Christmas events in Sheffield 2017

There is a Christmas market untill 8pm each day untill Christmas Eve, including stalls and semi outside bars.

Sheffield handmade Christmas gifts at the museum all December

Sheffield has a history of local carols which are sung in pubs, there is a number of events throughout December.
2nd / 3rd December Kelham Island Victorian market.

There is art installations at the cathedral from 3rd December.

3rd December Nether edge market.

3rd December Etsy Christmas market.

Sunday 10th Antique quarter market

Sunday 10th December Chorus community choir concert City hall.

Saturday 16th / Sunday 17th 1940s Christmas

19th carols at the cathedral

Cafe Nero Salted Caramel

Cafe Nero are offering four Christmas flavours for Hot Chocolates or coffees: Clementine, Gingerbread hazelnut and salted Carmel.

I tried the salted Carmel hot chocolate. It looks pretty with the swirl of caramel in.

Does not taste salty. But the  caramel is a good strong flavour; more flavour than Starbucks fudge. A good sweet hot chocolate.

I went to the cafe on the Moor, Sheffield, after dark; the cafe and surrounded area were lit up. This is not just for Christmas! The lights on the cafe change colour hence, too pictures.

Starbucks Hot Chocolate  fudge flavoured and Chocolate Christmas loaf

The gold on top of the hot chocolate was pretty; but did not add to the taste. Hot chocolate was average, with the fudge flavouring adding subtle flavouring; would not have said particularly tasted of fudge. It could have had a much more intense fudge flavour.

I liked the chips of chocolate in the loaf otherwise average cake.

Sheffield Christmas Lights Switch On

The Christmas light switch on in the city centre brought crowds into the centre.

The moor had entertainment including Chorus choir previewing their Christmas show, a brass band playing carols, mini horses and goats, a traditional carrousel.

The lights on the moor were already on.

The other lights were switched on from a stage in the Peace gardens.

Packing away Christmas decorations from around the world …

Realised I’m not sure where I bought this angel. Possible with the two yellow decorations in Poland.


So took some photographs whilst remember of where I have collected baubles from and whilst I was doing it pictured the ones I have made from decoupage over happy evenings at Fired Earth.

Village in Poland 🇵🇱 during walking holiday.


Definitely bought a couple in Krakov  🇵🇱 at end of walking holiday, was it these two?


Budapest baubles; will not forget with these as they say Budapest on them!


Berlin baubles which can also double as Easter decorations.


Prague decorations.

Ready to be packed away with the decoupage stars I have made.


The other baubles I have made.


London themed decoupage baubles.

The rest of the baubles individually.

The best hot chocolate in Sheffield.

The  best hot chocolate is served in Cocoa Choclate shop on Ecclesall road.  Well  the type I like best anyway! Which is being very near to melted chocolate. The best ever example being in a hotel that I can not specifically recall in Spain. That hot chocolate was so thick a skin started forming on it. For some this type of hot choclate would be too rich, but it is what I like!

My favourite hot chocolate at Cocoa  is the black Forrest which includes two strongly brandied cherries 🍒 which sink to the bottom of the pretty tea cup. I also like the full monty without the nuts. Or best of both worlds; full monty with no nuts and addition of the bandied cherries. I was also impressed by the Snowball hot choclate (a coconut concoction) that I sampled before Christmas; very festive.