Leeds Corn Exchange Christmas Markets

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Leeds Corn Exchange

Leeds Corn Exchange Christmas Markets, Call Ln, Leeds, LS1 7BR – Visit Now

Written by Miranda Pell: Christmas has arrived here in Leeds. If you have visited the Corn Exchange before, you might be aware that the ground level is often transformed into craft fairs, markets and sometimes even a ping-pong or roller-skating area. From now until Christmas, it is home to the Corn Exchange Christmas Market which has returned after its success last year. If you, like me, were upset to learn that the annual German Christmas Markets weren’t going ahead in Leeds for the third year running, this is a lovely (albeit smaller) alternative.

Entering through a side door opposite Las Iguanas, we found ourselves in the middle of a festive haven, the Corn Exchange transformed into a beautiful film-like scene. There are a handful of stalls for Christmas shopping – each home to an independent business, pop-up restaurants, a bar, and a seating area for up to 200 people. We passed through the market, pondering the vegan brownies at the dessert stall, browsing the homemade jewellery stalls, and inevitably heading towards the bar.

From now until Christmas, home to the Corn Exchange Christmas Market

At the bar, we ordered a mulled wine and drank it in the seating area as a band was gearing up to perform. Throughout the next few weeks, there will be a variety of live music from various bands and choirs. There is a drinks-tasting experience hosted by Latitude Wines, and festive street food by local favourites Dijon Boys, Don’t Feed the Dog, and Shouk – all offering a great selection of veggie and vegan alternatives.

The markets are open Friday to Sunday 10am-8pm until the 23rd of December so get yourself down there to enjoy some uniquely festive food, pick from a variety of beverages to meet your fancy, and grab some one-of-a-kind Christmas prezzies from local independent businesses.

Opening Hours

  • Mon: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tue: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Wed: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Thu: 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Fri: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sat: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sun: 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit