Christmas & NYE Nights Out
Just a small slice of what’s going on in Sheffield over the festive season! Here are your Christmas & NYE nights out…
Emergency Story Penguin
Studio // December 12 – January 2 // £10
The Emergency Story Unit is a secret organisation that deploy at a moment’s notice to wherever in the world there’s a story that needs to be saved. When news arrives of a stranded penguin all the way down in Antarctica, with your help maybe, just maybe, the penguin can be saved and tell her story once again.
City Hall // December 14 // From £12
The childhood classic is coming to Sheffield this Christmas and will be shown on a large screen accompanied by a live, professional orchestra. The enchanting live score is sure to produce a magical experience throughout – with the highlight being the famed ‘Walking in the Air’, sung by a young, local soloist. Not a dry eye in the house!
59 Minutes to Save Christmas
Crucible // December 4-24 // £10
Head down to the Crucible for an interactive headphone journey around the theatre, perfect for intrepid adventurers and brave parents! Christmas trees are behaving strangely, plus there are rumours of grumpy fairies and elves throwing baubles at shoppers! Someone is out to spoil the fun, the clock is ticking and no one can stop it but you – you have 59 minutes to save Christmas.
Antiques Quarter Vintage Christmas Market
Abbeydale Picture House // December 13 // £2.50
Shop local and pick up something unique this year at the Antiques Quarter Christmas Market, featuring over 70 stalls, live music, a vintage toy exhibition plus a vintage Santa’s grotto.
Arch 16 Victoria Quays // December weekends // £12.95
Turns out Father Christmas had enough of the sleigh this year and opted for a boat! Come and meet the jolly fella on a cruise around Sheffield’s canals. There will be mince pies and a glass of warm mulled wine or tea/coffee for adults and fruit squash for the little ‘uns. Of course, Santa will be dishing out some gifts on board too!
Santa, Elves & Sleigh Bells
Tropical Butterfly House// December weekends // From £8.50
At Tropical Butterfly House you can hitch a ride aboard a sleigh on your way to meet Santa at the enchanted grotto, then head to the elf workshop for Christmas crafts and activities. Alternatively, you can visit the nativity scene in the cosy stable before taking the kids to see the lemurs, meerkats, owls, snakes and the other animals you might find!
Christmas at Chatsworth
Chatsworth // November 7 – January 3 // From £11.50
Experience a magical evening tour through Chatsworth this year and journey through the scenes of the much loved Kenneth Graham classic The Wind in the Willows. Share the adventures of Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger as they celebrate Christmas at Toad Hall.
Carols by Candlelight
Sheffield Cathedral // December 11 // From £3
Join a host of special guests for a magical evening of festive delights, candlelight and warming winter treats. Enjoy an evening of sing-along carols, festive readings and performances from thee Cathedral’s very own Singing for the Brain group. Not only that, all proceeds will help lead the fight against dementia.
Santa at the Museum
Weston Park // December weekends and 21-24 // £6 (including gift)
The man in red and black is back, and once again Weston Park will be transforming their Arctic World gallery into Santa’s North Pole home. The big man himself will be there giving out quality presents to all the children on the nice list.
Last Laugh Comedy Club Christmas
City Hall // Selected dates throughout December // £18
Bring your pals and have a jolly old Christmas at the longest running comedy club in Yorkshire. Expect a brilliant night of comedy followed by the famous DJ Foxy’s cheesy disco. You’ll be kept entertained by some of the finest UK and international stand-up comedians throughout the month with a top drawer line-up.
Reading of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’
Upper Chapel // December 9 // Free
Come along and enjoy Dickens Fellowship member Mike Gardner’s characterful reading of the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge and his transformation from a miserable old miser to a much kinder soul. A little seasonal treat hosted in the beautifully atmospheric Victorian setting of Upper Chapel.
Kate Rusby at Christmas
City Hall // December 9 // From £15
After 15 years of enchanting audiences up and down the land, Kate’s Christmas tour has for many become as much a part of the festivities as the turkey itself! She and her fellow musicians perform fabulous songs brimming with the goodwill of the festive season.
