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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 Penistone 2023

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

Santa's Visit to Penistone 2023

Penistone Christmas Lights Switch On

This year the volunteers will not be door-knocking, instead please listen out for the music and come to the end of your path or drive to get a glimpse of the big man!
Where? Penistone and surrounding areas.
Click here for all dates and times depending on location.
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Penistone Christmas Lights Switch On

Penistone Christmas Lights Switch On

The annual switching on of Penistone's Christmas lights!
Organised by Penistone Town Council.
Santa will be in attendance with his sleigh as part of the Santa's visit mentioned above!

When? Saturday, 2 December 2023 at 17:00
Where? : Saint John the Baptist Church, Penistone
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More details!


Baumbers Christmas lights

Penistone Christmas Lights Switch On

Lights switched on and followed by fireworks at 6.40ish  for approx 5 minutes. Anyone is welcome to pop by and join us.
We will have our light switched on from 4.30pm till 9.30pm every evening, up until new years eve. 
All money raised will be donated to the many local Charities in penistone.
When? Saturday, 25 November 2023 at 18:30
Where? : 18 Long Furlong
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Late Night Christmas Shopping in Penistone 2023

Penistone Christmas Lights Switch On

So this week on the 23rd sees the start of the Festive Late Night Shopping Thursdays in Penistone. 
Many shops and cafes will be open until 7pm in the run-up to Christmas.
When? Every Thursday open until 19:00 (23 November to 21 December) 
Where? : List of shops and cafes participating
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Tractor and Wagon Run 2023

Tractor Run 2023 Information

Tractor and wagon run starting at Goldthorpes Corn Mill, Lee Lane, Millhouse Green S36 9NN including a drive-by of the Penistone Christmas lights switch-on event at 17.30.
Arriving back to Crow Edge Community centre HD9 7TP for a night of music. Bar, Raffle and Auction plus prize for best-dressed tractor sponsored by TRS gas & plumbing.
All proceeds go to Penistone Gateway Club.

When? Saturday 2nd December starting at 4pm

Where? Goldthorpes Corn Mill, Lee Lane, Millhouse Green S36 9NN (click to view in Google maps)

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The Civic Christmas Fayre

Penistone Christmas Lights Switch On

Sam from Fields and Flowers will be back in The Tipi at The New Inn this year hosting Christmas wreath workshops.
What a great time to gather together and create festive wreaths whilst listening to Christmas songs and drink some mulled wine.
When? Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 December from 18:00 - 20:00
Where? : The New Inn, Penistone
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More Details and Tickets!


Beer & Carols with Thurlstone's Brass Band

Beer and Carols poster Penistone 2023

This is an excellent evening at Penistone St John the Baptist Church, not your typical carol concert, suitable for all the family and a bar too for those Christmas tipples.

When? Saturday 16th December starting at 7pm.

Where? Penistone St John's Church.

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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? : Penistone Paramount Cinema
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