German Christmas market in Leeds

250,000 people are expected to visit the market Photo: Leeds City Council

The German Christmas market opens today.

Now in its 11th year, the Chrstkindelmarkt is made up of more than 40 traditional wooden chalet stalls from Germany offering Christmas gifts, food and entertainment.

Over 250,000 people are expected to visit and sample delicacies such as gluhwein, bratwurst, schnitzels, soups and goulash, stollen, and gingerbread.

The Christkindelmarkt is a fantastic event and attraction for Leeds which is enjoyed by thousands of people from the city and far beyond.

It has a really magical festive atmosphere and this year with the new stalls and fairground rides it offers even more of a treat for people of all ages to get the Christmas spirit flowing in style.

– Cllr Adam Ogilvie, Leeds City Council