Kelham market set for snow-free return

Kelham island Museum Xmas Victorian Market Preview pic....LtoR. Master of the Workhouse(Chris Binns)Mrs Brownlow(Janet Ridler),Miss Haversham(Judith Smith)
Kelham island Museum Xmas Victorian Market Preview pic....LtoR. Master of the Workhouse(Chris Binns)Mrs Brownlow(Janet Ridler),Miss Haversham(Judith Smith)

A YEAR ago, all the preparations were wasted when unseasonably heavy snow forced the cancellation of Kelham Island Museum Victorian Christmas Market.

So perhaps there might be a little nervousness as organisers make sure everything is in place for the event next weekend when more than 100 stalls will be on open for business.

Events and marketing officer Niki Connelly said: “The snow thwarted us last year and everyone at the museum was devastated that we couldn’t hold the Christmas Market. This year we’ve gone all out to make up for it. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever before with loads to do for all of the family and some amazing products on sale.

“Kelham Island is such a magical place and the Victorian Christmas Market has been a staple part it for 20 years now.”

Visitors will find food and drink from Sheffield and from around the world. Traditional entertainment will include a fairground carousel, helter-skelter, swing boats, with musicians, singers, brass bands and performance artists taking to the stage.

Dickensian characters will wander the cobbled streets, and there will be the chance to look around the museum’s galleries.

The market is on Saturday, December 3 from 10am to 7pm and Sunday December 4 from 10am to 5pm. Admission is £5 for adults (accompanied children free).