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What to do this Christmas in Sheffield

If you are staying in Sheffield for the Christmas break, then you will want to know what you can do to enjoy yourself.

First book next year’s apartment.

This task is best done ahead of the New year as everyone is picking off the best apartments one by one and they can all be gone very soon, leaving you with a smaller choice. Those who book early are often the happiest in their apartments, and of course get first dibs at staying on each year. Have a look at the availability we have here.

Plan a get together

Before your friends leave for the Christmas break, it is worth getting together to exchange gifts and cards. It is also a time to let your hair down and plan for the new year. Most of the usual student haunts will have various parties on throughout the season. Check out some here

Christmas Markets

Sheffield Christmas markets are throughout the city centre, along the Fargate and the Peace gardens. Fairground attractions and stalls selling all manner of gifts. From some of the stalls, the smells of the food and drink permeate and draw you in to sample their wares. Head down after dark for all the lights. Open from 10:00AM - 6:00PM Sunday to Wednesday, 10:00AM - 8:00PM Thursday, Friday, Saturday through to Christmas Eve.

Get your tickets

Get your tickets for New Years Eve parties early and you can save money. For a bit more culture head to the theatres for this years Performances of ‘Wizard of Oz’ and the pantomime ‘Mother Goose’, starring a Sheffield legend Damian Williams. In the New Year there is the ubiquitous ‘Nutcracker’ ballet. Sheffield theatre tickets can be bought here

Vegan Festival

The annual Vegan festival will be on the 16th December at the Sheffield uni student union. Join fellow vegans in tasting various eats and treats. There will be film screening and talks too.