Young freelance writer currently studying Computing in Sheffield Hallam University, enjoys visiting cafes, restaurants and events - documenting the experience is just a bonus.
Take some time out of your day to get into the mood for xmas
Every year around mid-November, Sheffield's most popular street Fargate transforms from a typical bustling, grey British street into a magical strip of wooden-log themed market stalls, festive food vendors and mulled wine/spiced cider bars. Fantastic for spending an hour or a night - this market is truly something special.
There are a few consistencies with this market, with the most popular being the Sleigh Bar, which will usually be the first thing you see as you walk towards the strip.
Usually bustling with people the sleigh bar is a truly unique way to spend an evening.
Although the makeshift building looks rather dated, it also catches your eye and draws you in with its statues of Santa, polar bears and other fun characters. But it isn't just the design of the stall which attracts visitors, their mulled-wines and spiced warm ciders are great for heating things up on a cool December evening after a long day of work, or Christmas shopping.
At night the market transforms into something magical.
The market isn't only good for drinking of course, it's also worth visiting just for the traditional German sausages. Every year I make the trip to have "The cheesy one", which is by far the best hot dog I've ever tasted - I know it's Christmas once I've had one. Besides this, they also have spicy and normal flavours which are all worth trying.
Besides the food and the drinking, if you ever need something quirky to give as a Christmas gift or an excuse to buy some fudge, candy or a million other random things such as rugs, sweaters, and crafted ornaments this is the place for you. If ever in Sheffield from November 16th - December 24th, this is a MUST visit for anyone and everyone.