Leeds has one of the most established Christ markets in the country, with traditional stalls, a festive scene and a colourful Christmas carousel helping create a festive atmosphere right in the cities centre.
Starting on November 9 and run right through to December 22 the market will see over 100k visitors in the period. As in previous years the market will be situated in Millennium Square which is right next to the civic hall.
This years Christkindelmarkt will see over 40 wooden chalet stalls from authentic German traders offering traditional German delicacies, speciality foods, handcrafted toys, jewellery, festive decorations, Christmas cards and much more.
At the centre of the market is the popular Alp Chalet, a Bavarian style restaurant offering a whole menu of traditional food and drinks.
You can wind down with family and friends in the cosy setting of the Kuh Stall. With a real log burning fire and serving up traditional German sausages straight from the grill you’ll be sure to enjoy a cold winter evening in this place.
As with last years market we are expecting entertainment for the kids. Last year the market provided free weekly children’s shows, face painting, balloon modelling, sing-alongs and interactive games.
The Leeds Christkindelmarkt was Established in 2002 as a partnership between Leeds City Council and Frankfurt Am Main (City Council) in Germany. Due to its success we can expect the market to return to our city for many years to come.