Mince pies were on sale in September and shops have been encouraging us to start our festive shopping spree for weeks.
But on December 1 the countdown to Christmas truly begins.
And for thousands of children across the region, and a few big kids too, the arrival of December means opening the first door on their advent calendar.
For traditionalists, there will be a scene from the nativity or a classic British Christmas. A chocolate treat will await those with a sweet tooth.
And for visitors to the Trinity Leeds shopping centre a giant Lego advent calendar will reveal a Christmas model made from the famous toy bricks.
Made with over 600,000 bricks by professional Lego builder Duncan Titmarsh, the advent calendar stands at five metres wide, three metres high and one metre deep and features 30 different colours.
Paul Smith, marketing manager at Trinity Leeds said, “We’re always looking for ways to excite and surprise shoppers when they visit Trinity Leeds, so we’re thrilled to welcome such a unique and iconic installation to the centre for the festive season.
“Not only will the arrival of the Lego advent calendar provide a spectacle for adults and children alike to enjoy, local shoppers will also have the chance to get their hands on some incredible prizes and presents – all of which we hope will get people in the mood for Christmas.”
A new door will open on the advent calendar revealing another Lego creation every day between December 1 and Christmas Eve.