Around 20,000 people watched as the tree was switched on with a kiss - and then a proposal. The 66ft Christmas tree, which contains 25,000 lights, illuminates when two people kiss beneath it – their lips complete a circuit which activates the entire display.
Andy Wormald, 29, and partner Lauren Berg, 25, from Pudsey won a competition among 1,200 entrants to be the first couple to kiss under the tree. Then Andy dropped to one knee and, in front of 20,000 people, proposed and Lauren said ‘yes’. Dan Wharton, Marketing Manager at Trinity Leeds, said: “We are delighted for Andy and Lauren and wish them all the very best with their wedding.” The couple were also given a £1,000 gift card.