This is Sheffield at Christmas: your guide to festive Sheffield

This is Sheffield at Christmas

Twinkling lights and glittering ice. Bustling markets and cosy corners. Streets alive with music and magic. The festive season is upon us, and Sheffield city centre is well and truly ready to embrace it with a new festive guide.

Launched by Sheffield BID, the Christmas version of This is Sheffield will help visitors enjoy the sights, savour the tastes and revel in the sounds of Sheffield at Christmas! Of course, there are also plenty of interesting things happening after 5pm throughout the festive season, and many are featured in the guide.

This is Sheffield at Christmas is a smaller version of the original This is Sheffield guide, which promotes all that is unique and independent in the city centre. The Christmas version features festive activities and Christmas events, fun ways to spend the holidays, festive tips, where to shop, eat out and more.

Highlights in the festive edition include Sheffield’s Christmas Markets, which will be open from Wednesday 15 November right through to Christmas Eve, with late opening until 8pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout.

There is also a comprehensive guide to what’s on at Sheffield’s theatres and music venues throughout Christmas, plus guides to festive food and drink, so you can make a night of it.

Find your copy of This Is Sheffield at Christmas in the city’s businesses, tourist spots, and transport points. Extra copies can also be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre and from the BID Office at Sheffield Technology Parks, Arundel Street, Sheffield or by emailing

We would love to see your pictures of festive evenings in Sheffield, share them using #SheffAfter5 and #ThisIsSheffieldAtChristmas on Twitter and Instagram. For the very latest on what’s on in Sheffield after 5pm during Christmas, follow Alive After 5 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.