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Get festive with a Christmas market!

13 Nov 2017

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    The Christmas season is upon us once again, bringing with it a great selection of Christmas inspired markets which offer heaps of new foods to try and gift ideas for the whole       family. Our handy guide below shows you where to head for some festive fun and just how easy you can get around by bus.


A piece of Germany will be landing in Leeds

 Leeds’ 'Christkindelmarkt' is one of the biggest and most established Christmas markets in the UK, featuring traditional, wooden chalet-style stalls and cosy indoor hideaways. With over 40 stalls and a number of places to relax and refresh, including the Ski Hutte bar with its “apres-ski inspired ambience” and the Kuh Stall which has a real log fire and a snug space to unwind and try a traditional German sausage!

 Thousands of eager shoppers descend on Leeds each year for their renowned Christmas market, so if you are travelling from     Barnsley, avoid the chaos of the traffic and the hassle of parking by taking our brand    new X10 service! You can sit back and relax whilst enjoying free wifi and USB charging points on board our comfortable coach, which runs up to every hour, 7 days a week. You don’t even need to worry about having change for the bus – just pay contactless on board!

 With the market running from Friday the 10th    of November right up until Christmas Eve – there’s no excuse not to indulge in a bit of well-deserved retail therapy – or to tick those last few presents off your list.


Come and meet Santa in Sheffield

 From Wednesday the 15th of November right up until Christmas Eve, the Christmas market will once again arrive in Sheffield, featuring over 50 stalls and of course, Santa’s grotto where your little ones can meet the man himself – Santa Claus! Setting up camp in the iconic Peace Gardens, the Sheffield Christmas market is the place to go if you are looking for decorative gifts and handmade trinkets, or if you are in the mood to try some of the many treats and delicacies on offer and then relax in the Sleigh Bar with a glass of mulled wine.

 Sheffield locals have bags of options when it comes to getting to the City Centre, but if you want to forgo the stress of navigating the one-way system and trying to find a parking space (sigh!), our    online journey planner    can show you just how easy getting around Sheffield can be. Even if you’re travelling from further afield, our handy online journey planner will make planning your journey as easy as (mince) pie.

Customers travelling from Chesterfield can hop on board the stylish Stagecoach Gold X17, complete with free Wifi and comfy E-leather seats. If you’re coming in from Barnsley then the newly refreshed 2 service between Barnsley and Sheffield runs up to every half and hour. Forget the car, avoid the car park commotion and catch the bus… you can even call at a pub or two on the way home… we’re driving!


Stalls full of delights are winging their way to Wakefield

 The Christmas market might only be visiting Wakefield for a few short days, but it has lots to offer, so make the most of it while you can! From food and drink, to clothing, cosmetics and jewellery to unique decorations for your home and garden; it’s well worth a trip. It lands on Friday the 24th     of November, sticking around until just the 26th, so plan your travel in advance to make sure you don’t miss out!

 With buses between Barnsley and Wakefield up to every 30 minutes, and    the Stagecoach Bus App    which lets you check the bus’ arrival in real-time, you’re all set to browse the stalls for some special and unusual gift ideas.


 Enjoy a Victorian inspired market in Matlock...

 This year, the Victorian Christmas market descends on Matlock on the 1st      of December until the 3rd, bringing with it around 200 stalls and a large array of other activities such as Santa’s Grotto, the much anticipated light switch-on and even a fireworks display on the Sunday!   

We can get you there in style on board one of our   Stagecoach Gold   X17  buses from Sheffield and Chesterfield. So you can indulge in a glass of authentic mulled wine - and we’ll take care of the drive home! Plus with free wifi and comfy E-leather seats you can post the festive selfies in comfort on the way home #santa #christmas #festivefun

 Whether you’re a seasoned Christmas market goer, or thinking of braving the winter chill on the hunt for some special gift ideas for the first time this year, be sure to visit our website,    or download the Stagecoach Bus App to plan your journey and find out the cost of your ticket in advance. 


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