It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year once again and in Leopold Hotel Sheffield, preparations are underway to make this the best Christmas ever. Winter in Sheffield is a special time when we welcome families, friends and colleagues to our hotel to celebrate another year together. The streets are filled with busy shoppers, fairy lights and lots to see and do. You still have time to plan a fun festive trip to Sheffield. Book our best available rates exclusively on our website. Here are some of the highlights of Winter in Sheffield
Sheffield Winter Garden
One of the highlights of Winter in Sheffield and something that makes us stand out from other UK cities is our beautiful Winter Garden. Located next to the peace gardens and the Millennium Gallery, other great spots to add to your ‘things to do in Sheffield list’, the gardens contain one of the largest temperate glasshouses to be built in the UK during the last hundred years. The formidable greenhouse is more than 2,500 plants from around the world, is 70 metres long and 22 metres high, large enough to house 5,000 domestic greenhouses! It’s especially beautiful in winter, lighting up the area with its warm glow and toasty inside.
Christmas Shopping in Sheffield
One of the main shopping experiences in Sheffield is Meadowhall, a shopping centre slightly off the beaten track which has a great array of high-street shops. It is a hop on the Supertram outside the hotel and door to door your journey is fuss free and without any queuing. It’s a perfect one-stop shop for all of your high-street gifts, designer wardrobe lovers and enviable home designs. Walkable from the Leopold is the Devonshire Quarter, Ecclesall Road and the Antiques Quarter are great for independent shopping. You’ll find a great mix of local makers, vintage treasures and designer boutiques; it’s an eclectic mix of shops, bars and restaurants and great for unusual Christmas gifts.
Sheffield Christmas Market
The ultimate shopping experience at Christmas has to be a Christmas Market. This year, support small businesses and fill Santa’s sack with unique and wonderful gifts from local traders. The market has grown from a handful of locals to over 50 festive log cabins and this year over 80% of the traders are from the immediate area. There is an alpine bar so you can warm up as you shop and a food section containing traditional German sausage grill, pizza, chimney cake, churros and many other food and drink experiences. Little ones can also meet the big man himself in Santa’s Grotto
Panto in Sheffield
There is nothing like the shout of ‘he’s behind you!’ to ring in Christmas in Sheffield! This year there are a great selection of pantos to choose from, all a short walk from our Sheffield hotel accommodation. The Lyceum has chosen Jack & the Beanstalk as their annual panto this year. starring drama and soap actor, Wendi Peters, legendary Sheffield Dame Damian Williams, Britain’s Got Talent’s Maxwell Thorpe and many other familiar faces. You won’t want to miss this hilarious retelling. Manor Operatic Society is showing Cinderella – The Fairy Godmother of all Pantomimes in 2022 & 2023. Enjoy a fun-filled family panto that promises to be bigger and better than ever with this all-singing, all-dancing cast. Check local theatres for tickets and availability.
‘Find Your Hero’ Ice Show in Sheffield
This year, Sheffield City Trust has added something extra special to the festive calendar. Wrap up well and head to ICE Sheffield for ‘Find Your Hero’, a huge ice show with many never seen before costumes and moves performed by over 150 local skaters. The performers range from local legends to members of the learn to skate program. You enjoy performances, dancing and music from your favourite characters from Toy Story, Encanto, Shrek, Little Mermaid and many more. It’s a truly unique experience not easily forgotten and it’s suitable for children of all ages.
Book your winter break to Sheffield today, enjoying our best available rates exclusively on our website. We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones for a winter break in Sheffield you won’t forget.