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 Thursday 21 November!
Christmas Lights Switch On
The annual switch on event, in Keel Square - Sunderland city centre, kicks off at 5:30pm on Thursday 21 November.
Free parking is available after 3pm in St Mary's car park, and all other council owned city centre car parks.
Festival of Light
The Festival of Light is back for 2019 - with a new venue, new lights and new activities!
Visitors will be welcomed to a Winter Wonderland in Mowbray Park every Thursday - Sunday from 21 November - 22 December.
GET YOUR SKATES ON
Ready for a real 'ice' time this Christmas from 21 November - 5 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!
The ever popular Hadrian's Tipi will be making its return in Sunderland on Thursday 21 November.
Inside you'll find a warm log fire, cosy snug seating areas that welcome families, groups and dog owners alike, alongside a well stocked bar.
MORE FESTIVE ACTIVITY
Join us for some festive fun at the Bridges shopping centre on Sunday 8 December 2019 for a unique 1K* indoor family fun run to raise valuable funds for a local charity.
You shall go to the ball this Christmas, with the spectacular Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes Cinderella at Sunderland Empire Theatre!
On the build up to Christmas, expect extended opening hours, festive fashion and a special evening of exclusive business shopping offers.