Christmas at the Hub 23

Plans are well advanced for a spectacular Christmas at the TCR Hub.

Here is a list of just some of the Christmas events taking place at the TCR Hub, Barnard Castle this Christmas.

  • On Friday 1st December 2023, the centre of Barnard Castle will be lit up by a magical community evening event, being organised by TCR Hub in partnership with Barnard Castle Town Council, Barnard Castle Lights Committee, English Heritage, The Witham and local businesses, supported by community groups such as The Clique and  Teesdale & District Lions Club. Details of the event are here, including Santa’s Grotto at the Methodist Parish Hall and details of the workshops are here.
  • The TCR Hub Gift Tree will be returning and we will be sharing how you can provide a gift for someone who might otherwise not have a gift to open this Christmas. Labels will be tied to our tree and if you wish to participate you can remove a label, buy the gift, return it to us, unwrapped, we can then sort and wrap and ensure that your gift gets to the intended recipient.
  • Santa’s Grotto will be situated in the TCR Hub on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December. Details of how to book are here.
  • We are looking forward to our festive Afternoon Tea for Veterans on Thursday 16th November, book here.
  • As Christmas approaches the need for care packages increases. We rely on our outstanding team of volunteers and we need even more during the festive period. Please email if you would like to volunteer.
  • As we have done for several years, we supply Christmas lunch at the TCR Hub for anyone who would otherwise be alone. If you can help with transport on Christmas Day, or if you think you might know of someone who would benefit, please get in touch. Email us on
  • The building will be closed between Christmas and New Year but our food waste collections continue. We need more volunteers to help with saving food from going to landfill.  Over the past 3 years we have collected 37,800 kg of surplus food from Tesco alone.  The majority of these collections take place in the evening between 8 – 8:30pm. If you have availability at these time on an evening and would like to help reduce food waste in this area, please get in touch with: or message 07841678049.


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