Partygoers can enjoy all the fun of the fair at one of football’s most famous venues this Christmas.eSodexo Prestige Venues & Events, which manages catering and events at St James’ Park, home to Newcastle United, has unveiled what is set to be the stadium’s most ambitious – and lively - Christmas programme yet.
Throughout December, the ground is hosting a series of carnival party nights for groups of family members, friends and work colleagues.
Following a welcome drink, guests will sit down to a three course dinner, with a twist; instead of a traditional dessert, they will be able to take their pick from a variety of candy floss, toffee apple, cupcake and doughnut stalls at a spectacular Christmas Carnival.
Along with the sweet treats, the stadium’s Platinum Club will be filled with traditional fairground sideshows and attractions, with prizes on offer for lucky winners, with music from a disco led by the stadium’s in-house DJ.
The carnival party nights form part of a packed programme of festive entertainment at the stadium, which also includes a suckling pig roast feast on 15 December, with prizes for the most festive jumper and table served, hot, fork buffets on 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22 and 23 of the month.
And, for the first time ever, the stadium will be hosting a festive shopping fayre. The two-day event, on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November, will not only showcase a wide variety of local arts, crafts, artisan food and gift ideas but will also feature a Santa’s grotto and carol singing by local children.
“There is no doubt about it; we are pulling out all the stops this Christmas,” said Frankie Angus, general manager for Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events at St James’ Park. “The emphasis is going to be placed firmly on fun – with carnival entertainment and something for all the family to ensure the festive season gets off to the best start ever.”