The brains behind the renowned Leeds Rum Fest and Leeds Gin Fair, Rolling Social Events, have teamed up with Leeds Corn Exchange to deliver an exciting new festive market experience this Christmas. The Christmas Market will take over the iconic Corn Exchange floor from Friday 19th November, with a rotating line-up of food and drinks stalls, masterclasses, bars and games set to raise the roof in true festive style for six weeks.
After the disappointment of last year, when Christmas celebrations were cancelled due to the pandemic, this event is shaping up to be a true seasonal highlight for the city.
An incredible feast of rotating food and drink will take place in the lower ground level of Leeds’ most iconic building. Food traders including OnaRoll, The Cheesy Living Co, Raclettmenot, Heffe Mojo, Masri Egyptian Street Food and more to be confirmed will bring a world feast each week. The main bar will have a festive range of cocktails and warming winter specials and will operate from 12pm till 10pm on the Thursday to Sunday each week.
Craft beer fans will be happy as North Brew Co will be providing the local fresh brews and Camden Town Brewery supplying the other lines with a mix of incredible spirit brands like Jack Daniels and Slane, Fords Gin, Finlandia Vodka to masterclasses including local newbies Wolf Bros, to a mix of tastings including Benriach, Glenglassaugh, The Glendronach and Woodford Reserve.
Music will come in the shape of a brilliant local DJ selection with Released Records and DJ Owen, John Hope and Greggo spinning the tunes. Leeds Conservatoire will be providing some of their amazing bands too, which will be announced in the forthcoming weeks.
The space will seat around 200 people, with two experience spaces, a main bar area, food traders, foodie christmas stalls plus all the amazing retail already in Leeds Corn Exchange.
Sam Fish, Co-Founder of Rolling Social Events, said: “After the last couple of years, we can’t wait to actually get this market rocking. The festive period is always atmospheric in Leeds and in 2021 – with our incredible line-up of food, drink and entertainment – it’ll be even more special than ever.”
Adam Warner, Centre Manager at Leeds Corn Exchange, added: “Enhancing the retail area this Christmas is going to be an amazing experience, and we’re really looking forward to welcoming the people of Leeds – and beyond – back to share some much-needed festive spirit with us. Most of the businesses here haven’t had a proper Christmas for a while, and we’re all ready to make this year’s one to remember.”
Thursday to Sunday
Noon until 10pm