7 of the best ways to spend an evening at Teesside Park

Looking for things to do in Stockton-on-Tees in an evening?

Whether it’s enjoying a catch up over dinner and cocktails with friends, indulging in a bit of after-hours retail therapy or sitting back, relaxing and enjoying a movie, it’s time to seize the moment and enjoy a festive evening out at Teesside Park.

With stores open until 8pm, and many restaurants and leisure operators open until 10 or 11pm, we’ve got plenty to tempt you with.

To help with your planning, we’ve created our guide to making the most of your time.


1. Turn up the heat at Nando’s

Head to Nando’s to taste the legendary flame-grilled PERi PERi chicken dishes and mouth-watering sides.

This festive season, Nando's have even introduced Peri Peri Gravy as well as the return of the Fino Pitta


2. Get social Christmasing at Pizza Express

For the festive season this year, Pizza Express is serving up its delicious festive menu of Italian favourites that are sure to bring the 'Buon Natale' to Teesside.

It’s the perfect stylish spot to meet up with friends, and for some festive sparkle, add a drinks pairing, from £9.95.  Kick off with the famous Dough Balls and Prosecco. Pair your pizza with a crisp, chilled glass of Picpoul or a refreshing Peroni. And enjoy your dessert with an Italian classic Limoncello!


3. Make every night a Friday night

Image of Baileys Chocolate cocktail provided by Fridays

Image of Baileys Chocolate cocktail provided by Fridays

Whether you’re planning a family get together, a long overdue catch up with friends or the office Christmas party, Friday's has a treat that yule love.​ Between 16th Nov and 26th Dec you can get the perfect 3 course festive menu - Visit the Fridays website to book your table

With flowing cocktails and charismatic bartenders, every night feels like a Friday night at Fridays! Choose from a whole host of amazing cocktail creations, from a Pornstar Martini and Tequila Sunrise to a Moscow Mule, Old Fashioned or Paloma. Pair them with a freshly made to order flame-grilled burger or tender 28-day aged seasoned steak and make it a night to remember.

There are also plenty of no and low alcohol cocktails on offer, from a Grapefruit Seltzer to a Ginless Garden, as well as fish and vegetarian food options to cater to all.


4. Make room for a sweet treat at Hotel Chocolat

A chocolate advent calendar.

Image provided by Hotel Chocolat

We’ve decked the halls, trimmed the tree… the only thing missing? The Christmas chocolates —the advent calendar to count down the days, the warming hot chocolate to come home to, the ribbon-wrapped Christmas chocolate gifts for your Nice List. 

Satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy an evening treat during an after-dinner stroll or to round off an evening of retail therapy. Hotel Chocolat specialises in luxury chocolates made on its own organic, eco conscious cacao farms. 


5. Grab a friend and shop your party season wardrobe

Four friends laughing and hugging wearing River Island clothing.

Image provided by River Island

It’s time to enjoy shopping in real life again! With a whole host of Teesside Park shops – from Next, JD Sports, River Island and H&M to Pandora, Superdry and TKMaxx – enjoy some late-night retail therapy and stock up on essentials.

Why not make a trip out of it and bring your best friend along? They can help you pick the perfect outfits, encourage you to try on new styles and after the shopping is done, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants at Teesside Park.

Our stores are open until 8pm each evening and are usually a little quieter after 6pm, so visiting us in the evening is a good way to shop at a more leisurely pace.


6. Enjoy a movie at Showcase Cinema de Lux

Head to Showcase Cinema de Lux to catch the latest highly anticipated releases, from West Side Story to House of Gucci and so much more.

If you're in the mood for a Christmas classic, Showcase Cinema de Lux are screening festive favourites , ElfHome Alone and Polar Express to get you in the Christmas spirit.


7. Live life in the fast lane at Hollywood Bowl

If you’re looking for a more unusual way to reconnect with friends and family, then a group activity is one to consider.

This Christmas their Jingle Bowls packages are a great way to catch up for a party thats filled with festive fun plus food and drinks.

It’s worth checking out their website in advance too, as you’ll often some great deals and discounts.

Find a full list of our stores, restaurants and leisure operators as well as our opening times, on our Eat Drink and Shop page.

Bowling alleys with diner in the background


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