It may feel like Autumn has just arrived, but the catalogues, cards and mince pies are coming out. Where are you going for your Christmas do?
Christmas is coming – whether you like it or not.
So get rid of your Scrooge hat, start getting excited and (most importantly) start planning.
Really, there are only a few short weeks to go until the big day – so you have even less time to organise the best festive bash for your family, friends and work colleagues.
But the most important question is (after what to wear, of course) – where to go?
There are an abundance of venues in the North East to suit your needs – whether you’re in the mood for something fancy, a low key party or something just a bit different.
Here are 14 places open for bookings
Liberty Brown, Wessington Way, Hylton Riverside
Visit Santa’s Grotto, book a family dinner or enjoy a Christmas party filled with fantastic food and drinks. To view the Christmas brochure, and for more information, click here.
The Quayside Exchange, High Street East, Sunderland
Splash out this December with an extravagant feast at one of the city’s most beautiful venues. To request a copy of the Grade II listed building’s Christmas packages, click here.
Marriott Hotel, Queens Parade, Sunderland
Why not party the night away, and then spend the night in luxury? With a number of Christmas party nights and festive packages available at this city centre hotel, enjoy the winter period in style. Click here for more.
Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park
Drink, dance and dine the night away in style at a stylish venue just over the water. For more information about what’s on offer, and to download the brochure, click here.
The Hillcarter Hotel, Church Street, Hartlepool
Fancy a lunch, dinner or disco? They are all on offer at this Hartlepool hotel. For more information and to view the brochure, click here.
Durham Cricket Club, Riverside, Chester-le-Street, County Durham
With three spectacular themed nights on the agenda for December (your choice of James Bond, musical legends or films) make it a night to remember at the cricket club. For details and prices, click here.
Rainton Meadows Arena, Mercantile Road, Houghton-le-Spring
Whether you’re in the market for discos or live music, the arena has the event for you. Click here to see more information - and to book now.
The Dunes, Sea Road, South Shields
Meet Santa, enjoy a feast and even get a few rounds of bowling in at your party. See more information here.
Quality Hotel Boldon, Witney Way, Boldon
There’s a choice of festive lunches, fine evening dining and delicious afternoon tea (and more) on offer at the Quality Hotel. If you want to celebrate there, see what’s available by clicking here.
The Holiday Inn, Emerson Road, Washington
For a bespoke party to suit your every last need, the Holiday Inn is the place for you. For Christmas co-ordinator contact details click here.
The Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne
With a gorgeous view of Newcastle’s Quayside, visit the Vermont for a truly stylish evening. From dinners to dancing, click here for the offers available.
The Stadium of Light, Sunderland
A perfect festive experience for football fans – celebrate the holidays at the home of the Black Cats. Check availability here.
The Chesters, Chester Road, Sunderland
This venue has a delectable menu offering traditional Christmas fare. To book your special night click here for more information.
Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne
Whether you’re in the mood for an evening with dazzle and sparkle, or just a quite festive do with your friends, try Northern Stage for somewhere completely different. Visit the website here.