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A winter break isn’t complete without a spot of Christmas shopping


Whether it’s hunting for treasures in stunning listed buildings, getting lost in a world of luxury brands or uncovering some of the best festive finds at boutique shops, a shopping break in Leeds is guaranteed to get you in the mood for a spellbinding Christmas.


Leeds’ newest addition to the retail scene is Victoria Gate. Home to the largest John Lewis department store outside London and a range of designer brands, including 17 new to Leeds, Victoria Gate is the perfect place to pick that special something. 

Victoria Gate - Sep 16 - Courtesy of Hammerson
Victoria Quarter - Christmas 2014


Offering over 120 of the UK’s favourite brands under its iconic glass roof, Trinity Leeds is an ideal place to find something special for the whole family. Join Trinity Leeds for their Wonder Weekend on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November. Pucker up for a wonder-filled weekend of treats, beats, live entertainment and the switch on of Europe’s biggest Christmas Kissing Tree.


If you’re looking to spoil your loved one this year, Leeds’ Victoria Quarter is the place to go for luxury buys. Bathed in Victorian splendour, the Grade II listed arcades make a spectacular setting for a shopping spree.


The Grand Arcade is one of the oldest shopping arcades in Leeds City Centre, and it is well worth a visit as it is a treasure trove of hand-made delights. It's a true haven for anyone who wants to shop somewhere different, and find something not available on the traditional High Street.


With an array of cool independent shops Queens Arcade is the ideal place to browse. From a show-stopping party outfit and vintage jewellery to cuddly toys and clothing boutiques, you could while away hours ticking off your Christmas list.

If you’re struggling to find a gift for the person who has everything, Leeds Corn Exchange is the place for you, offering independent boutiques that specialise in one off fashion pieces, vintage delights and quirky gifts; all in the setting of a beautiful Grade I listed building.

A Christmas shopping trip in Leeds isn’t complete without a visit to the city’s historic Kirkgate Market. Leeds Kirkgate Market, is one of the largest covered markets in Europe and contains 400 stalls inside and a further 200 outside offering freshness, variety, and value for money with a friendly service in a vibrant atmosphere.

Once the list is ticked off head over to The Light to relax in one of their popular restaurants and catch a movie at Vue.


Christmas at Leeds Corn Exchange. Credit Simon Dewhurst
Trinity Shopping Centre Launch Night



Many of the shops in Leeds are open until 7-8pm which makes the Christmas shopping a little easier.

Victoria Leeds stay open until 8pm weekdays. From 10th November to 23rd December Trinity Leeds is staying open until 9pm weekdays and White Rose Shopping Centre is staying open until 10pm weekdays.

From 1st - 24th December Leeds Corn Exchange will be open till 8pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 


Sunday 6th November / 20th November / 4th December / 18th December -
Kirkgate Open Market
Kirkgate Farmer's Market
Friday 11th November – Sunday 18th December - Millennium Square
Christkindelmarkt Leeds - Andy Paraskos
Sunday 27th November - Saturday 24th December - Kirkgate Market
Christmas lights outside Kirkgate Market - LCC
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th December / Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th December - Leeds Corn Exchange
Leeds Corn Exchange Reindeer