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!
Darts Dazzler XI

Darts Dazzler XI

Elland Road Stadium, Leeds

6th December

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Darts Dazzler XI

Elland Road Stadium, Leeds

Wednesday 6th Dec

7:00pm til 11:45pm (last entry 9:00pm)

Minimum Age: 18

30

Back For its 11th year Yorkshires Biggest Darts Show

Big Country

Big Country

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

9th December

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Big Country

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Saturday 9th Dec

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

?22.50

AGMP presents Big Country + support

Novana

Novana

The Live Rooms, Cleckheaton

22nd December

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Novana

The Live Rooms, Cleckheaton

Friday 22nd Dec

8:00pm til 2:00am

Minimum Age: 18

5.00

UK's no1 Nirvana tribute

The Beatles Revolution

The Beatles Revolution

The Live Rooms, Cleckheaton

2nd December

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The Beatles Revolution

The Live Rooms, Cleckheaton

Saturday 2nd Dec

8:00pm til 2:00am

Minimum Age: 18

5.00

The best Beatles tribute returns to Live Room

Rhoda Dakar

Rhoda Dakar

The Wardrobe, Leeds

1st December

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Rhoda Dakar

The Wardrobe, Leeds

Friday 1st Dec

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 14

12.50

AGMP presents Rhoda Dakar Vocalist with The Bodysnatchers & The Specials brings her band The LoT...

December Bus Trip: Ilkley

December Bus Trip: Ilkley

Wharfedale Packhorse Ilkley Bus Trip, Ilkley

16th December

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December Bus Trip: Ilkley

Wharfedale Packhorse Ilkley Bus Trip, Ilkley

Saturday 16th Dec

6:30pm til 11:45pm (last entry 6:30pm)

No age restrictions

10.00

The Wharfedale Packhorse will be visiting Ilkley via Addingham on Saturday 16 December 2017, departi...

All Night Long - Ultimate 80 Xmas Party - Leeds
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All Night Long - Ultimate 80 Xmas Party - Leeds

The Warehouse, Leeds

Saturday 16th Dec

9:00pm til 1:00am (last entry 1:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

10-20

Produced by the legendary Brutus Gold 'All Night Long' is the UK's biggest and bright...

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