How Leeds celebrated Christmas during the 1990s

These photo crackers celebrate how Leeds and its residents spread Christmas cheer during the 1990s.

Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 9:33 am
Enjoy these photos showcasing how Leeds celebrated Christmas during the 1990s. PIC: Bruce Greer
Enjoy these photos showcasing how Leeds celebrated Christmas during the 1990s. PIC: Bruce Greer

The festive spirit was very much alive and kicking across the city in a decade which featured Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures, Thunderbirds’ Tracy Island, Tamagotchi's and Furby's as the 'most popular' Christmas toys. READ MORE: The babies born on Christmas Day in Leeds during the 1990s and 2000s LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

Christmas 1995 and anxious children wait to go on stage in one of a series of nativity plays at Bramhope Primary School.
Pupils at Cockburn High School held a Christmas party in 1995 for senior citizens. Pictured, left to right are Margaret Napier, Faye Robbins and Gwen Metcalf

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Christmas 1996 and Hilda Walker enjoys a mince pie or two with Leeds RL star Barrie McDermott and Jo Sumnall at the B&Q Mince Pie fundraiser in aid of Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund.
Inside the Victoria Quarter at Christmas in 1996.
Emmerdale star Mandy Dingle, alias actress Lisa Riley helped to switch-on Yeadon's Christmas Lights in 1996. She is pictured with the Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun Malcolm Bedford.
Members of the Leeds branch of the Motorcycle Action Group, organised a 'Toy Run' to Lineham Farm to deliver toys and gifts to children.
This is Fleur Robinson who was living life on the edge at Christmas in 1996 to raise money for charity. She is pictured in her pixie outfit at the start of her abseil from the roof of the Queens Hotel in City Square.
Young Daniel Davison was the one millionth passenger to fly out of Leeds and Bradford International Airport in 1996. He is pictured with airport marketing coordinator Bev Amos. Daniel and his parents had returned from a week's holiday to Benidorm.
Christmas 1997 and the nativity play was well underway at Brudenell Road Primary.
Christmas 1997 and pictured is Elaine Idle with her son Jay inside the front room of their home at New Farnley in Leeds. Elaine spent over two weeks putting up over 2,500 Christmas lights inside and outside her house.
Christmas 1997 and mini Santa George Brookes and other children from Mount St. Mary's Primary School sang carols at Leeds Bus Station in aid of the YEP's Half and Half Appeal
1997 Child of Courage Adam Warren carries the light through Leeds Parish Church during the YEP carol service.
Last minute loading of shoeboxes to Father Christmas by pupils at Armley Primary School before a charity convoy set off to Romania in 1998.
1999 and shoppers were buying next year's Christmas cards in the sales.
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