinderella gets invited to the ball, help comes in the form of the Fairy

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14AG

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

This is your chance to buy a work of art from hundreds of affordable pieces. Grab that unique Christmas present now!

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE463LS

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

With over 90,000 people seeing our panto each year, it’s a must to book your tickets early to get the best seats to see the much-loved and ever-popular trio of talent, Clive Webb, Danny Adams and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Theatre Royal, 100 Grey Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE16BR

Civic Hall, Skelton

Table Top Sale including bric a brac, crafts, refreshments, tombola, fundraising, miscellaneous. Hosted by Skelton and Brotton Parish Council. Sellers - tables are £5 each, free parking on site, you can set up from 2pm Public - free entry from 2.30pm - free parking on site.

Category: Car Boot, Garage & Jumble
Dates:    Times: 14:30-17:00

Location: Civic Hall, Coniston Road, Skelton, TS12 2HP

Hartlepool Art Club 67th Annual Exhibition

Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool

This popular and exciting exhibition includes representative and experimental work in a variety of techniques and subject matter. Together with the gallery gift shop it provides the opportunity to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Hartlepool Art Gallery, Church Square, Hartlepool, TS24 7EQ

Blow Your Own Christmas Bauble

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Bring the family along and start a new Christmas tradition or create a wonderfully unique gift for someone special. The perfect, affordable opportunity to have a go at glass blowing and create a

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR60GL

Stephenson Railway Museum, North Shields

This year the museum welcomes new additions to the Santa Specials experience as families will be treated to storytelling from the Snow Queen and Santa’s Head Elf on board as well as receiving visits and gifts from Santa himself when the train arrives at Percy Main. A magical experience for families, the four mile heritage train journey in

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30, 11:45, 13:15, 14:30

Location: Stephenson Railway Museum, Middle Engine Lane, North Shields, NE298DX

Magdalene Odundo Transition II

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Magdalene Odundo is known as one of Britain’s leading artists working in ceramics. In recent years she has explored the potential of glass within her artistic practice, culminating with the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR60GL

Parallel Tracks

National Railway Museum, York

For over forty years, artist Andrew Cross has been watching and waiting, recording and filming. In Parallel Tracks, Andrew takes an alternative look at trainspotting. Drawing upon personal

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

Following on from the huge successes of Mother Goose, The Adventures of Sinbad, Babes in the Wood and most recently Cinderella, Georgian Theatre Royal Productions are delighted to announce that Puss in Boots will be the 2014/15 pantomime. For generations, audiences have been captivated by the antics of this swaggering feline who uses trickery

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104DW

Dressed to Kill - Costumes from Agatha Christie film and TV dramas

The Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

Relive the mystery and intrigue of Agatha Christie's thrillers at Harrogate’s Royal Pump Room Museum. This evocative exhibition brings together a selection of costumes created for film and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:30-17:00

Location: The Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY

Herbalife Opportunity Meeting

10 Crown Street, Darlington

*** WHAT IS HERBALIFE ...?? *** As an Independent Distributor, Herbalife offers you: • An unlimited income opportunity that fits into your life. • Flexible hours; part time or full time.

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: 10 Crown Street, 10 Crown Street, Darlington, DL1 1LU

Night at the Toy Store - New Festive 4D Motion Ride at Life

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A brand new show on Life’s 4D Motion Ride*! Experience every twist, turn, high and low as your seat moves in time to the 3D action on screen. You can expect to be blasted with wind, smoke and water,

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14EP

Durham Sixth Form Centre, Durham

Welcome to PQA – Durham. PQA Durham operates on Saturday mornings from 9.45am to 1.00pm at Durham Sixth Form Centre, The Sands, Durham. The academy has excellent facilities that includes a 220 seat theatre, which is one of the largest in Country Durham. This space is fantastic for our showcase work and is used each week for teaching. The

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:45-13:00

Location: Durham Sixth Form Centre, Province Way, Durham, DH1 1SG

Father Christmas at Seven Stories

Seven Stories , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Visit Santa's Grotto and meet Father Christmas in a festive event for the whole family. Listen to stories, meet a real Christmas Elf and receive a special gift from Santa

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Seven Stories , Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

The Gruffalo is Back.

