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Leeds Christmas Market

The German Christmas Market brings a little piece of Germany to the heart of the city centre

Millennium Square will once again transform into a scenic winter village, with over 40 traditional wooden chalet stalls decorated with festive greenery and twinkling colourful lights, themed indoor venues and the traditional Christmas carousel ride.

This is a continental style festive shopping experience with a variety of gifts on offer including toys, jewellery, Christmas cards and unique festive decorations.

For those who enjoy a range of seasonal food and drink as they take in the delights of the market, traditional German delicacies will also be available including gluhwein, bratwurst sausages, schnitzels, goulash, stollen, gingerbread, roasted nuts and candied fruits.

The Frankfurter Scheune festive meeting hall, Alp Chalet Bavarian eatery and the ever popular Kuh Stall will once again provide visitors and shoppers alike with a cosy retreat in which to relax. Due to the popularity of the Alp Chalet, dining reservations are recommended in advance and can only be made in person at the venue.

Building on the successful introduction last year, the popular weekly children’s event in the Frankfurter Scheune will take place every Sunday morning between 10.30am to 12.30pm featuring an interactive programme of music, games, face painting and costume characters. The chance to take part in fun bakery sessions will also be available, and new for the children’s events, there will be family-fun activities including arts, crafts and card making with Pop Up and Play.

Market Opening Times:

Monday-Saturday, 10.30am-9.30pm

Sunday, 10.30am-6.30pm

Indoor Venues:

Frankfurter Scheune/Festive Hall (no bookings available):

Monday-Saturday, 10.30am-4.15pm & 5pm-10pm (last orders/entry at 9.45pm)

Sunday, 1pm-6.30pm (last orders/entry at 6.15pm)

Alp Chalet/Bavarian Eatery (reservations available in person at the venue):

Monday-Saturday, 10.30am-10pm

Sunday, 10.30am-6.30pm

Kuh Stall/Cow Shed (no bookings available):

Monday-Saturday, 10.30am-10pm

Sunday, 10.30am-6.30pm

In addition to the German market a Festive Family Funfair will be taking place on Victoria Gardens from 21 November to 21 December, and on Cookridge Street (between the Headrow and St Anne’s street) every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during this time.​​​​​​​​

Go to the Leeds Christmas Guide.