CHRISTMAS: Eight of the best markets, pop ups and fairs in Sheffield this month

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‘Tis the season for celebration - and there is heaps of festive fun planned in Sheffield this month.

Here are some of the upcoming and ongoing events.

Dani Percival outside the Santa's Grotto at the Christmas Market on Fargate. Picture: Andrew Roe

Dani Percival outside the Santa's Grotto at the Christmas Market on Fargate. Picture: Andrew Roe

KELHAM ISLAND - Saturday December 5 and Sunday December 6

Travel back in time with a Dickensian celebration at Kelham Island Museum, from 10am on both days until 7pm Saturday and 5pm on Sunday.

There will be more than 120 stalls, a grotto and reindeer, performers, brass bands and choirs plus Dickensian characters and street entertainment. A hog roast and food from around the world is also on offer.

Adult entry is £6 and children go free.

Birdhouse Tea Company are holding a Yorkshire food pop shop in the Winter Garden through December - selling items as diverse as bucks fizz marmalade and a world exclusive coffee. Pictured is Rebecca English with some of the produce.

Birdhouse Tea Company are holding a Yorkshire food pop shop in the Winter Garden through December - selling items as diverse as bucks fizz marmalade and a world exclusive coffee. Pictured is Rebecca English with some of the produce.

LOWEDGES - Sunday December 6

Free selection boxes will be given to the first 100 visitors at this free market in the tenants hall on Gresley Road, from noon until 4pm.

There will be more than 30 stalls selling everything from candles to knitwear. There will also be singing, face painting and a 1950s barrel organ.

It has been organised by Greenhill and Bradway TARAs.

NETHER EDGE - Sunday December 6

The popular Nether Edge farmers’ market joins forces with a Christmas fair from 11am until 3pm.

To include more than 100 stalls, arts, crafts, gifts, food from around the globe, music, dancing and a Santa’s grotto on the bowling green.

The grotto is £2 per child but entry is free to the whole event. Stalls will be on Nether Edge Road and Glen Road.

KELHAM ISLAND - Thursday December 10 and Friday December 11

A former industrial warehouse is to host a street food festival and pop up cinema.

Tasty traders will takeover the ex-brewery building at 92 Burton Road, Kelham Island, for the popular Peddler Night Market on Thursday, December 10, and Friday, December 11. Both run from 5.30-11pm and have free entry.

Thousands of people turn out to the bi-monthly events with live music, food and drink.

Over the rest of the weekend, The Village Screen is to run a pop-up cinema showing Christmas classics Home Alone and Elf.

There will also be food, drink and a best Christmas jumper competition.

For tickets priced £10 visit www.thevillagegreenevents.co

HEELEY - Saturday December 12

Heeley City Farm is hosting its winter fair from 11am until 3pm - as well as running its popular rent a tree scheme again.

The farm looks after trees all year and near Christmas they can be rented by families for a few weeks and then be returned in January.

This year there is also a competition for the best dressed tree. Each tree costs £30.

The winter fair will include lots of food, crafts, a Santa’s grotto, clothing exchange, tea shop, music and demonstrations. Admission to the farm is free.

FORGE DAM - Saturday December 12

Festive goodies, family wreath making, mince pies and hot chestnuts plus children’s entertainment will be on offer at this popular Fulwood park from 10.30am until 3.30pm.

There will also be a vintage organ.

All proceeds raised will go towards the restoration of Forge Dam. Admission is free.

WINTER GARDEN - Until December 24

Birdhouse Tea Company, based in Nether Edge, is hosting a Christmas pop-up pantry selling carefully sourced produce from Yorkshire throughout December.

Customers can also build their own hampers with products such as a bucks fizz marmalade and a world exclusive coffee.

CITY CENTRE - Until December 24

Sheffield’s Christmas market includes the Sleigh Bar until 10pm every night and traders in wooden huts along Fargate and outside the town hall.

It opens from 10am, and traders are selling everything from artificial snow to personalised tree decorations, and macaroons to cheeses, until Christmas Eve.

There are also children’s rides and a Santa’s Grotto.

The market stalls are open until 6pm, apart from Wednesdays when closing is at 8pm. No entry charge.