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South Shields Christmas Wonderland Market

A special outdoor Christmas Market is coming to South Shields Market Square on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 December, from 9am to 6pm.

Plan your visit to South Shields Christmas Market now to get you in the festive spirit!

Find out more:

South Shields Christmas Wonderland Market

Looking to bag a bargain?

There are plenty of great deals to be had at South Shields Market!

Enjoy browsing a variety of stalls in the friendly and bustling atmosphere at one of the oldest open-air markets in the North East.

The market is held in a traditional square with the eighteenth century old Town Hall at its heart.

It takes place just outside of The Word, with lots to see and do inside, including a fantastic shop packed full of lovely handcrafted items from the best crafts people from around the region.

FREE parking in South Shields Town Centre this December

Throughout December, parking will be free in South Shields Town Centre in Council owned car parks.

For more information, see Free parking this December.

Opening days and times

Markets are held every Friday and Saturday, with the addition of specialist arts and crafts markets held regularly throughout the year.

The Monday market is closed until further notice.

Fridays, 9am to 3pm - Friday & Flea market

Rummage through the curios, books and bric-a-brac at the flea market and second-hand stalls in the morning or visit the stalls selling fantastic brand-new items such as handbags, purses and scarves.  Throughout December, children can enjoy lawn games and free fair rides including the swings and teacups, while adults browse and shop at the market stalls.

Saturdays, 9am to 3pm - Traditional market

The Saturday traditional market sells everything from garden ornaments, handcrafted chocolate and haberdashery to vinyls, handmade cards and craft items. Throughout December, children can enjoy lawn games and free fair rides including the swings and teacups, while adults browse and shop at the market stalls.

Mondays, 9am to 3pm - Throughout December 2021

An additional market will be held on Monday 6, 13 and 20 December at South Shields Market Square in the lead up to Christmas. The perfect place to find unique gifts for your loved ones this festive season. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Measures are in place at South Shields Market to keep traders and visitors safe during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Changes to South Shields Market for COVID-19

Information for market traders

Information for market traders is available on the South Tyneside Council website.

See South Tyneside Council: South Shields Market

How to get here

  • South Shields Market Square
  • South Shields
    Tyne and Wear
    NE33 1BH