21st November 2022

This Christmas, luxury lifestyle destination, Victoria Leeds, will be reconnecting shoppers big and small to the joys of the festive season by transforming Sidney Street into a beautiful market square with a show-stopping, bespoke window display taking pride of place. With regular flurries of snow falling throughout the day, this quintessential scene, reminiscent of many Christmas classics, will make for an unforgettable Christmas shopping trip in the city.


The Sidney Street window, ‘Little Big Christmas’, will launch on Saturday 19th November with a countdown reveal taking place at 4pm. It has been custom built and specially designed for shoppers big and small, who will also be entertained on the day by a toy soldier drummer band. The impressive window display will depict a classic Christmas scene in Leeds, including cute, playful details created for imaginative little ones and iconic, twinkling Leeds landmarks for the big ones. Get up close and peer in to explore the interactive festive display.


For those dreaming of a white Christmas, a flurry of snow will fall across the street in timely waves throughout December, bringing festive feel-good to the city centre all day long up until Christmas Eve.


Jo Coburn, Senior General Manager at Victoria Leeds, said: “Christmas is a special time for most and this year we are embracing everyone’s wishes – whether that’s having the desire to keep it small and intimate, going all out with friends and family, or something in between. Our Christmas window display has been designed to bring people together on Sidney Street for a little Christmas magic; a place to feed imaginations big and small, enjoy the snow and festivities, and bring smiles to the faces of the people of Leeds.”


What else is happening at Victoria Leeds?


With an array of Christmas activities planned, including some very special performances from Opera North, local choirs and musical groups, Victoria Leeds is encouraging shoppers to ditch last minute online shopping and hours of late-night scrolling for a truly memorable in-person experience. This includes the return of the signature giant light-up reindeer, light-up tree selfie stations in Victoria Quarter, and other beautiful twinkling decorations up and down the stunning historical arcades.


Gifts Galore


Boasting some of the world’s most renowned premium high street and designer brands, quirky independents and the nation’s favourite department stores, Victoria Leeds is the one-stop destination for gifts for all the family.


For beauty lovers head to the experts at Harvey Nichols. Offering high-end favourites such as Fenty Beauty, Charlotte Tilbury and much more, Harvey Nichols is a one-stop shop for all the latest must-haves. For tech lovers, head over to John Lewis for a peruse of the latest gadgets from air fryers to MacBooks. In the search for something truly unique? The recently opened North Home is a unique concept store introducing shoppers to Japandi style; and newcomer Astrid & Miyu brings sparkle season to the cutting edge of fashion in its first standalone store outside of London.


Victoria Leeds is also the perfect place to treat yourself this festive season. Get into the party spirit with a number of high-end boutiques serving up this season’s best trends. For those opting for ultimate glamour this Christmas, try Reiss, Ted Baker, Mint Velvet or Vivienne Westwood for an eye-catching look. If exploring the wilder side of winter is more your thing, head down to Seasalt, Sweaty Betty or, the recently opened, Pretty Green, offering parkers perfect for the winter months.


Festive Dining


Finish off your visit with a well-deserved dining experience at one of Victoria Leeds’ beautiful restaurants. Soak up the city views and indulge in an experiential dining concept at Issho. Specialising in freshly prepared sushi, admire the culinary craftsmanship in the open kitchen or admire the Leeds skyline. Also boasting city views, East 59th offers New York-style brunch classics followed by an American-inspired menu of classic burgers, surf ‘n’ turf and sweet desserts. All restaurants, including the newly opened The Ivy Asia and Cut and Craft, along with Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Brasserie and The Ivy Brasserie, will be serving up seasonal specials with Christmas menus and party bookings available. Looking for a quick coffee and a cake mid-shopping? Look no further than Rabbit Hole Coffee in Victoria Quarter.


Enjoy extended shopping hours until 7pm Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. From Monday 12th December until Christmas Eve, extended hours will be every day, apart from Sundays.


Victoria Leeds is also home to an award-winning, multi-storey car park, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with electric car charging facilities. Christmas parking is just £3 from 5pm.


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