There are now only 30 days until Christmas.
Sheffield’s Christmas lights have been turned on, baubled trees have popped up in every shop front, and the time of the Meadowhall/Fargate Yuletide rush is nigh. If you’re after fun things to do as the nights draw in- places to browse ethically sourced produce and locally made gifts, or to watch Home Alone somewhere with street food and mulled wine on tap- look no further!
We give you the definitive list of festive events, to keep your Christmas spirits high over these busy next few weeks!
Sheffield Ethical Christmas Market
25 November – 26 November
Foodhall / Sheffield
This festive market describes itself as being for local artists and traders “who are all making the world a better and more beautiful place.” Pay a visit to 121 Eyre Street this weekend to enjoy live music by artists and DJs, and to get in a bit of Christmas shopping at craft stalls held by local makers and traders. You can also enjoy food from Foodhall Sheffield, which describes itself as ‘a foodsharing social media platform for student accommodation which helps decrease food waste by instigating community dinners and events.’
Etsy Made Local – Sheffield Market
3 December – 4 December
Sheffield Town Hall
This market is part of a nationwide ‘Etsy Made Local’ initiative, taking place across the UK over the first weekend in December. This event will be taking place at Sheffield Town Hall, 10am-5pm Saturday 3rd and 11am-4pm Sunday 4th December. It will feature over 50 stalls hosted by Sheffield-based crafters and artisans from Etsy, the popular online marketplace for all things handmade.
Sheffield Students’ Union Christmas Night Market
9 December at 16:00
Bar One, Students’ Union, University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield’s first Christmas night market will take place at the Students’ Union, in Bar One and the SU gardens. It will also be open to the public as well as to students! The event promises craft and gift stalls, street food vendors, craft and German beer, as well as DJs performing from 9pm.
The Alternative Christmas Fair
10 December – 11 December
It seems there really will be a different Christmas market happening every weekend in Sheffield this December! Sheffield’s Alternative Christmas Fair, taking place at the Trafalgar Warehouse on Trafalgar Street, will bring together craft stalls from local traders, as well as street food stalls “serving the tastiest of winter treats”. With promise of a Santa’s grotto, entertainment, and magic, this sounds like a good bet for children.
Homeless Shoe Box Appeal Sheffield 2016
Saturday 10th December marks the last day of this year’s Homeless Shoebox Appeal in Sheffield. The Appeal aims to provide homeless people in Sheffield with a Christmas shoebox containing items from toiletries, to hats, scarves and gloves, to soups, coffee and chocolate. Boxes can be made up for boys, girls, women, men, the young, the old, and even dogs! There are shoebox drop-off points across Sheffield and other South Yorkshire towns. Visit the charity’s Facebook page for information on how to get involved with this festive and fun charity initiative.
Village Screen Christmas at 92 Burton Road
16 December – 17 December
92 Burton Rd
On Friday 16th and Saturday 17th December, the warehouse at 92 Burton Road will be “transformed into a beautiful Christmas cinema, complete with Christmas music, street food by I Knead Pizza, Nether Edge Pizza and Dim Sum Su, a fully stocked bar, hot drinks and sweet patisseries by The Depot Bakery, as well as some special Christmas surprises!” There will be a special screening of Home Alone at 6pm on Friday 16th December and on Saturday 17th December there will be a screening of Miracle on 34th Street at 2.30pm, followed by a screening of Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands. Tickets are still available here.
We’ll be updating this page with more festive events over the coming weeks. If there are any we’ve missed that you think should be on this list, let us know via Twitter @JUS_News