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Lots to do across the city!

Leeds is a vibrant, dynamic city with a wealth of visitor attractions and an unrivalled cultural offer, including nine museums and galleries, historic houses, hidden gems, green spaces and fantastic libraries.

It hosts major events including Classical Fantasia, Light Night, Leeds International Film Festival and the German Christmas Market.

Something for everyone ...

Our guide to a fantastic range of exciting events and activities brought to you by Leeds City Council

Want to find out more about events and activities in Leeds

For your what's on guide for all things cultural in Leeds, look no further than our excellent events listing site Leeds Inspired.
For activities and events specifically for children, young people and their families visit our Breeze Leeds site. 
You can also check out Culture Vulture, Leeds List, Leeds Love Affair and The City Talking.

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Your guide to what's on in Leeds
We’ve plenty to keep you occupied over Christmas and the New Year holidays …

Be enchanted in Artspace, Leeds Art Gallery with family activity sessions from 20 December to 17 January 2015, find out about British mythical animals and people and draw them so that they can be seen. For details of times visit our What’s On Guide

There’s something to keep everyone entertained over the festive season at Leeds Town Hall, from Frozen Sing-Alongs - come dressed as Anna, Elsa or Olaf and sing your heart out to all the great tunes, to everyone’ favourite the Wizard of Oz, through to the Viennese Whirl a wonderful afternoon concert of Viennese waltzes, marches and polkas. For more information visit Leeds Town Hall website

Make a festive Yuletide log to decorate your home with natural Christmas cheer! Come along to West Leeds Country Park Visitor Centre, Pudsey Park on Tuesday 23 December from 10:00am to 3:00pm. For more information contact: Robert Driver on 0113 336 7553.

Step back in time with the Mystery Matinee at the Picture Palace at Leeds Industrial Museum on Saturday 27 December from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Watch a family film in one of the smallest cinemas in the world. Please call us on 0113 378 3173 to find out what film will be showing.

Celebrate ‘Lo Saturnalia’ …. The Roman winter festival full of jokes and merriment, with Making mischief! at Leeds City Museum on 27, 28 and 30 December.  Join in our free family activities where you can make something to 'trick' your friends! See the Leeds City Museum website for details.

Or simply Splat a Sprout and get Christmas out of your system with our silly crafts and activities at Abbey House Museum on 30 and 31 December, just drop in and join in. For more information call 0113 2305492.

Start 2015 with New Year, New You at Abbey House Museum on 2 January 2015, as we looking forward to a new year and our new exhibition 'How do I look?' Join us for fun crafts and activities based around hats, beards and bonnets. Please contact us on 0113 230 5492.
Come to the Joiner’s Shop at Home Farm, Temple Newsam on 3 January for Children's activities and a wool spinning demonstration with our visiting wool expert.  Please call 0113 3367560 for more information.

If that isn't enough, Leeds has many things to do and places to visit in the city centre at any time of the year ...
There's lots on offer for all the family at Home Farm at Temple Newsam. Our new born animals are out and about, including our beautiful donkey foal. Come along and enjoy the countryside on your doorstep. 
Visit your local library where there are lots of exciting activities to for you and your family - from Storytimes and Rhymetimes for the under 5s to Gaming Groups for children and young people, and a host of events for adults of all ages. Why not explore the historic Central Library on the Headrow, or browse and reserve your books from home with our new library app.
We've permanent collections and temporary exhibitions at Leeds Art Gallery where you will find something of interest for all ages and tastes; as well as the perfect place to stop for a break in the stunning Victorian Tiled Hall Cafe.
Check out what’s on at Leeds Town Hall, it has an amazing variety of events from stand-up comedy to the critically acclaimed Leeds International Concert Season and the Leeds International Film Festival which brings an unmissable line-up of films from around the world.
The Carriageworks Theatre, Millennium Square hosts theatre, comedy, exhibitions and talks as well as offering exciting opportunities to have a go or take part through Leeds Civic Arts Guild and the Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers.
Alternatively, enjoy one of our many glorious parks, or get active at your local Leisure Centre. Or for the more adventurous amongst you, why not try your hand at caving at our Indoor Cave! Find your way through the maze of stalactites and stalagmites in a clean, safe and fun environment for all ages (8 years +) and abilities.  
If the Tour de France gave you the cycling bug, Leeds is a great place to ride a bike and - following on from the second Sky Ride Leeds there are loads of guided rides and social rides across the city for you to enjoy throughout the year; encouraging people of all ages and abilities to discover the fun and freedom of going out on a bike ride.
For our full range of council events, LSevents lets you view events across the city by date, type and venue.
Coming in to the City Centre, 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. 
Or visit for information on bus and train timetables and routes.