Welcome to Leeds presents: Leeds Winter Moments
Leeds is all set for an unprecedented Advent this year with the arrival of immersive art and light installations around the city, bringing added sparkle, originality and innovation to the festive season and encouraging people to create and experience their own special festive moments.
Leeds Winter Moments - Christmas In Leeds is something new; creating moments of wonder, magic, joy, surprise, escape and beauty for all ages and guiding people around the city centre, whilst also showcasing the incredible talent of local creatives.
From the simple beauty of Lanterns in Park Plaza to the scandi-inspired indulgence of Arctic Bazaar complete with marketplace, hot chocolate bar and sweet bites, to the magical draping white lights on the iconic Queens Hotel and the playful performance of ‘Illuminate Us’ on the Platform Building above Leeds Station - this is a hugely ambitious project created and funded by LeedsBID (Leeds Business Improvement District).
There is also the welcome return of some firm favourites from Christmas in Leeds 2016 with the ethereal SPIRIT flying high in a new location in Victoria Quarter, the delicate tree lights adorning Park Square and the fun festive light projections dancing on the historic lifting tower in Wellington Place.
LeedsBID has worked in collaboration with several key partners including, East Street Arts, Leeds Arts University, NEWSUBSTANCE, Lumen, Alison Smith, David Shearing, David Lynch, Cefn Hoile and Suzie Cross, Raf Bogan and Helen Russell Brown, The Glass Cyphers, Leeds City Council and key retailers, to create the installations and bring something a little different to the city for Christmas.
Andrew Cooper, LeedsBID Chief Executive, said:
“LeedsBID has been working with businesses from different areas of the city to bring new animation to the Christmas experience in Leeds. It is vital we create special moments for those people who come to Leeds over the festive season - to stay, shop, explore and enjoy the city.”
The installations will be unveiled in the weeks counting down to Christmas, with Trinity Church the first to be lit up in all its festive glory from this evening (Wednesday 1st November).
Members of the public will be able to pick up maps detailing all the installations from key locations across the city centre, including hotels and the Visitor Information Centre (Visit Leeds & Art Gallery Shop) as well as downloading a digital version from Christmas.welcometoleeds.co.uk.
Welcome to Leeds proudly presents Leeds Winter Moments.
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