Christmas News
Everything you need to know about the closing night at Sunderland Illuminations – which roads are closed and what time the fireworks start

Everything you need to know about the closing night at Sunderland Illuminations – which roads are closed and what time the fireworks start

A month-long sparkling spectacular is drawing to a close in Sunderland.

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Greggs Christmas menu 2018: 10 weird and wonderful treats for the festive season – including prices, calories and vegan and gluten free options

Greggs Christmas menu 2018: 10 weird and wonderful treats for the festive season – including prices, calories and vegan and gluten free options

It may still be November, but the North East is already gearing up for Christmas – and its most successful bakery chain has already launched its festive menu.

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How you can bring a smile to a child’s face – annual Sunderland Echo Christmas Toy Appeal launches for 2018

How you can bring a smile to a child’s face – annual Sunderland Echo Christmas Toy Appeal launches for 2018

Today sees the launch of the Echo’s 2018 Christmas Toy Appeal run in partnership with Wearside Charity Hope 4 Kidz.

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10 signs Christmas is on its way in Sunderland

10 signs Christmas is on its way in Sunderland

Pick up a festive bake and start browsing Christmas jumpers – ’tis almost the season to be jolly.

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Santa’s coming to Sunderland – this is where you can see him and how much it costs

Santa’s coming to Sunderland – this is where you can see him and how much it costs

Santa Claus is coming to town – and we know exactly when you can catch him for a Christmas wish in Sunderland.

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Police focus on keeping Sunderland city centre safe in run-up to Christmas

Police focus on keeping Sunderland city centre safe in run-up to Christmas

Police have launched a city centre crackdown as the countdown to Christmas in Sunderland begins.

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Coca-Cola Christmas Truck to skip South Tyneside with only two North East stops announced on 2018 tour

Coca-Cola Christmas Truck to skip South Tyneside with only two North East stops announced on 2018 tour

One of the symbols of modern Christmas is not comin’ to South Tyneside this year.

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Coca-Cola Christmas Truck to skip Sunderland with only two North East stops announced on 2018 tour

Coca-Cola Christmas Truck to skip Sunderland with only two North East stops announced on 2018 tour

One of the symbols of modern Christmas is not comin’ to Sunderland this year.

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Sunderland’s Christmas ice rink returns – when is it open, how much does it cost and how can you book a skating session?

Sunderland’s Christmas ice rink returns – when is it open, how much does it cost and how can you book a skating session?

Sunderland’s Christmas ice rink is set to return later this month.

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When is Sunderland’s Christmas lights switch-on 2018, who is switching them on and what else is happening?

When is Sunderland’s Christmas lights switch-on 2018, who is switching them on and what else is happening?

Bonfire Night is over and you can sniff that Christmas is just around the corner in Sunderland.

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Subway are looking to release sauce filled Christmas baubles for your tree

The range of unique tree decorations includes their Chipotle Southwest, Sweet Onion and Red Chilli sauces - the most requested and popular

Walkers launch Christmas crisp flavours and one may not be to everyone's tastes

On Monday (15 Oct), the crisp giant Walkers also launched five other festive flavours – Turkey & Stuffing, Pigs in Blankets, Glazed

The most unusual food and drink advent calendars released this year

It may only be October but festive goodies are already starting to line store shelves, with a string of food and drink related advent calendars

Iceland are selling what could be the weirdest Christmas themed crisps yet

The frozen food specialists are selling pine tree-flavoured snacks as part of their Christmas range for £1 a bag.Christmas tree flavour