A massive ice rink is coming to Leeds this Christmas

Leeds City Council confirmed there will be a huge ice rink, Igloo bar and pop-up market stalls in the city centre from Friday 19 November.
Thor Tipi Christmas Market

Leeds City Council has released their plans for Leeds Winter Favourites that include a huge ice rink, Igloo bar and pop-up market stalls.

The cancellation of the German Christmas Markets was a disappointment to us all, but it appears that Leeds City Council have found a viable solution that combines all our favourite parts of the festive season.

Partnering with Visit Leeds, the council plan to offer the ‘biggest and most eagerly anticipated Christmas to date‘.

Gather round the famous City Square Christmas Tree from Friday 19 November and witness the festive overhaul that will be bestowed upon the city, mulled wine and all.

Drawing inspiration from Christmas Favourites from previous years, Millennium Square is going to be transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with an ice rink, Igloo bar and pop-up markets.

There will also be a festive-themed family trail around the city centre, taking children and grown ups on a wintry walk that highlights some of Leeds’ best landmark locations.

Listening to what we like most about Christmas in Leeds, the council have decided to bring back THOR’s Tipi to Victoria Gardens, along with a brand new Tipi on Briggate with festive refreshments and a ‘bring your own food’ policy.

carousel at Leeds Christmas markets
The Carousel will also return and will be located in the newly-created public space on Cookridge Street. Image: Smilers Smile, Instagram

Other new additions will include Lord Whitney’s Upon a Christmas Wish immersive experience at Harewood House, Rock ‘n’ Rock Panto at City Varieties and Lotherton’s Christmas Experience.

Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council and Executive Member for Economy, Culture and Education, Cllr Jonathan Pryor commented: 

“After a diluted festive season in 2020, we are delighted that we can deliver more activities and events to Leeds this Christmas. Leeds’ Winter Favourites will ensure that everyone who visits the city this holiday season will leave with a festive feeling that is bound to last right through to the new year.”

For more information on the ‘Christmas Favourites’ across Leeds, check the Leeds City Council or VisitLeeds website.

Feature Image- Leeds City Council

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