We’ve rounded up 10 of the best.
5. Reindeer Dash, The Bridges, Sunderland, December 8
The popular Reindeer Dash returns to the Bridges on Sunday, December 8. The unique 1K indoor family fun run raises valuable funds for a local charity. Children's entry (12 and under) to the event costs £3.50 which includes reindeer nose and antlers, plus a reindeer medal and free entry to The Bridges Santa Grotto. And for all you adults young at heart... you can join the fun too. Enter the run for £5.50 and receive your own reindeer nose and antlers, whilst knowing your donation will help raise as much money as possible for charity. Registration starts from 9am on the day. Buy your tickets in advance by searching for the event on Event Brite.
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6. Jack Frost, Arts Centre Washington, December 3-8
this December, experience a music-filled Christmas show about friendship and the joy of joining in, as Jack Frost comes to Arts Centre Washington (Tuesday 3 - Sunday 8 December). Presented by Fidget Theatre in association with LittleMighty, the story follows the tale of a little girl called Holly who befriends the lonely winter sprite, Jack Frost. Follow Holly’s adventure into the ice-covered fantastical world of the playful, though lonely, Jack. Together Holly and Jack will make lots of music, have loads of fun and make sure no-one is left outside this Christmas. Limited tickets for this wholesome festive treat are available to book online at www.artscentrewashington.co.uk via the box office on 0191 561 3455
7. Viennese Christmas Gala, Billingham Forum, December 6
Viennese Christmas Gala is at Billingham Forum on December 6. Once again this favourite festive Christmas special featuring the British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra comes to Billingham with the ever popular Much Loved Productions Company presenting wonderful Viennese, Strauss and Christmas music. Join the singers Orchestra and presenter to hear the beautiful melodies by the Strauss Family, Lehar, Kalman, Romberg, Stolz and Christmas music for everyone to join in with. The Blue Danube leads the way with polkas and songs from Vienna.
8. Snow White, Customs House, South Shields, until January 5
As part of the Customs House's 25th Anniversary celebrations the Little Panto with the Big Heart presents Snow White. Come see their take on the classic fairytale, performed for the first time since its first festive season in 1994. The Evil Queen, having banished her fair sister in a mirror, is now forced to look after her ward Snow White. Driven evil by her jealousy, she wishes to dispose of the fairest in the land. Will Dame Bella and Arbuthnot save the day or will heroes Sniffy and Whiffy smell something is rotten in the state of Cooksonville and help the Prince of the North find his true love.
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