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What's 'appenin' 2019

Wherever you're visiting in the North East - or perhaps you're lucky enough to live here - there are always exciting things happening and great places to visit.  We've pulled together some ideas of events across the North East that you can get to on an Arriva bus.

Visit Santa, Centre for LifeMeet Santa at the Centre for Life

Centre for Life, Newcastle

Weekends from Saturday 30th November to Monday 23rd December 2019

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a family visit to Santa’s Grotto. Santa can be seen at Times Square every weekend in December, as well as Monday 23 December. Pre-booking is advised.

Buses to catch: Any routes to Newcastle city centre

Newcastle Christmas MarketNewcastle Christmas Market


Saturday 16th November to Tuesday 31st December 2019

The International Christmas Market will take place at Grey’s Monument, Grey Street, Grainger Street and for the first time, extended to Blackett Street and Northumberland Street. This year - get ready for an even bigger, festive experience as the traditional International and local Newcastle Markets combine forces for a month-long extravaganza in the heart of Newcastle!

Plate Day 2020Plate Day 2020

Newcastle Racecourse

Saturday 27th June 2020

The historic race previously known as the "Pitmen's Derby", formed the centrepiece of the holiday period known locally as "Race Week" for local mine workers. Plate Day attracts a diverse crowd of racegoers and many ladies treat it as the North-East's version of Royal Ascot, but with a more relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Buses to catch: Services 3, 44 or 45

X18 SightseeingTourX18 Sightseeing Tour

Amble, Alnwick and Berwick

This scenic tour runs every day between Amble, Alnwick and Berwick with commentary provided throughout this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Selected services only. April to October 2019.