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Christmas in Leeds

2015-present day

Adding sparkle to the city’s Christmas spirit


  • Leeds City Council
  • Various artists

Bringing added sparkle, originality, and innovation to the festive season with an array of immersive art and light installations.

LeedsBID helps enhance the appeal of Christmas in Leeds, with new experiences and attractions for all ages.

From the standout ethereal structure SPIRIT and the animated walk-through giant multi-coloured Pixel Tree on Briggate to the simple but stunning lights installed in iconic locations such as Trinity Church, the Queens Hotel and Park Square to the heartful wonder provided by Christmas with Us box art installation experience.

LeedsBID adds lights, art and some magic to the overall Christmas experience for those coming into the city and shining a light on all what’s on offer for the festivities.

“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.”
— Karen Butler
Head of Place, LeedsBID

Christmas in Leeds in numbers

Festive installations in LeedsBID’s Christmas in Leeds 2016 trail of art, light and magic


Landmark Christmas trees brought festive cheer to new city centre locations in 2018


Height of The Christmas Pixel Tree on Briggate (2018, 2019)


Number of LED lights in the SPIRIT installation (2016, 2017)