Sheff’s Alive After 5 this Christmas!
So it’s officially December and Christmas celebrations (and garish decorations) can officially begin! It also means Christmas shopping, which means stress and rushing about trying to catch the shops after work before they close. But fret not – Alive after 5 is here.
A concept by Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID), “Alive After 5” aims to keep the city centre buzzing after hours, and they’ve organised a few treats for us to make after work activities a little easier. Here’s just a couple of them:
A treat for non-drinkers
While we love a tipple at Christmas, it means the poor designated driver will miss out. Just show your car keys at The Head of Steam this month and they’ll give you a free Budweiser B: Free or Pepsi as a reward for your charity. The Budweiser B: Free provides the smooth tanginess of the real thing, with zero alcohol so you’re not missing out on the bitter, barley infused taste! That’s certainly something to HOP about…
Relaxed Christmas shopping
Authentic, festive Christmas market stalls line Fargate and the Peace Gardens, selling a variety of treats from luxury fudge to tapestries, trinkets and jewellery until 8pm. Thursday nights are now the late night shopping nights in Sheffield city centre as most will stay open ‘til 7pm, giving you a more enjoyable and relaxed Christmas shopping experience. You must stop off at Hotel Chocolat on Fargate for their chocolate infused mulled wine.
All drivers understand the horror of finding a place to park in Sheffield at this busy time of year can be a nightmare and expensive, which is why car parks across the city are offering reduced charges, so you can enjoy Alive After 5 guilt free. Various Sheffield city council car parks are getting involved, and Q-Park car parks at Castlegate,Riverside and Durham Road are offering a generous 25% off – Charles Street, Rockingham Street and Sheffield station are offering 10% off when you use the code XmasSheff1025 when you book online
For more offers on food, drink, entertainment and shopping, visit the Sheffield After 5’s website.