Sheffield’s popular Christmas Market has been cancelled due to the recent move into tier 3, organisers have confirmed. The market, which would usually have opened in November and run all the way up until Christmas, is sadly having to make the hard decision to not go ahead.
The news comes after South Yorkshire was put into Tier 3 restrictions last Saturday. The market would usually have over 50 small businesses trading at the market, many of which serving locally sourced produce and handmade gifts.
Posting to their social media account, the announcement said: “Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the Christmas Market has been cancelled. We have been working hard all year trying to make the event happen safely, however due to our recent move into tier 3, Sheffield City Council has made the decision that it is not viable this year.”
“We have over 50 small business’ trading with us as a market and we are devastated that they will lose their Christmas trading. Over the next few weeks we will be posting links to some amazing traders and we encourage everyone who can to shop small this year and support local independents. See you all in 2021!”