Five great things to do after 5pm in Sheffield: 13 - 19 November

Welcome to our new feature, Five Great Things To Do After 5pm. Sheffield gets interesting after 5pm, so every week we are going to bring you some suggestions of great things to do in the city in the early evening. Whether it be dining, music, shopping or events, there’s always something to hang about after work for. Here are some suggestions for the 13 - 19 November.

Christmas Lights Switch On – city centre – 19 November

This year, different corners of Sheffield city centre are coming alive with street entertainment for one big switch-on event. Leopold Square will become a winter wonderland, The Moor is hosting a Christmas party and the Peace Gardens are hosting the main stage. Events start from 12:30pm, with the big countdown taking place in the Peace Gardens at 5:30pm. Keep an eye out for This is Sheffield at Christmas, our free guide to all things festive in the city centre, out now!

Sheffield Christmas Markets – from 15 November

On Wednesday 15 November, the Sheffield Christmas Markets will open. Stretching from the Peace Gardens down to Fargate, the markets will be open until 6pm (Sunday – Wednesday) and 8pm (Thursday – Saturday) until Christmas Eve.

Girl Gang Zine launch – La Biblioteka – 14 November

Girl Gang, Sheffield’s collective of artists, designers, thinkers and creatives, is launching a new zine, with celebrations taking place at La Biblioteka on Pinstone Street from 6pm on 14 November. Read more about the launch in Alive After 5’s entertainment section.

The Privileged – Theatre Deli – 15/16 November

Theatre Deli on Eyre Street is offering you the chance to encounter the Arctic’s whitest predator, with black skin. Join a well-trained member of staff as we enter the polar bear’s natural habitat and experience this animal like never before. Be one of the privileged few to say they have pet, played with, and fed a polar bear. The Privileged starts at 7:30, see Alive After 5’s food and drink section to find a great spot for a pre-show dinner.

One Day I Will by Vincent Tremeau – 99 Mary Street – 16 November

Head to gallery 99 Mary Street between 5:45pm and 8:30pm on 16 November to enjoy an exhibition by photographer Vincent Tremeau. Vincent has travelled the world asking children to dress as what they want to be when they grow up with only the items they could find. The event is free, just reserve your place on Eventbrite.

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