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Here are details of some of the Christmas events being held in and around Penistone offering some festive fun, family time and unique gifts. By attending these Christmas events and supporting local businesses, it's a great way to support our towns and villages as they recover from the pandemic.

Santa's Sleigh is on its' Way...

Santa returns to spread the Christmas magic in 2021!

Santa is liaising closely with the Penistone-based charity group, Penistone Round Table (1094) this year in organising his annual visit. Check out the itinerary below that shows where and when Santa will be passing your home to check all the boys and girls are behaving themselves ahead of the Big Day. When it's getting close to the time for his visit, you'll be able to listen out for Santa's favourite TUNES being blasted out of his sleigh. When you hear the music, just come to the end of your path or drive to get a glimpse of the big man himself! Don't forget to be on your best behaviour.

All donations are welcome - and to make this as easy and as safe as possible, the Penistone Round Table (and Santa) are encouraging ONLINE donations. You can donate by following this link:

You can also text PRTSANTA and the amount you wish to donate to 70085. For example, PRTSANTA 5 to donate £5.

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Fri, 3rd - 5.30pm, Dodworth North
Sat, 4th - 4pm, Penistone Christmas Lights Switch-on
Sat, 4th - 5pm, Silkstone Common
Sun, 5th - 3.45pm, Cubley
Thurs, 9th - 6pm, Thurgoland and Green Moor
Fri, 10th - 6pm, Oxspring
Sat, 11th - 3.45pm, Thurlstone and Millhouse Green
Sun, 12th - 3.45pm, Spring Vale
Thurs, 16th - 6pm, Ingbirchworth and Wellhouse Lane
Fri, 17th - 6pm, Silkstone
Sat, 18th - 3.45pm, Penistone Centre
Sun, 19th - 3.45pm, Dodworth Centre
Weds, 22nd - 6pm, Wentworth Road and Rockside
Thurs, 23rd - 6pm, Hoylandswaine

Fox Valley Festive Market 2021

Running from 10am to 4pm on the 4th and 5th of December 2021 (first weekend of December) at Fox Valley, Stocksbridge. There will be 20 local traders each day, selling their wares. There's also the new "The Range" shop which opened this year at Fox Valley!

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Penistone Christmas Market and Lights Switch-on

Saturday 4th December 2021. A festive market will be held in the Market Barn opposite Tesco - An ideal opportunity to pick up some remaining Christmas gifts for loved ones and stocking fillers! The Penistone Christmas Lights switch-on event 2021 will be held at St John the Baptist's Church at around 4pm. It's rumoured that Santa Clause himself will be making an appearance on his sleigh!

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Pop Up Events by Thurlstone Brass Band

Throughout December, Thurlstone's Brass Band will be popping up in various locations, spreading Christmas cheer and adding to that magical Christmas atmosphere. Locations include door to door in Millhouse Green, Thurlstone and Penistone. They will also be playing outside Tesco in Penistone on certain days, attending the Christmas Lights Switch on Event and various other locations like local pubs and churches. For a full itinerary of where they will be, see below.

Saturday, 4 December
TB-Penistone Lights Switch-on
TB-Tiamo 2
Sunday, 5 December
TB-Thurlstone Church
TB-Crystal Palace, Thurlstone
Saturday, 11 December
TB-Talbot Road Catholic Church
Sunday, 12 December
TB-Carols at The Libbers
Wednesday, 15 December
TB-Carols at Tesco, Penistone
Friday, 17 December
TB-Carols at Tesco, Penistone
Sunday, 19 December
TB-Carols around Millhouse Green
TB-Carols at the Waggon & Horses, Langsett
TB-Carols at Midhopestone (very small group)
TB-Festival of Readings and Carols, Wortley
TB-Post Wortley Annual Band Christmas Curry
Wednesday, 22 December
TB-Carols at Tesco, Penistone
Sunday, 26 December
TB-Carols around Thurlstone
TB-Carols at Penistone RBL
Saturday, 12 November 2022
TB-Last Night of the Proms
Displaying events until 28/2. Look for more

Grand Christmas Concert

Saturday 11th December 2021 7.30pm. Run Time: 120. Synopsis: Join Denby Dale and the District Rotary Club for a wonderful evening of music and song from the excellent Skelmanthorpe Band and first-class New Mill Male Voice Choir. In addition, the delightful local soprano Ann Wilkes has agreed to perform. Proceeds as always will go to deserving local and international charities. Penistone Paramount are hosting other great live events and will be showing some great Christmas films during December. Visit their website for the full list of events and films.

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