Newcastle’s first Christmas Village is open: here’s what to expect

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Newcastle’s Christmas Village was the first of the city’s seasonal pop-ups to open last Friday and will be spreading festive cheer around Times Square for the next two months.

The Christmas Village has transformed Times Square into a winter wonderland complete with twinkling lights, mulled wine, street foods and a party atmosphere.

Newcastle’s first Christmas Village is open: here’s what to expect I Love Newcastle

Drink and be merry 

As you walk into the square from Central Station you’re greeted by a huge Bavarian Beer Hall which boasts a wide range of wheat beers as well as live music and Oompah bands.

A little deeper into the Christmas Village and just in front of Skating @ Life, there’s a Winter Log Cabin with roaring fires and live DJs, so you can warm up to some quality tunes after a whirl around the ice.

Newcastle’s first Christmas Village is open: here’s what to expect I Love Newcastle

Get festively plump

There’s also a variety of both traditional and quirkier street foods on offer, but you need to know that you can’t pay for anything with cash, you have to buy tokens at a stall next to the beer hall.

An interesting structure that looks like a cross between a windmill and a Christmas-themed helicopter, is actually a sausage stall selling Bratwurst, Currywurst and Frankfurters for £5.

And right next door to it you can wash down the meaty treats with a traditional winter warmer, mulled wine or cider.

Newcastle’s first Christmas Village is open: here’s what to expect I Love Newcastle

Seasonal street eats

Parm-o-rama are on hand with a variety of the fried chicken Boro’ bellybusters. Priced from £6 to £10 the menu even includes a festive edition with brie, sage breadcrumbs, cranberry and comes with a pig-in-blanket on the side.

A selection of roast meats is on offer from the Carvery House, including Yorkshire pudding wraps for £7.

Or, for non meat-lovers, you can enjoy Halloumi chips and dips for £4.

Those with a sweet tooth can try crepes or waffles and lashings of Nutella from the Sweet Shop, and wash it all down with a hot chocolate with cream and a flake for £4Newcastle’s first Christmas Village is open: here’s what to expect I Love NewcastleChristmas shopping

But its not all about eating and drinking, every Saturday and Sunday there will also be a winter crafts fair.

A variety of independent local traders will be selling Christmas gifts and you can even pick up a real Christmas tree.

But the proverbial icing on the Christmas cake is a full-size carousel (yes – big enough for the adults too!) arriving on the 20thof November – we’re looking forward to a spin on that!

The Christmas Village is open every day from midday to midnight from Friday 9 November until Saturday 5 January 2019.

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