Leeds City Council - Archive (Christmas)

2019
29
October
2019
| 09:18 Europe/London
This year’s Leeds Christmas Lights switch-on will have been 100 years in the making when Leeds United take to the stage as the special guests of honour to officially kick off the festive season. On Thursday, November 7 outside Leeds Art Gallery, p...
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2018
12
December
2018
| 16:00 Europe/London
It might be cold outside but that won’t stop a local East Leeds Youth Group fundraising for children in care this Christmas. Following an online fundraising appeal, the Tribe Youth Group have already raised enough to create 100 ‘Buddy Bags’ for ch...
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27
November
2018
| 09:59 Europe/London
A group of young care leavers will come together to celebrate Christmas thanks to a festive fundraising campaign. The event will see fifty young people who recently left care attend the fourth annual Care Leavers Christmas Dinner next month. Th...
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2017
23
November
2017
| 13:37 Europe/London
Visitors to Leeds city centre are being invited to pop down to Leeds Kirkgate Market for a host of Christmas cheer from now until Christmas. To make the run- up to Christmas extra special, Leeds Kirkgate Market is putting on a host of festive trea...
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13
October
2017
| 18:08 Europe/London
Leeds residents are being encouraged to plan ahead for Christmas, to prevent overspending and debt worries from ruining their festive season. Leeds City Council is joining forces with a host of organisations to offer advice and guidance to Leeds r...
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11
October
2017
| 10:09 Europe/London
The picturesque grounds of Lotherton will once again be transformed into a unique festive attraction this Christmas. After a hugely successful debut year last year, the Lotherton Christmas Experience will return on November 24, complete with Santa...
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09
October
2017
| 16:14 Europe/London
The city’s hugely popular annual Christkindelmarkt German Christmas market returned today to add some more seasonal cheer to the city. This year the highly-anticipated festive extravaganza will stay open right up until Christmas Eve and will see M...
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06
January
2017
| 15:50 Europe/London
Child Friendly Leeds ambassadors pulled out all the stops this Christmas to give children who live in foster families across Leeds access to an exciting range of special festive treats and offers. With support from Leeds City Council, businesses a...
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2016
17
November
2016
| 15:11 Europe/London
Santa Claus paid a special visit to Millennium Square's German Christmas Market today. Father Christmas flew in from the North Pole to check out the venue for his brand new breakfast event, which will take place at the attraction for the very firs...
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04
November
2016
| 10:47 Europe/London
The city’s Rio heroes are ready to light up Leeds at this year’s spectacular Christmas lights switch-on event. Leeds-born triathletes Ali and Jonny Brownlee and Paralympian Kadeena Cox will be the special guests of honour at next week’s showpiece,...
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2015
23
December
2015
| 15:28 Europe/London
Hundreds of foster families in Leeds enjoyed an early Christmas treat this weekend with an exclusive showing of a new BBC TV adaptation of David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy, days before it is due to be broadcast to the nation. Leeds City Council’s f...
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21
December
2015
| 09:00 Europe/London
A number of Leeds City Council buildings and services that have limited or non-essential demand over the Christmas and New Year period will close from midnight on 24 December 2014 and reopen on Monday 4 January 2016. The successful closure of serv...
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17
December
2015
| 17:54 Europe/London
Foster families across Leeds have been enjoying a variety of Christmas themed treats to help spread a bit of festive magic for children in care and the dedicated people who look after them. With help from businesses and organisations across the ci...
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17
December
2015
| 10:03 Europe/London
Ice skaters of all ages can sharpen up their skills in the New Year when the hugely popular Ice Cube returns to Millennium Square. Organised by Leeds City Council with support from media partners Capital FM and now in its 16th year, the Ice Cube w...
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10
December
2015
| 13:10 Europe/London
Festive film fans can catch some all time Christmas classics during a series of screening at Leeds Town Hall this month. Leeds Young Film have teamed up with Sneaky Experience for a special showing of four seasonal films, starting with a unique qu...
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04
December
2015
| 01:00 Europe/London
Visitors to Leeds city centre are being invited to pop down to Leeds Kirkgate Market for a host of Christmas cheer throughout December. To make the run-up to Christmas extra special, Leeds Kirkgate Market is putting on a host of festive treats for...
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30
November
2015
| 11:32 Europe/London
Youngsters in Leeds can go on a festive reindeer round-up in the shadow of the city’s biggest set of antlers this Christmas. Leeds City Museum’s reindeer trail will give visitors the chance to find out more about reindeers and their habitat as wel...
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26
November
2015
| 15:29 Europe/London
A spellbinding Christmas lantern parade will weave through the streets of Leeds next week, led by a giant festive reindeer and a beautiful illuminated owl. The parade is one of the showpiece events in the city’s Magical Leeds campaign and takes pl...
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13
November
2015
| 16:44 Europe/London
The annual Christkindelmarkt returned to Millennium Square in Leeds today as the city’s countdown to Christmas continues to gather pace. The German Christmas market, which is now in its 14th year, is expected to attract an estimated 750,000 people...
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12
November
2015
| 21:48 Europe/London
Stars from the world of sport, stage and screen helped a crowd of thousands get into the festive spirit at tonight’s spectacular Leeds Christmas lights switch-on. Around 15,000 people packed into Victoria Gardens for a memorable show, with Leeds R...
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09
November
2015
| 10:35 Europe/London
Leeds Rhinos hero Danny McGuire and local X Factor favourite Bupsi will join the stars at this week’s Leeds Christmas lights-switch-on. Danny, who was man of the match when the Rhinos secured an historic treble at Old Trafford last month, will be ...
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06
November
2015
| 10:31 Europe/London
Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro will join a star-studded musical line-up at this year’s Christmas lights switch-on. The boyband, who wowed judges on the TV talent show with their performances of musical theatre favourites, will take to the s...
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23
October
2015
| 11:09 Europe/London
Kid’s TV favourites and a spectacular rock choir will lead the people of Leeds in a festive sing-a-long at this year’s Christmas lights switch-on. Cbeebies presenters Alex Winters and Cat Sandion will entertain an expected crowd of 15,000 with a f...
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