THE POLAR EXPRESS
Discovery Museum, Newcastle
0191 232 6789
Can you believe The Polar Express was only released in 2004? In the last 12 years it has become something of a Christmas institution as year after year we journey to the North Pole with brave Billy. This year take your family along to see it shown on the big screen in the Great Hall.
Queen’s Hall, Hexham
There’s a hapless boy child, a lovable bear, a sneaky python and a cunning panther – that can only mean one thing, Rudyard Kipling’s beloved Jungle Book comes to Hexham this year. All together now, I’m the king of the swingers yeah...
0191 443 4661
We’ll all be walking in the air when the Royal Northern Sinfonia bring The Snowman to life this Christmas. A North East tradition, this spectacular event sees our fantastic orchestra accompany a live screening of Raymond Briggs’ beloved Christmas film. We love it.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Customs House, South Shields
0191 454 1234
You know the story – a boy, a giant, a beanstalk and a dancing cow – but watch as Jack and the Beanstalk takes a North East twist at Customs House this year. We’re expecting tomfoolery and plenty of local gags – let’s face it, even the cow is called Doddington.
CHRISTMAS AT BEAMISH
0191 370 4000
Get ready for Christmas Victorian style – we’re talking festive food, traditional stalls, steam train rides and ice skating. What more could you want? Father Christmas will be making an appearance and there’s a host of gorgeous reindeers too. Dickens would be proud.
8 DECEMBER–8 JANUARY
Soap stars aplenty are venturing to Middlesbrough this festive season with Andy Moss from Hollyoaks and Ricky Groves from Eastenders completing the cast for this all-singing, all-dancing production of Aladdin. Get ready for genies in lamps and a whole lot of laughs.