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More details - Luna
Christmas at The Hullabaloo: Luna An enchanting first theatre experience about friendship, the moon and being brave in the dark for 2 – 5 year olds and their families. Luna is bored up in the sky by herself with nobody to play with.
The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo Borough Road Darlington
Today to Sun 16 Dec, Tue 18 Dec to Mon 24 Dec, Thu 27 Dec to Sat 29 Dec

More details - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
We are delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for our 2018 panto, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs! Written and directed once again by Gala favourites, Neil Armstrong and Paul Hartley, this will be the fairest panto in all the land.
Gala Theatre and Cinema 1 Millennium Place Durham
Today to Sat 5 Jan 2019

More details - Christmas with Steptoe and Son
Christmas  simply  wouldn’t  be  Christmas  without  a  visit  to  26  Oil  Drum  Lane  to  catch  up  with  the  nation’s  favourite  rag-and-bone-men  and  indulge  in  some  classic,  festive  misadventures!
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Today

More details - Santa’s Enchanted Wonderland Grotto
Santa is coming to the Museum again this December, so come and join us for a magical family experience. First, visit Santa’s workshop where his friendly elves will help you make some Christmas crafts. Then, meet Santa all cosy in his sitting room, where he will complete the magic with an early Christmas present.
The Bowes Museum Newgate
Today to Fri 21 Dec

More details - Christmas at Beamish
Discover the amazing seasonal sights, sounds, smells and delicious tastes of Christmas past at Beamish Museum. Experience the magic of a traditional Christmas as you join in the celebrations at 1820s Pockerley Old Hall, 1900s Town, 1900s Pit Village and 1940s Farm.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Today to Mon 24 Dec

More details - Maps of their years
Three Teesdale artists, Sharon Loddey, Jane Young and Ann Whitfield join together with singer/songwriter Alice May exploring life’s pathways. Gallery usually closed Sundays and Mondays.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Today to Sat 22 Dec

More details - Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland is back for 2018 at Adventure Valley and tickets are now on sale! You can expect a full 90 minute Christmas Experience, including a visit to Santa and a toy your child can choose from his Toy Shop (please note babies and children aged one or under will receive a pre-selected gift from Santa instead).
Adventure Valley, Union Hall Farm, Brasside, Durham
Today to Mon 24 Dec

More details - NTL enfore : Madness of George III (12A)
Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 13 Dec

More details - Macmillan Christmas Coffee Morning
Don’t be lonely this Christmas! Macmillan Christmas Coffee Morning at The Garden House Inn, Durham. Chat over a coffee or cup of tea and listen to some Christmas carols. There will be cake and a raffle all to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Garden House Inn
Fri 14 Dec

More details - Holmside Park's Christmas Adventure
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Have a truly magical Christmas with us here at Holmside Park. Grotto - £8.50 per child A Holmside Park Elf will take you on a walk through our woodland area to find Santas Grotto.
Holmside Park Arena Edmondsley
Sat 15 Dec, Sun 16 Dec, Sat 22 Dec to Mon 24 Dec

More details - Make and Take - Living Christmas Wreath
Join the Education team and an experienced florist to design and create your own floral door wreath or table centre. Learn how to add those extra little touches to make your wreath stand out on your door! Sessions at 9.30am and 1.30pm.
Durham Cathedral Cathedral Education Centre 15a The College Durham
Sat 15 Dec

More details - ENB : Akram Khan's Giselle (U) Matinee
English National Ballet Akram Khan’s Giselle. Filmed  live  at  the  Liverpool  Empire  in  October  2017.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 15 Dec

More details - Special Service: Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Blessing of the Crib
Watch as the lights on the magnificent 20 feet tall Norwegian spruce are switched on. The Clergy and Choir then process to the West End of the Cathedral where the Crib is blessed. This service is particularly suitable for children.
Durham Cathedral Cathedral Education Centre 15a The College Durham
Sun 16 Dec

More details - Family fun - On a starry night
Come and hear the Christmas story told by a friendly fox, and then make and take a Christmas decoration that you can take home as a reminder of your visit. Especially for pre-school children. To reserve a place, contact education@durhamcathedral.co.uk or call 0191 3744070. £3.
Durham Cathedral Cathedral Education Centre 15a The College Durham
Thu 20 Dec

More details - Film : Murder on the Orient Express (12A)
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is a mystery drama in which a renowned detective’s holiday is interrupted when a murder is committed aboard the train on which he is travelling. CAST INCLUDES Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 20 Dec

More details - Emiliy Smith's Songs for Christmas
A beautiful blend of original and traditional songs drawn from her folk background combine to inspire and celebrate the festive season.  From humble beginnings in a rural farm shop in 2012 Emily has honed a unique, family friendly Christmas night out.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Fri 21 Dec

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Tanyalee Davis & Kelsey de Almeida
Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on December 21st 2018: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Tanyalee Davis, Kelsey de Almeida, and host Matt Reed Show details: Tanyalee Davis - As seen on Live at the Apollo.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
Fri 21 Dec

More details - Carols for Children
A traditional 30-minute carol service for families. An opportunity for children and their parents/carers to come to the Cathedral to sing well-known Christmas carols with the Cathedral Choristers.
Durham Cathedral Cathedral Education Centre 15a The College Durham
Sun 23 Dec and Mon 24 Dec

More details - Twelfth Night Celebrations
Join Beamish Museum for Twelfth Night celebrations, from 27th December to 6th January (closed 1st January) – enjoy music, dancing, food and first footing, the perfect outing to blow away the post-Christmas cobwebs.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Thu 27 Dec to Sun 6 Jan 2019

More details - The Snowman Tour
Full programme to include Festive Overture, The Sleigh Ride, The Bear and the Piano, Snowman Waltz and The Snowman. Suitable for all ages from 3+. Screenings taking plave at 1.30pm, 3.30pm and 7pm. The Snowman Tour returns to Durham Cathedral following the sucess of last year’s tour.
Durham Cathedral Cathedral Education Centre 15a The College Durham
Fri 28 Dec

More details - The Snowman with Live Orchestra
Big Screen. Iconic Film. World Class Musicians.Experience the magic of The Snowman in a whole new way this Christmas The world’s most prolific performers of The Snowman film with live orchestra, Carrot Productions are delighted to be bringing their enchanting Christmas show to Liverpool Cathedral.
Durham Cathedral The College Durham
Fri 28 Dec

More details - Art workshop : Day of creative drawing with Ann Whitfield
Join local artist Ann Whitfield for a wonderful creative day drawing and painting! This is an Investing in the Witham event with all proceeds being donated to the appeal. This workshop will be suitable for beginners and more experienced artists. The emphasis will be on exploration and developing creativity.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 5 Jan 19

More details - Screening : The King and I, matinee
The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 5 Jan 19

More details - André Rieu
‘The King of Waltz’ will bring his New Year’s concert, recorded live in Sydney, Australia, to millions of fans across the world. André Rieu will present a festive concert like never before, recorded live in Sydney’s iconic Town Hall.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 5 Jan 19

More details - Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Andrew Lawrence & Gary Tro
Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on January 5th 2019: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Andrew Lawrence, Gary Tro, and host Brennan Reece Show details: Andrew Lawrence - As seen on Live at the Apollo. Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2007.
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington
Sat 5 Jan 19

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