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Christmas Light Switch Ons In West Leeds 2018

Details of all the festive light switch ons across West Leeds Leeds for Christmas 2018.

Leeds Christmas Lights Switch OnChristmas Tree with blurry lights on

Thursday 8th November 2018, 6.45pm-8.15pm

The family-friendly event will be hosted by Radio Aire Breakfast presenters Caroline & Ant and will feature a host of live music and theatrical entertainment culminating with the big switch-on and a spectacular firework display.  The lights will be switched on by world champion Josh Warrington.

The event starts at 6.45pm and will finish at approximately 8.15pm.

Victoria Gardens, Leeds.

Horsforth Christmas Lights Switch On

1st December 2018 at 4.30pm

Horsforth Town Council invites everyone to join in the festivities on the 1st December 2018 at 4.30pm. Ronnie the Rhino will be switching on the Christmas Lights, there will be Carol singing from local schools and the excellent JOY Choir will be performing. Also there will be a very special visit from Father Christmas! We look forward to seeing everyone there.

The Green (bottom of Town Street), Horsforth.

Farsley Christmas Lights Switch On

28th November 2018, from 7.00pm

See Santa’s Parade, a Pipe band, the Switch on, Fireworks and Community activities. Our Christmas market will have 13 stalls including Santa’s Grotto & facepaints!  The parade starts at 6:30pm and the market opens 7pm.

Farsley Town Street.

Calverley Christmas Lights Switch On

1st December 2018, 6.30pm

Entertainment and stalls, carol singing plus of course Father Christmas.

Calverley Victoria Park

Pudsey Christmas Lights Switch On

2nd December 2018 from 15:00-19:00 (lights switched on at 6.00pm)

Live music from the top of Lowtown, followed by craft stalls and a funfair on Manor House Street. Food market in the marketplace followed by a Santa’s Grotto in Pudsey House and the Rotary Club’s craft fair in the Leisure Centre!  Lights will be switched on a 6pm.

Pudsey Town Hall, Lowtown, Pudsey

Rodley Christmas Lights Switch On

Saturday 1st December from 6.00pm

Christmas light switch on will be on Saturday 1 December with the lights on at 6:30pm. It’ll be at the A657/Canal Road junction.

A657/Canal Road junction, Rodley

Bramley Christmas Lights Switch On

November 23rd 2018 5.00-8.00pm

Bramley will light up on November 23rd, with Bramley Shopping Centre being taken over for the celebrations.  Stalls & entertainment will be on throughout the night

Bramley Shopping Centre

Kirkstall Festive Light Switch On

Wednesday 21st November 2018. From 3pm

Join Gayle Lofthouse from BBC Radio Leeds at Kirkstall Leisure Centre Car Park from 3pm. Switch on from 5.45pm.

Armley Christmas Lights Switch On

Saturday 17th  November, 2018, 5.00-6.00pm

Join Radio Aire for the Armley Christmas Lights switch on.  Festivities will start in Armley Library with a children’s arts and craft session between 1pm and 3pm.

Armley Town Street will be closed as the crowds gather between 5pm and 6pm for live music, the switch-on and fireworks.

Morley Christmas Lights Switch On

Saturday 1st December, 9am – 7:30pm

All day event, featuring outdoor market, funfair, stage show, food, drink, light switch on and more.

Queen Street, Morley


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Where to buy real Christmas Trees in West Leeds 2018

Whiteley’s Farmshop And Nursery Pudsey – Choose your own tree and have someone cut it down for you. Houghside Road, Pudsey, Leeds LS28 9JJ, 0113 239 4169.

B&M Armley – Fresh Christmas trees in various shapes and sizes, including small and large variations.  Unit 1, Armley Rd, Leeds LS12 2ER

Crag House Farm, Otley Old Road, Leeds LS16 7NH, 0113 230 3618.  Choose your top quality Nordman Fir Non Drop Christmas Tree. Range of sizes and prices, cut and potted.

If you live in  LS16 you can utilise the ‘Tree for Charity’ service.  Crag House farm will collect your tree after Christmas for a £5 donation to Caring For Life

High Trees Garden Centre, 9 Otley Old Rd, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HZ, 0113 258 7788

None go bye Farm, Otley Old Road, Horsforth, LS18 5HZ, 0113 2842206

Tong Garden Centre, Tong Lane, Tong, Bradford BD4 0RY, 0113 285 3506.

Leeds Christmas Tree Centre – Adel, Just off the ring road at Adel traffic lights opposite Donkey Sanctuary then follow the signs to New Rover Cricket Ground (LS16 8HF) Tel: 07976 983190

Bison & Co, Cookridge, Specialise in supplying a fantastic range of premium Nordman spruce Christmas trees. 07493 238138

Woolley Edge Christmas tree farm – Enjoy a complimentary mince pie and visit Santa’s reindeers, Dasher and Blitzen whilst there. Beacon Hill Farm, Woolley Edge, Wakefield, WF4 2LQ, 01924 830340.

Swillington Organic Farm,  Open Every Day in December from 10am – 6pm, Coach Road, Swillington, Leeds, LS26 8QA, 0113 286 9129

Christmas Tree Farm, Methley Estate, Offer a ‘cut your own service’ as well as stocking cut trees.  Methley, LS26 9DU, 01977 515264

Christmas Trees Leeds deliver Nordmann Firs to the LS6 & LS5 area. 07925 897 228


St Gemma’s Hospice Christmas Tree Collection Service 2018 –  For more details click here

Christmas Art and Makers Market At Sunnybank Mills

Saturday 1st December 2018, 10:30-17:00

Over 40 regional artists and makers will be showcasing original work; designed and lovingly made by hand.  Expect carol singing, mulled wine, cider, tea, coffee and homemade mince pies and Christmas cake at the pop up Arctic Café.

