New bigger better Christkindelmarkt

Picture caption: (top) "The Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Anne Castle with sponsors and Christkindelmarkt representatives at the wood carving stall at the new bigger market."

The popular German Christmas market returns to Leeds next week in style with a bigger than ever festive offering.

Now in its 11th year, the Christkindelmarkt opened on Millennium Square today Friday 9 November with a scenic winter village made up of more than 40 traditional wooden chalet stalls from Germany offering Christmas gifts, food and entertainment.

Organised by Leeds City Council in partnership with Frankfurt City Council and supported by media partners Real Radio and the Yorkshire Evening Post , over 250,000 visitors are expected to enjoy the festive atmosphere and sample a large variety of traditional German delicacies such as gluhwein, bratwurst sausages, schnitzels, soups and goulash, stollen, gingerbread, roasted nuts and candied fruits.


For media enquiries, please contact:

Emma Whittell, Leeds City Council press office, on (0113) 2474713

Email: emma.whittell@leeds.gov.uk