Photo essay: Leeds market captures the magic of Christmas

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The first week of Leeds’s celebrated Christmas market draws to a close this weekend with all the familiar lights, sights, food and drink that the city has grown to love.

The Millennium Square market attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year and is arguably one of the best established of its kind in the country.

PIC: Tony Johnson

PIC: Tony Johnson

It features more than 40 wooden chalet stalls providing authentic German gifts, decorations, cards and novelty items.

This year organisers decided to opt for a Viking-themed bar in a ‘tipi’ tent, after its popularity at York’s Christmas market last year, rather than the familiar German beer hall.

But the carousel, chocloates and German menu of gluhwein, bratwurst sausages, goulash, soups, schnitzels, stollen and gingerbread are all the same as ever.

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