Christmas in Leeds is about to be larger and higher than ever this yr as town prepares to welcome a model new festive market.
For the primary time ever, streets and areas all throughout town centre might be internet hosting round 120 Bavarian-style market stalls throughout 13 completely different areas together with Briggate, Metropolis Sq. and outdoors The Corn Change.
The standard, timber, seasonal stalls might be decked out in festive lighting and can embody worldwide, UK, Yorkshire and Leeds merchants.
Working from November 24 till December 22, the brand new Christmas market may even characteristic three Christmas-themed outside bar areas on Briggate, Quebec Avenue (near Metropolis Sq.), and Dortmund Sq..
A programme of family-friendly occasions and experiences is being deliberate to run alongside the market, which may even complement town’s lengthy established conventional Christmas supply on Millennium Sq. and Victoria Gardens, together with the favored Ice Dice outside skating rink, market stalls and different themed sights.
Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds Metropolis Council’s govt member for economic system, tradition and training, stated: “We’re completely thrilled to be bringing a brand new and thrilling festive expertise to Leeds this Christmas that may rework the entire metropolis centre.
“We’ve been working exhausting behind the scenes for a while now to search out the correct Christmas market that may give extra individuals, locations and companies the possibility to be a part of one of many busiest and most enjoyable instances of the yr.
“This new market will profit from the incredible, newly pedestrianised areas we have now throughout town and make Leeds really feel extra particular and magical than ever earlier than.”
The brand new market might be operated by Market Place Europe, the UK’s largest Christmas market operator, who’ve delivered award-winning Christmas markets in cities together with Belfast, Newcastle and Harrogate.
It will likely be delivered for free of charge to Leeds Metropolis Council, and is anticipated to generate earnings for town.
Allan Hartwell managing director of Market Place stated: “We’re delighted to have been given this chance to assist create an exquisite Christmas expertise deserving of such an incredible metropolis.
“The market will deliver festive life, color and vibrancy to a few of the finest areas and locations in Leeds metropolis centre.”
Extra particulars concerning the market might be launched within the coming months.
Anybody fascinating in internet hosting a stall on the market can categorical their curiosity by registering at www.marketplaceeurope.co.uk
For extra details about what’s on supply in Leeds this Christmas, go to: https://www.visitleeds.co.uk/winter-season/