A date has been set for the return of Newcastle’s huge outdoor ice rink in the run up to Christmas.

The firm favourite attraction will return to its home in Times Square at Newcastle’s Life Centre as festivities in the city get underway.

The ice rink will open on Saturday November 12, and will be open daily until Sunday January 15, 2023, apart from on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

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Bosses at the venue advise booking online to avoid disappointment with the ice rink sure to be popular once again in the run-up to the festive season.

The Northern Echo: The ice rink at the Life Centre.The ice rink at the Life Centre. (Image: PR)

It becomes the latest in a line of announcements about yuletide attractions returning to the North East this winter.

Last week it was confirmed that Newcastle’s outdoor Christmas Market will also make a comeback next month.

The Christmas Market will run from Saturday November 19 until Friday December 23 and has been extended on last year’s event with stalls running up Grainger Street, the top of Grey Street and Old Eldon Square.

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The festive market will run for six weeks in the run up to Christmas as part of a host of yuletide events being held in the city with a focus on stalls run by local traders.

The Northern Echo: Newcastle's Christmas Market is set to return very soon in the run up to December 25. File photo of the 2021 market.Newcastle's Christmas Market is set to return very soon in the run up to December 25. File photo of the 2021 market. (Image: NNP)

Other events being held in Newcastle include the Grainger Market being given a festive overhaul including a Santa’s grotto.

The hugely popular Fenwick window is also set to return, with the big unveiling set to take place on November 6.

And plans are also in place for Hadrian’s Tipi and Stack to make a return in Stephenson’s Quarter, after the popular shipping container venue was forced to close earlier this year.

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