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Here's your definitive guide to Christmas events happening in and around Penistone in 2023!

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Christmas Events in Barnsley 2023

See below family Christmas events being held in Barnsley this year.

Barnsley Bright Nights 2023

Penistone Christmas Lights Switch On

Barnsley Bright Nights is back for 2023! This year’s theme is 'Connect' – using light and art to bring our communities together. 
It all starts on Friday 24 November with the Christmas lights switch-on, featuring a spectacular festive projection in The Glass Works Square.
Follow the Light Art Trail at venues across the town center and enjoy the big illuminated parade for our fantastic finale on Saturday 25 November
When? Friday 24 and Saturday 25 of November 2023 at 17:00 to 20:30
Where? : The Glassworks Barnsley
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Christmas at the Town Hall 2023

Penistone Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas at The Town Hall is back for 2023 and you’re all invited.
The doors to our iconic town hall will be opened on Sunday 10 December between 11am and 3pm where you'll find it bursting to the brim with festive fun for all the family to enjoy.
One of the most anticipated attractions will no doubt be the man in red himself – Father Christmas, along with his little helpers who’ll be eagerly waiting in their grotto to meet the children of Barnsley. They’ll also be handing out gifts to all the children on Santa’s good list.
When? Sunday, 10 December 2023 at 11:00 to 15:00
Where? : Barnsley Town Hall
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More info here!


Barnsley Christmas Markets

Penistone Christmas Lights Switch On

The Glass Works Square will come alive with over 55 festive stalls from local food and drink producers to festive gifts, crafts, and homeware, and the ever-popular street food vendors, combining traditional Christmas fare with flavours and tastes from all over the world.
When? Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 of December 2023 at 11:00 to 16:00
Where? : The Glassworks Barnlsey and Town Centre
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More info here!




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