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Leeds Christmas Market

Dates : Friday 9 Nov – Saturday 22 Dec 2018
Open daily from:
10.30am to 9.30pm* Monday to Saturday
10.30am – 7.30pm Sundays
* Selected stalls open until 10.30pm (last orders for licensed stalls at 10.15pm)

A little piece of Germany returns to Leeds as the popular Christkindelmarkt sets up stall once again in Millennium Square.

As one of the largest and most established traditional German Christmas Markets in the UK, a visit to Christkindelmarkt provides a little something for everyone featuring:

  • A scenic winter village of over 40 traditional wooden chalet stalls, alpine style log cabins, traditional carousel and covered seating areas
    Unique seasonal gift ideas such as hand-crafted jewellery, decorations and toys
    Speciality food, drink and traditional German delicacies including Stollen, Gingerbread , Goulash, Soups, Schnitzels, Bratwurst and Glühwein
    The new Alp Chalet Bavarian eatery providing families and friends with a warm and cosy retreat in which to sample the very best in authentic German food & drink
    The popular Frankfurter Scheune – a beautifully themed festive meeting hall offering regular live entertainment

Leeds Lights Switch-on – 2018 Thursday 8 Nov

Further information :

Friday 23 November – Sunday 23 December
Official website

Saturday 24 November 2018 – Sunday 6 January 2019
Welcome to a fantasy Christmas at Harewood
For the second year running, Harewood House will open at Christmas. For five weeks, opening Saturday 24 November, enter a Christmas dream-scape that extends from the House into the surrounding grounds, with festive-themed music, events, demonstrations and experiences, including an encounter with Father Christmas.

Sunday 9 December 2018

Information courtesy of Leeds City Council.


Christmas is also a time when we tend to think more about food and drink as we like to treat our family and friends when they come to visit, but have you ever thought about what foods are traditional in other countries of the world? Why not take a look at the page below and see what other nationalities are cooking up this Christmas. Christmas is also a time for trying out traditional and new ways of cooking meals, cakes, snacks…….. the list goes on, here we have a selection of Christmas recipes from around the world for you to take a look at, and maybe try out … and if you have a special recipe that you would like to share with the world, then you can send it in to us for others to try out to World-wide Christmas Recipes. Who are the most important people at Christmas? yes, of course, its the CHILDREN and we have not left them out, there is a page packed full of Christmas activities to keep them busy ( and Mums everywhere heave a sigh of relief ! ) … take a look at this page and download the information Children’s Christmas page Read about the Christmas Customs and Traditions of the nations of the world and how they differ, or are maybe the same as, ours. … What is the feast of the “Epiphany” or that of “St Lucia“ which countries are these important too? See here the origins of the most beautiful of all the Christmas Carols “Silent Night“, where it came from, who wrote it and listen to the song itself ( look to see which very famous person is singing it!) Have a look at the main Christmas page and see who Father Christmas is, where did he come from, where is he now, and who is St Nicolaus? Send him a letter from the children, browse through some Christmas Market Tours or listen to a new Christmas song on the page there is so much to see and read, so why not do it !! For those of you who want to travel a little further than the local shops this year have a look at Father Christmas in Lapland or maybe (the ultimate treat for Mums – Dads take note ! ) Shopping in New York we have it all right here for you. As Christmas approaches we also think of snow and with that thought comes skiing, skating, sledging and all manner of “Fun in the Snow” things to do which will last for weeks after Christmas time has been and gone. Around Europe there are many places to visit where you can enjoy the winter activities, whether it is before, during or after Christmas. Below you will find a sample of activities and places to look at which you may find will interest or even surprise you. Please take time to have a look.

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Christmas Recipes

Food plays a very important part in the season of Goodwill and Festive Cheer. Here we have a selection of recipes from around the globe which we hope will help you to prepare for Christmas.

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Discover all you need to know about the history of Silent Night, the Lyrics and listen to Silent Night

Discovwer all about St Nicholas. Find out who he was, how he become a saint and why he is associated with Christmas. Discover St Nicholas here

Find Puzzles, word searches, letters to print of for Santa plus much more here, in the Kids Corner

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