Visit Sheffield City Centre this Christmas

Visit Sheffield City Centre this Christmas

04 November 2021

Tis the season, as Sheffield City Centre is set to get festive with the return of the popular Christmas Markets, along with a whole host of treats and attractions.

Sheffield Christmas Markets                                  15 November – 24 December
Shoppers can enjoy that festive feeling as they browse a huge choice of seasonal goodies on offer from the traditional wooden cabins located on Fargate, Pinstone Street and around the Peace Gardens. Traders will be selling gifts, crafts and refreshments from 10am - 6pm, Sunday to Thursday and 10am - 8pm on Friday and Saturday.

The Alpine Bar also returns to the top of Fargate, open 10am – 10pm daily, for a chance to enjoy a hot chocolate or a glass of mulled wine. This year, a new double-decked ski lodge style bar will also be setting up in the Peace Gardens, providing another great place to grab a refreshment.

‘The View’ Big Wheel will also be gently spinning, offering you the opportunity to take a ride above the city centre and view Sheffield city from a different view. There’ll also be other fairground rides for families to enjoy.

Santa’s Grotto                                                            15 November – 24 December
Santa and his elves will be back in their grotto, at the edge of the Peace Gardens on Pinstone Street, right up until Christmas Eve. Come for a visit and let them know what's on your Christmas wish list – and whether you've been naughty or nice! The grotto doors will be open between 10am - 6pm on weekdays, 10am - 7pm on Saturdays and 11am - 6pm on Sundays.

Sheffield Christmas Lights Switch On                    Sunday 21 November
Sheffield is set to turn up the festive vibes at the Christmas Lights Switch On event, taking place across the city centre on Sunday 21 November. Festive celebrations will be taking place 2pm - 6.30pm and the illuminations will be switched on at 5.30pm.

In a change to previous years, there will be a dual switch on from the Town Hall Square and Barkers Pool. There’s plenty of entertainment planned, including street entertainers like Inca the giant animated polar bear, kid’s tv and film costume characters, balloon modelling, the stars of Sheffield Theatres’ panto, storytelling, craft activities, fairground rides and festive music.

The Moor's Christmas Party                                     Sunday 21 November 
To coincide with the Lights Switch On event, The Moor will also be filled with festive fun on Sunday 21 November! Taking place 11:30am - 4pm, The Moor will be hosting live music, pantomime performances, face painting and children's rides! 


Brearley Bear’s Christmas Party!                           27 November - 24 December
Sheffield BID’s annual Christmas Trail returns, with Brearley Bear embarking on another interactive adventure to help keep families entertained, while out and about in the city centre…

After so long without seeing any of his friends, Brearley Bear has decided to organise a Christmas party reunion. But oh dear, the party invitations have got all mixed up! He needs your help to find where to address his friends’ invitations to. Follow the clues around the city centre. Find his friends and the venues they’re in, so that Brearley can send out the right invitations.

Full details of how to do the trail will be posted on our trail website on 15 November. Visit the website to join the mailing list for updates.