NewcastleGateshead Virtual Christmas Market

Virtual Christmas Market

Before we get started… thank you for supporting our Virtual Christmas Market!


What is the purpose of the Virtual Christmas Market?

The primary purpose is to provide support to North East tourism, hospitality and retail businesses who have had their ability to trade significantly reduced by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Virtual Christmas Market provides a shop window for Christmas gifts which are available for purchase online from these businesses. The platform is designed to help consumers find Christmas gifts that support our tourism industry but also for corporate businesses looking for alternative gifts for clients and employees.


Links to Virtual Christmas Market to use in your social media posts

Virtual Christmas Market by category:


Suggested social media posts – please feel free to edit to your style and to suit your audience. Use above links.

Suggested post if your business is listed in our Virtual Christmas Market:

  • We’re thrilled to be included in the #NewcastleGateshead Virtual Christmas Market. Have a scroll and start your Christmas shopping from the comfort of your own sofa!
  • Christmas is around the corner and there are gifts galore on #NewcastleGateshead’s Virtual Christmas Market including a link to our online shop!

 Suggested posts to support the Virtual Christmas Market:

  • Cuppa in hand. Feet up. Christmas shopping is just one click away. Browse #NewcastleGateshead Virtual Christmas Market and find a range of gift ideas that will also support our local businesses. 
  • Browse the #NewcastleGateshead Virtual Christmas Market and get your Christmas shopping wrapped up. Not only are there unique gifts, vouchers and experiences to choose from – the added bonus is you’re also supporting tourism businesses across the North East.
  • Discover gifts for art lovers and foodies, theatre fans and thrill seekers – or give the gift of time and escapism this Christmas when you buy from the #NewcastleGateshead Virtual Christmas Market. 
  • Do your Christmas shopping from home & choose gifts from North East businesses:
    • Hotel gift vouchers for future city breaks
    • Experiences for active friends
    • A food hamper full of local produce
    • Gifts that support #NewcastleGateshead’s culture & tourism venues

Suggested corporate messaging for Twitter or LinkedIn:

  • 2020 has been a challenging year, not least for tourism attractions, cultural venues and hospitality businesses. @NGinitiative has created a Virtual Christmas Market to support these North East businesses that have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Tag us in on social media and we will share your posts: 

Twitter: @altweet_pet (consumers and leisure tourism audience)
Twitter: @NGinitiative (corporate)
Instagram: @MykindofToon
LinkedIn: NewcastleGateshead Initiative (corporate)



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