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November 2022
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The alternative Christmas party venues you need to know about

From refined dining and sophisticated Champagne receptions to crazy golf courses and festive street food – we’ve rounded up eight of the best alternative Christmas party venues across the North East and Yorkshire to book now.
Gusto Italian Newcastle

Gusto Italian Newcastle
Celebrate your Christmas in style this year at Gusto Italian Newcastle. With thousands of twinkling fairy lights, you couldn't pick a more beautiful location on the Quayside, and they’re offering a fabulous Festive Menu, and drink packages, to enhance your evening. Whether it’s a family meal, cocktails with friends or a work's night out, they have something to offer everyone.
Check out their Christmas menus and more here

Lucia Restaurants 
Italian might not be your first thought for a Christmas dinner, but the quality of food and drink here is perfect for your festive celebrations, and not forgetting the stylish interiors in each of the restaurants – think plush pink meets floral decor and neon signs. From starters such as garlic mushrooms and smoked salmon topped with black caviar to turkey escalop wrapped in Parma ham and delicious nut roasts with all the vegan trimmings, there’s something for everyone here. Don’t miss their extensive range of cocktails – they even have festive-inspired tipples too!
York, Harrogate and Beverley 

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The Hepworth Wakefield 

The Hepworth Wakefield 
Celebrate the festive season with a party for you and your colleagues at The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire’s award-winning art gallery. Enjoy drinks on arrival, a private viewing in the galleries and a locally-sourced fine-dining menu before dancing the night away in this unique space!
Dates available: Friday 9th December, Saturday 10th December, Friday 16th December and Saturday 17th December, £55 per person. 
Contact or 01924 247362 to enquire about this unique hire offer.

Peddler Market
Sheffield’s Kelham Island is one of the coolest neighbourhoods we know, and on 2nd and 3rd December the last Peddler Market of the year will take over the Peddler Warehouse. There’ll be fun, food and fizz to kick off the festive season, as well as Christmas crafts, music and stalls, so there’ll be more than enough to keep everyone busy. Street food slingers on site include Kebab Cartel, Get Wurst and Cookie Mumsters.
92 Burton Road, Neepsend, Sheffield S3 8BX

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Junkyard Golf
With outposts in both Newcastle and Leeds, Junkyard Golf is a solid option for a fun Christmas night out. These mashed up courses put the crazy into crazy golf, with flashing lights, UV, loud music and themes ranging from creepy circus (don’t be afraid of the giant clown face) to scrap metal yard. Special Christmas packages including drink tokens, visors and snacks are available to book now, and you can also hire the venues exclusively for a larger group.
The Light, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL
17 Newgate Street, Newcastle NE1 5RE


Six, the elegant rooftop restaurant on the top floor of the BALTIC art gallery, is a stunning venue for a Christmas meal. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows offer panoramic views of the Newcastle city skyline, providing a dramatic backdrop and a truly unique dining experience. The restaurant’s modern British menus showcase local, seasonal, sustainable dishes, supported with great wines and cocktails.
Six is open for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and private dining. Christmas menus start from just £30 for three courses. Find out more here.

Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen
With street food (think banging burgers and hand-stretched pizza by the slice), bars, regular bands and live events, and a buzzing atmosphere across three floors, this is a fab place for a party. Even a small group will have a great time getting into the swing of things here, and upcoming events include the festive edition of their regular Belgrave Feast. Taking place on the second Saturday of the month, they host a changing line-up of indie street food traders, artists and DJs.
Belgrave Festive Feast, Saturday 10th December from 11am. 
Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds LS2 8JP

STACK Seaburn
Where better to celebrate the festive season than a shipping container village filled with street food, live entertainment and bars? With dedicated Christmas Party Nights, you can reserve a bench for between six and 12 guests and enjoy the best seats in the house. Each ticket includes a food voucher, drink voucher and bingo ticket, so enjoy a spot of bingo to get you in the party spirit and dance the night away to live music on the big stage, before refuelling on local favourites like Redheads Mac ’N’ Cheese and Acropolis.
Stack Christmas Party Nights, 26th November and 2nd, 3rd, 15th, 16th and 17th December
Whitburn Road, Seaburn, Sunderland SR6 8AA

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