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3 Unmissable Christmas Experiences Coming to Leeds

· Ali Turner · Christmas

Forget gold, frankincense and myrrh – this is the Christmas trio you need in your life.

Candy Cane Club

The city is a more magical place this Christmas with everything from festive lights to interactive art, pop-up concerts and family fun. Don’t miss out, find out what’s on & plan your visit…

Nothing quite beats the magic of Christmas and, this year, it will be brought to life with three unique experiences…

Ever wanted to meet Santa? Or wondered who he meets on his epic journey around the world? You can solve the magical mysteries of Christmas at a trio of totally unmissable events, commissioned by LeedsBID. From glorious grottos to immersive storytelling experiences and a special art installation that will reveal the secrets of Christmas, find out what’s on and why you need to go!

Christmas Candy Cane Club

Candy Cane Club

It’s official, Santa is back in town! Step into the magical Gingerbread Garden and follow your feet to the Candy Cane Club, where all manner of Christmas fun awaits. You can treat the kids to five minutes with the big man, when they can tell him if they’ve been naughty or nice and share their Christmas wish list. If they’re really, really good, they might even get a present. Afterwards, pose for their photographers and take home the perfect holiday snap!

Christmas Candy Cane Club comes to Merrion Centre every Saturday and Sunday from 20th November 2021 and every day from Monday 20th December to Christmas Eve. Tickets range from £3 for a five-minute sitting with Santa to £8 with a gift and souvenir photo.

See What Santa Sees

See What Santa Sees

This Christmas, you can take the kids around the world on the most magical night of the year. This immersive adventure will show you the world through the eyes of Father Christmas. Pull on your elf ears and grab a spot for an unforgettable storytelling experience that will transport you to far-flung shores, where the festive season brings new wonders. This is your chance to discover where Santa travels and who he meets along the way.

See What Santa Sees comes to Victoria Leeds (in County Arcade) every Saturday and Sunday from 4th December 2021 and every day from 18th to 23rd December 2021. Tickets are free and give you access to a 20-minute storytelling experience, complete with magical projections.

My Christmas Home

My Christmas Home

Credit: Tom Martin

Every year, Elton John’s famous ditty invites you to step into Christmas, but My Christmas Home will give those words new meaning. Created by artistic collective Found Fiction, this immersive art installation will take you inside people’s homes to show you how they celebrate the festive season. Nestled on Bond Court and tucked inside a shipping container bedecked with front doors, it’s a thoroughly enchanting world of video projections and recorded audio.

My Christmas Home comes to Bond Court from Saturday 27th November to Thursday 30th December 2021. It runs from 11am to 7pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sundays. No need to book, just turn up – and it’s free too!