Leeds Christmas market wasn’t as big as some markets that we have been to, such as Lincoln or Birmingham, it was actually smaller than the one in Nottingham where we are from. But we didn’t want to spend a night away in a Premier Inn in the city in which we live, as that would’ve been weird.
It rained on our first day, which has never happened to us when on a Christmas break, but that didn’t stop us having a wander around the cute, but packed little market. We bought a chocolate mallowy, with a mousse type texture inside each from one stall, only 90p which I thought was a good price. We have had them before when we went to the Birmingham Christmas market in 2017. Emma had mocha flavour and I had blackberry, the mousse type texture inside the chocolate shell is nice but quite unusual. We also had a hot chocolate each from another stall, which cost £2.50 each. There were plenty of other stalls containing gifts, sweets, treats and German food.
Leeds is filled with plenty of shopping centres and old arcades, so many were all pretty as they were decorated for Christmas. So we enjoyed walking round them and I spent most of my time staring at the pretty ceilings rather than the shop windows.
We only spent the one night in Leeds, staying at the Premier Inn near the arena for a great price of £27. However, we did have to park in the nearby Merrion Centre car park, which despite having a cheaper rate because we stayed at the Premier Inn, it still set us back another £20 for a day and a half parking.
We ate at Zizzi, which was in The Light, that was filled with restaurants and a cinema. It is also joint to a hotel and gives it an outside feel even though it is fully indoors.
It was a nice couple of days away, helping us get into the Christmas spirit, ready for the month ahead!