From the festive sparkle of the Festival of Light to Christmas classics with Michael Buble and dinner with Del Boy, there’s plenty going on in the region this weekend.
We’ve rounded up 10 of the top things to do.
5. Michael Buble, Utilita Arena, November 30 and December 1
Grammy-award winning global megastar Michael Bublé performs at Newcastle Utilita Arena on Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1. He'll be performing An Evening with Michael Bublé, alongside his 32-piece band. Newcastle is one of only five locations on the tour. Michael has already completed five sold-out world tours, won four Grammy Awards and sold over 60 million records over the course of his extraordinary career. Photo: PA
6. ET, Sage Gateshead, December 1
Royal Northern Sinfonia (RNS) present Spielberg’s heart-warming masterpiece, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert, on Sunday, December 1. The orchestra of Sage Gateshead start the Christmas season with two performances of John Williams’ award-winning score, live, in sync to the film projected on HD screen in the surroundings of Sage One. You can enjoy the movie that captivated audiences around the world, complete with live orchestral accompaniment, at 3pm or 7.30pm. Photo: Submitted
7. Les Miserables, Durham Gala, December 2
Cameron Macintosh presents Boublil and Schonberg’s legendary musical Les Miserables – The Staged Concert at Gala Theatre, Durham, on December 2. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, music by Claude-Michael Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, original french text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. Seen by over 120 million people worldwide, Les Miserables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. Coinciding with its 35th triumphant year in London’s West End, Cameron Mackintosh produced a spectacular sell-out staged concert version at the Gielgud Theatre featuring an all-star cast including Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas. Photo: submitted
8. Del Boy and Rodney the dinner, Customs House, South Shields, November 29
Spend an evening in the company of Peckham’s finest. Dinner, drinks, Del Boy & Dave is at the Customs House, South Shields, on November 29. Lovely Jubbly! The comedy evening is perfect for a Christmas party night. Tickets are £35 per ticket and includes a three course meal. Timings are 7.15pm guest arrival and 7.30pm entertainment starts. The meal includes options such as Del's Chicken Chateau Neuf Du Pape and Uncle Albert’s Upside Down Pineapple Cheesecake. Photo: submitted