Christmas Markets

So, we kicked off our festive celebrations last weekend with a trip to Vallum Farm Christmas market.  If you haven’t yet visited Vallum I highly recommend that you do.  They have so much to offer including a tea room, ice cream parlour, restaurant and patisserie/deli.  You can also enjoy a walk around the farm and take in some of the beautiful surroundings.  A warm welcome and friendly service is also guaranteed!11990620_10156176054975307_4771887161032043492_n

This was the perfect place to get us into the Christmas spirit with a huge range of stalls offering products from all over the North including beautiful cakes, local ales, festive interiors and much more!


I was very excited to have my first mulled wine of the festive season and, of course, sample some yummy festive treats from Robin Hood Inn, Scream for Pizza (who cooked delicious pizza from scratch in their wonderful gold van) and Northumberland Sausage Company.


The festive cheer continued with some classic Christmas songs performed by Prudhoe Community Band and we couldn’t help but sing along to our favourites!

Don’t worry too much if you missed this Christmas market.  There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the festivities at one of the many markets in the region, the hard part is trying to fit them all in!

Christmas at Beamish – Saturday 24th November – Thursday 24th December

Sunderland Frost Village – Keel Square – Thursday 26th November – Christmas Eve

Newcastle Christmas Market – Grey’s Monument – Wednesday 4th – Sunday 8th December

Durham Christmas Festival – Friday 4th – Sunday 6th December

Bede’s World Yule Festival – Friday 4th – Sunday 6th December

Gibside Festive Market – Saturday 5th December – 10.00-15.00

Carlisle Christmas Fayre – Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th December

Alnwick Garden Christmas Market – Various Dates Throughout December