A Victorian Steampunk Christmas

A Victorian Steampunk Christmas… Passenger Through Time

The Ministry of Steampunk is hopping on a train and heading north this festive season for a special steam powered celebration of Christmas.

Thanks to a very special invitation from Crewe Town Council this FREE family weekend is open to all to enjoy.

Come and join us for a journey through time with a twist of mulled spice and even a visit from Santa!

…and don’t miss the evening’s entertainment with Alice’s Night Circus and Thomas Benjamin Wild Esquire:



The Heritage Centre Steampunk Hub… Christmas on the Tracks

Drop in to see our stunning Steam Wars exhibition. This Steampunk social space will include Darkbox Images (wet plate photography studio), a programme of free craft workshops, prop build demonstrations and challenges.

Vintage Shuttle Bus

Thanks to the team from the Crewe Heritage Centre a shuttle bus will be operating between the Heritage Centre and Lyceum Square.

This is offered free of charge for those attending the event, but is subject to availability and change.

Steampunk Santa’s Grotto – Lyceum Square (Undercover Market)

Drop in to see our very own Steampunk Santa (timed sessions, so please check in advance to avoid disappointment). Shhhhh… don’t tell anybody, but Santa has his sticky mitts on some Steampunk Shiny, so for those of you who love a limited-edition piece, make sure you are good boys and girls.


  • Saturday 12:00-14:00 and 15:30-17:30
  • Sunday 11:30-13:00 and 14:30-15:30

Steampunk Stage – Lyceum Square (Undercover Market)

Our pop-up stage will be a great way to enjoy some festive entertainment from our very special guests, including Alice’s Night Circus and the Cogkneys.

Market Opening Times:

  • Saturday 10:00-18:00
  • Sunday 10:00-16:00

Christmas Market – Lyceum Square (Undercover Market)

Head for our vibrant hub for traditional and Steampunk market traders, in our first curated Steampunk Christmas Market. The space is accessible to all, so meander through the stalls to find those last-minute gifts.

Crewemestibles – Lyceum Square (Undercover Market)

The covered marketplace will be alive with the sights and smells of food and drink at Christmas. A curated market space full of food to take away, as well as a bar to grab a glass of mulled wine, socialise and enjoy our stage entertainment.

  • Sunshine Street Food Company – Caribbean cuisine
  • Tapas or Tapout – Spanish style street food
  • The Pancake Bar – SATURDAY ONLY
  • Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse

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