5 Fabulously Festive Christmas Markets in the North East 2022

Looking for Fabulously Festive Christmas Markets in the North East?  We love everything Christmas and I am making it my mission to visit and review as many Christmas markets as possible every year. 

Whether you fancy drinking hot chocolate while you wander around or going to town, buying all your festive goodies, we have a North East Christmas Market for you!

Also have a look at our post on Christmas events in the North East.


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Berwick Christmas Market 2022

Marygate, Berwick | 11th December 2022

Berwick Rotary Club are holding the Christmas Market this year on Sunday the 11th December.

You can expect gift stalls, food, drink and lots of Christmas fun!


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Raby Castle Christmas Market

Staindrop, Darlington DL2 3AH

One of our highlights of the festive season is our Christmas Market. “Come and browse our lovely stalls discover lots of delicious treats, seasonal produce and beautiful homemade products from local suppliers. The perfect place to pick up a special gift. Our Stables Shop will be open also and decked to the halls with boughs of holly – and unique Christmas treasures.

We will be serving takeaway food and drink to keep you energised whilst you shop. Why not warm up with a glass of our spiced mulled wine? Our Stables Yurt will also be open for refreshments and lunch and local choirs and brass bands will keep you entertained with festive carols.

Enjoy the woody scent of pine, as you pick your perfect Christmas tree. Grown on the Raby Estates, our visitors love the tradition of collecting their Raby tree.

Parking and entry to the market is FREE.”


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Durham Christmas Festival 2022

Friday 2nd December to Sunday 4th December, 2022.

Durham Christmas Festival will run from Friday 2nd December to Sunday 4th December, 2022.

Come and enjoy loads of Christmas shopping with more than 200 independent traders… as well as seasonal entertainment for all the family.

With 4 markets, and 3 days of entertainment throughout the city of Durham, it will be a great way to start the Christmas season 2022!

We’re delighted that the Children’s Lantern Parade is back this year (at a new time). 

We’re currently planning the Craft & Gift Marquee on Palace Green, the Regional Producers’ Market in the Cloisters of Durham Cathedral and the Festive Outdoor Market in Durham Market Place. Durham Market Hall will be open each day of the Festival too.”


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Newcastle Christmas Market

Predicted to be the 2nd of December until the 24th December 2022

Newcastle Christmas Market has yet to be confirmed, but the details from last year (which usually give a good indication of what will happen this year) are:

You know Yuletide is just around the corner when the smell of sizzling bratwurst and mulled wine fills the city centre streets.

Around 30 Christmas market stalls will be set up around Grey’s Monument to create a “winter wonderland.”

Local traders have been given the opportunity this year to bring something special and make it a Christmas to remember.

Opening hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday – 9am to 6pm
  • Thursday – 9am to 7pm
  • Sunday – 10am to 5pm
  • Christmas Eve – 9am to 4pm

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Christmas Fair at Beamish Hall Hotel

Coppy Ln, Beamish, Stanley DH9 0YB

Friday 18th | Saturday 19th | Sunday 20th November 2022 | 10am – 4pm 

£5 per person – Under 5 years free

A triple festive treat shopping extravaganza. See the Hall at its fabulously festive best and peruse the stalls displaying their specialist wares from pretty ornaments and gifts to scrumptious treats and drinks! Escape the hustle and bustle of the high street with a Christmas Fair extraordinaire is like no other.

After a spot of shopping at the fair, why not pop into The Stables for a delicious festive meal? We recommend booking in advance by clicking here or calling 01207 233 733 to guarantee your table!

A visit to Beamish Hall for just a few hours just sometimes isn’t long enough! So why not make a night of it and stay in one of our 44 cosy bedrooms? All guests receive free entry into the fair, so just book your stay by clicking here, and we will take care of the rest.

£5 per ticket / Under 5’s go free but still require their own ticket. 


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Also see our posts on Christmas Markets in Yorkshire and Christmas events in the North East.