What’s On Roundup 9–15 December 2023

Here’s a roundup of some the main events taking place over the coming week in South Leeds. For full listings go over to our What’s On calendar here.

We start this week in Beeston’s Cross Flatts Park where the parkrunners will be in a festive mood with many donning fancy dress and singing some carols before the start at 9am. Parkrun is a weekly, free, 5km walk, jog or run, everyone is welcome, register before your first event at www.parkrun.org.uk/register

The Middleton Makers Market, is on Saturday, 10am-2pm, at Middleton Park Circus. Lots of lovely handmade items including clothing, jewellery, soaps and food; all made by local people. Plus the Hope Community Church will be performing carols between 11am-1pm.

Leeds Dads will be holding another free Soft Play session, 10am-12pm on Saturday morning at Little Angels behind the Tommy Wass pub, LS11 7HL. This is for dads and pre-school children and there’s free tea and toast! Book: leedsdads.org/events

A warehouse full of stalls, a brass band, hog roast, hot chocolate and enough festive spirit to see off the White Witch – it must be the Slung Low Christmas Fayre! The best way to get your Christmas preparation off to the perfect start. It all takes place on Saturday 12-4pm at their Warehouse in Holbeck, Crosby Street, LS11 9RQ.

It’s also the Trinity Network Christmas Fair on Saturday, 12-3:30pm Nesfield Road, Belle Isle, LS10 3LG. There will be stalls, tombolas, raffles and Santa’s grotto.

St Luke’s Church, Malvern Road, Beeston, LS11 8PD, is hosting a free Sunday Breakfast at 9:30am, everyone is welcome to join them for good food and good company.

If you are visiting Middleton Park on Sunday morning watch out for hundreds of runners competing in the Bah Humbug 10k race. The race is organised by the South Leeds Lakers Running Club and starts and finishes on the track at South Leeds Stadium. The main race starts at 10:30am followed by the children’s race with Harry Hawk.

It’s The Hunslet Club’s Christmas Party on Sunday from 12-3pm. Everyone is welcome at this free children’s party which features Christmas crafts, festive surprises and a free gift for every child from Santa. The Hunslet Club is located on Hillidge Road, LS10 1BP.

On Sunday afternoon, 1-3pm, the Friends of Middleton Park are holding a Christmas Crafts session in the Visitor Centre. Christmas crafts to make and take home, plus free face painting and Christmas carol singing after.

On Wednesday there’s Festive Fun and Market at Marshall’s Mill, Marshall Street, Holbeck, LS11 9YJ. With food stalls and live reindeer, plus you might spot yours truly singing carols with the Cockburn Community Choir. 4:30-6:30pm.

Leeds Baby Bank will be at Dewsbury Road Community Hub & Library on Thursday 10am-12pm offering support to people to access support services, community activity and longer-term support. They also gift families an essential top-up of items like nappies, wipes, formula and toiletries.

Join the festive storytelling and rhymes for children under 5’s and their families at Santa Story & Rhyme Times with a surprise visit from Santa himself bearing gifts. At St George’s Community Hub & Library, Middleton, LS10 4TQ on Thursday 10:30-11:30am.

Thursday also sees the Library Social at Hunslet Community Hub & Library, off Church Street, 12:30-2pm.

Leeds Sanctuary invite you to join their Christmas celebrations at Leeds Dock on Thursday with Curry & Carols at Mumtaz meeting at 7.30pm. You can enjoy a choice of curry with sundries, rice, naan bread and a soft drink for £15, while a live musician plays Christmas Carols in the background.

And finally, the Friends of Hunslet Moor – in partnership with St Peter’s Court, the Salvation Army, and Cllr Ed Carlisle – are hosting a Christmas Carols event on Friday: 6.30pm at St Peter’s Court, 6.50pm outside Crescent Grange and Towers, or 7.10pm at the Hunslet Moor pavilion.


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