Hidden Christmas Market set to transform Leeds

Leeds Hidden Christmas Market is a first for Leeds.

Leeds Hidden Christmas Market is a first for Leeds.

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A magical undergrowth of snowfall, forestry and glitter is set to immerse Leeds in festive cheer.

The Leeds Hidden Christmas Market takes over Kirkstall Abbey from December 16 to December 22, offering spectacular, performances from mystical creatures, live music and wandering fauns guiding you through a magical market, featuring local independents and sparkling festive tipples.

From Bratwurst to baubles, this unique event is a first for Leeds, offering the chance to explore a secret kingdom whilst being entertained as you eat, drink and shop.

The hidden experience unravels over two hours; family friendly by day, and adults only at night – giving the perfect opportunity to let your hair down, and unleash your dancing hooves.

Sneaky Experience the creative team behind Leeds Hidden Christmas Market, have a background in producing interactive cinema and live events.

Company director, Julia Benfield, said: “This is the perfect opportunity to really enjoy Christmas festivities, away from the shopping madness, in an idyllic setting, allowing the entertainment to transcend reality and lead you into a magical world. We are so proud to be working with a talented range of musicians, actors and performers who will really amaze in our Narnia inspired setting.

Creative director, Jamila Juma-Ware, added: “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to create a unique event, allowing people of all ages to re-live their childhood joy through the whimsical entertainment and interaction, bringing a totally new experience to Leeds. This is the perfect way to really get involved in Christmas.”

More details which tease at the entertainment, tasty treats and Christmas stalls will be released on the Leeds Hidden Christmas Market Facebook page, but in true Sneaky Experience style, the magic will only be fully revealed, once you step through the wardrobe door.

* For more details on the ticket only event visit: www.sneakyexperience.co.uk

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