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Popular market returns to North Shields

One of the region’s favourite Christmas markets will return to North Shields this weekend (Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December).

Thousands of shoppers are expected to visit the North Shields Victorian Christmas Market to buy their traditional favourites and enjoy the festivities. 

Northumberland Square will be home to over 100 stalls offering a wide variety of goods including gifts, crafts, food and drink.

Local churches and the Salvation Army will open the market with a service on the bandstand, followed by performances from local choirs and schoolchildren throughout the weekend. 

Other entertainment includes; mini fairground rides, alpacas and a falconry display. There will also be a range of hot food and drink including wood-fired pizza, hog roast, German sausage, churros, waffles, fresh coffee and mulled wine.

North Shields Customer First Centre will be providing a range of festive activities including children’s Christmas crafts, facepainting and an opportunity for children to write a letter to Santa. There will also be local choirs singing Christmas carols, as well as book and jigsaw sales.

The Beacon Shopping Centre will also be offering a number of Christmas craft activities, including a Santa’s Grotto (11am – 3pm). 

The market is open 10am until 5pm on Saturday and 10am until 4pm on Sunday. 

There will be free on-street parking in North Shields Town Centre across both days as part of the council’s festive parking offer. Further information can be found on the council’s website here.

The event is in its twentieth year and is organised by North Tyneside Council. The event is supported by Kier North Tyneside, the Beacon Shopping Centre, North Shields Chamber of Trade, local churches and schools.

Timings and events are subject to change or cancellation in the event of poor weather conditions. 

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