Christmas in Sunderland

Celebrate Christmas in Sunderland 

Join us this winter and get ready for a jam-packed programme of activity as the festive season launches across Sunderland city centre on Friday 12 November! 

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Get your skates on

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Ready for a real 'ice' time this Christmas from 27 November - 3 January?

Then get your skates on and head down to Keel Square and our fabulous ice rink, there's plenty of fun to be had throughout the festive period! 

  • ​Open 7 days a week to the public
  • For the first time ever we have an all weather marquee
  • Make Christmas extra special this year
  • Private hire available
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Prices 

Adult from £10

Suitable for ages 18 years and over

Children/ Teen* from £8

Suitable for children aged between 5 – 17 *Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied on the ice by an adult *Children aged 10-12 must be supervised by an adult rink side

Small Child* from £3

Suitable for ages 4 and under

*Children aged 4 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times whilst on the ice rink. 

Family Ticket from £28 

1 Adult + 3 Children or 2 Adults + 2 Children

Skating Aid from £4

There are a limited number of skating aids available per session and they are available on a first come, first serve basis!

Opening times 

We are open daily from 27th November to 3rd January (closed only on Christmas & New Years Day)

12:00 – 21:00 weekdays (last skate 20:00)
10:00 – 21:00 weekends (last skate 20:00)

Skating sessions last up to 45 minutes. Your ticket price includes skate hire and excludes the online booking fee.

We recommend that you arrive 15 to 30 minutes before your session to get ready to take to the ice!

Please note that the last skating session is 20:00-21:00

Winter Funderland

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Christmas in Sunderland stats Friday 12 November until Sunday 2 January!

Enjoy this magical season with live music, tipi bar, street food and much more... 

Don't miss out this festive season, Sunderland is the place to be!

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Reindeer Dash

Our Reindeer Dash is BACK at the Bridges this year!

We can't wait for the 1k run to commence this Christmas, on Sunday 5 December!

Tickets on sale NOW  

We are working in partnership with the Bridges Shopping Centre and Red Sky Foundation. 

 

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Christmas In Sunderland AR Trail

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AR trail map

Come into the city centre this Christmas and enjoy our magical trail. 

The streets of Sunderland will be filled with lots of hidden gems, so down load the Sunderland Experience app to unwrap the hidden characters around the city. 

There is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit!

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Christmas lights switch on

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The annual switch on event, in Keel Square - Sunderland city centre, kicks off at 6 pm on Thursday 18 November. 

Free parking is available after 3pm in St Mary's car park, and all other council owned city centre car parks.

MORE FESTIVE ACTIVITY

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The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe is coming to the Empire Theatre. Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway lan
City Centre
Entry Fee
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Winter Funderland

Christmas in Sunderland starts Friday 12 November until Sunday 2 January! Enjoy this magical season with live music, tipi bar, street food and much more... 
City Centre
Free
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Christmas in Sunderland

Join us this winter and get ready for a jam-packed programme of activity as the festive season launches across Sunderland city centre on Friday 12 November!
City Centre
Free