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28th – 31st October 2021
Newcastle Racecourse

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Living North Christmas Welcome

All of your Christmas shopping under one roof

Our North East Christmas Fair is taking place this weekend (28th-31st October) at Newcastle Racecourse, Gosforth Park. Tickets are available on the door – see you there! 

Going into 2021, we expect around 5,500 - 6,500 per day at each event, totalling over 25,000 shoppers over the critical period before Christmas. Crowds will be carefully managed inline with Covid best practise and current goverment advice. Our visitor numbers have grown over the past 13 years of our Christmas fairs.  Our visitor profile is 80% female, over 35 ABC1, targeted through the prestigious lifestyle publication Living North magazine, regional press, inserts and listings in national titles and on websites.  

As publishers of regional magazines of the finest quality, wherever possible we feature our exhibitors within the pages of the magazines as additional marketing support. In order to ensure you obtain a favoured position you are advised to contact us and book early.


Plan Your Trip To Newcastle Racecourse

Newcastle Racecourse is accessible from the A189, just off the A1, and from the B1318. FREE Parking is available in the main racecourse car parks following the Living North Car Park signs.

Newcastle Racecourse

High Gosforth Park

Newcastle upon Tyne


Opening Times:

Thursday 28th • 10am - 4pm
Friday 29th • 10am - 4pm
Saturday 30th • 10am - 5pm
Sunday 31st • 10am - 4pm

The Living North Christmas Fair is a great event to visit. Really well organised and a varied selection of exhibitors. It's the perfect way to start the countdown to Christmas!
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Fair Highlights

Shop Shop Shop

With 250 of the very best local, regional and national designers, makers and retailers, Living North's Christmas Fair is the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family for a luxurious festive celebration and to find the perfect gift for those hard-to-buy-for loved ones.

Get that Festive Feeling

Whether you’re visiting with your mum or catching up with a group of friends while there, Living North’s Christmas Fair is the perfect place to grab a mince pie, glass of something fizzy and get in the Christmas spirit!

The Childrens Foundation Logo

The Children's Foundation

We are delighted to be supporting The Children's Foundation at the North East Christmas Fair.

Making Serious Stuff Fun - The Children's Foundation focus on improving the health and well-being of children and young people in the North East.

Visit their website here.

Living North: Covid-19

In 2020 when we were planning our Christmas events we put in significant measures to create more space and wider aisles. While those events did not go ahead, we decided earlier this year to stick with this plan for 2021, despite the significant improvements allowed due to the UK’s successful vaccination programme.

Reluctantly, but sensibly, we are also limiting the numbers of tickets for each day. We have also asked each customer to select the day they are planning to attend so we can carefully measure attendance. It is likely there will be some tickets on sale each day at the event, but if at all possible please book in advance.

Both Newcastle Racecourse and York Racecourse have hosted large crowds in recent times, and we are confident in the measures they have introduced too. In the event that Government advice changes we will update this information accordingly. We are sure our visitors will be sensible and responsible, wear face coverings if they wish and obviously stay at home if they are feeling unwell.

We are greatly looking forward to welcoming you all to our 2021 Christmas Fairs in Newcastle and York.

Christmas Fair FAQ's

Tickets are available to buy online here

If you are unable to buy online, please phone 0191 261 8944. If you have any questions regarding your tickets please call or email us at

If you have purchased tickets online your digital ticket will be emailed to you directly. 

If you have purchased by phone you will receive your tickets in the post and the latest you should expect them to arrive is 48 hours before the event. For any queries regarding your tickets, please call 0191 261 8944 or email us at

Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.

Re-admittance is not permitted with your ticket – there is so much going on at our fair you won't want to leave!

Of course they can, and under 12s go free! However, we must remind you that children remain the responsibility of their parents and guardians, and there are no specifically-curated children’s areas.

 If you are over the age of 60, then yes!

There are plenty of bars and restaurants for when you are feeling a little peckish.

The venue is fully accessible to wheelchair users and there is a useful site map available in reception for guidance. Male and female wheelchair accessible toilets are provided throughout the venue. Please ask a member of staff if you are unable to locate these. 
We will continue to review the current Government guidelines to ensure our event has the best Covid safety practices. The safety of our visitors, staff and exhibitors remains our key priority. Please keep an eye on our website for updates. 

There is free parking available on-site.

We strongly advise against bringing prams wherever possible. We have widened our aisles to make the event safer for shoppers and to improve the shopping experience but we would ask you to leave your pram at home. Prams can be left in reception for collection once you have finished your visit.

Sadly not with the exception of Assistance Dogs.

Please email or call our office on 0191 261 8944.

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