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About Leeds

Experience the fun, warmth and magic of Leeds.

Explore Leeds with friends, family and loved ones, have fun and enjoy every moment. Shop in one of the Victorian arcades, attend a show in one of the beautiful theatres and have a glass of mulled wine in a cosy conservatory or pub in the city centre.

Create as many new memories as possible; admire the historic buildings, visit spectacular shows and indulge in festive food and drink. It's 100% fun for the little ones too. How about meeting Father Christmas in person, taking a ride on the illuminated Ferris wheel or watching an impressive performance by a mime?

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Activities in Leeds

From arts and crafts to local produce, Leeds has a whole host of festive markets where you can buy your Christmas gifts and great holiday souvenirs.

The oldest part of Leeds city centre is home to one of the largest covered markets in Europe. The iconic Grade II listed Kirkgate Market dates back to 1875 and is the birthplace of Marks and Spencer, with a replica of the original Penny Bazaar. As well as over 150 independent traders to buy your fresh festive produce from, Kirkgate Market offers a full Christmas programme with numerous performances, an ice skating rink and a giant tree.

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Restaurants and Bars in Leeds

Leeds, the culinary capital of the North, is home to a colourful mix of restaurants, bars, cafés and street food venues serving delicacies from around the world throughout the city. It's no secret that one of the best things about the festive season is the food and drink. So why not head to one of these fine restaurants this Christmas?

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Architecture and Street Art in Leeds

Leeds offers you numerous activities and sights to discover the city. Get to know Leeds thoroughly on a (guided) city tour. Admire the stunning architecture, the colourful street art and the impressive galleries. Visit the many interesting museums or a spectacular show - Leeds has something for everyone!

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