Visit Continental, Traditional and Historic Christmas Markets in a Hire Vehicle

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xmasIf you are wondering how to spend a few days in your hire vehicle from Economy Hire, how about visiting some of the numerous markets in Newcastle, Tyne and Wear? As the saying goes, Newcastle has markets ‘coming out of its ears!’

In the run up to Christmas there is nothing nicer than a trip to a festive market, and Newcastle has more than most. But you will find much more than just a few tinsel stalls! At the Living North Christmas Fair held at Newcastle Racecourse, which claims to be the largest event of its kind in the region, you will find music, chef demonstrations and book signings along with 260 hand picked exhibitors. Handmade foods and special gifts are on offer, when you are starting to wilt, recharge your batteries in the fab Park View restaurant before continuing your festive fun.

The hugely popular Continental Market is held near Grey’s Monument from mid November bringing a taste of Europe with Paella from Spain, sweet and sour crepes from France and currywurst from Germany. The place transforms into an exciting Continental Christmas Market at the beginning of December. People flock here every year to sample the delights of treats like bratwurst and waffles, and to buy unusual clothes, Russian dolls and other arty, crafty items.

xmas marketNewcastle and the general Tyne and Wear area are bedecked with Christmas markets, how about a Medieval Christmas at Newcastle Castle Keep and Black Gate? Its free entry into the castle on 12th and 13th of December, and there are festive food, drinks and heritage crafts, gifts and decorations along with entertainment to make you smile. This is a unique opportunity to dress up and get into the Christmas historic spirit!

If getting into the mood is your thing, jump into your hire car and head towards the excellent North Shields Victorian Christmas market. You will feel that you are in the Dickens novel ‘A Christmas Carol’ when you browse these market stalls, as you are served traditional fayre by gentlemen in top hats and ladies in long skirts and bonnets. also held at the same time as the castle market. But fortunately you wont have to choose, because with your hire vehicle from Economy Hire, visiting every local market you fancy wont be a problem.

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