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What’s open on Christmas Day?

It’s true; most places are closed over the festive period, with Christmas Day being particularly notorious for the waste-land high-street. But if you’re not celebrating Christmas that doesn’t mean you need to coop up indoors feeling sorry for yourself; here are just five things to see and do on Christmas day in the toon!


If you’ve got a car, the iconic Angel of the North is only a short drive away. As one of the most viewed pieces of art in the world – seen by more than one person every second – you could be part of the statistic and take a stroll round the steel. And if you’re lucky, she might even be topped with snow!


On Christmas day, charities for the homeless such as The People’s Kitchen  and Crisis are always looking for volunteers to help out with serving meals. So if you’re not up to much and are looking to help the less fortunate, why not have a look what you can do in the local area?


Cooking Christmas dinner can be stressful. Who really wants to gut a turkey, peel all those sprouts, and slave over perfecting the gravy?! That’s why these days many opt for eating out on Christmas day. And with almost too many pubs and restaurants to choose from, a tasty festive feast can be yours at minimal effort!


The countryside is always open, so why not dust off those walking boots and take a stroll around the North East’s lush countryside. Or if mountain biking’s more your thing – there’s plenty of trails throughout Northumberland.

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