Events

Christmas in Sunderland

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Christmas is coming to Sunderland and there is a festive programme of activity for everyone to enjoy.

December 2019

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messy play

Jingle Messy Christmas Play

Jingle mess, jingle mess, jingle all the way! Go along and play on Saturday the 14th of December at the Tansy Centre.
Entry Fee
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Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Live

The Nutcracker Live Ballet Performance from the Royal Opera House is a Christmas Experience at not to be missed at the Empire Cinemas on 17 December.
City Centre
Entry Fee
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Blood Brothers

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fatef
City Centre
Entry Fee
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Cinderella Crafts
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Cinderella Get Creative Workshop

The Empire Theatre's interactive show-themed activity session for under 11s and their families is led by the Sunderland Empire Creative Learning department prior to the performance. There
City Centre
Entry Fee
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Hadrian's Tipi Sunderland
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Hadrian's Tipi

Crow Tree
Christmas festivities in Sunderland are well underway with the introduction of Hadrian’s Tipi to Keel Square.
City Centre
Free
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Festival of Lights
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FESTIVAL OF LIGHT Mowbray Park

Open every week Thursday - Sunday, 21 November – 22 December New location, Mowbray Park, Sunderland City Centre
City Centre
Free
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Kinship Christmas Party

Kinship Christmas Party

Messy play. party games, dancing, Santa, buffet and a gift for every child on Saturday 21 December from 1 - 3 pm.
Entry Fee
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Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 13 December thousands of people up and down the UK will start their day by pulling on a Christmas jumper for a great cause.
Free
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Elves

Kids Christmas Party in the Tipi

Hadrians Tipi
Mini Elves Christmas Party in the TipI The Tipi is hosting a festive kids party straight after the Reindeer dash on Sunday 8th December in The Bridges.
Entry Fee
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Sunderland Ice Rink
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Ice Skating in Sunderland

Keel Square
Ready for a real 'ice' time this Christmas - 21 November to 5 January 2020?
City Centre
Entry Fee
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Benedicts

Light up a Life Carol Service

You are invited to join St Benedict's Hospice and the Rock Choir Sunderland on Sunday 8th December at 4.30 pm, at our Light up a Life Carol Service in the hospice grounds,
Free
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Reindeer Dash

Reindeer Dash 2019

Bridges Shopping Centre
Can you help Santa by becoming a reindeer for the day? 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 rais
City Centre
Entry Fee
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Red and White Party

Red & White Party

The perfect party night for anyone who loves the 80's & 90's The Party Package includes;
Entry Fee
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Arts Market

Sunderland Arts Market at MBC

This lovely Christmas Arts Market on Saturday 7 December from 10 am - 4 pm coincides with Sunderland's Festival of Light Celebrations.
City Centre
Free

January 2020

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Cabaret at Sunderland Empire
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Cabaret

Bill Kenwright presents the multi award-winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical, Cabaret.
City Centre
Entry Fee