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Students: Festive things to do in the city – Newcastle!

Students: Festive things to do in the city – Newcastle!
student living in Newcastle Upon Tyne

If you are a student living in Newcastle Upon Tyne, the festive season is a great time to grab your friends and explore the city. As the air begins to crisp up with the cold frost, Christmas approaches once again and we think it’s never too early to start celebrating! Here at Newcastle Student Housing, we cannot elevate enough what an amazing student city Newcastle is, and as locals ourselves we know all the very best things to do. That’s why we have compiled the ultimate guide for a student living in Newcastle Upon Tyne and put together our absolute must do list of festive events and activities…

Festive things to do in Newcastle Upon Tyne

#1 Christmas Lights Switch On

Grey’s Monument, Grey Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6JG

Deck the halls and watch this years Christmas light switch on with your nearest and dearest! Soak up the festive atmosphere of the city with this annual Newcastle tradition on Thursday 8th November on Grey Street at the base of Grey’s Monument. An estimated 20,000 festive lights will illuminate the popular shopping streets of the city and beyond. What’s more, the event if being organised FREE by Newcastle City Council, so turn up and get in the festive spirit – it’s not one to miss! Find out all you need to know here!

#2 Ice Skating

Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

If you are a student living in Newcastle Upon Tyne then ice skating at the Life Science Centre is a must! It’s the perfect spot for wintery fun with all your university pals before you all head home for the Christmas holidays. So wrap up warm and get your skates on for this festive event.

#3 Newcastle Christmas Market

Grey Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 6JG

Finally, Newcastle’s Christmas Market dates have been confirmed and we can’t wait! This year the market will be running in the heart of the city centre at Grey’s Monument from Friday 16th November to Sunday 16th December. The market has an array of delicious international food stalls, gift sellers, local traders and promises to be bigger than ever this year! Embrace the festive feels with a wander around the market, try some good grub and even pick up some prezzies!

#4 Hadrian’s Tipi

Old Odeon Site, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6QE

Each year a huge Scandinavian style tipi is erected in Newcastle offering up boozy, festive fun and it’s back once again! The much loved tipi is situated in the centre of Stack Newcastle and offers up a great spot to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, or a cosy evening of mulled wine. It’s a winter pop up retreat that cannot be missed!

#5 Make your own bauble!

Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

If you fancy yourself as the next Kirstie Allsopp, it’s time to get your Christmas crafting on!!! It really would be impressive if you returned home for Christmas with your very own homemade bauble! This opportunity is being offered by the National Glass Centre and gives you the chance to blow your own bauble this Christmas with help from the glassblowing experts at their workshop. It would make for a great day out with friends who share your love of DIY and would give you the perfect handmade gift to hang of the Christmas tree this year.

If you’re a student living in Newcastle Upon Tyne, then these festive events will give you plenty to do before you return home for the Christmas break. The team here at Newcastle Student Housing certainly can’t wait to get our festive fun on! Don’t worry because we are still here throughout the run up to Christmas, so if you are searching for a student property this festive season, Newcastle Student Housing are fortunate to have a plethora of properties around the Northeast region, particularly in the key students areas of Jesmond, Heaton, and Sandyford. If you are interested in student rental options and student flat shares please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today on 0191 209 4556 or email one of our property advisors on info@prem-lets.co.uk.

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