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Things to watch out for in Middlesbrough this coming month

Magical Middlesbrough Parade 

 Sunday 1 December  –  From 1pm  –  Begins at the Campus Heart, Teesside University, Southfield Road (fairground & pop-up Orange Pip at Centre Square 11am to 4pm)

The ever popular Magical Middlesbrough Parade will commence in  the streets on Sunday 1st December. Twelve schools and community groups will  come together and be the stars of the parade along with Newham Grange Farm’s Daisy and Dan bunny mascots who will headline the route and guide Father Christmas, his elves, and his cute reindeer to Centre Square. There will be  fairground rides and more from Orange Pip Market  with pop-up stalls to enjoy after the parade.

Find your perfect viewing spot – download the parade route map now!

Walking with The Snowman  –  Saturday 2 November to Saturday 4 January  –  Various town centre locations


Walking with The Snowman

Raymond Briggs’ world famous and heart-warming story of The Snowman will be brought to life in central Middlesbrough as twelve giant sculptures of The Snowman create a must-see trail – a first for the North East!

Each beautiful giant sculpture has been decorated by a different artist on the theme of the 12 Days of Christmas, so each one is unique. Pick up a Trail Map and head along a journey of discovery taking in locations such as Central Library, Middlesbrough Town Hall and Bedford Street where you’ll discover a different Snowman – visit them all and make sure you tag us in your pictures and selfies using #TheSnowmanWalkBoro

Check out the trail map and find all The Snowmen!

Find out more about Walking with The Snowman in Middlesbrough!

Santa’s grotto  –  Saturday 7, Sunday 8, Saturday 14, and Sunday 15 December  –  Various times  –  Captain Cook Square  –  £6

Whether they’ve been naughty or nice, Santa is wanting all the boys and girls of Middlesbrough pay him a visit at Captain Cook Square this December! Anyone visiting Santa can tell him their special Christmas wishes and they will receive a mini gift to take home. A memorable visit for younger or older believers.

Book your tickets now!

In association with Captain Cook Square


The Big Sing  –  Sunday 15 December  –  2.30pm  –  Captain Cook Square

The Big Sing is back! Enjoy a hot chocolate, grab your hat and scarf and pick up a song sheet and join in the carols and festive favourites in the town centre. A wonderful way to get in the Christmas spirit.

Orange Pip Christmas Special  –  Saturday 21 December  –  12pm to 6pm  –  Middlesbrough Town Hall

The hotly anticipated Orange Pip Christmas Special will return to Middlesbrough Town Hall the Saturday before Christmas.

It’ll be jam-packed with more incredible food stalls, festive mulled wine and cider stands plus there will be Christmas movies to watch, arty fun with the Orange Pip Collective, beautiful gift ideas, a rock-tastic version of karaoke and some extra festive surprises – we can’t wait!



Parking: Free after 3!

Enjoy free after 3pm car parking in all Council car parks every day in December. This has already launched and will be running until 31 December, the free after 3pm offer is available in all long and short stay council car parks. Check the town centre car park map to find out more.

Visitors can also enjoy free after 3pm car parking on late night shopping nights in Cleveland Centre, Hill Street Shopping Centre and Dundas Shopping Centre car parks.