Christmas shopping in Sheffield city centre

Grab your Christmas bargains as the city stays open for longer this festive period.
Grab your Christmas bargains as the city stays open for longer this festive period.

Christmas has officially been switched on in Sheffield city centre, with help from a few familiar faces, including none other than this year’s Great British Bake Off winner Rahul Mandal. With a jam-packed programme of performances from young local talents, as well as our very own Brearley Bear, Sheffield was electric with excitement for the festive season to well and truly begin.

Now that the city is twinkling and poised for Christmas, find out which shops will be opening for longer to make sure we squeeze in as much shopping as possible.

Keep scrolling to find out where will be open for longer!

It’s not just the shops that will be open for longer this year – the Christmas Markets will be open from 10am until 6pm every day until Christmas Eve, with more than 50 market traders providing plenty of locally-produced food, drink and gifts – this year 85% of traders are from in and around Sheffield!

We haven’t forgotten about the Sleigh Bar - covering all your hot chocolate, mulled wine and other Christmas drinks treats needs from 15 November 10am- 10pm every day until 24 December, head to the bar at the top of Fargate throughout the festive season. Of course, THOR'S tipi bar will be back from 22 November for cosy drinks (and now food!) in the Peace Gardens.

Want to know more about shopping in Sheffield city centre after 5pm? You’ll find everything you need here.

Getting here

By car

Popping in on four wheels this Christmas (/need the boot space for all your shopping)? Make use of our exclusive parking deal, Sound as a Pound and park your car in a council car park or use an on-street parking space after 4.30pm on weekdays for no more than £1! Visit the council website to find out more here

This Christmas, Sheffield City Council is also offering free all-day Sunday parking in city council on-street pay and display bays and car parks from Sunday 18 November to Sunday 23 December, so you can spend less on parking and more on presents!

Q-Park is also feeling generous this time of year, and is offering discounted parking when you pre-book online using the code SANTA15.

Public transport

To find out more about getting into the city by bus or tram, visit Travel South Yorkshire.

Special Christmas opening hours in Sheffield city centre (find normal trading hours here).

Stay tuned as we’ll be updating this throughout the festive season.

Atkinsons, The Moor → Monday - Friday = open until 5.30pm

Saturday = open until 6pm

Christmas Eve = open until 5pm

New Year’s Eve = open until 5pm

Boots, Fargate → From 17 December = Monday – Saturday trading until 7pm

Bird’s Yard, Chapel Walk Monday – Friday = open until 6pm

Saturday = open until 5.30pm

Sunday = open until 4pm, on the following dates:

25 November, 9 December, 16 December 23 December

Christmas Eve = open until 4pm

Blacks, The Moor → open until 7pm every Thursday from 6 December

22 December = open until 7pm

Christmas Eve = open until 4pm

Boxing Day = open until 6pm

New Year's Day = open until 5pm

Burton, The Moor Black Friday (23 November) = open until 6pm

Cards & Gifts, Chapel Walk → open on Thursdays until Christmas until 6.30pm

Clarks, Orchard Square → Black Friday (23 November) = open until 8pm

17 - 23 December = open until 6pm

Decathlon, Eyre Street [open until 8pm every Monday – Saturday]

23 December = open from 10.30am (browsing). Tills open 11am - 5pm

24 December = open from 9am - 5pm

Boxing Day = open from 10am - 5pm

30 December = open from 10.30am (browsing). Tills open 11am - 5pm

New Year's Eve = open from 9am - 5pm

New Year's Day = open from 11am - 5pm

Debenhams, The Moor → Week commencing (w/c) 18 November = Monday – Thursday = until 7pm

