It may only be November, but many groups and organisations are already planning ahead for the Christmas period.

One that has caught our attention is Stannington Tenancy and Residents Association (STARA).

For the third year, they are offering anyone who is alone on Christmas day to join them for Christmas dinner.

Bob Mynors, STARA’s Chair, will be cooking the turkey.  Six people have offered to volunteer with catering for other dietary requirements.

Bob said: “Christmas can be a particularly cruel time for those that don’t want to be alone.

“Last year there was lots of laughter around the table.”

The dinner will be served at Hall Park Head Community Centre around 12.30pm.



Booking is essential and the cost is free although a £2 donation would be welcomed.

You can book using this link here or call on 0114 2332243 on Tuesday or Wednesday between 9.30 and 12.


Here is a short list of  family-friendly Christmas events in Sheffield that you might be interested in.

  • 1st December Christmas Celebration 2019

3-5pm RIVA Project, Wisewood

  • 5th to 7th December Snow White and The 7 Dwarfs

7.15pm & 2.15pm (Saturday matinee) Lomas Hall, Stannington

  • 7th December Community Christmas Get Together

11am-2pm Foxhill Forum

  • 8th December Firth Park Fair and Fireworks

12-5pm Firth Park (in the park)

  • 13th to 14th December Cabaret Boom Boom

8pm Crookes Social Club (usually Walkley Community Centre)

  • 14th December Christmas Party!

8pm The Walkley Cottage

  • 15th December Christmas Market

12.30pm Hillsborough Arena

  • 17th December Christmas Social Event

12-2.30pm Stannington Community Centre

  • 19th December Santa’s Grotto Event

3.30-6.30pm The Rivelin Pub

  • 20th December Christmas Party

7pm Colley Working Men’s Club, Parson Cross

  • 21st December The Great Yuletide Gathering

3.30-4.30pm Lower Walkley Village Green

  • 21st December Carols on the Allotments

5.30-7pm Norwood Allotments, Herries Road

  • 23rd December Children’s Winter Wonderland

6pm Malin Bridge Inn

  • 25th December Christmas Dinner

Hall Park Head Community Centre, Stannington