WELCOME RETURN OF NE1’S MUCH-LOVED SEARCH FOR SANTA FESTIVE TRAIL
NE1’s free Christmas events programme is taking shape with news of the welcome return of the much-loved family favourite, NE1’s Search for Santa.
The magical Christmas adventure returns to Newcastle on Saturday, 26 November with a festive trail through the city in search of Father Christmas.
Families attending the event will begin by collecting Santa hats and a map which will provide clues and a trail to lead them to the man himself. As well as creative Christmas-themed craft stops along the way, the festive trail will conclude at Newcastle Cathedral, where Santa seekers will be entertained with themed activity stations, storytelling from The National Centre for Children’s Books, Seven Stories, and seasonal hot chocolates, all before the highlight of the day’s event, the chance to meet Santa.
This is the fourth year the event has been held and it is always extremely popular. 200 tickets are up for grabs for this year’s event with booking opening at 10am on Monday, 7 November. Events in NE1’s Christmas events programme are all free to attend but booking is essential with tickets allocated on a first come first served basis. Demand is always extremely high with tickets selling out within minutes and this year is expected to be no exception.
Rachel Barlow, Marketing and Events Manager at NE1 Ltd said;
“The excitement is building at NE1 and we can’t wait to bring festive cheer to the city centre with this year’s Christmas events programme. We are delighted to bring back festive favourites including the Search for Santa, which we know is well-loved by children and adults alike.”
“We have close ties to Father Christmas and we have managed to persuade him and his elves to make an early stop in Newcastle again this year. We are delighted to be able to take people on a festive adventure around the city in search of clues that will lead them to Santa. We have a number of other festive events planned for the city and we will be unveiling the details in the very near future.”