When does the Leeds German Market open? How long does it run for? And how do I book for Santa's breakfast?

Christkindelmarkt is Leeds' annual traditional German Christmas market, bringing a little piece of Germany into the heart of the city centre.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 8th November 2017, 12:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 7:19 am

Millennium Square will once again be transformed into a scenic winter village featuring a variety of authentic wooden chalet stalls, cosy indoor retreats, a traditional carousel and daily programme of light entertainment.


Running until December 24, the German Market will be open daily at Millennium Square from 10.30am to 9.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10.30am to 7.30pm on Sundays from Friday, November 10.

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Alp Chalet

The popular Alp Chalet restaurant forms the buzzing centrepiece of the market

A comfortable Bavarian styled eatery offering a delicious choice of traditional food and drink with authentic evening entertainment.

Kuh Stall

A visit to the Kuh Stall provides the perfect hideaway to chase away those winter chills

Unwind with family and friends by the real log fire in this cosy indoor retreat serving a variety of hot and cold drinks and traditional German sausages from the large grill.

Ski Hutte

Experience the Ski Hutte bar set in a bespoke alpine chalet

Offering an apres-ski inspired ambience, the Ski Hutte is an ideal meeting place for socialising with friends after a long day shopping or after work. Keep an eye out for its unique Glockenspiel feature playing up to 30 different Melodies!


Get into the festive spirit with entertainment for all the family

Gather with friends and family in the open air market square featuring a daily programme of light entertainment as well as a weekly children’s show on the covered stage each Sunday (except 12 November) between 11am and 1pm.


Enjoy a free weekly children’s show on the market square stage

Each Sunday (except 12 November) from 11am-1pm the market stage will host face painting, balloon modelling, interactive games and sing-alongs with appearances from our Winter Wonderland Princesses and other characters!


Join Father Christmas this December for a festive breakfast experience for all the family

Each Saturday and Sunday throughout December and during school half term between 10.30am and 11.45am in the Alp Chalet, Father Christmas will play host to a delicious authentic German breakfast buffet. Upon arrival guests will greeted and escorted to their tables by Santa’s little helpers before Father Christmas pays a special visit to each table and presents a gift to the children.

The hot and cold buffet will be available throughout the morning including; fresh Brotchen (bread) rolls with jam and butter, cheese, ham, scrambled egg, bratwurst sausage, together with unlimited tea, coffee, hot chocolate plus an assortment of donuts and cakes. There will also be table arts and crafts with event partners Pop Up and Play to help keep the children entertained!

Booking tickets for Santa’s Breakfast

You can book advance tickets online, by telephone 0113 376 0318, or in person from the City Centre Box Office at Leeds Town Hall.

Adult tickets: £11 (includes booking fee) 12 years and under: £15 (includes booking fee)