Holiday Inn Express Leeds - East
2 Aberford Road, Oulton
LS26 8EJ
United Kingdom

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Top Christmas Events in Leeds

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Christmas is coming and our Leeds hotel couldn’t be more excited. With so much to see and do, the festive season is the perfect time to book your staycation in the city of Leeds. Not convinced? In this blog, our budget hotel in Leeds explores some of the top Christmas events taking place in and around the city centre.


Christmas at Temple Newsam

Experience the magic of Christmas at one of Leeds’ most stunning houses, Temple Newsam. Journey back in time and see how the Tudors, Georgians and Victorians celebrated the most wonderful time of the year. Get involved in festive arts and crafts and make wreaths and decorations out of natural materials, which you can take home and put on display.


Temple Newsam

Thor’s Tipi

Escape the cold, and gather around a roaring fire pit with a mug of mulled wine at Thor’s Tipi. You’ll struggle to not get in the Christmas spirit when you visit this festive little pop-up bar, the perfect place to spend an evening with friends and family. Don’t fancy an alcoholic drink? Indulge in a hot cup of cocoa instead!


Thor's Tipi Tent[photo credit: Welcome to Yorkshire]

Christmas at Lotherton

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me. Enjoy a magical Twelve Days of Christmas walk through the woods at Lotherton Hall, watch the turtle doves fly and be one of the drummers drumming! Aside from the woodland walk, the little ones can pay a visit to the Elf Village, uncover magical fairies and see the main man himself...Santa Claus!


Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience[photo credit: The York Press]

Festive Baking at Leeds Cookery School

One of the best things about Christmas has to be the food. So why not try your hand at some festive baking while on your trip to Leeds?  Join the Resident Chef at Leeds Cookery School and learn how to make a Yule Log, which will be sure to impress the whole family come Christmas Day. Don’t forget to bring some big containers with you to take your festive goodies home!


Yule Log

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Holiday Inn Express Leeds - East Reviews


Galway, Ireland

I stayed here for 2 nights in one of the disabled access rooms. I was staying alone as a wheelchair user, so a little worried about coping with things.

I had no problems whatsoever. The staff were extremely helpful and made my stay a pleasant and comfortable experience. I would certainly stay here again.



No kidding, but within 30 minutes of our arrival we had booked a further visit for later in the year. The surrounding area is very pleasant, the location appears quiet and is convenient for many local sites and attractions. The room, including bed was very comfortable, the staff most helpful.

Breakfast is included in your price here and much to choose from including bacon, sausage, egg, porridge, cereal, muesli, fruit, yogurt etc etc. I find this, for what we paid, hard to beat. We have family nearby so this is a good location and what we paid for what we received excellent value.



On arrival we were greeted by a lovely lady at reception who sorted everything out. Once we were checked in and got to our rooms, the room was all set out and was very clean. Beds very comfy and price was right, would definitely recommend.



I have had the pleasure of staying here three times now and it never fails to impress! The hotel itself is well kept, very clean and tidy. The staff are amazing and just can’t do enough to make you feel welcome.

Breakfast is always hot and fresh, be it yogurt and fruit or full English you will enjoy! Beds are really comfy and the room its-self is great with good blackout curtains.



I get to stay in a lot of different Holiday Inn's up and down the country, and this surely is one of the best. Great location, spotlessly clean and wonderful staff that couldn't do enough for you. Comfortable refurbished rooms and a great breakfast. What more could you ask for!


Melbourne, Australia

A friendly place to stay with nice rooms, good breakfast and most importantly great staff. Handy for Leeds and York with easy parking and a carvery nearby. What more could you want. Once again I want to stress the really good staff.



A varied group of 5 but the hotel met our requirements well. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable, great having free WiFi, and breakfast included. The staff were very helpful and we found it an ideal location for touring around Yorkshire.



Recently stayed at the Holiday Inn East Leeds. Lovely friendly staff and a nice warm welcome. Beautiful clean and cosy rooms. Not one fault with this hotel, free breakfast and a Toby carvery joined on to the hotel, perfect. Paid £55 per night. Well worth it. Will definitely recommend and will stay again.



Nice and spacious rooms, bathroom very clean, everything in working order and free breakfast!

Location about 25 mins from Leeds city centre, however worked well for us as just off the motorway so able to get to other locations quickly. Staff very friendly, would definitely come again.



Spent a couple of nights here. We stayed in an accessible ground floor room which was great. Very spacious. The bed was very comfortable and we slept really well.

Continental breakfast is included in the price which was very reasonable. Staff were lovely - sorting out our key card when it stopped working and finding me a nail file when I asked for one.

We went for a meal in Leeds one night and to a reception at Oulton Hall on the other. Staff arranged taxis both times without fuss. A small but perfectly functioning bar was welcome too!

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