Christmas lights switch on

On screen singing starlet Chloe Castro is set to push the button to turn on Sunderland city centre’s Christmas lights alongside a host of other stars and entertainers.

The switch on event, in Keel Square, Sunderland city centre, kicks off at 5.00pm on Thursday November 17. The event is being hosted by Sun FM radio presenting duo Simon and Danii. Other entertainment includes performances by Hetton Lyons Primary School Choir, Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary School Choir and ‘Genfactor’ winner Chloe Robson.

All the fun of the fair

During Sunderland Illuminations old and young alike are enjoying all the fun of the fair at Cliffe Park and just a little further along the road at Ocean Park.

With its giant observation wheel and carousels Cliffe Park has attracted thousands and with the roller rink opening every day of half term it’s likely to attract even greater numbers.

Ocean Park fun fair has been open every day from 4pm to 10pm and on Friday and Saturday 30 and 31 October will be doing something a little special with a ‘Halloween Spooktacular’.

FabLab Christmas workshop

You may need to revise your diary!

This year in the FabLab, we will indulge you in the ultimate selfie opportunity or help bring you and your family together in a workshop activity that is both fun and engaging.

The good thing about holiday activities in the Lab is that you will LEARN something new, MAKE new friends and be able to SHARE your experiences with others.

The next FabLab Christmas workshop is Saturday 19 December.

Saturday 19 December

 

Cost: £20 per child

Washington Carnival

Parade 9.45-10am

Event runs from 10am -4pm

Lots to keep the family entertained all day!

  • Backworth Colliery Brass Band
  • Dance and theatre group performances
  • Petting farm
  • Face painting
  • Disney princesses, Paw Patrol and Minions characters.
  • Circus skills activities
  • Funfair
  • Vintage vehicles
  • Go karts
  • Bouncy castles
  • Sports activities
  • Local heritage groups

Sing-a-Long-a Frozen

A full screening of Disney’s Frozen with lyrics on screen to help you sing along during the film. Introduced by a live host who will guide you through this interactive screening by showing you how to use your free prop bag, warm up your singing voices and teach you some dance moves with the help of the Singalonga Princesses.

Watch as we bring the film to life and help you experience this movie in a whole new light.  

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