Six family friendly Christmas events in Leeds to entertain the children

From festive carols in the ancient ruins of Kirkstall Abbey to a magical Christmas wonderland at Lotherton, Leeds’s museums and galleries are set to be full of seasonal cheer.

Saturday, 16th November 2019, 7:46 am
Updated Saturday, 16th November 2019, 7:47 am
Family-friendly events to take the little ones to this Christmas. PIC: Steve Morgan
Wander through the decorated Victorian Streets, listen to the carols, get creative with your Christmas list and visit Father Christmas in his winter wonderland grotto. Activities run all through December.
Carol singers will fill the Abbey with festive sounds on December 8 from 2pm-3pm. The Heritage Singers will be joined by the Abbeylands parish. More festive fun with a trail to track down Santa and his reindeer from Dec 27.

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Leeds Art Gallerys family friendly Artspace will host festive fun activities inspired by the collections. Mash-up contemporary art and tradition and make festive decorations to hang up at home on December 14 from 11am-4pm.
Home to the festive Winters Trail from December 19 until January 3 where visitors can try and track down Jack Frost. Etsy Made Local Market returns from Nov 30 to Dec 1, 11am-4pm showcasing locally curated products.
The Christmas Experience returns from Nov 22 until Dec 23 featuring a magical 12 days of Christmas woodland walk as well as Santa and his elves. This year the event includes a Lotherton ice rink.
Visitors can discover how the mansion has got ready for Christmas through the centuries. Visitors can also pay a visit to Santa in his workshop. Santa visits are priced at 5 (under 1s are free). Call 0113 3367460 to book.