Tickets are on sale for two special Christmas events at Mariners Park in 2020.

Amid the uncertainty and sadness of the coronavirus pandemic, the club wished to give its supporters and members of the public some events to look forward to and so took the decision to announce its plans for a Christmas party and Christmas Day lunch.

Should stringent social distancing measures still be in place in December and make either event impossible to hold, ticket holders will be refunded or offered the chance to switch their booking to another date.

The club’s pre-Christmas party will take place on Friday, December 4. Entertainment will be provided by singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Jodie Fitzgibbon, with a two-course meal and half a bottle of wine per person also included in the £19.95 ticket price.

Meanwhile, allow us to take away the stress of cooking on Christmas Day by enjoying lunch with us at Mariners Park.

The menu for the lunch can be found in the image below. Lunch is priced at £34.95 for adults and £24.95 for Under-16s, and at this stage we request a £10 deposit if you would like to book.

If you would like to attend either event, please call 0191 454 7800 or email info@southshieldsfc.co.uk

Tickets are now on sale for the New Year’s Eve party at Mariners Park.

Food and entertainment will be provided, with the event starting at 7pm.

Tickets cost £2 for those in the SSFC Members’ Club, and £4 for non-members. The £2 charge is only applicable if a membership card is produced at the time of purchase. It is one reduced price ticket per member.

Call 0191 454 7800 or visit Mariners Park to book a ticket and/or join the Members’ Club, which itself is holding its first event this Thursday, with a question and answer session with the joint managers of the first-team, Graham Fenton and Lee Picton.

Meanwhile, during the festive period, the ground will close on Friday, December 23, before reopening on January 4.

The only times it will be open between those dates will be on Christmas Day for lunch, Boxing Day for the match against Penrith (which kicks off at 2pm) and on New Year’s Eve for the party, unless another home game is arranged for that period in the meantime.

Thank you for your continued support, and we wish you and your family all the very best over the festive period.