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Winter - What's on

Once the days become shorter and winter sets in, we still have a full programme of events at the Maltings Arts Centre and Theatre (all year round) and look forward to Christmas in Berwick, with traditional festive events and Christmas shopping opportunities to enjoy.

The Christmas festivities begin in Berwick-upon-Tweed with the switching on of the Christmas Lights at the end of November. Followed by Berwick Rotary Christmas market where Christmas shoppers can enjoy live musical entertainment while perusing craft and gift stalls. Paxton House Christmas Cracker event is another popular Christmas shopping event and Spittal Christmas Fair is one for all the family, with a very special appearance by Santa!

There are also beautiful walks around the town walls and on the Lowry Trail, which are open all year and allow visitors to see the effect the changing seasons have on our historic town.

If you’re planning to visit Northumberland during the winter months are year-round castles (Bamburgh and Lindisfarne are open at weekends) and attractions have their own event programmes to keep everyone entertained. Contact the Tourist Information Centre for further information.

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Berwick-upon-Tweed Tourist Information Centre

Walkergate
(upstairs in the library)
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 1DB

+44 01670 622155

Spittal Beach
Outdoor Event
Spittal

The Annual Boxing Day Dip takes place on Saturday 26th December 2017 at 11am.

An Evening of Sacred Music
Music & Dance
Alnwick

North Wales Opera Studio presents an evening of some of the most moving and spiritual sacred music.

Christmas Farmers Market
Family event
Cornhill-on-Tweed

Indoor Christmas Market with local food and craft/gift producers.

Santa Special Trains
Family event
Ford and Etal Estate

Santa Specials at Heatherslaw Light Railway - fun for all the family.

Christmas Lights Switch on
Ceremony

The beginning of the Yuletide season is marked by a Charity Christmas Fair in the Guild hall 10am-3.30pm, followed by the ceremony on the steps of the Town Hall, when the Christmas lights are formally switched on at 4.15pm.

Drawn from Life
Exhibition

‘Drawn from Life: People on Paper’ is an Arts Council Collection touring exhibition which spans over a century of British art and brings together drawings by some of Britain’s most celebrated artists including works by David Hockney, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Lucian Freud, Antony Gormley and L.S. Lowry.

Frank N Knight
Guided Walk/Tours
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Ghost Tours based in Northumberland with local guides and local knowledge in the paranormal.

Christmas Market
Outdoor Event

Once again Berwick Rotary Club are preparing to hold the annual Christmas Market again this year. Further information will be available soon.

The Northumbrian Ranters
Music & Dance
Alnwick

With their choice of traditional music from both Northumberland and beyond, Northumbrian Ranters’ concert has always been a festival highlights

An Opera Gala Evening
Music & Dance
Alnwick

North Wales Opera Studio presents, under the instruction of professional soprano Anne Williams-King, an evening of magnificent music.

Cambridge Prime Brass
Music & Dance
Alnwick

This highly acclaimed ten-piece ensemble  was formed in 1989 and since then has become a conductor-less dectect.

HMS Pinafore from Scratch
Music & Dance
Alnwick

This promises fun, a singing role for everyone, and a prize for the best pinafore- related costume amongst the audience.

The Three English Tenors
Music & Dance
Alnwick

The Three English Tenors return once more to the festival with their wide range of musical genres

Christmas Fayre
Shows & Displays
Santa, Gifts, Tombola, Raffle & Refreshments.
Castle Vale Lily Pond Shelter
Guided Walk/Tours
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Discover Castle Vale Park and Coronation Park on either side of the railway station, where recent investment from Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery has reinvigorated these two little gems. 

By David Renwick
Outdoor
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick's iconic Royal Border Bridge is illuminated each evening from dusk, with a changing programme of lights.

To mark occasions, raise awareness of causes and to commemorate special dates; the illuminations are set to a significant colour. This creates a special spectacle and a unique opportunity for photography.

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