The International Christmas Market offering international foods and festive gifts has returned to Newcastle this Christmas.
The market has transformed Grey’s Monument into a cosmopolitan space sprawling from Grey Street to Grainger Street.
The market is infused with enticing aromas from Europe and beyond. Each wooden cabin houses a delicious array of worldwide cuisine including Spanish paella, French crêpes, Italian biscotterie treats and handmade confectionary.
The steakhouse and grill offers a range of smoky hot food to keep visitors warm while perusing the market. Unconventional dishes can be found amongst classic street food – the kangaroo and ostrich burgers are particularly noteworthy for those with adventurous taste buds.
The market offers bespoke gifts such as decorations for the Christmas tree and personalised wooden plaques for a touch of sentimentality that are hard to find in high street stores.
Stallholders have travelled from far and wide to showcase their craftsmanship in the heart of Newcastle.
The Courier spoke to RoAns-art Scrap Iron, whose business is based in London’s Covent Garden.
He explained that his stall, which offers a unique range of leather-bound notebooks and recycled metal figurines, has been a part of Newcastle’s International Christmas Market for the past eight years.
Year upon year, stallholders brave the northern rain and weather to bring festivity to the heart of Newcastle.
An owner of Russian Woodcrafts was delighted to share with the Courier her collection of intricate Russian dolls.
Newcastle is home to several street food markets, with the Quayside Market open most Sundays, the famous Grainger Market selling local produce open Monday-Saturday each week, and the annual International Food Festival.
The International Christmas Market opened on 18 November joining Fenwick’s iconic window and the city’s Christmas lights that make Newcastle a truly magical place to experience the festive season.
There is still plenty of time to head down to Grey’s Monument and sample the vast selection of sweet and savoury worldwide cuisine – the market will remain open until 11th December.