Entry is £2. Dog friendly, disabled access, plenty of free parking on site.

Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Unit 14 Sandsgate, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley.

Christmas Fair At The Love & Light Tearoom Armley

Saturday, 1 December 2018 from 10:00-16:00

It’s not long until Christmas now. Here at the Tea room we will have a festive glow in full swing at our Xmas fair. Beautiful decorated stalls offering handmade crafts and gifts. Come along and celebrate the festive season in relaxing surroundings whilst sipping on a cup of mulled wine and seasonal fare, whilst listening to festive musical accompaniment.

Free entry. Open to all.

3 Stanningley Road, Leeds, LS12 3AP.

Christmas Market At Cafe 1764

Sunday 2nd December at 10.30am

A magical Christmas Market with local craft stalls, hot food and a truly festive feel.

6 Bradford Rd, Pudsey LS28 6DD.  Tel: 0113 255 2916

Christmas Weekend at Oakwell Hall Country Park

8th & 9th December 2018, 11.00am-4.00pm

An great chance to do your Christmas shopping with craft stalls in the Barn, Christmas Music, food, and Santa in the Hall too!
Free entry with a small charge to see Santa.

No booking required.

Oakwell Hall, Nutter Lane, Birstall, Batley WF17 9LF

Hollybush Conservation Centre Christmas Fair

Sunday 25th November from 11:00am-3:00pm

Join us in our beautiful 17th century barn for our annual Christmas Craft Fair. There will be lovely handmade gifts and home-grown plants to buy. Hot drinks and cake will be available from the cafe. No entrance fee, no need to book.

TCV Hollybush, Hollybush Conservation Centre, Broad Lane, Kirkstall, LS5 3BP

Leeds Christkindelmarkt

Friday 9th November – Saturday 22nd December 2018. 10.30am – 9.30pm Monday – Saturday. 10.30am – 7.30pm Sundays.

Christkindelmarkt is Leeds’ annual traditional German Christmas market, bringing a little piece of Germany into the heart of the city centre. Millennium Square will be transformed into a scenic winter village featuring a variety of authentic wooden chalet stalls, cosy indoor retreats, a traditional carousel and daily programme of light entertainment.

Every Sunday families can enjoy a children’s show in the open air market square, featuring sing-alongs, games, face painting and balloon modelling, with appearances from the Winter Wonderland Princesses and other characters. 11am -1pm. (Except 11th November)

Santa’s Breakfast Experience – Join Santa for Breakfast in the Alp Chalet each Saturday and Sunday from 24th November until 22nd December from 10.30-11.45am.  Booking required.

Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD. Tel: 0113 378 6988

Morley Christmas Lights Craft & Gift Fair With Visit From Santa

1st December 2018, 1:00 pm7:00 pm

Please join us at our Craft and Gift Fair at Morley Town Hall for the Christmas Lights switch on. With 30 stalls selling lovely Christmas gifts for all the family. Admission is free and refreshments are available.

Santa will be there Tickets £3.00 including a gift.  Times 1pm – 5pm

Meet a very special Disney Princess Ticket £3.00 including a gift.  Times 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Event kindly supported by Morley & District Lions Club.  We will be raising funds for Help For Heroes, Gurkha Trust, Cats Protection.  It’s an event for all the community.  Tickets available via Eventbrite or on the door.

Morley Town Hall, 60 Queen Street, Morley, LS27 9BR

Pudsey Parish Church Christmas Fair

Saturday, 1 December 2018 from 12:30-15:30

Join us as we celebrate many of our local small businesses. Bring your child to see Santa Claus and keep the memory forever with a professional photograph from DomUnique Photography. This Christmas we will be bringing you some wonderful stalls including some of your old favourites and a great variety of new. Have a good shop, take your child to see Santa and take advantage of the many children’s games, then sit and refuel with a hot drink and something tasty from the kitchen.

Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28

Rachel’s Wood N Crafts Christmas Shopping Evening

Wednesday 5th December 2018, 17:50-21:00
FREE ENTRY! 20 stalls over 2 floors, celebrating all things Christmas and supporting small, local businesses. Oh and a bar!
Rachel’s Wood N Crafts 75a New Road Side, Horsforth, LS18 4QD.

Rodley Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 8th December 2018, 10:00am-2.00pm

Arts & Crafts handmade by local people. Raffle prizes donated by local businesses. Coffee, tea & mince pies. Stalls selling various items including jewellery, jams & chutneys, Christmas decorations, cards & prints and sweet treats.

 The Owl Rodley, 1 Rodley Lane, LS131LB Rodley, Leeds, United Kingdom

The Victoria Leeds Festive Lodge & Grotto

7th – 23rd December

A Festive Lodge full of delights, enjoy bratwurst, fondu and other bites. There’ll be music, song and Christmas cheer, and a special guest who’s flown in by reindeer…

The Victoria Leeds Festive Lodge & Grotto arrives on the 7th of December.  This enchanting winter wonderland will be outside of Victoria Gate on Sidney Street. Father Christmas is set to be extremely busy checking his naughty and nice list, so to avoid disappointment, be sure to book a slot to see him at the Grotto below.  He will be visiting from the 8th-9th December at first, then from the 10th-14th from 2pm-6pm and then he’ll be back from the 15th-23rd December.

Booking required.  Remember to download the free Victoria Leeds PLUS app to enjoy a free hot chocolate at the Festive Lodge!

Victoria Gate, George Street, Leeds, LS2 7AU