Heathergate Boutique Holiday Park, Hexham, Northumberland

December brings its usual crop of special events.  Christmas is the time when people pull out all the stops (Nice Christmas Carol Organ Music phrase) and have a blast.  Christmas markets, Panto, and meeting Santa are must do activities in the run up to Christmas.  Have fun!

I’ve given a web link in most cases.  Please check before you go.  As with all exploring, some of our ‘What’s on’ suggestions will be brilliant, some will give you completely new experiences, and others may be a disappointment. I’m putting this list together based on what I think looks interesting.

Hexham Abbey Christmas events and services.

A wonderful, very special time of year at the Abbey. They have a full programme of events to enjoy.


Hexham Racecourse: Christmas Raceday

Wednesday 11th December.

Full programme of races to add to your Christmas festivities. Going will be posted 6 days ahead of the meeting so you can make your best race winning selections.


Enchanted Belsay Hall:     5 – 22 December,


The Enchanted series returns to Belsay Hall, with charming new elements for 2019.

Make the most of winter evenings with an enchanting experience of light, colour and sound as our grounds are transformed into an illuminated world.

Step through tunnels and pathways of twinkling lights and marvel as the gardens burst to life in remarkable, unexpected ways. Uncover magical secrets hidden deep within our grounds, including dancing fairies and extraordinary talking trees.

Then try your luck at our fairground rides and games, enjoy warming mulled wine and tempting mince pies and browse for Christmas gifts in our shop.*

Grab the winter woollies, your family and friends and revel in the most enchanting event of the year. Remember to book early to avoid missing out.


The Vault Christmas Special: 14th December

Music and Comedy evening.  Book a table for a brilliant night of entertainment. Featuring Lauren Simms, Joby McGeean, Five Men No Dog, and compare comedian Julian Lee  


Kielder Observatory Night Sky Safari: Sunday 15th December

Come and experience an unforgettable night of observational astronomy under the starry skies of Kielder and the largest expanse of protected dark skies in Europe – the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park.

These “Night Sky Safari” sessions are specifically geared towards maximising observing time through our telescopes, and if you own your own telescope you are welcome to bring it with you as this is a great opportunity to get some expert advice.

When you arrive you’ll receive a short introduction to the night’s planned observing schedule and receive tuition on how to use the telescopes so to maximise your experience. A passionate science team and volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have had burning for many years.


Hexham Christmas Market

14th December.

Fabulous food and lots of Christmas gift ideas. A Christmas delight. http://bit.ly/2QEswsS

Queens Hall Hexham 18th December. Hot Club du Nord,

The North’s premier exponents of the classic 1930s Gypsy Jazz style, is led by critically acclaimed jazz violinist Emma Fisk and features the talents of Bruce Rollo on double bass and James Birkett and David Harris on guitars.

Featuring a selection of the ever popular Reinhardt / Grappelli repertoire plus a sprinkling of Christmas classics played Gypsy Jazz style, this is the perfect show to brighten up your pre-Christmas programme with something just a little bit different!