Leeds at Christmas

I managed to fit in another Christmas dusk shoot this week – this time I headed down to Leeds as I’ve not covered the city centre at this time of year for a while…

Ferris Wheel in Leeds
Leeds Wheel of Light illuminated at dusk at Christmas on The Headrow in Leeds

On the Headrow, the Leeds Wheel of Light looked very colourful and particularly effective whilst moving – though I had to hang around a bit for some people to fork out the £5 fare (it seemed to be spending much of the time stationary!)

Leeds Town Hall at Christmas
Christmas lights on Leeds Town Hall at dusk

Nearby the Town Hall looked lovely with coloured lights in the tower and portico and streams of white lights on the columns.

Leeds City Varieties
City Varieties restored 19th century music hall at dusk on Swan Street, Leeds

Before it got too dark I headed over to the Victoria Quarter – via Swan Street and the City Varieties which looked really inviting in the fading light.

Briggte at Christmas in Leeds
Victoria Quarter and Briggate shopping street busy at dusk at Chrsitmas

Briggate was very lively with Christmas shoppers and people of the way home from work.  The Christmas lights were very festive – some of the rap music from the buskers less so!

Thorntons Arcade in Leeds at Christmas
Christmas decorations in Thornton’s Arcade from Briggate

Just off Briggate, Thornton’s Arcade was looking pretty festive too.  By this time it was getting quite dark so I headed back to the station, stopping for a couple of extra shots at the Corn Exchange which was bathed in red light…

Leeds Corn Exchange at Dusk
The Corn Exchange illuminated at dusk

You can see more images from the shoot on the website at: www.marksunderland.com/-/galleries/stock/yorkshire/west-yorkshire.


About marksunderland

Mark Sunderland is a retired landscape and travel photographer still taking the occasional photograph! For image licensing and prints see linktr.ee/marksunderland.

7 Responses

  1. The Average Contributor

    Great shots mark i’m looking to get out in Leeds this weekend to get some stock photos while the mrs is at work.

      1. The Average Contributor

        Looking at the weather for the weekend I think taking stock photos at home will be the best option

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