Seven stories , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Our Julia Donaldson exhibition has been a huge hit both at Seven Stories and on a UK wide tour. To celebrate the end of the tour The Gruffalo has hot footed it back to Seven Stories to wave one final

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Seven stories , Ouseburn Valley , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Fat Medicine live in concert

The Cleveland, Redcar

Festive Celtic rock n reel

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00-23:00

Location: The Cleveland, High street West, Redcar, TS10 1SQ

Live Entertainment

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

Every Friday & Saturday night we have live acts. Friday: £2.60 per head cover charge Saturday: £1.60 per head cover charge For further information and club events check out our Facebook page:

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:00

Location: Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Salters Lane North, Darlington, DL13DT

Bingo

Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Darlington

Eye's down

Category: Bingo, Games & Quiz Nights
Dates:    Times: 19:30-23:00, 20:00-22:00

Location: Harrowgate Hill Club and Institute, Salters Lane North, Darlington, DL13DT

Fat Medicine live in concert

The Cleveland, Redcar

celtic rock n

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00-23:00

Location: The Cleveland, High Street West, Redcar, TS10 1SQ

Northumberland Chase Christmas Raceday

Newcastle Racecourse, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Start the Christmas festivities early at the Northumberland Chase Christmas Hurdle Enjoy a great days racing at Newcastle Racecourse with friends and colleagues. Choose from one of our admissions

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 12:00-15:15

Location: Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE3 5HP

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A celebration of the conservation of the Museum’s important painting The Last Communion of Saint Peter Nolasco by Francisco Pacheco. This exhibition investigates Pacheco and the Sevillian School of painting, exploring his role as the master of the second generation of 17th Century painters in Seville. It is part of a programme of events in the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Family ARTventurers

Marton Community Centre, Middlesbrough

Creative, fun and lively art classes for babies from 6 months to children aged 11 years, an opportunity for the family to share the sensory and crafty experience! Every 3rd Saturday, 11.15am at

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 11:15-12:15

Location: Marton Community Centre, Cypress Road, Middlesbrough, TS7 8PZ

Baby ARTventurers - monthly

Marton Community Centre, Middlesbrough

Colourful, creative, messy art classes for babies aged 6-16 months! Every 3rd Saturday, 11.15am at Marton Community Centre.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:30-10:20

Location: Marton Community Centre, Cypress Road, Middlesbrough, TS7 8PZ

Books for Boys

Palace Green Library, Durham

Heroism, Adventure & Empire at the Dawn of the First World War Books for Boys explores boyhood during the earliest years of the twentieth century and the cultural environment that shaped a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

Palace Green Library, Durham

Explore the history of bookbinding through a range of incredible books. Discover how books are put together, just how recent the 'ready-bound' book really is, and how vast a range of circumstances can be reflected in a binding. Drawing mainly from Palace Green Library's collections, the exhibition also features unique bindings loaned by other

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

Emotional Resources is a group exhibition that brings together art works from an international group of artists from the Seventies to the present day, exploring forms of intimacy and the everyday. The artists employ a range of approaches and media, including painting, video, photography and performance. Alongside the group show NGCA will present

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Fawcett Street, Sunderland, SR11RE

Washington 50 – A Snapshot of your New Town

Arts Centre, Washington

To mark the 50th anniversary of the New Town, Arts Centre Washington would like to invite the people of Washington and the North East region to contribute to an exhibition which celebrates the good,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Following their hugely successful shows last year Ray Jackson’s Lindisfarne are thrilled to announce they will be returning to their spiritual home, Newcastle City Hall, for a third show this Christmas. On December 20, 22 & 23)

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18SF

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A kittiwake is suspended within a dense mass of wildflower seeds, gathered from the finish area of the Great North Run. Claire Morgan’s breath-taking installation traces the passage of the individual through the crowds of runners. Commissioned by Great North Run Culture. From 20 September 2014 (until January 11, 2015)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18JA

Soul'D Out

No 10 Crown Street, Darlington

A mix of Funk,Soul & Disco from resident DJ Carl

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: No 10 Crown Street, 10 Crown Street, Darlington, DL3 0ZG

