Things To Do In Leeds This Month - Unmissable Events

There is plenty going on this December outside of the usual festivities. From vegan food festivals to Vengaboys performances, there really is something to suit everyone. Take a look at some of our top picks for things to do in the coming weeks. 

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4th December - Leeds Heritage Beer Tour Christmas Special
Starting point - The Tetley

Horsforth

What better location to start a beer tour than the famous Tetley. Join ‘Beer Evangelist’ Mike Hampshire on a guided tour around Leeds. Learn about the history of the beers whilst obviously sampling along the way. This fun and informal event is the perfect pre-Christmas activity for all beer lovers. 

4th & 5th December - Jack Whitehall 'Stood Up' Tour
First Direct Arena

Horsforth

For a guaranteed night of laughter join Jack Whitehall for his ‘Stood Up’ tour at Leeds First Direct Arena on the 4th and 5th of December. Having starred and made appearances in a numbers of hit TV shows and movies, he’ll definitely have a story to tell and a funny one at that. If you’re quick you can get yourself discounted tickets in a black Friday deal now! 

7th December - The Gin Journey
Starting point - The Alchemist

Horsforth

Leeds and Gin go hand in hand, so what better location for ‘The Gin Journey’ to take place. This December embark of a gin adventure in an afternoon of gin cocktails in some of the city’s top cocktail bars. Don’t worry, walking isn’t necessary, jump of the Gini-bus between bars for the full experience. Make sure you have a big lunch beforehand as you can expect to sample 5 gins, 5 gin cocktails in 5 of the city’s best bars. 

8th December - Winterfest Vegan Christmas Markets
Leeds Town Hall

Horsforth

2019 has been the year for veganism, with a huge increase in demand for vegan food and products. Christmas time is no exception, the vegan Winterfest on Sunday 8th December will have over 100 fantastic stalls offering a huge variety of vegan goods; including cakes, chocolate, make up and a range of perfect Christmas gifts. 

11th December - Rod Stewart
First Direct Arena

Horsforth

The legend that is Rod Steward is bringing some of his best work to Leeds First Direct Arena on Wednesday 11th December. So grab your handbags and your gladrags and get your tickets for an unmissable night with rock royalty. 

13th December - We Love The 90's 
First Direct Arena

Horsforth

Who doesn’t love the 90’s? This December the First Direct Arena is hosting the perfect event for 90’s lovers; We Love the 90’s. A night jam packed with all your favourite throwback artists, from DJ Sash to Snap, whilst legends The Vengaboys taking the headline spot. So grab your neon outfits and head to the First Direct Arena on Friday 13th December. 

14th December - Look a Like Leeds Tribute Festival
Stylus

Horsforth

Are you holding out for the day that Oasis get back together? Or wish you’d been able to see the Beatles in their prime? Well know you can…. Almost. The Look-a-Like Leeds Tribute Festival is coming to Stylus on the 14th December!  See some of the best tribute bands in the business from the likes of Oasis, The Beatles, Bowie and of course Queen - for guaranteed great night. 

15th December - Christmas by Candlelight
Left Bank

Horsforth

Cheese, wine and live music; is there a better combination?  Christmas by Candlelight at Left Bank combines all 3. The impressive venue is the perfect setting for a night of festive entertainment. The evening consists of quality performances from the likes of Leeds Community Concert Band and Leeds Vocal Movement with a finale that will get even the biggest scrounge joining in.

21st December - Inspiration; A Christmas Extravaganza
Leeds Town Hall

Horsforth

Does anything get you in the Christmas spirit more than a show stopping performance of some of your favourite festive songs? Inspiration; A Christmas Extravaganza will certainly do just that. Inspiration is a vibrant family of choirs who will be bringing you some Christmas classics just a few days before the big day. With a unique ‘wall of sound’ and blockbuster festive concert, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Leeds Town Hall. 

Now - 21st December - Leeds Christkindelmarkt
Millennium Square

Horsforth

Leeds Christkindeklmarkt is back for its 18th year. The popular market spot around Millennium Square and Leeds Town Hall has everything from food stalls to unusual Christmas gifts, with some live music and beer halls not to be missed on the way. Wrap up warm and head to the markets - open now until the 21st of December.  

21st December - Bongos Bingo Christmas Special
O2 Academy Leeds

Horsforth

Not your usual bingo; Bongo’s Bingos is a night you won’t forget or maybe remember… Play several rounds of Bingo but with the addition of all your favourite songs from Christmas classics to musicals and old school hits. With a fully stocked bar, welcome Christmas in Bongos style on the 21st December at the O2 Academy Leeds.

3rd December - 25th Jan - The Wizard of Oz 
The Playhouse

Horsforth

Christmas is a time for theatre and what better show to help you embrace the Christmas spirit than The Wizard of OZ. Follow the yellow brick road all the way to the Playhouse this December to join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin man and Lion as they bring you an onstage spectacular.

Shopping doesn’t have to be the only pastime this December; Leeds has plenty of activities going on suitable for all ages. So why not avoid the Christmas shoppers and try one of these unmissable Leeds events in the coming weeks. 

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