A Christmas competition, eleven daily snowfalls, ten carol services, a huge wheel of light, eight snowmen skiing, seven festive showings, six Christmas games, five fairground rides… Four festive ghosts, three Christmas films, two skates on ice and a Santa to visit for free!

On the first day of Christmas Visit Leicester gave to me, a Santa to visit for free

All through December you can visit our Santa in the Square. Pop along to his grotto in Green Dragon Square and the kids can get a very special present!

On the second day of Christmas Visit Leicester gave to me, two skates on ice

Our amazing ice rink is back and right up to the 3 January you can get your skates on and glide along under our clear canopy. Along with the main skates, there are special quiet sessions plus appearances from The Snowman™, Christmas discos, Leicester Tigers and mascot Welford plus Filbert Fox on Ice! Book now!

On the third day of Christmas Visit Leicester gave to me, three Christmas films

What better way to get in the festive mood than with a Christmas movie! Throughout December there will be a classic Christmas film shown in Green Dragon Square every Saturday at 5pm. On 4 December take a ride on The Polar Express, then on 11 December decide if you truly believe in the Miracle on 34th Street (1994) and finally on the 18 December, he might be coming down your chimney, but only if he can sort out the pesky Santa Clause.

On the fourth day of Christmas Visit Leicester gave to me, four festive ghosts

This is a Christmas treat and no mistake! There’s a roaring fire, mulled wine and mince pies, the medieval Guildhall, and Charles Dickens great great grandson bringing the festive classic A Christmas Carol to life. Book your spot now!

On the fifth day of Christmas Visit Leicester gave to me, Fiiiive Faaairground Riiiiides

You can find the Billy Bates festive funfair on Gallowtree Gate (near Primark). With five different rides you can experience all the fun of the fair in the heart of the city.

On the sixth day of Christmas Visit Leicester gave to me, six Christmas games

This Christmas you can have fun with our great AR app which allows you to bring fictional characters to life, collect Reindeer dust around the city centre and enter a Winter Wonderland in Town Hall Square. Take a look at our website to find out how to get started.

On the seventh day of Christmas Visit Leicester gave to me, seven festive showings

Check out It’s Showtime and discover what Leicester’s theatres and cinemas have on offer. From A Chorus Line to Rocky Horror and amazing pantos to the latest blockbusters, make sure you get your entertainment fix this Christmas. It’s Showtime

On the eighth day of Christmas Visit Leicester gave to me, eight snowmen skiing

Christmas classic The Snowman and the Snowdog has come to Newarke Houses Museum! Come and discover the secrets of this timeless family film and see more than 40 original illustrations from the film, as well as behind-the-scenes drawings and preparatory sketches. Best of all? It’s free to get in!

On the ninth day of Christmas Visit Leicester gave to me, a huge Wheel of Light

After having some needed TLC the Wheel of Light returns to Jubilee Square. Towering 35 metres above the ice rink, you can get some of the best views in the city as you ride the wheel into the sky.

On the tenth day of Christmas Visit Leicester gave to me, ten carol services

Throughout December Leicester Cathedral are holding a whole range of festive services. From carols and Christmas traditions around the world to the traditional blessing of the crib and Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve there are ten programmed services in December, plus a number of other concerts and events. Check their website for a full listing.

On the eleventh day of Christmas Visit Leicester gave to me, eleven daily snowfalls

What’s more festive than snow and Christmas lights? Every day from 5 December until Christmas Eve you can experience the magic of Christmas at Highcross as snow fall from the skies above St Peter's Square between 12pm - 8pm. And every Saturday there will be festive walkabout activities there too. Find out more on the Highcross website.

On the twelfth day of Christmas Visit Leicester gave to me, a Christmas competition

More than £3,500 worth of prizes are on offer in our amazing Christmas competition. From hotel stays to great meals and Leicester Tigers season tickets to pampering packages, make this the best Christmas ever and enter now!





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