As the cold air ushers in jumper weather, and festive decorations adorn the shops, it’s time to start getting excited about Christmas! Anticipate the upcoming holidays eagerly, relishing those precious moments of reprieve from work with a festive Candlelight concert. Immerse yourself in a magical tribute to timeless Christmas tunes, set against the backdrop of one of the city’s most breathtaking venues, making this festive season truly memorable.
Embark on a festive journey at the beautiful Leeds City Museum, steeped in the captivating tales of the city. There you will hear beloved Christmas classics from films like Love Actually and Home Alone, including songs like ‘Let It Snow’, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ and “Last Christmas’.
Popular holiday songs have the power to bring people together, because they often convey messages of hope, love and goodwill, which resonate deeply with the values associated with the holidays. But most importantly, some of them are absolute bangers! Mariah Carey has been warming every household (and shop) with “All I Want For Christmas Is You” since 1994. Wham!’s hit “Last Christmas” has been topping charts for decades, reaching a UK number one spot in January 2021, 35 years since its release.
And countless artists have covered Vaughn Monroe’s “Let It Snow”, from Sinatra to Michael Bublé. This holiday season, listen to these songs and many more, as featured in some of the most successful holiday films including Home Alone, The Holiday and Love Actually. As a group of classically trained musicians take to the stage at the Leeds City Museum, thousands of candles will light up adding a special and warm touch to the evening.
Celebrate the holidays with a special holiday Candlelight tribute at one of Leeds’ most culturally important institutions. Whether you want to bring a friend, a date or are planning an evening out with your family, this magical concert will wrap you on a warm and festive embrace.
There are two performances set at 15:00 and 19:00, so you can choose the one that best fits your schedule. Doors open 45 minutes prior to the start of the show.