Christmas Party Night with Jason Isaacs

Gosforth Civic Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join us for Jason's legendary 'Swinging' Christmas Party Nights. Tickets from GBP 37.50pp, includes Christmas meal, live music, DJ, late bar and dancefloor. Singles welcome too. Perfect for an

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Gosforth Civic Hall, Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE3 3HD

A Town at War

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

Discover the extraordinary stories of ordinary people from the Harrogate area in a new exhibition commemorating The Great War at the Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate. Prices: Adult - £3.95

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:30-17:00

Location: Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY

Breakfast with Santa

Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel, Hartlepool

Santa had such a great time at Hardwicke Hall Manor last year that he has decided to visit us again this year. So why not take a break from the Christmas rush and gather your family and friends and

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 09:00-10:30

Location: Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel, Hesleden Road, Hartlepool, TS27 4PA

Murder Mystery Nights

Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel, Hartlepool

Last Christmas When Bob decides that he will spend xmas alone little does he know what others have in store for him Friends and family want to make this a xmas he will never forget!..His Last

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:00-23:55

Location: Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel, Hesleden Road, Hartlepool, TS27 4PA

Palace Green Library, Durham

In July 2014, Palace Green Library’s Wolfson Gallery will become the new home for displays from the Museum of Archaeology. This permanent exhibition uses objects from Museum of Archaeology, alongside objects from across Durham University and other regional museums to explore the last 10,000 years of Durham. Over the last few months, visitors to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

Brangwyn's War: Posters of the First World War

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Frank Brangwyn was an outstanding poster artist of the First World War. A restored set of his powerful large-scale war posters is on show at the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate until January 2015.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA

Moving Stories: Children's Books from Page to Screen

Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Exhibition open until April 2015 Developed in partnership with National Media Museum in Bradford, this exciting new exhibition will showcase innovative and influential film and television

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Encore School of Dance

Encore Dance Studio, Northallerton

Lots of dance classes at Encore in Northallerton. Classes from 2 years and up. 1st class FREE! Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz. Exams taken with the ISTD Call/email for more

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: Encore Dance Studio, 1B Standard Court, Northallerton, DL6 2XH

Birds of Paradise: Plumes & Feathers in Fashion

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This luxurious and elegant exhibition features extravagant catwalk creations and elegant eveningwear together with exquisite shoes and chic accessories from Christian Dior, Cristobal Balenciaga,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Julian Opie has had many exhibitions around the world over the last 30 years, and now for the first time we have an opportunity to see his work within the context of his personal collection, offering a fascinating insight into his work and his collecting instinct.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Art and Messy play ARTventurers

Marton Community Centre, Middlesbrough

ARTventurers are fun monthly art & craft and messy play classes for babies, toddlers and children together with their parent or carer in the Tees Valley area. There are three age groups for our

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 09:00-12:00

Location: Marton Community Centre, Cypress Rd, Middlesbrough, TS7 8PZ

Ravensworth CE Primary School, Ravensworth

Dance lessons for children from five years upwards, held every Saturday at Ravensworth CE Primary School

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:30-13:00

Location: Ravensworth CE Primary School, Ravensworth, Ravensworth, DL11 7ET

Body Worlds

Life Science Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

BODY WORLDS is the first exhibition of its kind to inform the visitor about anatomy, physiology, and health by viewing real human bodies. The specimens on display were preserved through Plastination,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14EP

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Julian Opie has had many exhibitions around the world over the last 30 years, and now for the first time we have an opportunity to see his work within the context of his personal collection, offering a fascinating insight into his work and his collecting instinct.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Darlington

Day care sessions available Monday to Saturday both full and half days a chance to try something new and enjoy some company and try your hand at our varied activities Day respite care is also available for your loved ones

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 09:00-16:00

Location: Age UK Darlington, Bradbury House, Beaumont Street West, Darlington, DL15SX

Soft Play Area

The Dolphin Centre, Darlington

'Under the Sea' soft play area with interactive features, offering activity for children up to the age of 10. Separate area for young children and babies. Additional play area with sensory

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: The Dolphin Centre, Horsemarket, Darlington, DL15RP

Christmas Market

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Everything you need for a delicious, hand-crafted Christmas. Enjoy hot food, take home local produce for your seasonal table, and buy truly unique gifts from a selection of stalls. Live music from

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP



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