There’s so much going on in Leicester this Christmas, we wouldn’t blame you for not knowing where to start! To make sure you don’t miss a thing, why not follow our festival trail around the city? 

Follow Leicester's Festive Trail around the city!Download and print the map to follow the trail around the city!

Start your day in Jubilee Square showing off your best moves on the real ice rink. After your skate session, head into the city and catch up on your Christmas shopping. Browse St Martin’s Square and The Lanes for some of Leicester’s finest independent shops, and stop in at Highcross Leicester to find the perfect gift – as well as cafes and restaurants so you can grab a bite to eat.

At the centre of the city, marvel at the magical Christmas tree stood next to the iconic Clock Tower. Head into the Haymarket Shopping Centre to grab some more bargains, or give the kids – and big kids! – a break and enjoy the funfair on Humberstone Gate West.

Up Gallowtree Gate you’ll find the Visit Leicester Information Centre. Here you can discover more about the city, what’s on and pick up your Leicester-themed souvenirs. Take the short walk to Town Hall Square and see the giant Christmas tableau inspired by the magical world of Narnia, alongside the lion fountain and a traditional nativity scene.

Head up to Leicester’s Christmas Market to find a unique gift and warm up with a hot drink. Don’t miss Leicester’s covered market and Food Hall where you can pick up everything you need for a Christmas feast!

Carry on to Cathedral Gardens where you can discover the story of Richard III at the King Richard III Visitor Centre, and go over the road to Leicester Cathedral to see his tomb.

Soak up some history with a stroll around Leicester’s medieval Guildhall and you’ll find yourself back on the edge of Jubilee Square. Finish your day by jumping on the Christmas Wheel of Light and admire the city’s twinkling lights from above.


Jubilee Square Ice Rink
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Jubilee Sq ice rink

Get your skates on and come down to Jubilee Square for some festive fun on ice – real ice! A huge ice rink is coming to the centre of Leicester and whether you fancy yourself a professional or are more like Bambi on ice, this Christmas is the perfect time to give skating a whirl.

Leicester's Christmas Market
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Leicester's Christmas Market

Gorgeous gifts, quirky crafts, perfect presents and festive family fun are all on offer this year at Leicester’s Christmas Market in the city’s New Market Square.

Christmas Wheel of Light
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Christmas Wheel of Light

Leicester's Wheel of Light returns to Jubilee Square, bringing extra fun to the festive season.



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