A guide to Christmas in Barnsley

SANTA'S GROTTO

Alhambra Shopping Centre
Friday 1st December - Sunday 24th December

We are very excited to be working with Barnsley Hospice again this year to bring you Santa's Grotto. With the help of local company, Osborne Technology we have added a NEW 4D interactive Christmas movie.

Located on the lower level outside Iceland we will have a traditional Santa's Grotto staffed by volunteers from the much loved Barnsley charity, Barnsley Hospice. The Hospice is a charity that provides specialist palliative care and support to hundreds of local people and their families each year.

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FESTIVE DECORATIONS

Elsecar Heritage Centre
SAT 25TH NOV - SAT 23RD DEC

Have a go at self-led crafts in our Visitor Centre and get creative, make your own beautiful Christmas decorations to take home with a different activity each week!

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PRINT YOUR OWN LINO-CUT CHRISTMAS CARDS

Cooper Gallery
Wednesday 29th November

Create and print your own Christmas card design with West Yorkshire Print Workshop. You will be shown how to safely cut simple festive images and patterns from a piece of lino material, ink your design and print using a printing press or wooden spoon. No experience necessary. Tickets available here.

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CHRISTMAS MARKET ETSY AND MADE LOCAL AT THE DIGITAL MEDIA CENTRE

Barnsley Town Centre
Saturday 2nd December

We will be showcasing a handpicked collection of local Etsy shops and be bringing the Digital Media Centre to life with unique craft stalls, food, drink and live music, creating a wonderful festive experience.

CHRISTMAS AT THE TOWN HALL

Experience Barnsley
Saturday 2nd December

Christmas is coming to the Town Hall, bringing with it an extravaganza of festive fun and activities for all the family to enjoy.You’ll find homemade gift stalls, the Elf Workshop, creative crafts, face painting, Santa in his grotto and much more… all whilst enjoying live music and a mince pie! Register here.

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FRIENDS OF CANNON HALL CHRISTMAS MARKET

Cannon Hall
Saturday 2nd December - Sunday 3rd December

Find unique Christmas gifts at this festive craft fair. There will be lots to see ranging from locally made arts to beautiful crafts. If you’re interested in booking a stall, please email: cannonhallfriends@gmail.com

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CHRISTMAS BAKING FOR ADULTS

Cannon Hall
Wednesday 6th December

Join the cook in the Victorian kitchen and start the Christmas celebrations by making mince pies with a twist and Florentine biscuits, perfect for sharing at your Christmas party! Booking essential.

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CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

Experience Barnsley & Cooper Gallery
Saturday 9th December

Drop in and get festive with a range of materials to create your own Christmas decorations. 11am - 2pm, free.

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STORYTELLING WITH SANTA - A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS

Cannon Hall
Saturday 9th December - Sunday 10th December 

What better way to start the festive season than listening to a Christmas story told by Father Christmas himself. The storytelling will take place in the stunning surroundings of the beautifully decorated ballroom. Children can write their letter to Santa, hear a heart-warming story and then meet the main man himself to collect a gift. Tickets available here.

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SUPER SATURDAY 9TH DECEMBER

Barnsley Town Centre
Saturday 9th December

Our Christmas Super Saturdays in Barnsley Town Centre are filled with festive entertainment throughout December for you to enjoy while you do your christmas shopping! For more information on what’s going on, visit here.

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HANDMADE CHRISTMAS DECORATION WORKSHOP

Cannon Hall
Monday 11th December

Join us in the walled gardens for a free drop in Christmas workshop for lottery players. You will be using materials gathered from the historic park and gardens to make your own festive decoration to take home.

Bring your lottery ticket to get in for free.

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FAMILY CHRISTMAS TABLE NAME PLACES

Cooper Gallery
Saturday 16th December

Come along as a family to this artist led workshop and create stunning printed name places for your Christmas table. Book tickets here

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CHRISTMAS CRACKERS

Experience Barnsley
Saturday 16th December

Drop in and make crackers for your Christmas table! 11am - 2pm | Free, donations welcome.

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WORSBROUGH MILL FESTIVE WEEKEND

Worsbrough Mill
Saturday 16th December - Sunday 17th December

Come along for Santa’s Grotto, festive face painting, Christmas crafts, food, drinks and music, 10am-8pm. £6.50 per person, Tickets available on the day.

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CHRISTMAS DAY AT WORTLEY HALL

Wortley Hall
Monday 25th December

Come and celebrate your Christmas Day at Wortley Hall this year. Sit back and relax with family and friends while our staff take care of you. Start the day with a glass of bubbly and canapes, followed by a traditional four course dinner. Why not take a stroll after lunch around our gardens and enjoy a special day with those you love.

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NEW YEARS EVE AT WORTLEY HALL

Wortley Hall
Sunday 31st December

Arrive in your finery for a welcome drinks reception with canapes before being shown to your table to enjoy our amazing four course meal. After dinner, dance the night away with live music and the welcome in 2017 with our resident DJ and a glass of bubbly to toast the new year at midnight!

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