Seven Seasonal Markets To Find The Perfect Christmas Treat

23rd November 2021

This year, Leeds local Christmas markets have everything from the perfect Christmas gift for that special person to traditional German goodies. Instead of heading to the busy high street or scanning the internet, meet and speak to the artists and makers and choose the ideal present, or why not treat yourself whilst you’re there! Join the community festive spirit and enjoy the aroma of fresh food.


Leeds City Station - Carl Milner Photography for Leeds City Council

Christmas Makers Market

Leeds Station: (Access via New Station St) First three weekends in December. Friday 8am to 7pm, Saturday 10.30am to 7pm, Sunday 10.30am to 4pm.

Showcasing some of the region’s most talented, independent craft stalls, artisan makers and pop-up food and drink traders, the Makers Market is the perfect opportunity to find a special gift, enjoy a bite to eat or a warming tipple.


Mini German Market

Sydney Street: Daily until Christmas, 10am – 6pm

A staple of all Christmas Markets! Inspired by traditional German Markets, enjoy a variety of stands selling handcrafted nick-nacks and tasty treats and soak up the festive atmosphere at this year’s Mini German Market. Whether you wish to fill your bags with German and Christmas themed goodies or warm up with a hot chocolate!



The Christmas Market

Leeds Corn Exchange: Thursday – Sunday, from 19th November – 23rd December- 12pm till 10pm

Packed with Craft Beers, a feast of rotating street food, masterclasses and games, Leeds Corn Exchange is hosting the ultimate Christmas Market, with entertainment that is sure to kick off Christmas the right way. The Corn Exchange also offers a fantastic mix of local of local independent businesses for that unique Christmas gift. So why not join the festivities whilst doing your Christmas shopping all under one roof!


Farmers Market

Briggate: Sunday 21st Nov & 5th, 12th, 19th December.

With unique stalls selling an abundance of the freshest produce, enjoy the aroma of a hog roast or fresh bread as you stroll down the stalls of Farmers Market this year. With some of the finest handmade cakes, ales, specialist local cheeses, seasonal fruits and vegetables, relish in the community experience of a Farmers Market and pick up something special.


Speciality Christmas Market

Leeds Kirkgate Market: Weekly

Featuring over 20 stalls and showcasing local makers, you’ll find everything from artisan wood crafts to homemade Moonshine and hand-crafted jewellery to baked goods at Leeds Kirkgate Market this year. With so much to choose from you’re sure to find that perfect Christmas gift.


Pop-up Market Stalls

Millennium Square: 26th Nov to 21st Dec

With the traditionally decorated wooden chalets, Millennium Square is transformed for the city’s annual Leeds Christmas Market. Take the opportunity to browse through hand-crafted jewellery and festive decorations whilst enjoying the authentic taste of German food and feel extra festive with a ride on the popular Christmas Carousel.


The Artsmix Market

Albion Place: Saturdays, 10am – 6pm

Shop Local by visiting the Artsmix Christmas Market this year and pick up Christmas gifts from some of Yorkshire’s finest independent makers in the heart of Leeds City Centre. Its aim is to connect the community with new emerging and established artists and makers; celebrating traditional and contemporary crafts, you will find an eclectic mix of artisans specialising in areas such as art, jewellery, baking, silversmithing, textiles, glassmaking and ceramics to name but a few. For that extra special something this is one not to be missed.


Find out more about Christmas shopping in Leeds here