City Festivities

Make it Leeds this Christmas with a host of festivities going on in the city centre for all the family.

Leeds Christkindelmarkt

Over 40 traditional wooden chalet stalls and alpine cabins selling a fantastic range of Christmas themed gifts, toys and decorations and a feast of festive treats. On-site activities include free children’s show each Sunday and Santa’s Breakfast Experience (booking & charges apply).

Also pay a visit to Thor’s Tipi at Victoria Gardens, the Festive Funfair on Cookridge Street and Victoria Gardens (open every weekend throughout the Christmas season) and the Leeds Wheel of Light on Victoria Gardens, towering 100 ft into the sky.

—Running 9th November-22nd December —Millennium Square

Christmas Bauble Grotto

Santa’s Grotto is back on the main mall for 2018. For opening dates, times & prices visit merrioncentre.co.uk

—Running from 17th November-24th December —Merrion Centre

Christmas KirkLATE

This special festive night market brings Kirkgate Market Food Hall and event space to life with nine street vendors, live music from the Loud Noises Band (7pm & 9pm), Beetlejuice cocktail bar and close up magic by Leeds magician Oliver Parker.

KirkLATE Christmas Party Night

6th December from 5-10pm

This special festive night market brings Kirkgate Market Food Hall and event space to life with nine street vendors, live music from the Loud Noises Band (7pm & 9pm), Beetlejuice cocktail bar and close up magic by Leeds magician Oliver Parker.

—6th December from 5-10pm —Kirkgate Market

Christmas Grotto and Festive Lodge

An enchanting winter wonderland with a host of entertaining and festive events, including the arrival of Father Christmas, and the perfect place to sample the seasonal food and beverages on offer.

Visit victorialeeds.com for more information on timings, workshops and events.

—Running 7th-23rd December —Victoria Leeds (Sidney Street)

The Magical Maze

Follow the Magical Maze through to Santa’s workshop for fun making festive crafts with the Elves. Enjoy some yummy hot chocolate before getting to see Santa Claus himself.

All children will receive a gift from Santa. Tickets priced £5 with proceeds to Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids.

—Running 8th-9th Dec & 15th-16 Dec —The Light

Santa’s Grotto

£2.50 per child with proceeds to Mind.

—Open 11am-4pm Saturdays and Sundays in December up until 23rd Dec starting from 1st Dec —St John’s Centre

Santa and the Goblin Market

A merry and musical Christmas adventure starring Santa Claus, Tricksy Pixy, Scary Fairy and featuring the Goblin King. A snappy and explosive musical entertainment from Alive & Kicking Theatre from the pen of BAFTA nominated Martin Riley and starring Local Performer and Magician, Luke Dickson, recently seen as Brian Clough in the “Damned United” and Singer and Puppeteer, Kathleen Yore, who has been touring with Luke in Red Ladder’s production of “Mother Courage”.

—Free performances 15th, 22nd, 23rd & 24th Dec: 11am-12pm & 2-3pm —Kirkgate Market