Christmas is a great time to visit Sheffield and witness the town light up with festive cheer. There are a whole lot of themed events for you to choose from, whether you are travelling alone, with friends or with your family. Here are our pick of the best to really get you into the Christmas Spirit!

Christmas Market

Each year the town centre fills with happy shoppers and festive music with the arrival of the Christmas Market. Every year the market gets a little bigger and brighter, growing from a few stalls to a market packed with 50+ cabins. Find that one of a kind gift for a loved one and make it a Christmas to remember. The market also has many food stalls with a huge variety of sweets, savories and festive drinks to warm your belly while you shop. The market runs until Christmas Eve so you have plenty of time to get here!


Christmas isn’t the same without an annual trip to the theatre for some good old-fashioned Panto! Panto isn’t just great for the little ones but great for groups of friends or as an alternative date idea. You’ll have a hilarious, fun-filled evening and create memories to last a lifetime. There are many Pantos around the city including the story of the boy who never grew up, Peter Pan in the Crucible Lyceum Theatre produced by their award-winning creative team. It promises to be an evening full of belly-laughs and spectacular special effects.

Carol services

If you would prefer to celebrate the Christmas season in a more traditional way, make sure you catch one of the many carol services taking place around the city. Sheffield City Hall also have a variety of services to choose from, everything from lunchtime sing-alongs to full choral and orchestral concerts. Lose yourself in the sounds of Christmas and let the festive tunes, old and new, fill your heart with festive cheer and remind you of Christmases past.

The best part of Christmas (in our opinion anyway!) is all of the scrumptious food we have an excuse to eat! Smoked salmon, roast turkey and ham, glazed brussels sprouts and roast potatoes, we can feel our mouths watering already. Leopold Hotel Sheffield are offering an exclusive private dining experience for you and your friends or colleagues where you can taste the festive flavours in the privacy of your own suite. Prices start at just £24.99pp but be quick as places are very limited. To top it all off, you can indulge in some Christmas Pudding with Vanilla & Brandy Crème Anglaise. Yum!

If you are planning a trip to Sheffield over the Christmas break, book Leopold Hotel Sheffield as your luxurious yet affordable place to stay. Our four-star boutique hotel offers style, character and a fantastic location. From all of the staff and management, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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