When: On until 3rd January 2017
Where: Leeds, West Yorkshire
What is it?
The Christmas in Leeds project, a new idea for the festive season, is an immersive art and lights trail aiming to add sparkle, originality and innovation to the city.
Christmas In Leeds, a trail of art, light and magic for all ages, is designed to guide people around Leeds, whilst showcasing local creatives and shining a light on all of the city’s corners.
Running until 3rd January 2017, travellers on the trail can enjoy a gigantic and surreal semi-human shining high over commuters at Leeds Station, a shower of lights cascading down Holy Trinity Church’s façade, sparkle in Park Square’s trees, and a 4×4 box art experience which captures unique scenes of festive humanity. Not to mention festive light projections from Leeds College of Art, some helpful elves, and sleeping polar bears.
The trail features 120,000 LEDS, 10KM of coloured string, 1,000 different Christmas decorations, 20 pioneering projections, 6 leading UK artists, 5,000 pieces of seeded paper and one soup kettle, plus world-class institutions all combining to bring sparkle to members of the public.
From the ethereal SPIRIT flying high at Leeds Station, and the inspiring The Northern Lights projections at the Corn Exchange, to the simple beauty of The Wishing Tree and the family fun on offer at Santa’s Post Office, this is a hugely ambitious project created and funded by LeedsBID.
The artists involved include Alison Smith, David Shearing, Dave Lynch and Adam Glatherine, Lumen, Leeds College of Art, The Glass Cyphers and NEWSUBSTANCE.
More info: christmas.welcometoleeds.co.uk