Following the permanent cancellation of the annual Christkindelmarkt after postponements in 2020 and 2021, Leeds is finally set to get its first proper Christmas market in three years.
While it won’t be the long-running Christkindelmarkt that locals have come to know and love over the years, Leeds City Council has reportedly signed a three-year deal for a brand new festival attraction in the city – cementing Leeds’ festive future until after the 2025 season.
It’s currently unclear what the market will consist of, but following the success of the Ice Cube attraction in Millennium Square, it’s expected the council will build upon that, bringing a larger experience for locals and visitors to enjoy.
It’s also unclear where in the city the new market will take place, however, Millennium Square has been a popular choice year after year, Councillor Jonathan Pryor has previously mentioned that they hope to bring “affordable experiences for the people of Leeds”.
The rest of the details remain tightly under wraps, but it’s hoped visitors can expect a similar experience to the Christkindelmarkt including food, gift, and drink stalls.
The deal has been made with Marketplace Europe – the UK’s largest Chrismas market operator – and accordingly, to documents related to the contract, it’s expected the new event will run from November 24th and December 17th.
We’re still waiting on an official announcement, however, it would be a fantastic opportunity to attract shoppers and visitors to Leeds this year.
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