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Sage Gateshead's Christmas Cracker

Posted on 24 November 2017

Father Christmas and his reindeers and Bjorn the Polar Bear and will be visiting Sage Gateshead next weekend as part of Sage Gateshead’s annual Christmas Cracker day – their biggest yet. At 10am on Saturday 2 December Santa Claus will start the festive fun as he arrives on his sleigh, drawn by some of his reindeers, to the Quayside’s music venue.

Setting the winter mood will be Bjorn the Polar Bear who will share his experiences of life in the Arctic and greet visitors at various times throughout the day. There will be Christmas music from Sage Gateshead’s very own Elf band, Singing Stellas and Jambone, and Smooth Radio will also be there to play all your Christmas favourites.

There’ll be plenty for the children with children’s fairground rides outside the venue, along with the family of reindeers as they rest and wait to take Santa back to the North Pole. Children will also be excited to see some of their favourite prince and princess characters throughout the day.

Families will have the chance for some Christmas craft fun themselves, including a wreath-making workshop at 11am and children’s crafts throughout the day. The Christmas Cracker event will bring together independent vendors and products from across the region in one of their largest crafts and food fair with food demonstrations amongst many others, including stalls from Young Enterprise who support young people to set up an enterprise of their own.

Also at the event, the Christmas Cracker challenge is on, with the hopes of breaking the current Guinness World Record of the ‘Longest Christmas Cracker Pulling Chain’ and everyone is invited to bring a Christmas cracker and join in the challenge at 11am.

There will be plenty of food and refreshments throughout the day. The event itself is free with a cost of £10 for the wreath-making workshop (tickets can be bought via or by contacting 0191 443 4661) and £2 for the children’s crafts which can be paid for on the day.

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