Following the cancellation of many popular Christmas markets, including both Leeds and Lincoln, organisers have confirmed that they indeed to go ahead with this year’s market in Sheffield – despite growing Coronavirus fears from other city organisers.
The annual market, which takes place across Fargate, Town Hall Square and Peace Gardens, is currently planned to go ahead from November 12 – however, organisers have assured fans that they will continue to monitor government guidelines, with 2020’s layout being amended to allow for social distancing.
Julie Wilson, a spokesperson for the markets, has said: “We are planning to go ahead with the Christmas market.
“Obviously continuing to monitor government guidelines and we will be changing the footprint to help with social distancing.”
This year’s markets will be open right until Christmas Eve, and will feature the popular Santa’s Grotto, the new Alpine Bar, the annual big wheel and of course, local vendors and stalls where visitors can purchase gifts and local produce.
While the Sheffield Christmas Market is preparing to welcome guests back this year, there is currently no confirmation whether York’s popular market will go ahead this year.