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Durham Christmas Festival 2022

Durham Christmas Festival 2022

In it’s 29th year, the Durham Christmas Festival shows off this beautiful city to its best..An hilarious Pantomime -Robin Hood & stay at the Little Haven Hotel in South Shields

Begin the Christmas Festivities in spectacular surroundings...  In it’s 29th year, the Durham Christmas Festival shows off this beautiful city to its best - cobbled streets, with the sound of entertainers plenty, reindeer in the market place, children's lantern procession, carols for all in the Cathedral, fire juggling as twilight sets over the market place, as well as over 150 quality craft, gift and gourmet food stalls in a huge marquee on Palace Green, offering that extra special something as a Christmas gift. Join the wonderful Carols for All Service at 2pm in spectacular Durham Cathedral


Included in the price of this fabulous festive weekend treat -




  • Durham’s Traditional Christmas Festival

    - is the perfect start to the festive season with lots of  Christmas festivities. A huge, heated craft and gift Marquee on Palace Green will feature over 190 stalls. Entry to the marquee is around £4 and is the place to get those special unique gifts! (entry to Christmas Festival is Free) In the Cathedral Cloisters, there’s a Local Food Producers Market. Durham Market Hall will also be open and there will be additional Festive Markets in the Market Place



  • The Best Panto In The North - Robin Hood 

    Laugh your way through the afternoon, enjoying the fun and mayhem, at the local theatre in South Shields. Expect hilarious jokes, magical music and fabulous costumes. A highlight of the weekend! This Christmas, Dame Bella, Arbuthnot and the gang will be taking a trip down to Cooksonville Forest to tell the legendary tale of Robin Hood…all done in the best possible Customs House panto way, of course! Packed with cracking comedy, dynamic dance routines and spell-binding stories, the little panto with the big heart is the perfect way to get your festive season off to a spectacular start.


  • The Christmas Party Night

    - An evening of cabaret and disco classics and buffet dinner. Or you may prefer to eat in the restaurant?



  • The Little Haven Hotel in South Shields - it’s on the beach!

    Beautifully dressed for the Festive season, this little gem of a hotel (one of our favourites) is set in a spectacular location, on the sea front. All bedrooms in this stylish hotel have bath with shower. Double for sole use £25


  • Breakfast, Saturday Dinner &  Late Lunch


  • Glass of Sherry & Mince Pie

    -  Hanson Exclusives’ traditional Christmas Cheer


  • Travel in style

    -  Coach from Pudsey, Calverley, Farsley, Rodley, Horsforth, Leeds, Bradford, Ainley Top, Wetherby


  • Fully Escorted by Hanson Exclusives Tour Manager

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ainley Top Ainley Top - Layby in front of Cedar Court Hotel
Bradford Bradford - Drake Street
Behind Telegraph & Argus Building
Calverley Woodhall Road Calverley - Woodhall Road
Junction of Thornill Street
Farsley Farsley - Old Road
Outside The Library
Horsforth New Road Side Horsforth New Road Side Bus Stop near The Fleece
Leeds Leeds - Aire Street
By the first bus stop
Pudsey Pudsey - Manor House Street
Behind Town Hall / Outside Wetherspoons
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