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As darkness falls this October see the city in a new light and experience Light Night 2016, Leeds’ biggest free annual multi-arts event.

The first night will be the preview of six spectacular installations whilst Friday will see over 50 events across the whole city including dance, performances, projections and film.

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Venture behind the camera at the Emmerdale Studio Experience: the brand new visitor experience in Leeds.

Become a part of the drama and discover the magic that lies at the heart of ITV’s iconic television series. Located at the programme’s former studio, the brand new experience will take you on a journey to show how Emmerdale’s characters and stories are brought to life so sensationally for screen.

With full scale set reconstructions, props and costumes to the secrets behind stunts and special effects; this is your chance to step behind the camera and into the exciting world of telly.

Find out more here 




Excitement is building in the city as the opening of Victoria Gate, Leeds’ newest retail destination, approaches. Victoria Gate will be home to the largest John Lewis department store outside London and a range of luxury and designer brands, including 17 new to Leeds.

The opening of the new premium shopping destination means Leeds jumps up to the third largest shopping destination in the UK, ideal for a city break.

Read more about Victoria Gate here




Winter is a magical time in Leeds. The city glitters with lights, excitement fills the air and loved ones come together to enjoy all Leeds has to offer. This year it’s Christmas with a difference in Leeds; follow a festive art and light trail, have a kiss under Trinity’s interactive Christmas tree and take in the delights of the German Christmas Market in Millennium Square.

You’ll find over 40 traditional wooden chalet stalls and alpine cabins selling a huge range of Christmas themed delights where you can savour the delights of plenty of Christmas cheer.

Discover more magic here




OnRoundhay Festival – 17th September

Brownlee Tri at Harewood House – 24th September

World Curry Festival – Leeds – 22nd - 29th September

Ocean Film Festival World Tour – 29th September

Light Night – 6th & 7th October

Oktoberfest Leeds at The Tetley – 6th – 9th October

Victoria Gate Opening – 20th October

Leeds Fashion 10 Day Festival – 21st – 30th October

Brownlee Tri 2016 at Harewood House