Kelham Island Victorian Christmas Market

Things to do in Sheffield this Christmas 2015

There are always lots of different things to do in any city during the Christmas period, and Sheffield is no exception. Here’s five top picks for the festive season.

Breakfast with Santa

This is the ideal activity for anyone who is in Sheffield with young children over Christmas. Taking place at the city’s iceSheffield arena in Coleridge Road, to the south of the city, it lets children meet Father Christmas in a specially designed grotto. They can share their Christmas wishes for him and will also get a choice of present to take away. For the rest of the family, the full Traditional Christmas Breakfast will go down well, as will ice skating rink and festive atmosphere. Cost is £11 for children, £12.15 for adults.

TTC Xmas Special: Mike Skinner

The former face behind The Streets is coming to Sheffield this festive season, performing a gig at the city’s popular Foundry venue on the 15th. Alongside Skinner himself, who will be DJing, Kiko Bun and Big Narstie have already been confirmed for the gig – with further artists also expected. This is obviously more suited to the younger people in the city looking to get themselves geared up for Christmas, with tickets costing between £8 and £12.

Sheffield Central Netmums Meetup Ladies Only Xmas

This event gives away a fair amount of the details in the name, being a get-together for users of the popular netmums website. It is being held at the Hotel Mercure Sheffield Parkway and offers those who have met via the website the chance to meet in person – with a three-course dinner, disco and Secret Santa all included. There is a fee although it covers the entire event, which lasts from 6pm to 1am.

Victorian Christmas Market

This is a unique Sheffield tradition, now in its 23rd year, and will be a great activity for the whole family. It takes place at Kelham Island Museum and has a Charles Dickens theme this year. Those visiting will encounter people dressed as characters from Dickens books, Santa and his reindeer, live music, a fairground and 120-plus stalls selling food, drinks and crafts. If the winter conditions are too cold for you you can always shop online and play some online roulette found on sites such as to earn extra xmas money. There will also be opportunities to learn about crafting yourself, with tickets free for those under 16 and £6 per adult.

Meadowhall on Ice

This takes place at External Oasis Courtyard and lets the entire family ice skate within a specially designed igloo rink. It is something that can be enjoyed by families, couples or those on their own and will certainly help you get in the spirit of the season. Ticket prices are £6.50 for adults and £5.50 for children, with sessions running for forty minutes.

There is something for everyone to enjoy in Sheffield this Christmas.

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