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Durham Christmas Festival Friday

Durham Christmas Festival Friday

In it’s 26th year, the Durham Christmas Festival shows off this beautiful city to its best...a brilliant Pantomime - Snow White & stay at the Little Haven Hotel

Begin the Christmas Festivities in spectacular surroundings...  In it’s 26th 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, 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.


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 £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 - Snow White

    Laugh your way through Sunday 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! As part of their 25th anniversary celebrations, The Customs House Theatre presents The Little Panto with the Big Heart. Come and see their take on the classic fairy tale, Snow White.


  • The Christmas Party Night

    - An evening of 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 £22


  • Breakfast, Friday Dinner & Saturday Late Lunch


  • Glass of Sherry & Mince Pie

    -  Hanson Exclusives’ traditional Christmas Cheer


  • Travel in style

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


  • Fully Escorted by Hanson Exclusives Tour Manager

Day 1

Depart around 08.30 stopping en-route we arrive in Durham for the Christmas festival. We arrive at our hotel late afternoon and enjoy a delicious dinner or the optional Christmas Party Night.


Day 2

After a leisurely breakfast, there's free time in South Shields. Early afternoon, we depart for the Customs House Pantomime. We head home stopping en-route for tea.


B=Breakfast, HT=High Tea, D=Dinner

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 Fink Hill Fink Hill
Horsforth New Road Side New Road Side
Huddersfield Huddersfield - John William Street
Opposite George Hotel
Leeds Leeds - Aire Street
By First Bus Stop
Pudsey Pudsey - Manor House Street
Behind Town Hall / Outside Wetherspoons
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