I love this time of year when all the little hints (or giant ones depending on where you're looking!) that Christmas isn't too far away are appearing. There's frosty mornings, bright red berries on bushes, the robin sat on the garden fence every morning ... and lots of Christmas markets! I love the great choice they offer of unique gifts and decorations that you'd can't get elsewhere and I'm always amazed by how much creative talent there is locally.
I've already been to three that were all different in their own way and bought a few gift, decorations and foody treats. And there are a lot more to come. If you're lucky enough to be in the Sheffield area between now and Christmas take the opportunity to look at these:
Burton Street Christmas Fair, Hillsborough
Christmas Market, Channing Hall, city centre
Ridgeway Christmas Farmer's and craft market
23rd & 24th
Whirlow Hall Farm Christmas Fayre
Hillsborough Sports Arena Christmas fair
Nichols Christmas Fair, Nichols Building
Tapton Hall food and craft fair
Vintage and craft Christmas market, St Mary's Church
Nether Edge Christmas Market
Wentworth Woodhouse Christmas Fayre
Sheffield Up Market, University of Sheffield
Elsecar Heritage Centre, Unique Xmas gift fair
And every Saturday Morning there are festive treats on sale at Sheffield Country Markets in Broomhill.
There are lots of opportunities to get ready for Christmas or just get into the spirit of the season at these and lots of other venues too.