Leeds German Market prepares to serve up feast of festive delights

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Full details were today revealed about one of the most popular pieces of Leeds’s Christmas entertainment jigsaw.

The city’s annual German market opens for business this Friday (Nov 14) in Millennium Square and runs until Saturday, December 20.

It will feature more than 40 wooden chalet stalls, themed indoor venues and even a festive carousel ride.

A fun-packed music and games event for kids will be held in the market’s Frankfurter Scheune meeting hall from 10.30am to 12.30pm every Sunday.

The Christkindelmarkt attraction is being organised by Leeds City Council in partnership with Frankfurt City Council, with support from the Yorkshire Evening Post and radio station Heart.

It forms a key part of the Magical Leeds marketing campaign, launched to promote festive activities in the city.

Coun Katherine Mitchell, Leeds City Council’s support executive member for digital and creative technologies, culture and skills, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome back the fantastic Christkindelmarkt to Millennium Square, which remains one of our city’s most popular festive attractions.

“A wide range of stalls offering a selection of gifts will once again be on offer, and it is really great news that again we will be offering a weekly children’s event at the market.”

The market will be open daily from 10.30am to 9.30pm Monday to Saturday and from 10.30am to 6.30pm on Sundays.

For more details about the Magical Leeds campaign, visit the www.magicalleeds.co.uk website.

The Leeds festive lights switch-on party takes place this Thursday evening in Victoria Gardens.

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