Over 16,000 people joined us in 2011 for festive food, entertainment and shopping across our ambient museum grounds, this year we're celebrating 30 years of Kelham Island Museum and are delighted to announce some exciting new additions in 2012! ...
Over 150 market stalls! Explore our exciting market quarters - from 'Sheffield, Made' and 'Festive Food' to our sparkling 'Christmas Shop' and 'All that Glitters' gifts and jewellery galleries. We're pleased to present 50 new stalls in our 'Dickensian Emporium' quarter located in Kelham Square in partnership with Kelham Riverside.
New for 2012 - Santa Industries Co. Join them at their busiest time of year! Meet our friendly Reindeer on your journey to meet Santa ... along the way youngsters can write a letter with our elves in Santa's Workshop where you'll also find Punch & Judy and Bird&Bee's magical Victorian Drawing Machine before taking a Kelham Island Flyer Miniature Engine Ride to meet Santa at his Grotto at Santa HQ*!
* a small fee applies to meet Santa at his Grotto at Santa HQ, all other activities are free of charge.
Honouring 200 years of Charles Dickens.Our enchanting Dickensian Folk will warm hearts and minds as they gather under the gaslamps and peruse the market, filling the air with Christmas cheer. You may even meet the man himself at our new Dicken's Corner stage!
Family Entertainment. Enjoy our traditional style Fairground with gallopers, traditional craft and skills demonstrations, the mighty River Don Engine in steam and Main Stage performances from local brass bands, wind orchestras, musical groups, choruses and choirs!