Santa and elf outside Dorman Museum

Christmas Events

Blog | Published on: 7th November 2023

Step into Christmas with our wrapped and ready festive events in Tees Valley!

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As the nights get darker and your Christmas countdown begins, get yourself in the festive spirit with our dazzling festive events. We’ve got something for everyone!

We’ve found some of the best events taking place across Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool, Darlington and Redcar and Cleveland, so you can take your pick…


Christmas at Newham Grange Farm: See all our lovely animals and festive decorations including Christmas trees and light displays, meet our Christmas characters and enjoy carol singing from our Elves. There’s fun for all the family at our mini Christmas panto – OH YES THERE IS! There’s also a family-friendly trail, drop-in crafts and free reindeer food to take home. Under 2s go free

From Saturday 2nd December

Middlesbrough on Ice: Get ready to unwrap the magic of the holiday season at Middlesbrough on Ice! You can get your skates on and glide around the real ice rink until late December – Christmas VIPs, Santa and the Grinch will also be making an appearance on ice

From Friday 8th December

Walking with The Snowman Trail: The popular Walking with The Snowman trail returns to Middlesbrough for the 2023 festive season and features vibrant giant sculptures inspired by Raymond Briggs’ heart-warming tale. Take a wintry wander around the town centre and see if you can spot all twelve snowmen.

From now until Sunday 7th January



Go Snow Crazy at DL1: You can create magical memories with family and friends in your own winter wonderland as you share a snowy photo opportunity within our giant inflatable globe, or by taking a seat together in Santa’s sleigh!

Saturdays from 2nd December

Ice Sculpture Trail: An exciting trail of ice sculptures on display, dotted around the town for you to explore. Trail maps will be available online from mid-November and will be available to pick up at the event.

Saturday 9th December

Christmas Characters Meet and Greet: Get dressed up in your seasonal costumes and come and see all our Christmas characters.

Wednesday 20th December

Redcar and Cleveland

Saltburn Ice Trail: A frosty winter adventure is coming to Saltburn… After last year’s Ice Trail, renowned ice sculptors Sand in Your Eye will return, to place nine amazing ice sculptures across Saltburn, creating a wonderful one-day trail for families to explore.

Saturday 16th December


Christmas at Wynyard Hall: Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with your nearest and dearest at Wynyard Hall. Our beautiful event spaces magically transform into a festive wonderland, creating an enchanting atmosphere for you to enjoy your Christmas events



Christmas Indoor Market: Free entry to the festive market at The Chippy

Sunday 17th December


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