Free festive fairs and markets in Newcastle!

There’s nothing more festive than warming your hands around a mug of mulled wine and browsing the stalls of a Christmas market.

Christmas at the Grainger Market

Relax and enjoy this wonderful six day a week shopping experience away from the usual hassles. Pick up something a little different at Newcastle's oldest market, with a fantastic array of local shops selling all things Christmassy from turkey to tinsel, calendars to sprouts.

Look out for the arts and crafts, upcycled, vintage and designer fairs every Saturday.

Open 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday, with special Sunday openings in December (11am to 4pm).

Dates for 2017 to be confirmed.

International Christmas Market - operated by Market Place Europe Ltd

The International Christmas Market will take place at Grey’s Monument, Grey Street and Grainger Street. Dates for 2017 to be confirmed.

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.

Christmas Market at Monument - operated by Newcastle City Council's Markets Service

The Christmas Market takes place at Grey’s Monument, Grey Street and Grainger Street. Dates for 2017 to be confirmed.

This market welcomes stall holders from closer to home. There are beers from local microbreweries, home-made jams, delicious cakes and handmade chocolates. And once you’ve bought something scrumptious to eat, you can find special gifts such as scarves, leather bags, hand-thrown pottery, woolly hats and jewellery. And you know if it’s at our Christmas Market it’s going to be that little bit more special.

Quayside Sunday Market

Handmade, tasty, quirky and traditional – it’s all found at this popular street market on the banks of the picturesque Tyne. Every Sunday (9am to 4pm)

Are you a market trader?

If you are interested in taking part or would like more information please phone 0191 211 5512 or email

Page last updated: 
1 February 2017
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