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Magical Middlesbrough Christmas is here!

Looking for changes to bin collection days? Want to know when council services are open, or when you can plan a trip to the park or museum?

Check out our complete guide to Christmas for everything you could possibly want to know!

The trees are up and the Christmas lights have been switched on, which means Magical Middlesbrough Christmas is here! Here's a look at what's coming up next for all your festive fun...

Walking with The Snowman

Raymond Briggs’ world famous and heart-warming story of The Snowman has been brought to life in central Middlesbrough with twelve giant sculptures of The Snowman creating a must-see trail. Pick up a trail map and head along a journey of discovery around the town, where you’ll spot 12 different Snowmen.

Check out the trail map and find all The Snowmen!

Walking with The Snowman
Until Saturday 4 January
Various town centre locations

Santa's grotto

Whether they’ve been naughty or nice, Santa wants all the boys and girls of Middlesbrough to pay him a visit this December! Anyone visiting Santa can tell him their special Christmas wishes and they'll get a mini gift to take home.

Book your tickets now!

In association with Captain Cook Square.

Santa’s grotto
Saturday 7 December and Sunday 8 December
Saturday 14 December and Sunday 15 December
Various times
Captain Cook Square
Book your tickets now!

And if that wasn't enough, check out Love Middlesbrough for everything you could possibly want to know about Christmas events in Middlesbrough!

Parking is free after 3pm in all Middlesbrough Council car parks until 31 December. Find a car park.

Plus! Late night shopping has started, so check out all the times on the Love Middlesbrough website.

We've also rounded up all the information you need to know about Christmas (including the all-important changes to bin collection dates).