Leeds Christmas Market Weekend - 6th- 9th December
PUBLISHED: 12:17 05 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:27 20 February 2013
For the weekend of 6th- 9th December, Leeds will be transforming its city centre into a festive haven of the very best Christmas markets.
For the weekend of 6th 9th December, Leeds will be transforming its city centre into a festive haven of the very best Christmas markets. From Morocco to Germany, youll be spoilt for choice as the city gears up for the most festive weekend of the year.
First up is one of the most established markets in the UK, the Christkindelmarkt, with over40 stallsof authentic Germantradersselling a range of seasonal gifts. In the heart of Leeds at the award-winning Millennium Square, this warm and cosy retreat is an ideal way to get in the festive spirit this winter. Visitors can hide away in the Alp Chalet Bavarian and enjoy the very best in traditional German food and drink.
The Moroccan Market of Handicraft (Briggate) brings the sights and sounds of the Kasbah to the UK. Wander among traditional Moroccan Berber tents and hunt through artisan products as you sample traditional Moroccan herbs and spices. Traders in traditional Moroccan dress sell vibrant arts and crafts from native Marrakech, as well as cakes and other tasty food produce which make unique Christmas gifts.
Stock up on seasonal produce for the dinner table this Christmas at the Festive Farmers and Crafts Market (Briggate). Check out cheesemongers, bakers, butchers and greengrocers, alongside a range of craft makers and artists. Santa will also make an appearance to hand out gifts, and there will be fairground rides - ideal for those bringing the family.
Experience stalls of handmade goodies produced by local artists, crafters and designers at Artsmix, Albion Place. Artists offer a variation of truly original products, including art, photography, fashion, jewellery, accessories, homewares, cosmetics, toys and stationery.
For those looking for unusual festive foodie delights, Northern StrEats Street Food Festival (Briggate) offers hungry shoppers the chance to indulge in lemon, lime and chilli batter sustainable fish and chips served from a beach hut and vegetarian Asian food from a caravan. You can even buy a cup of Yorkshire tea from a pink campervan! Its showcasing quality food from local traders and ideal for those looking for rare and unusual foodie treats.
And finally, Judys Vintage Fair, the largest in the UK, is coming back home to Leeds Corn Exchange for Christmas shoppers. With more affordable vintage than you can shake a stick at, the fair will showcase a range of winter knits plus a stylish selection of dresses, perfect for those Christmas parties youve been planning all year. Tea and cake, street style and next seasons hottest trends.
Go to www.visitleeds.co.uk for further information