Leeds Christmas Market Cancelled This Year As A Result ‘Uncertainty Around The Pandemic’

Leeds German Christmas Market has been cancelled for 2021 as a result of the Coronavirus, it has officially been confirmed. Confirming the news just today, organisers will be skipping the festive season this year, with the popular event, which usually takes place at the Millennium Square, becoming one of the first victims of cancellation.

Due to “ongoing uncertainty around the pandemic,” council bosses have said that event partners in Frankfurt have been unable to plan ahead in time for the event to take place.

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 The council broke the news, but assured people that the Christkindelmarkt German Christmas Market that usually takes place on Millenium Square,will have an “exciting alternative events to celebrate the festive season.”

The council broke the news in a statement online this afternoon, stating: “We regret to announce that the Christkindelmarkt German Christmas Market will not be taking place on Millennium Square this year.

“Our partners in Frankfurt have taken this difficult decision due to ongoing uncertainty around the pandemic throughout 2021 affecting their ability to plan for this year’s event.

“Whilst we know this is disappointing, alongside other partners in Leeds, we are currently planning a number of exciting alternative ways to celebrate the festive season which will animate Millennium Square and other spaces around the city centre. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Please note, we are also aware that there are some fake ‘Leeds Christmas Market’ events being posted on social media and we are currently seeking ways to have these removed from their respective platform providers.

“Please share with friends and colleagues and follow Millennium Square for any official event announcements.’

The popular event attracts thousands to Leeds city centre every year, however, fans can look ahead to its return in 2021 and enjoy Christmas from a social distance this year instead. Leeds joins Birmingham, Bath and Lincoln, who have all made the decision to cancel this year’s markets.

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