Durham Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Durham? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Durham with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Durham and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Durham, featuring the best of things to do in Durham – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Durham fundraisers and charity events.

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Christmas Fun at Durham Castle

10th December 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

£4.50 – £60

Enjoy a self-guided tour around the castle and explore its beautiful surroundings, then stop in our Great Hall, where you will soak in its festive atmosphere with the Christmas tree lit up and seasonal music in the air. Our friendly guides and volunteers will be around the castle to answer your questions and share some of the stories and hidden history of the building.

Stay a bit longer to enjoy mince pies, mulled wine and hot chocolate, available to buy in the hall, and enjoy children’s activities, seasonal crafts and dressing up. For our youngest visitors, don’t forget to pick up our Robin the Reindeer trail at reception to spot all the reindeer hiding around the building!

Tickets available to buy on the day itself from Palace Green Library reception (situated near the castle entrance).

The historic nature and layout of the Castle means that the majority of the building is inaccessible to wheelchair users. The tour route involves steps and staircases, some of which are uneven.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.


10th December 2023
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
£4.50 – £60


Durham Castle
Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RW Durham
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