Port and Cheese Tasting
Bloo 88 // December 8 // £20
Get merry with Bloo as they collaborate with StarmoreBoss for a night bringing you an informal and informative evening, touching on the history, style and taste of five specially selected Ports paired with perfect cheeses. Book a table at Bloo for 4 or more between 29-31 December and receive free prosecco!
BARS & CLUBS
Roxy Reunion: Christmas Cracker
O2 Academy // December 12 // £13.50
Get ready for a festive throwback to the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s as O2 Academy holds the ultimate fancy dress disco in honour of the legendary Roxy Club. Expect mainstream pop, dance and cheesy anthems from the past.
Leadmill // December 19 // £5 (Free entry for Dead Sons ticket holders)
Following what is sure to be a massive Dead Sons gig, Sonic will be throwing a huge Christmas party to celebrate DJ Adam Morley’s 25th year as Leadmill’s resident DJ. Guest DJ Steve Lamacq from BBC 6Music will be there, as will local rockers Drenge with a DJ set.
The Speakeasy Festival Special
Harley // December 26 // £3
See off the Boxing Day blues and swing away those extra pounds at the annual festive speakeasy event. Join the prohibition era with the finest jazz, rhythm ‘n’ blues, soul, vintage and electro swing music from resident DJs & special guests.
Mod For It/ComRock Presents: Xmas Special
Maida Vale // December 23 // Free
Teaming up to bring the best local and touring bands to Maida Vale, Mod For It/ ComRock Presents have booked in a huge array of live talent for their Christmas-Eve-Eve bash. Performing will be Dan Horsham,
Stephen Davies, Darren Eastell, Davey Wilson, Autumn In Eden and Tony Nicholson.
Industry Christmas Party
Viper Rooms // January 10 // Free entry on guest list
If you’re not quite ready to let Christmas go by the end of December (or you’ve been working your Christmas stockings off throughout the season), head to Viper for a delayed Christmas party. Expect ‘90s R&B, hip-hop and house music with DJ Lawrence James & The Homies.
Mod for It Live Special Extra Gig
Green Room // December 17 // Free
Catch a groove with the best ‘60s, mod, British invasion, ‘60s soul, motown, northern soul, ska, 2tone, indie, new wave and Britpop music at the Green Room this Christmas. Top tunes and an enjoyable evening guaranteed.
Big Shambles’ Mad Friday Christmas Party
The Washington // December 18 // Free entry before 11pm
Big Shambles (featuring Nick Banks, lead drummer in Pulp) will be performing a selection of pop-tastic covers and festive favourites. Reg Against The Machine: one man and his tacky disco machine open the night, leading the ceremony for Sheffield’s most surreal Christmas carol singalong.
NYE NIGHTS OUT
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Napoleon’s Casino // December 31 // £60
Bring in the New Year with Napoleons and enjoy an extravagant 4 course meal in their restaurant, with free prosecco at midnight and a DJ playing from 11pm ‘til late.
Soyo // December 31 // From £3
Round off the year with Community at Soyo, bringing you the very best in house, funk, soul and R&B music. You’ll be pleased to hear cocktails are 2-4-1 until 10pm and all advance tickets include a champagne reception – so let’s start the year as we mean to go on, eh?
The Great NYE Bash
The Leadmill // December 31 // £6
For one night of glitz and glamour, head to Leadmill for Sheffield’s swankiest Great Gatsby themed speakeasy event. A champagne fountain, photobooth, cocktails, dancers and fireworks will be there so make sure to get yer gladrags on to welcome 2016 – in style!
Genting New Year’s Eve
Genting Club Sheffield // December 31 // £64.95
Celebrate and enjoy New Year’s Eve in true style at Genting with a delicious 5 course meal in The Fahrenheit restaurant and complimentary bubbly at midnight. The casino will be open and entertainment will be provided throughout the evening.
The Plug NYE Ball
Plug // December 31 // £8.00
Bursting with glitter, glitz and all that good stuff is Plug’s NYE Ball. Don your most glamorous outfit and prepare to be showered with champagne and feathers whilst enjoying entertainment from the dancing performers.
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