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!
Distortion
Popular Event: 2643+ going

Distortion

The Warehouse, Leeds

10th December

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Distortion

The Warehouse, Leeds

Saturday 10th Dec

11:30pm til 5:30am

Minimum Age: 18

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The Biggest Bass/Bassline event to hit West Yorkshire in Years!

Featured event Paradise with Jamie Jones
Popular Event: 2315+ going
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Paradise with Jamie Jones

Church, Leeds

Friday 9th Dec

10:00pm til 3:00am

Minimum Age: 18

TBA

Paradise comes to Church Leeds!

Featured event DJ EZ
Popular Event: 2249+ going

DJ EZ

O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds

9th December

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DJ EZ

O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds

Friday 9th Dec

10:00pm til 5:00am

Minimum Age: 18

From £20

DJ EZ, The Dreem Tean, Jamz Supernova + more

Featured event Smashcon & BWE Wrestling present: Planet Leeds
Popular Event: 753+ going

Smashcon & BWE Wrestling present: Planet Leeds

The Edge - University Of Leeds, Leeds

10th December

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Smashcon & BWE Wrestling present: Planet Leeds

The Edge - University Of Leeds, Leeds

Saturday 10th Dec

10:00am til 4:00pm (last entry 3:00pm)

No age restrictions

On Door Adults £15 Children £7 Family £40

TV, Film & Comic Con Meets Live Wrestling Action for the ultimate family day out!

Featured event Boombox Circus - Winter Party
Popular Event: 723+ going

Boombox Circus - Winter Party

Beaver Works, Leeds

3rd December

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Boombox Circus - Winter Party

Beaver Works, Leeds

Saturday 3rd Dec

10:00pm til 5:00am (last entry 3:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

4,5,6,7,8

4 Rooms of Leeds underground beats, bands and winter wonderland delight. Urban garden&c...

Solid Grooves
Popular Event: 517+ going

Solid Grooves

The Warehouse, Leeds

17th December

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Solid Grooves

The Warehouse, Leeds

Saturday 17th Dec

10:00pm til 6:00am (last entry 1:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

£10 - £15

Solid grooves are coming to Leeds fresh from their Ibiza residency for one night!

Featured event Funk Soul Nation presents Horse Meat Disco
Popular Event: 457+ going
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Funk Soul Nation presents Horse Meat Disco

HiFi Club, Leeds

Friday 2nd Dec

11:00pm til 4:00am (last entry 12:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

£7- £10

Horse Meat Disco is dedicated to the industry of human happiness.

Featured event Church Presents: Kaluki
Popular Event: 402+ going
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Church Presents: Kaluki

Church, Leeds

Saturday 17th Dec

10:00pm til 3:00am (last entry 11:30pm)

Minimum Age: 18

£17.50

Kaluki descend upon Church for their debut Leeds show!

Cosplay Christmas Social Mini Con
Popular Event: 359+ going

Cosplay Christmas Social Mini Con

My Place Bentley, Doncaster

3rd December

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Cosplay Christmas Social Mini Con

My Place Bentley, Doncaster

Saturday 3rd Dec

12:00pm til 5:00pm (last entry 4:00pm)

No age restrictions

£7 plus Booking Fees

Yorkshire Cosplay Con is bringing its Christmas Mini Con back to Doncaster, Why not join us fo...

Leeds Trance Family Presents: Trance Awakening Part 2
Popular Event: 353+ going
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Leeds Trance Family Presents: Trance Awakening Part 2

The Mint Club, Leeds

Saturday 10th Dec

10:00pm til 5:00am (last entry 3:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

£12

Leeds Trance Family here we go again! Trance awakening is BACK! and at a whole new level&e...

Night of Nails: A Nine Inch Nails Special
Popular Event: 339+ going
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Night of Nails: A Nine Inch Nails Special

Eiger Studios, Leeds

Saturday 10th Dec

11:00pm til 3:00am (last entry 2:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

5

A night of classic NIИ

Christmas Bey | Hifi Club
Popular Event: 323+ going
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Christmas Bey | Hifi Club

HiFi Club, Leeds

Thursday 1st Dec

11:00pm til 3:00am

Minimum Age: 18

2/5/7

After selling out Drake (twice) & Kanye we're back for the last special of the ye...

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Treat yourself this Christmas... 5* Luxury hotels from just £169.99 per room...

    Residence 6
    From just £169.99 per room

    Residence 6

    3 Infirmary Street, Leeds
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    3 Infirmary Street, Leeds

    From just £169.99 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.

    The Queens Hotel Leeds - QHotels
    From just £71.10 per room
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    The Queens Hotel Leeds - QHotels

        

    City Square, Leeds

    From just £71.10 per room

    Hotel

    The Queens stands proud in the heart of Leeds city centre, literally adjacent to Leeds Train station and just minutes walk from the huge choice of shops, bars and restaurants that makes Leeds such a fantastic destination.

    Oulton Hall - QHotels
    From just £130.50 per room

    Oulton Hall - QHotels

    Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds
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    Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds

    From just £130.50 per room

    Hotel

    Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside close to Leeds, Oulton Hall combines the Victorian elegance of a grade II listed building with modern facilities for business and leisure.

    Jurys Inn Leeds
    From just £56.00 per room

    Jurys Inn Leeds

    9 Brewery Place, Leeds
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    9 Brewery Place, Leeds

    From just £56.00 per room

    Hotel

    Jurys Inn Leeds at Brewery Wharf is centrally located in the city centre, just 5 minutes walk from Central Train station and just 25 minutes from the busy hub of Leeds Bradford International Airport.

    Quebecs
    From just £99.00 per room

    Quebecs

    9 Quebec Street, Leeds
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    9 Quebec Street, Leeds

    From just £99.00 per room

    Town House Hotel

    An urban haven located in the heart of Leeds, Quebecs provides an ideal base from which to discover the City.

    Park Plaza Leeds City Centre
    From just £67.15 per room
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    Park Plaza Leeds City Centre

        

    Boar Lane, City Square, Leeds

    From just £67.15 per room

    Hotel

    Park Plaza Leeds is the perfect base from which to explore one of the UK s most exciting and dynamic cultural centres.

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