Plan your December days out with us during the Leeds school holidays!

Make your Christmas magical with our school holiday events and activities. Throughout December there’s festive fun at Lotherton, Temple Newsam and Abbey House Museum and loads more on the run-up to Christmas too!

Enjoy wonderful light displays, meet Santa in his workshop, pick-up an early present from our Christmas elves and make magical memories to treasure forever.

December Events & Exhibitions

People Power

08 August 2022 - 04 June 2023

Venue: Leeds City Museum

Visit People Power, our community co-curated exhibition at Leeds City Museum. Celebrating people and organisations doing amazing things in Leeds.

Reindeer Trail

01 - 24 December 2022

Venue: Kirkstall Abbey

Come along to Kirkstall Abbey this December to see if you can spot all of the reindeer dotted around the ruins in our festive reindeer trail.

Christmas at Temple Newsam

03 - 23 December 2022

Venue: Temple Newsam

Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Temple Newsam and pay a visit to Santa Claus himself on selected dates throughout December.

Santa at the museum

04 December 2022

Venue: Abbey House Museum

Various dates and allotted time slots - please see booking link

Make magical memories with Santa at Abbey House Museum this Christmas. With traditionally decorated Victorian streets, silly hats for selfies, and a craft bag to take home.

Christmas Cracker Trail

06 - 31 December 2022

Venue: Leeds City Museum

Explore Leeds City Museum to find all of the hidden Christmas crackers, and piece together a mystery word!

Sleepy Santa Trail

27 - 31 December 2022

Venue: Kirkstall Abbey

Santa, his elves and his reindeer are all exhausted after their hard work over Christmas. Can you find them napping around Kirkstall Abbey in our Sleepy Santa trail?

February Half Term: The Great Escape

14 - 19 February 2023

Venue: Abbey House Museum

This February half term, take a wild wander through the Victorian streets of Abbey House Museum which have been taken over by British wildlife.

Easter Holidays: Bunny Fun

04 - 16 April 2023

Venue: Abbey House Museum

Bunnies have taken over Abbey House Museum! Join us for a range of fun family activities during the Easter Holidays.

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