Christmas 2020 is looking a little different, but there is no shortage of festive cheer. Despite everything there is still plenty going on across Leicester & Leicestershire which we've compiled them into one handy article. However, ensure you follow government guidelines, know before you go and check individual websites for further details. 

Twycross Zoo Christmas Spectacular 

You can visit Santa's Kitchen, join the Ice Queen's Christmas Singalongs, listen to Santa's Story Time, and enjoy a visit to the Elves Workshop! 

Santa Steam Trains

Take a ride on board the Great Central Railway and let Father Christmas surprise you with a an exciting present at your seat and a chat with the man himself!

Engine Yard Christmas Market

Soak up the festive atmosphere at the Engine Yard - complete with wooden chalets to bring a true taste of a Scandinavian Christmas Market.

Christmas in Leicester

Still need to finish off your Christmas Shopping? As you wander around Leicester's City Centre, why not pay a visit to the iconic Town Hall Square Christmas Tableau, marvel at the Lanes' gorgeous Christmas lights, and get a quick snap next to the 50ft Christmas Tree.

Belvoir Castle Christmas Gift Shop & Grotto

Visit Belvoir Castle's fantastic Christmas gift shop and magical Santa’s Grotto in the Castle’s Old Kitchen. It'll be transformed into a festive winter wonderland, so be ready to walk the snow sprinkled paths and meet Father Christmas himself!

Coalville Drive-in Cinema

What's more festive than a Christmas Film? They're showing 10 of the best at Coalville's Market Drive-in Cinema, including Elf, The Polar Express and of course, Home Alone. 

Conkers Winter Wonderland  

Meet Santa and his elves in their woodland grotto, and get a present courtesy of Father Christmas himself. There's something for everyone, with music, entertainment, and even mulled wine for the adults!

Don't forget to check individual websites and know before you go, as things can change. Check back regularly as we will be adding more events. Whatever you do this Christmas have fun, but most importantly keep safe!


Twycross Zoo
Animal Collection
twycross zoo chimpanzee

Join the fight in their Summer of Survival and visit Twycross Zoo this Summer!

Adventure Park / Playground

Conkers is an award-winning fun world which offers over 30 different terrestrial, aerial, digital, and aquatic activities at the heart of the largest created multipurpose forest in the UK, the National Forest (England).

Belvoir Castle
Historic House / Palace
Belvoir Castle exterior - with people

Crowning a hill in rural Leicestershire's Vale of Belvoir, Belvoir Castle has been the home to the Duke of Rutland's family since 1067.

The Engine Yard at Belvoir
Speciality Shop
man ordering food and drink

In the shadow of Belvoir Castle is the Engine Yard, the estate's £2.5 million artiosan shopping village



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