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The action-packed Marvel Universe LIVE! makes its Newcastle debut with an all-new storyline and never-before-seen characters in one epic battle of good versus evil. Superhero action – featuring characters from all the Marvel films and comic books – is set to thrill as drama soars, smashes and bursts ono the stage, with the help of some cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, and impressive 3D video projection mapping. Unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
There’s only a handful of points separating these two sides in the Championship so far this season, meaning it promises to be a tough test at home here for the Boro. But the men in red did tame the Tigers last time the two met.
The Black Cats should be confident they can claim all three points in this fixture at home, already enjoying plenty of breathing room in the league standings from their rivals here. But football is just never that straightforward, is it…
Many in black and white will remember that this was the exact fixture last season that saw Newcastle earn a monumental victory over the defending Premier League champions, thanks to goals from Salomon Rondon and Matt Ritchie. And we all know the Magpies could do with a repeat performance this time around. Will they be so lucky?
Whether it’s listening to fireside stories with Father Christmas, enjoying festive afternoon tea, or trying your hand at making your own willow reindeer or festive wreaths, there’s plenty to keep all ages out of mischief at Raby Castle – not least the Enchanted Festive Forest, where families can explore a trail through the Christmas trees every weekend in December, full of magical scenes to discover, before collecting their prize and settling down at the Christmas craft tables.
Wander through an enchanting after-hours trail of beautiful light installations, before enjoying outdoor storytelling around a campfire and live music, popping into some cosy teepees serving mulled drinks and street food from local vendors while you’re at it, and visit the magical Museum of the Moon at this truly stellar event.
Head to Winlaton Mill in Derwent Park for this family-friendly run, hosted by Run Nation – consisting of both a 2km and 5km route over mostly-flat terrain, making it suitable for all abilities. Come in your festive finery and receive hot chocolate once you finish, in a souvenir mug you can take home.
Think The Polar Express but for adults. The Northern Belle’s exclusive Christmas Lunch service gives you the chance to dine with a difference this yuletide. Settle into the festively-decorated carriage and look forward to a magnificent seven-course lunch with all the trimmings, as the train journeys through enchanting wintery landscapes on a round trip you won’t forget.
Celebrating its first Christmas in four years, the festivities are back in Auckland Castle. Its chapel, St Peter’s – recognised as one of the largest private chapels in Europe – will be filled with the voices of The Durham Singers choir in a special carol service, and you can fuel up beforehand with a special Christmas afternoon tea offering. With canapés, freshly-made sandwiches, decadent desserts and scones served with cream and jam (made using fruits from the Castle’s own 17th century Walled Garden), washed down with a pot of speciality tea or some fizz, you’ll be all set to sing to your heart’s content.
It's as traditional as turkey and tinsel – since 1940, folk have been enjoying the Yorkshire Christmas Meeting at Wetherby, and we can see why the tradition has lasted. Live music, complimentary mulled wine and mince pies will lace the day’s excitement with festive spirit, as visitors sit back and enjoy a specular seven-card race, the highlight being the 888 Sport Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase. Not to be missed.