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LIGHT IT UP: Christmas entertainment hits Wheeler Place

During December, Wheeler Place will light up with a giant 11-metre-high Christmas tree and live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights.

The Rehab Brass Band, Little Scallywags and Bella Vocé are all set to fill the space with live music and Christmas songs.

Santa and his elves will also be on hand during the Friday and Saturday night entertainment to hear all about your Christmas wish list and take photos.

There’s a stack of family-friendly activities happening too and representatives from local charities Got Your Back Sista and the Ronald McDonald House Charities will also be on hand spreading awareness and raising funds to help those in need.

“We hope that the sight of our Christmas tree and the free, fun activities will help spread a dose of much-needed joy amongst friends and families, while also encouraging visitors to come back into the city centre and support our local businesses,” City Of Newcastle’s Interim Director Strategy and Engagement Kathleen Hyland said.

“There is no better time than the lead-up to Christmas to shop locally, enjoy a night out at one of the local bars or restaurants and show your support for all those Newcastle businesses who have been affected by the recent lockdown and restrictions.”

Civic Café & Bar will be open during the live events too. They’ll be serving up food and drinks amongst the fairy lights, including their full pizza menu.

Other highlights of the programme include Hulahoop Superstar, Hannah Indigo who will bring the unique and unexpected when she and her stilt walkers spread the joy of Christmas with some not to be missed festive entertainment onSaturday, 11 December.

The festivities will run from 6pm to 8pm each Friday and Saturday night during the first three weekends of December. You can keep up to date with event changes, if bad weather hits, by hitting the City of Newcastle’s Facebook page.

Wheeler Place Christmas entertainment lineup

Friday 3 December – Bella Vocé carol singers 
Saturday 4 December – The Rehab Brass Band 
Friday 10 December – The Little Scallywagz 
Saturday 11 December – Hannah Indigo stilt walkers 
Friday 17 December – The Marching Koala’s and Julie Logan Music 
Saturday 18 December – Novotones choir