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Victorian Christmas Market at Kelham Island

The Kelham Island Museum Victorian Christmas Market is set to return to Sheffield on Saturday 3 (10am - 7pm) and Sunday 4 (10am - 5pm) December, bringing a sprinkle of traditional Christmas cheer to the city.

Now in its 19th year, the much-loved annual event attracts over 12,000 visitors who browse the Dickensian themed market and enjoy the traditional Christmas entertainment.

Christmas shoppers can delight in discovering over 100 stalls (found inside and out) along the cobbled museum streets. The market will bear seasonal goods to suit every pocket, from ‘Sheffield, Made’ crafts and a’ Christmas Shop’, to ‘All that Glitters’ treasures and ‘Festive Food and Entertainment’. Festive traders will be dressed in traditional Victorian costumes to help you find the perfect stocking filler or unusual gift.

Visitors can gather under the gas lamps to experience the sights and smells of Christmas, with treats including, hot chestnuts, mulled wine, a scrumptious hog roast and taste sensations from around the world. Traditional entertainment will include a fairground galloper ride, Santa’s Workshop and an array of musicians, singers, brass bands and performance artists.

The museums’ ‘Dickensian’ Living History characters will wander the cobbled streets and spread Christmas cheer and visitors are warmly welcomed to come dressed up in your Victorian best!

The Christmas market is set within the heart of Sheffield’s industrial heritage. Families can explore the museums interactive galleries that tell the story of early industrialisation to modern times and learn why ‘Made in Sheffield’ remains a mark of craftsmanship and quality known worldwide, or marvel at the mighty River Don Engine in full steam.

Kelham Island Museum sits on a man-made island, over 900 years old, alongside the mighty River Don. It is one of the city’s oldest industrial districts that is now thriving with residential housing, real ale pubs and award-winning eateries.

General admission is £5 for adults (accompanied children FREE). Groups are welcome and are advised to call in advance for group incentives.

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