Stockton High Street will once again be transformed into a Winter Wonderland as Stockton Sparkles returns.
Launching with our annual Christmas lights switch-on, enjoy a magical evening of festive music and a singing Christmas tree! Also not to be missed is our Christmas Market (always good for present buying) and a fantastic town centre shopping experience sprinkled with street theatre.
Thu 24 Nov 2016 - Sun 27 Nov 2016 Stockton High Street FREE
Visit these wonderful Christmas cabins for a range of crafts, gifts and food suitable for all and enjoy some festive entertainment.
The Sparkles Christmas Market returns to Stockton for four days, helping transform the high street into a vibrant festive village. Set in 28 traditional log cabins along the high street, this Christmas market is perfect for families looking for some gifts, tasty food or simply to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere.
Sparkles Christmas Market Cabins include:
Delightful Aromas – Bath boms and gift packs
The Gingerbread Mam – Gingerbread gift sets, cakes and treats
The Fudge Station – Handmade fudge
The Clucking Pig – Artisan scotch eggs
HunStreet Kitchen – Bratwurst wraps and buns
Alex & Seb – Festive children’s clothing
Woodland Creations – Christmas crafts
Premier Catering– crepes and donuts
The Three Brothers Brewing Company – Bottles of beer, gifts, experience days and hampers
Sparkles Jewellery – Jewellery, accessories and gift sets
The Coffee Cart – Tea, coffee, speciality hot drinks and sweet treats
Pat Davidson – Christmas crafts and gifts
Stockton Enterprise Arcade – 4 traders over 4 days; traditional sweets, Christmas gifts and crafts
Cora’s Cards – Handmade cards and Christmas gifts
Civic Catering – Christmas Hampers and Mulled Wine
And our Christmas Market sees the return of Santa’s Post Office, make sure you visit and get your Christmas wish list to Santa on time!
Come and see Stockton Sparkle!
Thu 01 Dec 2016 - Sun 04 Dec 2016 10:00 - 18:00 (Thurs-Sat) 16:00 (Sun) Stockton High Street FREE
Visit Stockton Town Centre this Christmas to take a ride on the charming Victorian carousel and Ferris wheel.
Our fantastic Victorian Fair will be on the High Street to help entertain visitors to the town centre between Thursday 1 – Sunday 4 December – what’s more, all rides are free of charge!
Make sure you visit Stockton to take a ride on our charming Victorian Carousel and our 50 foot Ferris Wheel – the perfect way to help entertain the all the family whilst Christmas shopping!
The Victorian Fair opening times are…
And remember, all rides are completely FREE – another great reason to visit Stockton this Christmas.
See Stockton Sparkle!
Thu 24 Nov 2016 - Sat 10 Dec 2016 11:00 - 14:00 Stockton High Street FREE
Enjoy a variety of street theatre acts to entertain visitors to Stockton high street throughout Stockton Sparkles
Our unique and festive Street Theatre Programme will add even more Sparkle to Stockton High Street this year! Here’s some of the festive performers you’ll see:
Thursday 24 November
Mr Wilson’s Second Liners – bursting with colour and sound, these upbeat performers will bring music and marching to Stockton High Street! Proudly stepping out in uniformed style, they’re sure to have to dancing along in a joyful frenzy – www.mrwilsons.org.uk
Friday 25 November
The Christmas Penguins by Creature Encounter – combining costumes, puppetry and witty banter, these gentle giants are sure to enchant visitors to the High Street. Showing at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm.
Liver Cottage at Christmas by Fairly Famous Family – will bring festive foodie fun for all, catch Hugh Fern and Lee Whittingstall as they move in their mobile, musical Christmas kitchen spreading the Christmas cheer. Showing at 11.45am, 1.15pm, 2.45pm.
Saturday 26 November
The Snow Lion by Creature Encounter – come and witness the mystery and majesty of the largest lion to walk the earth, be certain to step forward for a photo with these magical characters. Showing at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm.
Christmas Delusion by Fairly Famous Family – witness the suave but totally inept magician and his cameraman trying to film the ‘Darren de Lusion Christmas Special’ live on the streets of Stockton. Showing at 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm.
Gliding Angels by Larkin About – look out for these Angels, with their long golden tresses, neon halos, silly trumpets and absurd humour, as they practice their flying skills and attempt to bring peace and joy wherever they go. Showing at 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm.
Sunday 27 November
Gliding Angels by Larkin About – look out for these Angels, with their long golden tresses, neon halos, silly trumpets and absurd humour, as they practice their flying skills and attempt to bring peace and joy wherever they go. Showing at 11.15am, 1.15pm.
Hodman and Sally at Christmas by Flying Buttresses – meet Hodman and his beautiful wife Sally as they wander merrily through the high street bringing laughter and joy wherever they go. Enjoy their hilarious attempts at Christmas shopping and carol singing! Showing at 12.15pm, 2.15pm.
Saturday 3 December
Brace Your Elves by Molly Orange – Santa’s helpers have been let out of the workshop with their giant needle and thread, watch as these elves perform acrobatics and balancing acts on and around their bobbin. Showing at 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm.
Snow Queen by Frenetic Engineering – watch as the Snow Queen, accompanied by her comedy sidekick, glides around the high street on her beautiful Victorian style sleigh, pulled by white birds. Showing at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm.
The Balloonatic by Tour de Farce – enjoy this playful joker, with his giant balloon, as he takes to the streets of Stockton on a Segway! Showing at 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm.
Saturday 10 December
Light Gliders by Circo Rum Ba Ba – enjoy these cheeky, unpredictable gliding dancers as they whizz around the high street to their own unique style of choreographed ballet! Showing at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm.
The Lost Elves by Grand Theatre of Lemmings – see these fine fellows Astride Rudolf’s back as they roam Stockton High Street on the lookout for Santa. Can you help them find their way back? Showing at 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm.
Festive Hoverboard by Feeding the Fish – be sure to catch these unique dancers as they zoom around the high street on their LED hoverboards, interacting with shoppers on their way. Showing at 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm.
Please note: All events details and timings are approximate and subject change.
Sun 11 Dec 2016 2pm Stockton High Street FREE
Come and see Santa and his reindeers as he makes his way along the High Street on his sleigh.
Come and see Santa and his reindeer as he makes his way through Stockton Town Centre on his sleigh – starting at Parish Church at the top of the High Street and finishing outside the Town Hall.
Our popular Reindeer Parade returns with a sparkling and festive parade along the High Street. Join us as local schools and community groups join Santa, his reindeers and elves on Stockton High Street, leading the Christmas sleigh down the High Street in a flurry of beautiful costumes and outfits.
There will also be the opportunity for everyone to meet the Reindeer’s whilst they rest outside Stockton Town Hall and there will be plenty of festive song and dance to enjoy!
24 November – 24 December