If you’re looking for something to do then here’s a taste of what’s on offer for Your Leeds this Christmas
The countdown to ‘Your Christmas in Leeds’ is now definitely underway! This site gives you a flavour of the major events that are happening in the city.
For a fun outing for all the family, look no further than Leeds Christkindelmarkt which has transformed Millennium Square into a scenic winter village with over 40 traditional wooden chalet gift and food stalls, authentic German food and drink, our popular Christmas carousel and new for 2013 a themed children's event every Sunday morning.
Alongside the market a Festive Family Funfair takes place on Cookridge Street (between the Headrow and St Anne’s street) every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 15 December.
New this year, our Winter Wonderleeds Briggate Spectacular from Friday 6 December to Sunday 22 December; is a 17 day Christmas market right in heart of the city centre. Celebrating the very best of Leeds' food, drink, crafts and festive goods plus entertainment from 12.00noon to 2.00pm each day.
For that extra special Christmas gift, Leeds Yuletide Festival organised by Made in Yorkshire runs from Friday 6 December to Sunday 22 December on Victoria Gardens, the Headrow. A marquee outside Leeds Art Gallery will host crafts people from across the region showcasing high quality, original gifts.
Christmas arrives at Home Farm, Temple Newsam this weekend, with a wide range of fun activities for visitors of all ages. Open from 10.00am to 4.00pm, normal entry costs apply - under 5s go free. Festive crafts include wreath making, willow magic wands and elves eye weaving! Santa will be making a special appearance and you can take the opportunity to explore the farm and visit the six new piglets born last month as well as the many other animals on this working farm.
One of the highlights of the city’s Christmas events, this year’s Carriageworks Theatre pantomime runs from Friday 6 December until Saturday 11 January 2014; the enchanting tale of Sleeping Beauty is brought to life with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients!
Escape the cold this winter and step into Roundhay Park’s Tropical World, which will be providing a Totally Tropical Christmas from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 December, or join in with Leeds Museums and Galleries' 10 Magical things to do this Christmas just a taste of their jam-packed programme of events this Christmas. There are also a huge range of festive events taking part in Libraries across the city.
For our full range of council events, LSevents lets you view events across the city by date, type and venue.
And don't forget, Woodhouse Lane Car Park is ideally situated if you are visiting any of our attractions in Leeds City Centre. It has onsite security and easy access to the motorways and major roads out of the city.