Great North Snowdogs Farewell Event


The Great North Snowdogs get a huge send off at Gateshead Stadium!

The Great North Snowdogs have been such a popular addition to the streets, parks and coastline of the north east, that it only seems right to give them a proper send off. 

Snowdog trail fans are invited to come and say goodbye at a special weekend of celebration at Gateshead International Stadium on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December. The Great North Snowdogs Farewell Weekend will see all 61 large dogs come together for the final time, at a special exhibition. As well as a last chance to see your favourite pooch, visitors can get into the seasonal spirit with an outdoor Christmas market including gifts and street food at a festive event for all the family. 

After the farewell weekend, the Snowdogs will be sold at a spectacular auction on Tuesday 6th December at Sage Gateshead. Here, they will find their forever homes and raise vital funds for St Oswald’s Children’s Service. Ticket for the auction are available now from

 Great North Snowdog - Bridge

General info and FAQ’s

Please note, The 50 minute time slot relates only to the indoor Snowdog exhibition. The Christmas market is not part of your time slot leaving you free to browse at your leisure.  Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the time stated on your ticket as there are likely to be queues.

Every person under the age of 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

 With 60 stations across Tyne & Wear Metro is a great way to get into the Great North Snowdogs Farewell Event. The closest Metro and bus station to the Civic Centre is Gateshead Stadium, which is a ten minute walk. There is ample free parking available in the stadium car park.