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Christmas in Sunderland 2021

City of Christmas

It's time to start planning your festive activities, and here you can find everything there is to do in Sunderland this Christmas! 

A PACKED festive programme will bring sparkle to Riverside Sunderland, as the city's Christmas celebrations return for 2021.   

Keel Square will once again be lit-up with a twinkling canopy of light, shining a spotlight on Sunderland's popular ice-rink which will return from Saturday, November 27 - this year under cover to ensure the weather won't get in the way of festive fun - and Santa's Grotto is once again returning to the Bridges shopping centre for little ones to get in the Christmas spirit. 

There'll be a fun-fair, rides and food stalls just a stone's throw away from Keel Square in Crowtree Road throughout the festive period.  And the Fire Station will be running its first Christmas programme, as the newly constructed Auditorium welcomes visitors for the first time.  New lighting has also been installed around the city centre, reflecting the city's history and heritage. 

Other popular attractions include Sunderland Empire Theatre's Christmas Panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which will run between December 10 and January 2 and so much more!

More events to be announced soon. 

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