Christmas in Leeds

Christmas. That great Northern star shining brightly... the guiding light in the sky... And we're not talking about stables and wise men.

Leeds has fast become the brightest shining Northern Star, with the largest UK winter illuminations festival lighting miles of rope light, a staggering 12,000 lamps and 3000 hand crafted motifs – certainly enough to light up that festive spirit in you!

There's so much going on in Leeds at Christmas time, from the festive German markets to the hundreds of after-dark activities in the city's thriving night scene.

Don't forget too that Leeds is one of the best shopping cities in the country, so why not make the most of a Christmas shopping weekend here with an overnight stay and a festive meal?

From hotels, to restaurants to things to do, our Leeds Christmas guide takes care of it all.

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Christmas events in Leeds

Our most popular Leeds December events, snap up your tickets quick if you're going!

Love train xmas reunion Leeds

O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds

16th December

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Love train xmas reunion Leeds

O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds

Friday 16th Dec

8:00pm til 1:00am

Minimum Age: 18

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Brutus Gold & the Love steam into leeds 02 academy again for another sensational 70 disco party&...

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Northern Symphony: Upon A Winter's Eve

The Venue, Selby

Saturday 3rd Dec

5:00pm til 12:00am (last entry 10:00pm)

Minimum Age: 14

£3 advance or £5 on the door

Northern Symphony Festival returns to Selby for a winter special, featuring some of the UK&apo...

All Night Long Xmas Party Leeds

O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds

23rd December

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All Night Long Xmas Party Leeds

O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds

Friday 23rd Dec

8:00pm til 1:00am

Minimum Age: 18

12.50- 20

well my friends the time has come to raise the roof and have some fun...

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Treat yourself this Christmas... 5* Luxury hotels from just £159.99 per room...

    From just £159.99 per room

    Residence 6

    3 Infirmary Street, Leeds
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    Residence 6

         

    3 Infirmary Street, Leeds

    From just £159.99 per room

    Serviced Apartments

    Residence 6 is Leeds only 5-star city centre property, located in the heart of the city centre in one of Leeds landmark buildings - The Old Post Office.

    From just £149.00 per room

    Woodlock Apartments

    Brewery Wharf, Waterloo Street, Leeds
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    Woodlock Apartments

        

    Brewery Wharf, Waterloo Street, Leeds

    From just £149.00 per room

    Serviced Apartments

    Located in the heart of the City Centre in Leeds, the modern Entrada Serviced Apartments on Waterloo Street combine hotel amenities with the privacy and home comforts of self-contained accommodation.

    From just £100.00 per room

    Woodlands Hotel

    Gelderd Road Morley, Leeds
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    Woodlands Hotel

        

    Gelderd Road Morley, Leeds

    From just £100.00 per room

    Hotel

    Woodlands Hotel is a stylish contemporary hotel surrounded by picturesque grounds with complementary car parking for all guests.

    From just £69.00 per room
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    Roomzzz Leeds City West

        

    2 Burley Road, Leeds

    From just £69.00 per room

    Serviced Apartments

    We are a Centre of Excellence as awarded by Tripadvisor Brand new luxury apartments combining spacious living accommodation with the service of a hotel.

    From just £89.00 per room
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    Roomzzz Leeds City

        

    10 Swinegate, Leeds

    From just £89.00 per room

    Serviced Apartments

    We are a Centre of Excellence as awarded by Tripadvisor Air conditioned apartments! Free grab and go breakfast! Free wi-fi and local and national ...

    From just £121.00 per room
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    Weetwood Hall

        

    Otley Road, Leeds

    From just £121.00 per room

    Hotel

    Set within nine acres of woodland and gardens and built around a 17th Century Manor House, Weetwood Hall offers extensive four-star hotel services and facilities, along with a conference centre.

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