During the month of December, North Tyneside residents will be treated to live festive music in a popular park.
Following a multimillion pound revamp and restoration project by North Tyneside Council, Northumberland Park reopened it gates to the public earlier this year.
And next month, in and around the newly refurbished bandstand, people are invited to come along and listen to their favourite Christmas songs and carols.
Three local schools will feature amongst the entertainment on offer at the park, which lies between Tynemouth and North Shields.
It begins on Thursday 3 December, from 10am to 11am, with children from Cullercoats Primary School.
And the following week, on December 10, pupils from Southlands School will be singing for all visitors, also taking place from 10am to 11am.
The final show is on Thursday 17 December, from 2pm to 3pm, and this time it will be the turn of a choir from Kings Priory to present its Big Park Christmas Sing-a-long Show.
Ahead of the events, Cllr Eddie Darke, cabinet member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: “The park has become a real attraction for everyone in the local community, and we expect these lovely events will prove very popular. I would personally like to invite as many people to come along and join in with the festivities.”
Refreshments will also be available to buy from the new cafe, The Glasshouse Tea Room, which opened there in the summer. The new building, which also has a community education room and toilet facilities, stands in the central area of the park.
Elsewhere in the borough, the Rising Sun Country Park, Benton, is being transformed into a magical winter wonderland as it prepares to welcome a very special guest.
From Saturday, December 5, Santa Claus will be welcoming children to his fairy-lit Scandinavian arctic cabin in the park’s very own Celtic Village.
Families and children can get busy making natural crafts or dash around a cartoon reindeer trail before they meet Santa, and round off their festive visit with warm juice and chestnuts around the campfire. All children will also receive a special gift from Santa.
The event costs £8 per child and sibling discounts will be available when booking.
Bookings are available up until 16 December. For more information, or to book your place, call the centre on (0191) 643 2241.