Last-night, we adventured out to Fenwick window, a traditional event that we love taking part in every year. This year, we were in two minds on it the event would go ahead or not.
Unfortunately, the big reveal was not as expected but the staff did their best to showcase this online and bring magic to the build up to Christmas for families all over the north east and possibly beyond.
When we seen that you could still go and view the Christmas windows on Northumberland street, we had to go. The windows are available to visit between the hours of 9am and 8pm.
We drove into town for 5pm, as we knew you could park free at Eldon gardens car park after 5pm til 8pm. Therefore, we cut though the bus station and Eldon square to walk around to Fenwick.
On arrival, the elves would greeted you and explain over any rules:
- Do not touch windows
- One family/bubble per window.
- You are required to wear a mask when queuing.
There was also a hand sanitiser station ready, which is recommend to clean your hands before entering. When queuing there was not too many families infront of us. Therefore, it did not take to long to start viewing the windows.
Roxy loved seeing Santa on the window and never stopped talking about how he waves and demonstrating this to me and her nana.
it was only a short event but the girls really loved visiting the windows. It was great to see the excitement and happiness on their face, especially on how much they have missed out this year due to covid-19.
At the end of the windows, there was a little stall with popcorn, mulled wine, hot chocolate, and all your Christmassy treats. This is card only, the price list is reasonable, list below:
You could always plan this day out with a…
- McDonald’s Take-out
- Walk down to the Quayside
- Walk around Leases park or Exhibition park
- The Christmas lights (should be here soon and would be great to combined the two)
If you do not want to leave the house due to feeling unsafe due to the virus, you can always access the reveal on this link.