Lighting Up

Shining a light across the city centre with iconic buildings bathed in lights and creative, colourful artistic projections.

‘Heofon’ Light Maze

An immersive light maze bringing the entire colours of the rainbow to Leeds Station, presenting a unique cosmos of overlapping light patterns and constantly changing colours.

Brut Deluxe, Aaron Andrews, Ilmex Global —Leeds Station

Holy Trinity Lights

A cascading waterfall of lights illuminate Holy Trinity Church, highlighting the unity of the historic Georgian church alongside the new in the city centre.

—Holy Trinity Church

The Queens Hotel Lights

One of Leeds’ most iconic buildings and hotels, The Queens Hotel dressed majestically from head to toe in draping white Christmas lights.

—City Square


A large-scale digital text based light installation giving communities a platform to share their sentiments about the act of giving this Christmas.

The Enlighten Project —Running 1st Dec - early Jan —Platform, New Station Street

The Lost Present, across the city centre

Riptide presents The Lost Present – for one week only see the city in a whole new light with this interactive Christmas adventure. Follow the clues and complete puzzles to return the lost gift to its rightful owner.

Booking and charges apply. Please visit to find out more.

Supported by LeedsBID and Arts Council England

Photo credit: Luke Shoesmith

Riptide —Running 10th-17th December —City Wide
*East Street Arts member