Sheffield parks and public spaces set to sparkle in run up to Christmas

Sheffield parks and public spaces set to sparkle in run up to Christmas

As 2020 draws to a close, we’re all in need of some festive cheer, and although we can’t celebrate Christmas in the usual style there’s still plenty of ways to feel festive in Sheffield.

We might be missing the warmth of the Fargate Christmas Market, plus the usual winter pop-up bars but with twinkling lights, a fun children’s trail and even a Christmas Tree festival, Sheffield city centre is still fabulously festive.

Fargate, Pinstone Street, Leopold Street, Surrey Street, Barkers Pool, Division Street and Devonshire Street are gorgeously glowing with illuminations, while the giant bauble and present, along with the brand new ‘Sheffield’ sign, light up the Peace Gardens. The Winter Garden’s beautiful blooms are also enhanced with up-lights and an enchanting fairy village.

In addition, Sheffield’s parks, which have provided much-needed respite throughout the year, will feature trees, buildings and entrances lit in a festive theme making them even more beautiful and welcoming for everyone in our communities.

Endcliffe Park, Botanical Gardens, Weston Park, General Cemetery, Hillsborough Park, High Hazels Park and Norfolk Park will all see have a new festive sparkle and in the heart of communities across Sheffield Christmas trees will be popping up this week.

Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “Christmas is a time when naturally we reflect on the year we’ve had and feel gratitude for the many things we all take for granted. This year those values are more important than ever and as I look back at the remarkable things Sheffielders have achieved and endured I am moved with pride and appreciation.

“I know that this Christmas we won’t be celebrating in the usual way, but we still have much to be grateful for and plenty to get excited about. I hope everyone in the city makes the most of the little things this year and shares in the festive steel spirit that shines so brightly in Sheffield.

“We still have some way to go and yet more challenges to overcome before we can resume normality, but after leading this great city for 10 years I know that in true Sheffield style we will come through this stronger than ever. I want to take this, my final opportunity, to wish each and every one of you a very happy and healthy Christmas and the very best for the new year ahead.”

To make sure everyone remains as safe as possible and to prevent transmission of Covid-19 people are reminded to stay vigilant while celebrating this year. If out and about shopping or meeting with others always adhere to the latest Government restrictions, relating to the current Tier.

At this stage Sheffield is in Tier 3 the full list of restrictions can be found on the Gov.uk website. For all Sheffield’s festive ideas and activities visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/christmas 
Ashley Birch
ash@pushsheffield.co.uk
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