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Christkindelmarkt - German Christmas Market

8 November 2013 - 18 December 2013

Bringing a little piece of Germany to the heart of the city centre for Christmas!


Looking for a fun outing for all the family this November, Leeds Christkindelmarkt one of the largest and most established traditional German Christmas Markets returns on 8 November. Millennium Square will once again transform into a scenic winter village, with over 40 traditional wooden chalet stalls decorated with festive greenery and twinkling colourful lights.

There’s something for everyone from the ever popular Christmas carousel; stalls with handcrafted toys, jewellery, festive decorations, speciality food and drink including Stollen and Gingerbread; the Alp Chalet Bavarian eatery providing a warm and cosy place to sit and enjoy authentic German food and drink; and the Frankfurter Scheune - a beautifully themed festive meeting hall.

New for 2013 is a themed children's event in the Frankfurter Scheune very Sunday morning from 10.30am until 12.30pm (see additional information).

Market General Opening Times:

Monday-Saturday, 10.30am-9.30pm

Sunday, 10.30am-7pm (Sunday 10 Nov, 12-7pm)


Frankfurter Scheune Opening Times (no bookings available):

Monday-Saturday, 10.30am-4pm & 5pm-10pm (last orders/entry at 9.45pm)

Sunday, 12.30pm-7pm (last orders/entry at 6.45pm)
Event for children aged 12 years and under (with accompanying adult aged 18 years or over together with family members), takes place 10.30am - 12.30pm 

Alp Chalet Opening Times (dining reservations available in person at the venue):

Monday-Saturday, 10.30am-10pm

Sunday, 10.30am-7pm (Sunday 10 Nov, 12-7pm)


In addition to the German market a Festive Family Funfair will be taking place on Cookridge Street (between the Headrow and St Anne’s street) every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 22 November to 15 December 2013.


Price:   Free entry - stalls trading

Contact details:   events@leeds.gov.uk
0113 3950891

Additional information:  

Millennium Square 

Calverley Street


Leeds' award winning outdoor public space and live entertainment venue



Millennium Square can be accessed off Portland Gate / Portland Crescent, Cookridge Street, Rossington Street, Great George Street or Calverley Street with level / sloped access provided at each of these points. Exact entrance and exit arrangements will vary depending on specific events. The Square itself follows the natural topography of the surrounding ground levels and slopes down from North to South. Seating is provided to the North and West edges of the Square in the form of metal benches which incorporate back rests and arm rests. When a large event is being held in the Square and public toilets underneath the Broderick Terrace to the North East of the Square are in use for that event, two disabled persons toilets with a choice of right and left handed transfer and can be accessed via radar locks will be available, and are accessible via a ramped approach. Otherwise the nearest disabled persons toilets are located in the Leeds City Museum which is on the Eastern edge of the Square (subject to museum opening hours): The nearest Changing Places toilet to Millennium Square is located in the Leeds Gallery Shop & Café, Central Library and Art Gallery, The Headrow, LS1 3AA. Nearby on street designated disabled persons parking (4 hour time limit, no return within 1 hour) is available on: Portland Gate (to the North side of the Square) Portland Crescent (to the North side of the Square) Rossington Street (to the South East side of the Square) Cookridge Street (to the South side of the Square) Alexander Street (to the South side of the Square) Calverley Street (to the West side of the Square) Woodhouse Lane multi storey car park also provides non-time limited designated disabled persons parking on Levels 1 and 7 which is free for blue badge holders.

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