Leeds Hidden Christmas Market set to launch

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A unique and magical Christmas experience, where the adventure begins as you step through the enchanted book cover entrance into a world of glittering festivities is launching in Leeds.

Themed on Brothers Grimm, fairy tales take a twisted turn amongst the ancient ruins of Kirkstall Abbey as performance and live music ignites the Yorkshire region with Christmas cheer and festive beer!

From one-of-a-kind gifts, to themed cocktails, stocking fillers, seasonal street food, mulled wine and festive-fueled entertainment for even the most discerning Grimm Grinch, Leeds hidden Market promises an alternative shopping experience.

The line-up includes Brass Band, Twisted Cabaret, Aerial performance, and a festive lip-sync mash-up, whilst also introducing audience participation for Carol-oke and

Musical Bingo.

Show organiser, Julia Benfield, said: “We wanted to bring something different to Leeds this Christmas, prompting people to take a real time out, and enjoy something unique, a different world, where you forget the outside pressures, and get lost in the magic. We’ve created a unique environment, both interactive and immersive, mixing shopping with

performance, socialising and plenty of Christmas cheer!

“We’ve spent the last year working on introducing interactive elements to the programming, and really want to instill the child like joy of Christmas across people of all backgrounds, beliefs and ages. This is about coming together, uniting, and enjoying the festive season.”

Creative Director Jamila Juma-Ware added: “This isn’t your typical fairy tale story, there are no rules. This is Grimm, it’s a dark adventure, but with festive twists and turns, and a little retail thrown in too. We’ve merged our favorite activities into one this Christmas, where else can you eat, drink, shop, sing, dance, be dazzled with entertainment, and adorn yourself in glitter.”

Leeds Hidden Christmas Market takes over Kirkstall Abbey from December 14 though to December 21, offering live music, performance, and twisted entertainment, guiding you through a magical market, featuring local independents and sparkling festive tipples.

For more details on the ticket only event visit: www.wegottickets.com/hidden-christmas-market