Sheffield's Best Christmas Events To Get You In The Festive Spirit
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Sheffield's Best Christmas Events To Get You In The Festive Spirit

Caitlin Hart November 19, 2022

With Christmas just a few weeks away, cities across the country will be lighting up the streets and holding events to get residents in the Christmas spirit. We have compiled Sheffield’s best Christmas events to get you feeling a little more festive.

Sheffield Christmas Markets

Sheffield’s best loved Christmas markets make their return today! Running from 17 November and all the way through December, expect Yorkshire pudding wraps, churros, a host of independent shops and of course, the famous alpine bars. Grab a drink, do your Christmas shopping or hit the fairground rides. There will be over 50 market stalls, running across Fargate, the Peace Gardens and the Moor from 10am-6pm every day. The Christmas markets are Sheffield’s favourite way to get into the festive spirit.

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Christmas Lights Switch On

Sheffield’s Christmas light switch on takes place on 20 November this year and will be a full afternoon event. In Barker’s Pool and Town Hall Square from 2pm-6pm, expect street entertainers, choirs, dancers and a fairground. The main event, the light switch on, will take place at 6pm and be followed by fireworks, which can be seen from across the city centre.

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Bauble Painting

Feeling creative? Fired Arts on Ecclesall Road are holding a Bauble Painting Workshop on 23 November. Ticket prices include two baubles, tuitions and festive nibbles, a more creative way to get ready for Christmas, and a great way to decorate your student room.

Santa’s North v Midlands v South Bar Crawl

Code’s famous bar crawls take a Christmas twist each December. Take part in Santa’s bar crawl down West Street, visiting your favourite spots, including Code’s new bar, Duo! The crawl takes place on 8 December and tickets are just £5, which includes your Christmas bar crawl t-shirt. Expect plenty of Santa hats, cheap drinks, and a brilliant night down West Street.

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Caitlin Hart is a freelance writer for Freshered and a final year trainee journalist at The University of Sheffield. She is currently one of the Lifestyle Editors for Liberty Belle Magazine and has previously written for publications such as Injection Magazine, Empoword Journalism and Unifresher. Her writing typically focuses on politics and current affairs, in particular opinion and feature pieces, however she writes a variety of content for Freshered, including pieces on student life in Sheffield and entertainment and culture.