Whether you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gifts for a loved one, or you want to see where all the festive fun is taking place in Middlesbrough, we have it covered!
A magical Middlesbrough Christmas weekend begins 27 November, when you can wrap up warm and head down to Centre Square to join Elsa, Anna, Olaf and Kristoff for an outdoor viewing of family-favourite film Frozen. This will be followed by a second film, decided by you! Keep an eye on our social media channels to cast your vote for your favourite festive flick.
Hot chocolate, mulled wine and movie snacks will also be available, and don’t miss the fairground rides for little ones.
Head along to Middlesbrough Centre on 28 November for the ultimate festive day out – see the lights get switched on by our panto cast and enjoy the annual Magical Middlesbrough Parade with Santa’s special reindeer.
Throughout the day there’s Christmas film screenings and there’s a grand unveiling of the festive window at House of Fraser (opposite Yates) – a brand new event for this year. Head along at 12.30pm.
The Magical Middlesbrough Parade starts at 3pm. Gather along the route to see Santa, his reindeers and the amazing community groups from across Middlesbrough that are taking part once again.
Details of how we ensure the welfare of the Reindeer taking part in the parade can be found on the Reindeer welfare page on the Middlesbrough Council website.
Following the parade, gather in Centre Square and wait with bated breath for the grand finale – the Christmas lights switch on with TFM! The town will be lit up with dazzling illuminations for all to see, so make sure to bring your friends and family. TFM’s legendary breakfast presenter Steve will be gearing the crowds up for a spectacular event featuring fireworks, fun competitions and all your favourite Christmas music to get you in the festive spirit. We’ll also be joined by a very special key worker on stage who will be helping to turn on the lights.
Warm up those vocal chords, as The Big Sing is back this Christmas!
Featuring all of your favorite festive tunes, put on your hat and scarf and grab a song sheet, where you can join in on the 4 December between 10am – 3pm.
To truly get you into the festive spirit, The Big Sing is back for another round on December 11, between 10am – 3pm, where you can enjoy live performances from local choirs and community performers.
Something ice-citing will also be taking place on Linthorpe Road, so remember to wrap up warm.
Both Big Sing events are FREE to attend and are located in the town centre at the Corporation Road and Linthorpe Road crossroads.
From Santa’s Grotto to an afternoon tea with a twist, there’s plenty happening down at the farm this Christmas.
Santa’s elves have transformed the farm into Christmas Town – expect trails, games, stories and arts and crafts for everyone to enjoy.
Head down Candy Cane Lane to visit Santa in his magical grotto from the 4– 24 December, where each child will receive a small gift and a certificate to confirm they are on Santa’s nice list. Tickets are priced at £7.50 + 50p booking fee, where under 2s go free.
Indulge in a Festive Afternoon Tea at the farm’s cosy cafe, which includes a selection of delicious sandwiches, savouries, sweet treats and hot chocolate. Newham Grange Farm mascots, Daisy and Dan will also pay you visit, where children will receive a small gift.
Bookings for the Festive Afternoon Tea can be taken for a maximum of 6 people per group, where visitors must also purchase a ticket for Newham Grange Festive Farm.
Tickets are priced at £10 per person + 50p booking fee, where children aged under 2 go free.
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We are Christmas surprises and magical memories. We are offering something for everyone this season. We are Middlesbrough.
Making a list, checking it twice… For all your Christmas shopping needs, Middlesbrough has everything on your wish list to get Christmas gifting sorted.
Jingle along to Middlesbrough’s shopping centres, which offer extended and late night opening hours throughout December, and take advantage of extra browsing time at some of the UK’s biggest high street brands.
Linthorpe Road is home to many independent stores, why not mark Small Business Saturday in style on December 4, by picking up a unique gift for a loved one and supporting a family-run store.
It’s the time of year when indulging is allowed. So go ahead and treat yourself…
Middlesbrough’s bars and restaurants are the perfect place to gather for the festive season. Head to Baker Street and Bedford Street and try some carefully crafted winter tipples from some of Middlesbrough’s leading bars.
Choose a small intimate restaurant for a romantic dinner, gather the office together for a celebration at a trendy bistrot and don’t forget to stock up on sweet treats and festive specials from cafes and pop up stalls.
There’s nothing like gathering your nearest and dearest for events filled with fun and festivities.
From the magic of panto to comedy, legendary DJs, Christmas Orange Pip Market, to children’s shows and the chance to stock up on vinyl with your Christmas pennies, Middlesbrough Theatre and Middlesbrough Town Hall are definitely places to add to your Christmas list.
Start the festive experience early with A Christmas Carol at Middlesbrough Theatre or fly away to Neverland with Peter Pan panto for a swashbuckling adventure.
Take advantage of free after 3 parking in all Middlesbrough Council car parks from 28 November – 3 January.
Cleveland Centre is taking part in Free after 3 parking on late night Thursdays in December and from Monday 20 – Thursday 23 December.
Dundas Arcade has Free after 3 parking from 28 November until 3 January.
Win tickets to see the mighty Middlesbrough FC play at The Riverside by taking part in our festive colouring competition. Details announced soon.