As we come to the end of 2019, the Bishop Auckland Town Team are busy with a variety of festive events this December.
Advent Windows – AlterNATIVITY
Building on the success of Bishop Auckland Advent Windows in 2017 and 2018, this year Bishop Auckland Town Team in partnership with David and Pam Pott are delivering an ambitious and creative advent windows display.
Involving the construction of 24 life size models – one for each day of window openings. The aim of this year’s display is to celebrate the unique heritage of Bishop Auckland and the traditional nativity story.
As well as creating models of Joseph, Mary, Gabriel, the infant Jesus, various animals, a crib and a star. We will also be creating 13 figures from the nativity inspired by the series of paintings, Jacob and His Twelve Sons, by Spanish master Francisco de Zurbarán, which have been housed in the Long Dining Room at Auckland Castle for more than 250 years.
On Christmas Eve there will be a parade with all 24 models being taken from their shop window displays and paraded through the streets of Bishop Auckland to Auckland Castle.
Visit the Advent Window 2019 page for more information.
Shop Local Indie-cember
Bishop Auckland Town Team is once again supporting and promoting our wonderful independent shops and businesses this December.
Why not support the local shops along Newgate Street, Market Place, Newgate Shopping Centre, Fore Bondgate and the rest of the town centre.
The shops listed on the Indie-cember page are all taking part in this scheme by offering you a special offer during the month of December 2019.
Visit the Shop Local Indie-cember page for more information.
Christmas with Santa
Once again Bishop Auckland Town Team will be inviting children to come and see Santa during the Saturday’s in December –
Saturday 7th December @ No.42 Market Place (10:30am till 3pm)
Saturday 14th December @ Newgate Shopping Centre (10am till 3pm)
Saturday 21st December @ Newgate Shopping Centre (10am till 3pm)
It’s FREE to see Santa and there’s an opportunity to have your photo taken with him. From just £1, you will receive a 6” x 4” colour photo within just a few minutes!
There will be some festive music and entertainment with FREE face painting for the children.
Visit the Christmas 2019 page for more information.