Santa's Sleigh Trail
& Christmas Tipi


24th Nov to end Dec

A family friendly Tipi bar will also be arriving on Briggate, a pedestrianised prime shopping destination in the city centre, providing the perfect location for the whole family to get together. People of all ages will be able to enjoy a variety of festive refreshments, from hot apple punch to hot chocolate, to accompany their favourite Christmas cuisine thanks to the bar’s ‘bring your own food’ policy. For the ultimate family fun the new public space on Cookridge Street, which is just 10 minutes from the tipi bar, will become a yuletide haven where visitors can take a ride on the Christmas Carousel and dig into the variety of food and drink market stalls serving up festive treats and tipples.

Tipi Christmas on Briggate


27th Nov to 2nd Jan

Santa’s sleigh has crashed in Leeds City Centre. Don’t worry Santa and his reindeers are all fine. Parts of his sleigh have been strewn over 10 locations in the city. Santa needs your help to find all of the parts so we can put the sleigh back together in time for Christmas! Need some clues? Scroll down!

How can families help Santa?

DOWNLOAD THE MAP HERE, or collect a paper map from a number of city centre locations:

  • Millennium Square Christmas attractions
  • Victoria Gate Christmas attractions
  • Victoria Gate Customer Services
  • Major City Centre hotels
  • Shopping Centres including: Trinity, Victoria Leeds, Corn Exchange, Kirkgate Market
  • Visit Leeds and Art Gallery Shop (Leeds Visitor Centre)
  • Leeds City Museum
  • The Royal Armouries, Leeds Dock
  • Leeds Art Gallery
  • Leeds Central Library
  • Leeds Train and Bus station
  • Tipi Christmas on Briggate
  • Winter Fair in Trinity

Outside of the city centre:

  • Temple Newsam
  • Lotherton Hall
  • Kirkstall Abbey
  • Tropical World

The map will show you the locations of where Santa’s items can be found. Navigate you way around Leeds City Centre with your map and find all of the 10 items. Simply write the location of each item you have found until you have completed the trail.

Completing the trail
Once you have completed the trail, you are invited to meet Santa on Briggate on Wednesday 22nd December or Thursday 23rd December 11.00 to 16.00. Don’t forget to bring your completed trail map with you! Children who have completed the trail will receive a little thank you gift from Santa.
If you have completed the trail before 22nd  Dec and you cannot come back to meet with Santa, or you are doing the trail after the 23rd December you can take your completed map to the following locations:

  • The Tipi on Briggate (see below) – 10.00 to 16.00 Weekends and school holidays.
  • The Winter Fair shop in Trinity. Mon-Sat 11.00–19.00. Sun 11.00–16.00 from 27th Nov to 2nd Jan



Mandela Gardens – Search the statues for a sign, you’ll want to grab this clue with Both Arms

City Square – Did the Black Prince always wear that on his head?

Leeds City Museum – Have a look around the entrance to the museum and you’ll be a shoe-in to find another item

Millennium Square – To tick another one off the list, look up at the streetlights by the golden owl on Calverley Street.

Merrion Gardens – Peer through the gates of the Tudor building, you may be taken aback

Kirkgate Market – Do a runner to the corner of Vicar Lane and Ludgate Hill and look at the market entrance

Victoria Gardens – Take a look at the trees by the Christmas market and you might find a gift

Trinity Leeds – You may already be walking along Albion Street looking for presents, but this item may be on top of the shop rather than inside

Briggate – The Tipi on Briggate is the ideal place to stop for a snack – there may even be some outside for our four-hoofed friends

Dortmund Square – Have a look and a listen – did the trees outside St Johns Centre always jingle like that?

Thanks for Saving Santa’s Sleigh and rescuing Christmas! 

Saving Santa's Sleigh