stadiuminside - resizedONE of the country’s top sports grounds is giving partygoers a Christmas …with Bells On, this year.

Newcastle United’s St James’ Park stadium is pulling out all the stops next month with a calendar of festive lunches, dinners and parties – the highlight of which will be an evening of glitz and glamour.

On Friday 19 December, the stadium plans to give black tie guests a Christmas With Bells On – a premier league party, with fine food and entertainment.

Tickets are still available for the event, which begins with a Champagne reception followed by a four course meal, specially created for the occasion by chefs from Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, which manages conferencing and banqueting at the stadium.

A starter of Northumberland broth will be followed by a main course of either slow roasted chicken supreme or a vegetarian option of lasagne verdi.

Dessert will be a chocolate orange torte with clementine coulis and will be followed by a selection of continental and British cheese, coffee and sweet mince pies.

Along with Christmas crackers and novelties there will be a last night disco, while a caricaturist will be on hand to create lasting – and lighthearted – mementoes of the evening.

The ticket price of £75 per person also includes all house wines, single house spirits and draught beers throughout the course of the evening.

Samantha Doyle, area sales manager at Sodexo Prestige, said: “If ever a venue lent itself to a glamorous black tie event, it’s St James’ Park.

“What better way to kick-start the Christmas celebrations, than with great food, entertainment and company, at one of the UK’s most famous venues?”

For more information or to book tickets for Christmas With Bells On call 0191 201 8525 or e-mail candb@nufc.co.uk.