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!
Skream - Open to close Featured event
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Skream - Open to close

The Mint Club, Leeds

Saturday 8th Dec

10:00pm til 6:00am

Minimum Age: 18

Skream - open to close

Christmas Bierkeller
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Christmas Bierkeller

The Engine Shed, Wetherby

Friday 7th Dec

7:00pm til 1:00am

Minimum Age: 18

Looking for a unique Christmas party? Come and enjoy an evening with our fabulous Oompah Band!

The Verve (tribute Lucky Man)
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The Verve (tribute Lucky Man)

Live Room, Cleckheaton

Saturday 15th Dec

8:30pm til 2:00am

Minimum Age: 18

Luckyman is the first and best acoustic Tribute to Richard Ashcroft one of the best lyricist and per...

The Wedding Present
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The Wedding Present

The Underground, Bradford

Sunday 9th Dec

7:00pm til 12:00am

Minimum Age: 18

The Underground proudly presents The Wedding Present - 30th anniversary Tommy tour

Canal Mills presents: NYE Featured event
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Canal Mills presents: NYE

Canal Mills, Leeds

Monday 31st Dec

10:00pm til 5:00am

Minimum Age: 18

TBA

La Discotheque (Leeds) Featured event
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La Discotheque (Leeds)

Canal Mills, Leeds

Saturday 1st Dec

9:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

La Discothèque is a glittering, award winning Disco carnival that's filled to the brim full of ...

SB12 Entertainment - Christmas ‘Drive in’ Cinema & Market!
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SB12 Entertainment - Christmas ‘Drive in’ Cinema & Market!

Redbeck Motel, Wakefield

Friday 14th Dec

11:30am til 8:00pm

No age restrictions

SB12 Entertainment presents Wakefield’s first Christmas ‘Drive in’ cinema & Ma...

Faith - George Michael The Legacy Tour
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Faith - George Michael The Legacy Tour

Yeadon Town Hall, Leeds

Thursday 20th Dec

7:30pm til 10:45pm

Minimum Age: 18

A Tribute to the legacy that was George Michael

Guns N Roses(tribute Guns 2 Roses)
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Guns N Roses(tribute Guns 2 Roses)

Live Room, Cleckheaton

Friday 21st Dec

8:30pm til 2:00am

Minimum Age: 18

Guns 2 Roses have existed since late 2002 and have become biggest GNR tribute in history with the hi...

fleetwood bac
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fleetwood bac

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Friday 14th Dec

7:30pm til 10:30pm

Minimum Age: 14

FLEETWOOD BAC are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Flee...

Casaloco
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Casaloco

The Warehouse, Leeds

Wednesday 26th Dec

8:00pm til 6:00am

Minimum Age: 18

The legend returns for a special Boxing Day blow out!

Christmas Party Nights 2018
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Christmas Party Nights 2018

The Engine Shed, Wetherby

Friday 14th Dec

7:00pm til 1:00am

Minimum Age: 18

Make sure your Christmas party 2018 is one to remember!

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Christmas Meal Offers

Las Iguanas - Leeds
10 special offers avalable

Las Iguanas - Leeds

Unit 3, Leeds

South American cuisine

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Las Iguanas - Leeds

Unit 3, Leeds

South American cuisine

Average price £23.00

10 special offers avalable

Walk through the doors of Las Iguanas and find yourself transported to Latin America, full of rich, vibrant colours, quirky features and custom-made w...

Browns Brasserie & Bar - Leeds
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Browns Brasserie & Bar - Leeds

The Light, Leeds

British cuisine

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Browns Brasserie & Bar - Leeds

The Light, Leeds

British cuisine

Average price £30.00

2 special offers avalable

Blending European brasserie dishes and timelessly elegant surroundings, Browns Brasserie & Bar Leeds champions an informal yet refined concept.

Cast Iron Bar & Grill - Hollins Hall Marriott Hotel & Country Club
2 special offers avalable

Cast Iron Bar & Grill - Hollins Hall Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Hollins Hall Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Hollins Hill,Baildon, Shipley, Bradford

Steaks & Grills cuisine

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Cast Iron Bar & Grill - Hollins Hall Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Hollins Hall Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Hollins Hill,Baildon, Shipley, Bradford

Steaks & Grills cuisine

Average price £35.00

2 special offers avalable

Focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients, Cast Iron Grill mixes traditional flavour combinations and time-honoured cooking methods, serving everything ...

Cast Iron Bar & Grill - Leeds Marriott Hotel
4 special offers avalable

Cast Iron Bar & Grill - Leeds Marriott Hotel

4 Trevelyan Square, Leeds

Steaks & Grills cuisine

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Cast Iron Bar & Grill - Leeds Marriott Hotel

4 Trevelyan Square, Leeds

Steaks & Grills cuisine

Average price £35.00

4 special offers avalable

Focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients, Cast Iron Grill mixes traditional flavour combinations and time-honoured cooking methods, serving everything ...

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