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!
NYE at Canal Mills ft. Hannah Wants, Danny Howard & more
Popular Event: 203+ going
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NYE at Canal Mills ft. Hannah Wants, Danny Howard & more

Canal Mills, Leeds

Sunday 31st Dec

9:30pm til 5:30am

Minimum Age: 18

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Presenting our line up for New Year's Eve 2017 ft. Hannah Wants, Danny Howard & more

Lord Of The Tings: D Double E, Murlo & More!
Popular Event: 401+ going
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Lord Of The Tings: D Double E, Murlo & More!

Church, Leeds

Thursday 7th Dec

11:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

7, 10, 12

Mad ting.

Boombox Circus 'Winter Underground' Featured event
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Boombox Circus 'Winter Underground'

Beaver Works, Leeds

Saturday 2nd Dec

11:00pm til 5:30am

Minimum Age: 18

7,8,10,12,15

Boombox Circus brings you the very best of the 'Winter Underground'

Come All Ye Faithful: A Kanye Christmas Party
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Come All Ye Faithful: A Kanye Christmas Party

HiFi Club, Leeds

Thursday 7th Dec

11:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

3/5/7

My presence is a present! All we want for Christmas is Kanye. It's the last GT of the year in L...

GOCC Feast of Dedication
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GOCC Feast of Dedication

RIO GRANDE, Bradford

Saturday 2nd Dec

1:30pm til 12:00am

No age restrictions

27 adults 12 over 12s

The yearly Feast of Dedication for the European GOCC members

LOVE LEEDS NYE
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LOVE LEEDS NYE

Club Mission, Leeds

Sunday 31st Dec

10:00pm til 10:00am

Minimum Age: 18

10 - 40

Leeds largest NEW YEARS EVE extravaganza - 12 hours, 12 brands, 24 acts!

Subdub x Jungle Jam New Years Eve 2017
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Subdub x Jungle Jam New Years Eve 2017

Mint Warehouse, Leeds

Sunday 31st Dec

10:00pm til 6:00am

Minimum Age: 18

From 10

Subdub and Jungle Jam Proudly Present New Years Eve 2017 Party. 3 Rooms of Dub, Jungle and Drum &...

New Year's Eve Party
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New Year's Eve Party

The Engine Shed, Wetherby

Sunday 31st Dec

7:30pm til 2:00am

Minimum Age: 18

20.00

Join us for a spectacular New Year's Eve party with a DJ until the early hours!

Get Together X D.O.N: Route 94, Waze & Odyssey & Mele
Popular Event: 373+ going
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Get Together X D.O.N: Route 94, Waze & Odyssey & Mele

Mint Warehouse, Leeds

Saturday 2nd Dec

10:00pm til 6:00am

Minimum Age: 18

10/12.50/15/17.50

Route 94, Waze & Odyssey and more head to Mint Warehouse

Wax Format New Years Eve
Popular Event: 313+ going
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Wax Format New Years Eve

The Warehouse, Leeds

Sunday 31st Dec

9:00pm til 6:00am

Minimum Age: 18

15 Early / 19.50 1st / 22.50 second / MOTD

Wax Format returns to the incredible Leeds Warehouse on the 31st December for another benchmark mult...

Neverland New Years Eve
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Neverland New Years Eve

Angelica, Leeds

Sunday 31st Dec

9:00pm til 2:30am

Minimum Age: 18

20.00

Neverland New Years Eve 2017...the biggest night in Leeds last year sold out do not miss.

Vocal
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Vocal

Bar Soba, Leeds

Saturday 2nd Dec

10:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

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Vocal presents another line up of Leeds legends with a very special guest DEAN SMAHON playing an EXC...

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