With the countdown to Christmas getting ever shorter, Leeds city centre is even more of a hub of activity and events than usual. Quebecs Luxury Apartments is known as one of the best places to stay in Leeds, and however you celebrate the festive season, there’s bound to be something to suit your taste and give you reason to book a Leeds apartment to rent and enjoy the season in style.
Christkindlmarkt – German Christmas Market in Millennium Square
This wonderful traditional market is in place until Sunday 20th December. Millennium Square will be transformed into a scenic winter village with over 40 traditional wooden chalet stalls decorated with festive greenery and twinkling colourful lights, themed indoor venues and the traditional Christmas carousel ride. It’s a great place to start or finish off your Christmas shopping and really get in the Christmas spirit. And speaking of festive cheer, why not check into the best place to stay in Leeds and make a weekend of it by checking out the Reindeer trail too?
Back for another year, this magical event includes a variety of spellbinding festive treats around the city. Download a map of the trail and set out on your own path to find all the reindeer – including some real ones and Santa himself!
The Nutcracker at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House – From Wednesday 16th December
For theatre lovers at Christmas, there’s no greater show than The Nutcracker. The classic tale of Uncle Drosselmeyer’s curious box of performing toys captivates the children and adults alike but it is the wooden Nutcracker doll that enchants young Clara most. Performed to Tchaikovsky’s enduring score, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, David Nixon’s The Nutcracker has everything you’d expect from this traditional favourite.
There’s plenty to choose from at the Leeds First Direct Arena too, whether you’ve a passion for comedy, music or magic – take your pick!
Stereophonics – 5th December
Stereophonics’ ninth studio album ‘Keep The Village Alive’ comes hot on the heels of 2013’s acclaimed, platinum-selling Graffiti On The Train. Their UK tour will showcase tracks from their latest album, including singles C’est La Vie and I Wanna Get Lost With You, alongside the classic hits from their 20 plus year back catalogue, The Bartender And The Thief, Have A Nice Day, Mr Writer, A Thousand Trees and the number one hit Dakota.
Michael McIntyre – 10th & 11th December
Household name Michael McIntyre is heading out on the road again with his new laugh-a-minute tour, Happy & Glorious. Since his big break at the Royal Variety Performance in 2006, Michael has become one of the most successful and best-loved British comedians around. His previous tour, Showtime, became the biggest selling comedy tour in the world in 2012, he played to over 640,000 people including a record-breaking ten-night residency at London’s O2 Arena, which matched Rihanna’s 2011 record.
Dynamo – 16th – 20th December
Born Steven Frayne in Bradford, West Yorkshire, Dynamo has since wowed crowds all over the world and has won himself a number of celebrity fans in the likes of Pharrell Williams, Samuel L. Jackson, Harry Styles, Ashton Kutcher and Richard Branson to name but a few!
His amazing illusions and clever tricks have become some of the best known around the world, this is a show not to be missed!