Rachel Bishop
By Rachel Bishop

Senior Staff Writer

17 November 2023

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Newcastle’s Christmas Market is coming

We all know there’s nowhere like Newcastle at Christmas and with the Christmas lights now illuminating the city centre skies, it’s time to start planning for the big day. 

A lit up Christmas tree in Old Eldon Square

And what better a way than a visit to Newcastle’s Christmas market, which opens on Saturday (18 November) on Old Eldon Square, Grey Street and Grainger Street, with a new performance area around Grey’s Monument for live music, choirs, and other festive entertainment.

With a whole array of traders, most of which are from the local area, offering a variety of products, gifts and tasty treats you’re bound to find that perfect present or something for your Christmas table.  

Old Eldon Square has also had a festive boost this year, with a 10-metre illuminated Christmas tree and additional lighting to create a more magical space. There will also be a programme of street entertainment running each weekend throughout the market.  

And the Grainger Market continues to be at the heart of Newcastle at Christmas. It will also be opening on the Sundays running up until Christmas (3rd, 10th, 17th December) and we’ll be announcing a programme of Christmas arts and crafts soon. There’s also a Santa’s Grotto at units 158-160

Book a visit to Santa at Grainger Market

Opening times

Newcastle Christmas Market

Open every day from Saturday 18 November until (and including) Saturday 23 December.

  • Monday to Saturday, 10am to 8pm
  • Sunday, 10am to 5pm

Grainger Market

  • Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5.30pm
  • Sunday 3, 10 and 17 December, 10am to 4pm

More information

For more information about Christmas markets in Newcastle see: