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27th – 30th October 2022
Newcastle Racecourse

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Christmas Decoration

All of your Christmas shopping under one roof

Join us for a jam-packed day. Our North East Christmas Fair will once again return to Newcastle Racecourse in 2022.

We’re thrilled to invite you to the biggest and best seasonal shopping event in the North, with more than 250 carefully-selected stands, from artisan designer-makers, local food producers and fashion retailers to homewares, gifts and accessories, and of course special Christmas decorations.

If you would like to apply to exhibit at this event, fill in the online application form here or contact our events team via

Tickets available for all four days on the door at the event.

Something for everyone

Shopping Hall

Head to the Shopping Hall to pick up the latest trends and browse the best local brands and designers. Here you will find beautiful handmade gifts, homeware and beauty products you'll not find on the high street – a perfect place to shop and support small businesses this Christmas.

Food Glorious Food

The way to anyone's heart is through their stomach and our fantastic food producers will not disappoint with a range of artisan treats from sweets to local meats, fish and cheeses. The Living North Food Hall is the biggest in the region and it is constantly growing as a result of the continued support of the North East's artisan food producers.

Living North Christmas Fair, Busy Crowd
Living North Christmas Fair, Cookies
Living North Christmas Fair, Exhibitor
Chef Demonstrations
Living North Christmas Fair Chef Demo, Anthony O'Shaughnessy Anthony O'Shaughnessy

Thursday 27th October

Anthony O'Shaughnessy
Masterchef Finalist/Blackfriars Cookery School


Alistair Weightman

Hugo Brasserie


Ad Gefrin

Andy Haddon
Big River Bakery

Living North Christmas Fair Chef Demo, Patricia Marques Patricia Marques

Friday 28th October

Chris Wardale

Dough It Yourself

Isabelle Smith
Twenty Nine Degrees

Patricia Marques

Living North Christmas Fair Chef Demo, Danny Parker Danny Parker

Saturday 29th October

Tomahawk Steakhouse

Danny Parker
Jesmond Dene House


Bob Arora 



Ross Forder

The Coach House at Middleton Lodge

Living North Christmas Fair Chef Demo, Hummingbird Cocktails Hummingbird Cocktails

Sunday 30th October

Ryan Carr
Eleven Ponteland

Hummingbird Cocktails

Kevin Mulraney
Bewicks Kitchen & Coffee House


Khaled Miah 


Image Gallery
Further Information


Newcastle Racecourse is accessible from the A189, just off the A1, and from the B1318.

AMPLE 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 NE3 5HP

Google Map link here.


Thursday 27th October • 10am - 4pm

Friday 28th October • 10am  - 4pm

Saturday 29th October • 10am - 5pm

Sunday 30th October • 10am - 4pm


To add to the festivities, live performances from local choirs and musicians will be the soundtrack to your shopping experience.

Ad Gefrin Logo


Ad Gefrin

Daft As A Brush Logo


We are delighted to be supporting Daft as a Brush at our Newcastle Christmas fair this year.

Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care specialise in transporting cancer patients to and from hospital for their Chemotherapy and/or Radiotherapy treatment, free of charge.

All donations received go directly to supporting cancer patients on their journey to recovery.

Visit their website here.


Tickets are available to buy online here and are also available to buy on the door at the event.

If you have any questions regarding your tickets please call 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!

FREE parking is available on the road and directly beyond the main grandstand entrances by following the Living North Car Park signs.

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 60, work for the NHS or are a member of the Armed Forces, then yes!

Sadly not, with the exception of Assistance Dogs.

The venue is fully accessible to wheelchair users and there is a useful site map available at reception. 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 strongly advise against bringing prams wherever possible.

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

Please email or call our office on 0191 261 8944.

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