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Market, Fri 11 Nov - Sun 18 Dec 2016, free entry




Christkindelmarkt, Leeds is one of the most established German Christmas Markets in the UK, with traditional wooden stalls, festive greenery, Christmas carousel ride and twinkling colourful lights all creating a unique continental festive atmosphere in the heart of Leeds city centre.

Millennium Square will be transformed into a scenic festive village from Friday 11 November until Sunday 18 December with new stalls and venues.

The new market layout will include an open air square with a stage that will feature a daily programme of music as well as a weekly children’s show every Sunday morning from 11am (except Sunday 13th Nov). The family-friendly event will include sing-alongs, games, face painting, balloon modelling and appearances from winter wonderland princesses and other costumed characters.

Also new for this year will be a special Santa’s Breakfast experience for children and families in the Alp Chalet every Sunday morning (except Sunday 13th Nov) between 10 and 11.30am.
Tickets for the Santa’s breakfast will be available by advance ticket only from the city centre Box Office in Leeds Town Hall.

Another new feature for 2016 will be the brand new Ski Hutte bar, set in a bespoke authentic alpine chalet with hand crafted decorations and a traditional Glockenspiel playing up to 30 different melodies, and offering an apres-ski inspired ambience.

Returning this year will be the Alp Chalet - a Bavarian styled restaurant with a new lunch time menu for 2016 and the much loved ‘Kuh Stall’, complete with a real log fire. Reservations are recommended in advance at the Alp Chalet Bavarian eatery and can only be made in person at the venue.

The Leeds Christkindelmarkt also includes more than 40 traditionally decorated wooden chalet stalls along with the traditional Christmas Carousel ride. Stalls at the market will include German delicacies like gluhwein, bratwurst sausages, schnitzels, soups and goulash, stollen, gingerbread, roasted nuts and candied fruits together with seasonal gifts, decorations, jewellery and handcrafted toys.

In respect of Armistice and Remembrance Day commemorations, the market will not open until 12pm on both Friday 11th and Sunday 13th November.

The annual Christkindel Fair will also be taking place on Victoria Gardens and Cookridge Street every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between Friday, November 18 and Sunday, December 18.

Christmas stalls serving a variety of festive refreshments together with themed children’s rides will also remain open on Victoria Gardens throughout.

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Event details

Dates Times
Fri 11 Nov - Sun 18 Dec 2016
10.30am* to 9.30pm (6.30pm Sundays)

*Open from 12pm on Friday 11/11 and Sunday 13/11 in respect of Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday


Free entry

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    0113 3950891


    Millennium Square,
    LS2 3AD



    See location of Millennium Square on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 298339  Lat: 53.80096 Long: -1.54806

    By Road: From all routes head towards Leeds city centre. Arriving in Leeds, follow the signs for the loop road. This road will take you around the city centre on a one way system. Millennium Square is located at junction four of the loop. Parking is located signposted around the city centre, with coach parking found next to it.

    By public transport: From Leeds city station exit the train station by the Queens hotel and cross over the road by the Park Plaza hotel. Walk straight up Park Row and cross The Headrow. Continue straight on and cross over Great George Street. Millenium Square is found straight ahead. From Leeds bus station head towards the market on New York Street, turn right onto Vicar Lane and at the crossroads, turn left onto the Headrow. Walk down The Headrow until you get to a crossroads with Nero on your left and Radisson SAS on your right. Turn right towards Radisson SAS and then walk straight on to Great George Street. Millenium Square is found straight ahead.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station


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