Winter festival makes a return to Whitley Bay

North Tyneside Concert Band at a previous St Nicholas Festival.
North Tyneside Concert Band at a previous St Nicholas Festival.

An annual festival is making its return to North Tyneside this weekend.

The St Nicholas Winter Festival will again take place over two days in Whitley Bay town centre.

There will be a range of stallholders selling traditional gifts and produce.

Organised by North Tyneside Council, the ever-popular festival will take place on Friday, from noon to 5pm, and Saturday, from 10am to 4pm.

There will be around 25 stalls and a variety of entertainment.

The annual lantern parade involving local schoolchildren will start at 4.15pm on Friday, at Marine Park First School, leading to Marine Avenue, before heading along Park View and finishing at St Paul’s Church.

Whitley Women will be joining the festivities and performing Christmas carols along Park View on the Friday between 4.15pm and 4.45pm, and along Whitley Road on the Saturday, from 11am.

There will be a selection of fairground rides along Whitley Road.

And St Paul’s Church will be hosting its annual table-top sale between 10am and 2pm on the Saturday.

For further information visit www.visitnorthtyneside.com