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26th – 29th October 2023
Newcastle Racecourse

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Christmas Fair North East 2023

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 2023.

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.


Image: Garden Trading

Christmas starts here

Whether you wish to sample delicious local food, pick up some tips from professionals at our chef demonstrations, find that perfect gift or simply treat yourself, we've got you covered at Living North’s Christmas Fair 2023.

Shopping Halls

Head to our Shopping Halls 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 won't 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. Living North's Food Halls are the biggest in the region and are constantly growing as a result of the continued support of the North East's artisan food producers.

North Chocolates
The Yard & Co
Wreath Charms
Hygge Hot Chocolate
Chef Demonstrations 2023
Richard Sim, The Potted Lobster. Thursday 26th October

Thursday 26th October

Rhian Cradock
The Feathers Inn

Alison Moffett
Blackfriars Cookery School

Richard Sim
The Potted Lobster

Ellers Farm Distillery

Dorothy Foreman,Dotty in the Kitchen. Friday 27th October

Friday 27th October

Chris Dodds
Beadnell Towers & Kitchen

Josh Bell
Beach House

Dorothy Foreman 
Dotty in the Kitchen

Eddie Saint, Jesmond Dene House. Saturday 28th October.

Saturday 28th October

Eddie Saint
Jesmond Dene House


Hotel Du Vin

Isabelle Smith
Twenty Nine Degrees

Bob Arora

Al Roberto, Simmer Kitchen. Sunday 29th October.

Sunday 29th October

Ryan Riley
Life Kitchen

Jon Welsh
Jesmond Wine Co. 

Kevin Mulraney
Bewicks Kitchen & Coffee House

Al Roberto
Simmer Kitchen

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 26th October • 10am - 4pm

Friday 27th October
• 10am - 4pm

Saturday 28th October • 10am - 5pm

Sunday 29th October • 10am - 4pm

Supported Charity

We are delighted to be supporting Tynedale Hospice at Home at our Newcastle Christmas fair this year.

Tynedale Hospice at Home provides end-of-life care and support to patients in their own homes, where they are most comfortable and feel their best. Their team of dedicated caregivers are there when you need them. They also provide hospital transport and bereavement support to help you through these tough times.


Tickets for the North East Christmas Fair are available to buy on the door at the event.

Tickets on the Door • £9
Concessions* • £6

Under 12s & Carers go free.

*Over 60, NHS & Members of the Armed Forces.

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.

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

Please email or call our office on 0191 261 8944.

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