Christmas in Barnsley

It’s that magical time of year in Barnsley. It’s been a tough year, so we’re all in need of some proper festive cheer, and this December we’re championing local high streets in our borough. Shops, salons and pubs all over our borough are trimmed up, stocked up and ready to welcome you this Christmas.

Find out more about shopping on your local high street

Events at our libraries

We've got range of fantastic festive events running in our libraries this December, including Christmas craft sessions and children's story times. Take a look and see what's happening in Library @ the Lightbox and your local branch.

Browse and book places at our library events

What's on at our museums

There's plenty going on at Barnsley's museums throughout December. From taking part in our winter bird trail at Worsbrough Mill Country Park, to going on a guided history tour at Elsecar Heritage Centre, there's sure to be something for everyone. There's also the Victorian Santa experience at Cannon Hall, and new exhibitions at the Cooper Gallery.

Find out what's on at each museum here:

And if you're in Barnsley town centre, remember to visit our three new venues in The Glass Works: Barnsley Museums Discover, Barnsley Museums Digital, and Barnsley Museums Gallery.

Find out about Barnsley Museums @ The Glass Works

To ask about events

Organising an event

Find out how we can support you with organising an event in Barnsley, applying for a licence for an event, and using the spaces we have available.

More about organising an event

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