Black Friday (23 November) = until 9pm

W/c 25 November = Monday – Friday = until 6pm

W/c 2 December = Monday – Friday = until 6pm

W/c 9 December = Monday – Friday = until 7pm

W/c 16 December = Monday – Friday = until 7pm

Christmas Eve = until 5pm

Boxing Day = until 6pm

New Year’s Eve = until 5pm

Dorothy Perkins, The Moor Black Friday (23 November) = open until 6pm

Fat Face, Orchard Square → Christmas Eve = open until 6:30pm

Green + Benz, Division Street → Black Friday (23 November) opening from 9am until 5:30pm

hmv, Fargate → (open until 6pm every night)

Thursday evenings =

6 December until 7pm

13 December until 7pm

20 December until 8pm

Hotel Chocolat, Fargate → open until 7pm every Thursday until Christmas

17 to 22 December = open until 7pm every day

23 December = open until 6pm

Christmas Eve = open until 5pm

Boxing Day = open until 5pm

H&M Thursday evenings = open until 7pm

John Lewis, Barkers Pool Black Friday (23 November) = open until 8pm

(Sunday ‘browse time’ starts 25 November to 30 December 10-10.30am (trade 10.30-4.30pm))

My JL Evening = 5 December = until 9pm

Extended hours from 10 to 28 December = until 7pm

La Biblioteka, Pinstone Street → From 25 November until Christmas Eve = Wednesday - Monday until 6pm

Lush, Fargate Thursday evenings = open until 7pm

From 3 - 22 December = open until 7pm (except for Sundays, which will remain the same).

M&S, Fargate → Thursday evenings = open until 7pm

Black Friday = open until 6pm

Christmas Eve = open until 5pm

New Look, Fargate → Thursday evenings =

29 November, 6, 13, 20 December = open until 8pm

21 December = open until 8pm

Christmas Eve = open until 5pm

Boxing Day = open until 5pm

New Year’s Eve = open until 5pm

Paperchase, Fargate → Black Friday = open until 7pm

24, 26 November - 5 December = open until 6pm (Sundays until 5pm)

6,8, 10-22 December = open until 7pm (Sundays until 5pm)

7 December = open until 6pm

Christmas Eve = open until 5pm

Boxing Day = open until 6pm

New Year’s Eve = open until 5pm

Primark, The Moor → open until 8pm on 30 November (pay day)

Schuh, Orchard Square → 19, 20, 21 December = open until 6:30pm

Christmas Eve = open until 4:30pm

Boxing Day = open until 5pm

Every Sunday until Christmas = open until 5pm

Sheffield Cathedral Gift Shop, Cathedral Thursday evenings =

29 November, 6 ,13, 20 December = open until 6pm

Spa 1877 Christmas Eve = open until 4pm

The Body Shop, Orchard Square Thursday evenings until Christmas = open until 7pm

TK Maxx, Orchard Square Until 29 November = open until 8pm Monday to Friday, 8pm Saturdays, 5pm Sundays

From 30 November – 21 December = open until 8pm Monday to Friday, until 7pm on Saturdays, 5pm on Sundays

22 December = until 8pm

23 December = until 5pm

Christmas Eve = until 5pm

Boxing Day = until 6pm

27 - 29 December = until 7pm

30 December = until 5pm

New Year’s Eve = until 6pm

New Year’s Day = until 5pm

The Perfume Shop, Fargate → Black Friday (23 November) = open until 7pm

13 & 20 December (Thursdays) = open until 8pm

17 - 23 December = open until 7pm

Topshop & Topman, Fargate → From 29 November = open every Thursday until 7pm

21 December = open until 7pm

Christmas Eve = until 5pm

Boxing Day = until 6pm

27 & 28 December = until 7pm

New Year’s Eve = until 5.30pm

Vulgar, Devonshire Street Monday – Saturday until 6pm

Black Friday (23 November) = until 6pm

Christmas Eve = until 4pm

Fed up of shopping already? Take the kids over to Santa's Post Office on 15 Barkers Pool for a free festive experience (and respite from all that shopping!). The interactive Sheffield Christmas Trail is also a great way to get into the Christmas swing with the whole family. Find out more by visiting www.sheffieldchristmastrail.com, or by following Brearley Bear on Twitter.