Leeds’ thwarted bid to be European City of Culture in 2023 will turn into a general celebration of the city’s cultural life

Events coinciding with home games in December
to 21 Christkindelmarket
to 1 Jan 2020 Wheel of Light
10 Leeds Food Tours
10 Mindfulness at the Abbey
10 A Dickensian Christmas
14 Leeds Record & Book Fair

to 29 Dec The Doffer & the Fancy
to 31 Dec Curator’s Choice
to 3 Jan 2020 Making a Home in Leeds
to 4 Jan Art in the Dark
to 5 Jan The Irish in Leeds
to 5 Jan Three Centuries of Migration to Leeds
to 11 Jan Sarah Jenkins: Ceramic Showcase
to 11 Jan Amy Stringer: 12 Brooches of Amsterdam
to 12 Jan Textile Art: A Thread Running Through
to 19 Jan Edward Allington: Things Unsaid
to 19 Jan James N Hutchinson: Untitled
to 22 Feb Phil Greenwood
to 29 Mar Woodwork: A Family Tree of Sculpture
to 1 Aug Art in an Electric Atmosphere: Herbert Read
to 26 Sep 2021 Leeds to Innovation

What to See
You’ll find accounts of Leeds’ tourist attractions in Towns of Two Halves (and of 91 other places: order the book now for £8 from info@townsof2halves.co.uk). For additional information plus shopping, eating out etc there’s Visit Leeds and, during the summer months, Millennium Square. Other local attractions include:

The Royal Armories: five floors of displays

Corn Exchange
Craft Centre Leeds
Henry Moore Institute
Leeds Art Gallery
Leeds Arts University
Leeds City Museum
Leeds University Library Galleries
Royal Armouries Museum
The Tetley
Ulita Archive
Victoria Quarter