Winter Season

Christmas in Leeds

Plan your Christmas visit to Leeds this Winter Season; whether it’s for a festive day out or a short break, we’ve got plenty to keep you entertained. There’s glittering lights, festive family days out, spectacular shows and enchanting events. All of which can be enjoyed safely while ensuring any restrictions are met.


A woman and child enjoy The Christmas Experience at Lotherton, Leeds - credit Zagni Photography


Christmas may look a little different this year, but there’s plenty of festive cheer to enjoy in Leeds this Winter Season. Country houses are transformed to winter wonderlands, Santa is waiting to meet you, and the city will glitter with Christmas lights and gorgeous trees! Discover more here.

A Christmas Carol, Leeds Playhouse


Although some of our theatres and venues are still closed, the show must go on – and we’ve got some spectacular shows lined up for our winter season!

Victoria Leeds at Christmas - credit Carl Milner Photography


As one of the best shopping destinations in the UK, there’s nowhere better to tick off your Christmas shopping list than Leeds. Whether it’s hunting for treasures in stunning listed buildings, getting lost in a world of luxury brands, exploring the stalls at the markets or uncovering some of the best festive finds at boutique shops, browsing the shops is sure to get you in the mood for a spellbinding Christmas.

Christmas Cocktails at Issho, Leeds - credit Will Stanley


You’re sure to have worked up an appetite! You’ll find an abundance of diverse dishes and world cuisine here in Leeds, with award-winning eateries, inspiring independents, and a flourishing street food scene. With many restaurants offering season specials and Christmas menus, you can celebrate in style!

Dakota Deluxe bedroom, Leeds


With an excellent choice of accommodation in Leeds you’re sure to find a room that is just right for you.  Looking for a little luxury? You can find a 4 star boutique retreat in the heart of the city. Or, if you’re wanting the excellent standards of well-known hotels, these can all be found within the city centre. Escape the city for an indulgent spa break or, for those on a budget, there are plenty of options that save on spending but not on quality. For a real home away from home experience, the city has a number of excellent serviced apartments and self-catering accommodation. And just outside the city centre you can find cosy, traditional B&Bs.

Know Before You Go


We’re thrilled to be able to welcome you back into Leeds and the surrounding area. However, things may look a little different and some additional pre-planning is advised. Many restaurants, bars and cafes have opened their doors but do require a pre-booking and there are restrictions in place. The retail scene has also sprung back into action but you may need to queue and face coverings are a must. And accommodation providers have freshly plumped pillows waiting and new policies in place.
We’ve put together a handy A-Z guide with everything you need to know about visiting Leeds as Covid-19 restrictions begin to lift. So be sure to plan your visit in advance and Know Before You Go!

The logo for Visit England's We're Good To Go standard

"We're Good To Go"

VisitBritain / VisitEngland have launched a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as the sector works towards reopening. “We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. So when you see this logo in windows, on websites and on social media, you can be reassured these places are safe to visit.

View the local venues who are Good To Go here.

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