Christmas in Newcastle 2018

These are the events taking place this year:

For students staying in Newcastle over the Christmas period we offer a programme of fun group activities to take part in. These are a great way to meet other students, both UK and International, especially during the time when the University will be closed, and many students will be away. You don’t need to have anyone to go to the events with, students will meet and attend events together.

Events will begin in December – some events you need to pay for (although all have a discount compared with booking them yourself) and some which are free. The highlight of the programme is Festive Food, the opportunity for a FREE, 3 course traditional meal on Boxing Day - this always sells out, so get your ticket quickly!

Most events will require you to book in advance, unless they clearly state ‘no booking required’. Booking is through the University Webstore from 5th December 2018 join us on for updates and more information on each of the events

Times provided below are for a guide only, once you have booked for these events you will be sent a follow up email with full instructions on the meeting location, and any other necessary information.


University Carol Service King’s Hall
13th December, 6.00 pm King’s Hall
FREE – no booking required – just turn up on the day.


Home Alone Screening at Tyneside Cinema
19th December 5.45 pm (£7)
A Screening of the classic 90s Christmas movie starring Macaulay Caulkin
With a hot drink included in the ticket price.


Christmas card and Decoration Making
The Robinson Library
FREE – no booking required – just turn up on the day.


Candle Making Crafts at NUSU
20th December 10.00 am and 1.00 pm The Lounge, NUSU (£5)
Learn how to make a beautiful scented candle, it makes a perfect gift for a friend or loved one, or keep it for yourself!


Muppets’ Christmas Carol at Tyneside Cinema
23rd December, 2.00 pm (£7)
Enjoy the Muppets’ retelling of the Charles Dickens Classic in the beautiful Tyneside Cinema.
With a hot drink included in the ticket price.


Ice Skating at Centre for Life
24th December, 1.00 pm (£10)
Get in the Christmas Spirit with Ice-Skating on Christmas Eve! At the outdoor ice rink at the Centre for Life.


Festive Food
26th December, 12.30 pm
Enjoy traditional Christmas Food at a 3 course lunch with other students.

Please note that this event is now closed for booking.


Goldilocks Pantomime
28th December, 7.00pm at the Theatre Royal (£15)
Pantomime is a British Tradition, which has to be experienced! Perfect for families!


NUFC vs Man United
2nd Jan, 8.00 pm Kick off, at St. James’ Park (£15)