These are five of the best things happening in Sheffield this weekend

There’s plenty happening in Sheffield this Saturday and Sunday – so for anyone making weekend plans, here are some of the best things going on in the city, from festive markets to food events, family activities and culture.

Friday, 29th November 2019, 4:00 pm
Updated Friday, 29th November 2019, 4:00 pm

Enjoy some seasonal cheer at the Kelham Island Victorian Christmas Market

Kelham Island Museum’s annual market with a Dickensian theme returns on Saturday, November 30, from 10am to 7pm, and on Sunday, December 1, from 10am to 5pm. Visitors can soak up the atmosphere as they gather under gaslamps and wander cobbled streets to browse over 100 market stalls, which run alongside festive entertainment, including a music hall stage with brass bands, choirs and folk singers. The market is divided into quarters – ‘Sheffield, Made’, dedicated to local artists, craftspeople and artisans; ‘All That Glitters’, which focuses on homeware, gifts and jewellery; the Christmas Shop, which sells handmade greetings cards, decorations and more, and Festive Food, featuring a traditional hog roast, wood-fired pizzas, Bavarian sausages, burritos, burgers and crepes. Mulled wine will be served and a gin bar will stock varieties of the spirit. Children can meet Santa in a grotto, make stockings and toys in Santa’s Workshop and have souvenir photos taken with their parents in a ‘S’elf’ie Sleigh’. Admission £6 per adult, accompanied children aged under 16 go free. A £3 charge applies to the Santa’s Grotto. Visit facebook.com/kelhamislandmuseum for more information.

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Kelham Island's Victorian Christmas Market returns this weekend.

Sheffield-born artist Lorna May Wadsworth’s homecoming retrospective, GAZE, continues until February and is open at the Graves Gallery from 11am to 4pm on Saturday. Her paintings of Margaret Thatcher, Derek Jacobi, David Blunkett, Tony Blair and Neil Gaiman are all included, along with A Last Supper – her reimagining of Jesus’ final meal with his Apostles.

Pick up a bargain at the Christmas Flea Market

The Abbeydale Picture House is hosting a seasonal version of its flea market on Sunday, December 1, from 10am to 3pm. Stalls selling antiques, clothes and all manner of bric-a-brac will be open inside and outside, alongside live music from Club Shefficana, wreath-making sessions, mulled wine and cider, and mince pies. Admission £1. Dogs are welcome.

Try ice skating for free

GAZE: A Retrospective of Portraits by Lorna May Wadsworth, showcases over 100 of her most striking images at the Graves Gallery. Picture: Chris Etchells

On Saturday, November 30, iceSheffield will be offering 100 free spaces for children aged between eight and 15 to try out ice skating. Parents and guardians can join their children on the ice and free ice skate hire will also be available to all attendees. The event has been organised in association with webuyanycar.com, who have partnered with British Ice Skating. See www.webuyanycar.com/ice-skating to book.

Go vegan at Fox Valley

The Fox Valley retail park, in Stocksbridge, hosts its monthly vegan market on Saturday, November 30, from 10am to 3pm. On the last Saturday of every month, a range of Vegan traders join the market selling everything from Vegan-friendly kitchen and homeware, to street food, cakes and beauty products. This weekend’s sellers include Ellis Fruit and Veg, Ananda’s Marshmallows, Old Bridge Bakery and a new addition, The Green Pepper, which specialises in hand-stretched, freshly cooked vegan pizzas. Singer Lewis Canner will be entertaining shoppers in the Fox Valley bandstand from midday to 2pm. See www.foxvalleysheffield.co.uk/events for further information.

The Abbeydale Picture House Flea Market is back with a festive edition. Picture: Dean Atkins
Free skating sessions are being offered this weekend at IceSheffield.
The Fox Valley Vegan Market returns this weekend.