Feeling Festive With The Leeds German Christmas Market

Yes we’re finally in December and if you have been following me over on my social channels, you will have noticed that I have been obsessing over the Leeds Christmas Market since it graced Leeds with its presence! Last year I didn’t have the chance to visit the market and I was super sad about this, so this year I made it my mission to head on up there.

If you are visiting Leeds this month, I can highly recommend the market which is situated in the Millennium Square. It has everything you could possibly want and is a good family day out, with the roller-coaster rides just outside the market, delicious food options, festive gifts and a cheeky (but a little bit expensive) candyfloss store. There are a lot of different food stalls at the market, my advice would be have a walk around (it’s not the biggest market in the world) before you decide on what festive nibbles to munch on.


It may not be a Winter Wonderland in London town but to me it’s pretty spectacular. These pictures were taken just as the stalls were setting up so I am looking forward to heading back up there with my family in a few weeks time to see it in all its glory.

Another place to go, that I rave about an awful lot, is Thors Tipi bar. Situated just outside the Leeds Art Gallery, this is one place you don’t want to miss out on. Picture what the set of Vikings’ food hall looks like and you’ll get the picture. My personal favourite drink is a hot chocolate with Baileys – delicious. They also have mulled wine and mulled cider, perfect for these cold days of late.

If you’re not from Leeds and you’re heading in on the train, the Christmas market is literally around a 10 minute walk from the station and I would advise you to use public transport rather than drive (if that’s what you were thinking) so you can have a few cheeky drinks. If you’re not a big drinker, there are many parking options around Leeds city center so you can’t really go wrong with this option either.




  1. 12/12/2018 / 9:30 pm

    Oh I love visiting German Christmas markets – the food is always amazing & the atmosphere is great! xx

    • doorwaysanddresses
      13/12/2018 / 10:38 am

      I agree, I’m off to Germany for Christmas and can’t wait to visit a Christmas market over there xxx

  2. bookmarksandink
    18/12/2018 / 2:11 pm

    These pictures are beautiful! I love German Christmas markets. Adding Leeds to my travel bucket list!

    • doorwaysanddresses
      18/12/2018 / 2:34 pm

      Thank you so much, so happy you enjoyed the post. Yes please do, you would love Leeds. xxx

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