As part of Newcastle Town Centre’s Christmas celebrations, the District were invited to put on an event in the Queen’s Gardens. The activities included making salt dough decorations, gingerbread making, a chocolate tombola, giant garden games, making Christmas tree rockets, roasted chestnuts, mince pies and non-alcoholic mulled wine.

While we were there we made full use of the bandstand and did some carol singing assisted by the Town Crier.

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As well as the events in Queens Gardens, there was a parade through the town to welcome Santa, which was lead by 1st Porthill’s drums.


The event was a great success and raised £357 for District funds.

You can see more photos here and here.