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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – discover another magical Christmas in Middlesbrough!

The Christmas lights are up, Santa has visited the town centre with his reindeer and thousands turned out in the snow to enjoy a spectacular Festive Day Out.

But there is still plenty to enjoy throughout December including The Big Sing on Saturday 4th December, late night shopping every Thursday and free after 3pm parking in all Middlesbrough Council car parks until 3rd January.

A Big Festive Day Out

The Big Festive Day Out on the 28th November officially launched the Christmas celebrations this year, featuring the Magical Middlesbrough Parade and Christmas Lights Switch On.

The day included screenings of family Christmas films and the grand unveiling of the festive window at the House of Fraser with traditional carol singers, which is new for 2021.

Santa, his reindeer and the amazing community groups from across Middlesbrough took part in the vibrant and magical parade, which followed a route around the the town centre.

Christmas Lights Switch On 2021

Christmas Lights Switch On 2021

Following the parade, everyone gathered in Centre Square and waited with bated breath for the grand finale – the Christmas lights switch on!

Hosted by TFM presenter, Chris Felton who geared the crowds up for this spectacular event, which featured fun competitions, live performances and all your favourite Christmas music, which truly got everyone into the festive spirit.

Joining Chris on stage to do the honours of turning on the Christmas lights was key worker, Jayne Raynor – a nurse at James Cook University Hospital, who was nominated for successfully resuscitating a member of the public, who she found in cardiac arrest on a petrol station forecourt.

Jayne was also joined by the cast of this year’s panto, Peter Pan and Middlesbrough Football Club’s Matt Crooks made a special appearance to illuminate the town.

Visit the We Are Middlesbrough Facebook page to view more images from The Big Festive Day Out.

Magical Middlesbrough Parade

Magical Middlesbrough Parade


The Big Sing

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.

The Big Sing

The Big Sing

Newham Grange Farm

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.

Whatever your plans are this Christmas in Middlesbrough – tag us on social media to let us know! @wearembro #wearembro

We are Christmas surprises and magical memories. We are offering something for everyone this season. We are Middlesbrough.

Santa’s story time at Newham Grange Farm



Christmas colouring competition!

Win tickets to see the mighty Middlesbrough FC play at The Riverside by taking part in our festive colouring competition. Details announced soon.

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