Photo essay: Leeds market captures the magic of Christmas

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.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 19th November 2016, 6:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 11:06 am
PIC: Tony Johnson
PIC: Tony Johnson

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.

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.

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PIC: Tony Johnson

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

PIC: Tony Johnson