Sheffield has reinvented itself as a green destination, heightened by its location near the Peak District National Park. But it’s not just the surroundings that are worth visiting; the city itself is dynamic and fun. It’s a great city for live music, theatre, exhibitions and festivals. Sheffield Christmas Market is one such festival.
The Christmas market is next to the Sheffield Town Hall around the Peace Gardens, one of Sheffield’s most beautiful and historical sights. You can also experience Sheffield’s Christmas light show that takes place at Sheffield Cathedral.
Sheffield Christmas Market 2022
The Christmas market in Sheffield highlights local independent businesses and craft makers. Around 50 stalls line the streets in central Sheffield, which is growing yearly.
Sheffield Christmas Market dates: 18th November to 24th December 2022.
Opening times: 10am to 6pm, closing at 8pm on Friday and Saturday.
Location: The markets stretch from Fargate to the Peace Gardens and along to the Moor.
Reason to visit: Alpine bars, the Big Wheel, Santa’s Grotto for the kids and the Manger Christmas light show.
Specialities: Locally brewed beer, Yorkshire pudding, Hungarian chimney cake and Spanish-style churros.
Where to stay: Leopold Hotel is a well-rated, reasonably priced hotel, located only 2 minutes from Fargate.
Hotels near Sheffield Christmas Market
Sheffield city centre is ringed by several roads with the Peace Gardens at the very centre. I would suggest staying anywhere between Sheffield Cathedral and the Moor. The Moor is an indoor farmers’ market and food hall. Any of these areas are good options if you’d like to stay near the Christmas markets.
I recommend staying at Leopold Hotel. It’s a 2-minute walk to Fargate, the start of the Christmas markets and a further minute to the Peace Gardens. The Moor is just past the Peace Gardens.
Location of Sheffield Christmas Market
Christmas Light Show
Sheffield Cathedral continues its tradition with a Christmas light show. ‘The Manger’ is the central spotlight of this year’s illumination.
Sheffield Cathedral Illumination dates: 29th November to 4th December 2022.
Opening times: 10am to 5pm.
Location: Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street.
Tickets: Order online here.
Location of Sheffield Cathedral
Victorian Christmas Market
Located a 20-minute walk from the historic centre of Sheffield, Kelham Island is a great spot to enjoy craft beer and street food. Kelham Island Museum holds a Christmas market during the first weekend in December.
Kelham Island Christmas Market dates: 3rd to 4th December 2022.
Opening times: Saturday 10am to 7pm. Sunday 10am to 5pm.
Location: Kelham Island Museum, the city’s famous steelmaking history museum.
Tickets: Adults £7.50, children under 16 free. A limited number of tickets are available online in advance. Alternatively, buy tickets at the door on the day.
Location of Victorian Christmas Market
Plan your Christmas holiday with the help of my guide to the Christmas markets in the UK. Discover where to go, things to do and the best ways to experience UK food, history and culture.
Welcome to Sheffield has information regarding events and the best ways to experience Sheffield at Christmas. Their site is especially useful for finding places to eat out, including new openings, interesting food halls and craft food and drink makers.
Sustainable Travel Tips
The choices we make have an environmental and social impact on the places we visit. Try to implement these responsible travel measures when visiting the Christmas markets.
- Shop mindfully. Only purchase what you really need.
- Walk, cycle and use public transport to get around.
- Stay in a sustainable hotel powered by renewable energy.
- Avoid using plastic or buying items made or packaged with plastic.
- Try to eat locally sourced organic food where possible.
- Limit your consumption of meat and dairy.
- Be open to diverse cultures and experiences.
- Explore more than just the main tourist areas.
- Support the arts and attend local events.
Sheffield Christmas Market starts on 18th November and ends on 24th December 2022.
The Christmas markets stretch from Fargate to the Peace Gardens and along to the Moor.
Sheffield Christmas Market opens at 10am daily.
Sheffield Christmas Market closes at 6pm, except on Fridays and Saturdays when it closes at 8pm.
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