The Nights Out Before Christmas
Looking to plan some festive merrymaking this year? We’ve got you covered.
Hagglers Night Market
Hagglers Corner // December 2 // Free
Hagglers Corner have organised their first ever night market, where you can indulge yourself in all manner of merriment. Head down and enjoy the retro vibes, arts & crafts, street food, resident DJs and live music from local acts.
92 Burton Road // December 2-3 // Free
The usual deal: a line-up of the best street food traders, craft beers, cocktails and live music. But with it being the last one before Chrimbo, there’ll be a nice festive twist.
Victorian Christmas Market
Kelham Island Museum // December 3-4 // Adults £6; U16 free
The 24th instalment of the ever-popular Victorian Christmas Market arrives at Kelham Island for the weekend. With over 120 different stalls selling everything from festive food to jewellery, it’s the perfect place to grab some unique stocking fillers, and, illuminated by authentic Victorian gas lamps, this year’s event will make you feel like you’re in the middle of a festive Dickens’ novel.
Last Laugh Comedy Club Christmas
City Hall // Selected dates throughout December // £20
Get down to Yorkshire’s longest-running comedy club at City Hall’s intimate Memorial Hall for a wide selection of both established and up-and-coming stand-up comedic talent. With food and a late-night disco also available, it’s the ideal Christmas night out.
Masquerade Ball 2016
Ponds Forge // December 3, 10, 16 &17 // £48
A fine evening of dining and dancing, indulge in a choice menu and enjoy live music from dapper chaps the English Gentlemen. DJs will then be on-hand playing a wide selection of floorfillers to keep the party going through the night.
The Burly Q Burlesque and Cabaret Winter Ball
City Hall // December 10 // £22.50
Following three previous sell-out Christmas balls, Burly Q have another evening of daring escapist entertainment in store. Featuring a line-up of internationally acclaimed performers such as Vicky Butterfly, Beau Rocks and Bonnie Fox, this year’s decadent blend of burlesque, cabaret and circus promises to be another belter.
Christmas at Chatsworth
Chatsworth House // November 5 – January 3 (closed Dec 24-26 and Jan 1) // Prices from £12
There are not many places that look quite as gorgeous as Chatsworth House come Christmastime. This year’s theme is based on The Nutcracker, and will see the house transformed into a festive homage to the ballet, complete with lavish costumes, decorations, wonderful stage sets and a few special surprises in store for visitors. Perfect for a family day out.
Christmas with The Overtones
City Hall // December 9 // Prices from £22.50
Back by popular demand, the Overtones bring their exquisite vocal harmonies to the City Hall for a set filled with an assortment of Christmas crackers.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Lyceum Theatre // December 9 – January 8 // Prices from £13.50
It’s the timeless Brothers Grimm tale for this year’s Lyceum panto, a perfect outing for the whole family. With this year’s strong casting, stunning costumes and hilarious script, it promises to be one of the most enjoyable yet.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Montgomery Theatre // December 17 // Prices from £13
Following 2015’s sell-out tour of The Snow Queen, APL Theatre is back with a brand new adaptation of the C.S. Lewis classic. Follow the four young evacuees, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, as they are sent to a grand country mansion and discover a portal to a new world through a mysterious old wardrobe.
Santa, Elves and Sleigh Bells
Tropical Butterfly House // December 17-24 (& weekends in December) // Prices from £9.50
There are all the makings of a great festive day out for all the family on offer at the Tropical Butterfly House this year. Meet Santa in his Grotto, take a magical sleigh ride through the winter wood, visit the elf workshop and meet the resident animals at the farm barn.
Disney on Ice presents Frozen
Sheffield Arena // December 14-18 // Prices from £19.80
Enjoy the spectacle of a fantastic winter wonderland on ice when the popular children’s phenomenon is brought to life on the ice. Join sisters Anna and Elsa and their pals Olaf, Kristoff and Sven on their journey, with special appearances from many other beloved Disney characters.
BARS & CLUBS
PPG presents Mall Grab, Byron The Aquarius & Ross From Friends (Live)
Hope Works Courtyard // December 9 // From £14
Local house and techno promoters Pretty Pretty Good continue their string of impressive line-ups with two Sheffield debuts for Australia’s producer of the moment Mall Grab and Detroit poster-boy Byron the Aquarius. There will also be 3-man live set from Ross From Friends and appearances from Sheffield-based producer Al Zanders, Banana Hill’s Cervo and the PPG residents.
Hunie Presents Maurice Fulton
Trafalgar Warehouse // December 3 // £8-12
Hunie follow up their first event with Jeremy Underground with another fine booking, Sheffield-based DJ Maurice Fulton, best known for his production duties on Crystal Waters’ ‘Gypsy Woman’, who will be playing a 3-hour set after Danny Wooton warms up the crowd.
Bluewave: In the Jungle w/ Jubei
The Harley // December 9 // From £6
Metalheadz favourite Jubei hits the Harley this month for a night of jungle-filled madness with grime/DnB promoters Bluewave, who have recently expanded to London. Guaranteed rewinds and bass-heavy breakbeats all night long!
Gatecrasher Boxing Day
Area Sheffield // December 26 // From £20
Nostalgia will be in no short supply this Boxing Day down at the newly refurbished Area, formerly Embrace nightclub, which re-opened this August in glorious fashion with Roger Sanchez. With favourites Aly & Fila playing a ‘23 Years of Gatecrasher’ set, what better way to burn off that Christmas dinner this Boxing Day?
Delve Deeper Boxing Day ft. Moodymanc
SOYO // December 26 // £3 before Midnight, £5 after
Manchester based producer Moodymanc brings his jazz-infused deep house vibes to Sheff this Boxing Day for local promoters Delve Deeper. With residents from Kabal and All Ears spinning all night in room 2, it’s bound to be one helluva Boxing Day blow-out.
NYE NIGHTS OUT
The New Year’s Ball
City Hall’s famous Tea Dances, now in their 84th year, are heart-warming, vibrant social affairs and their New Year’s Eve ball is no exception. Get on your dancing shoes and prepare to waltz your way into 2017 with style! Ticket prices include a drink to toast at midnight and entry to the glamorous Arches Bar which will be open throughout serving drinks and refreshments.
City Hall // December 31 // From £4.50
The Bassline Festival – Bassfest Sheffield Magna New Years Eve
If Bassline’s your vice then New Years Eve should be a no brainer this year, with all the finest connoisseurs of womps congregating at Magna. DJ Q and My Nu Leng will be battling it out in a b2b set, while man of the moment Chris Lorenzo headlines a 4 stage line up featuring over 50 acts with more to be added.
Magna Science Adventure Centre // December 31 // From £27.50