Video: Leisure Centre Was Christmas Shopping Haven

The venue was packed with shoppers looking for the perfect Christmas gift and traders from across the North East selling everything from Christmas cards and decorations to jewellery, handmade soaps, and chocolate. Local businesses such as Dicksons and Minchella also had stalls at the festive fair. Traders said it was fantastic to be involved in the Yuletide shopping event. Caroline Tullis, from South Shields, was selling handmade wreaths and bespoke Christmas gifts on her stall. She said: Its a really Isaac Dabah good opportunity for people to come into the town and have a look around. I would have loved for it to be where it was meant to be, but I think its great that it went ahead considering everything that has happened.