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The Return of Leeds Christmas Market

Is there a Christmas market in Leeds this year?

Yes — it’s back! Leeds Christmas Market will return in 2023 for the first time in four years. Find out what to expect with our festive guide!

Leeds in West Yorkshire has hosted a christmas event for decades with its popularity growing since the early 00s. With plenty on offer to get visitors into the christmas spirit, the christmas market has brought joy to Leeds annually with the exception of the pandemic years. In 2023, Leeds’ city centre will glitter with twinkling lights once again, with festive events and festive fun bringing joy to the world.

Best Christmas Events for All The Family

The festive spirit is feels at home in Leeds, with christmas magic everywhere you look. From the not-so-humble christmas tree to mulled wine served from multiple bars across the city, the festive season will be truly special in Leeds. All the way from Albion Place to the top of Briggate, the Corn Exchange to City Square, christmas 2023 will see Leeds city centre packed with festive treats and seasonal sounds. It’s the perfect time to tick off some items from your christmas shopping list, be it stocking fillers or gifts for loved ones, ready for Christmas Day. Visitors will be treated to carol singers and choirs, as well as christmas lights and the chance to meet Santa Claus himself — perfect for kids with a christmas list.

leeds christmas market, bauble on tree

Ready to Meet Father Christmas?

For kids, the christmas market in leeds is a wonderful time; the christmas decorations, twinkling trees, they even have the chance to meet Santa! Santa has come all the way from the north pole, and will be in Leeds Corn Exchange until December 22nd 2-23; there’s no need to book tickets, but keep in mind it could be busy at peak hours. For parents, there’s always more mulled wine to warm the soul in the winter weather.

Where to Visit During the Festive Season

Christmas in Leeds is great for all the family, with great days out for little ones and a wide range of festive things to keep parents occupied too! Ice Skating will be available on Millennium Square, and the christmas markets will be sprawled across the city during the festive period. The Royal Armouries hosts a one-day market on December 3rd full of seasonal treats, from hot chocolate to artisan hampers. Across the city, choirs will provide carols and favourite festive hits to really bring the seasonal spirit.

When is Leeds Christmas market?

The Christmas Market in Leeds will be hosted between November 24th 2023 — December 22nd 2023

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