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Christmas in Leicester - The Wheel of Light as seen from High Street

Christmas in Leicester


Christmas in Leicester

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and this festive season has an extraordinary line-up of fun for all the family in Leicester.

Jubilee Square will be home to a huge ice rink – with real ice and a clear roof so you can skate whatever the weather! Hourly sessions accommodate up to 170 skaters, and there’s even a viewing platform for those who prefer to keep their feet on solid ground.

With skating aids available for younger skaters, the ice rink is fun and safe for all the family. Get your Christmas Jumpers out and join in the special theme nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Tickets start from £6.50 and discounts are available for groups of four or more.

The magic will be spread across the city – marvel at the city’s giant Christmas tree next to the clock tower and enjoy all the fun of the fair on Humberstone Gate West.  Fairy-tale lovers can head to Town Hall Square for the Alice in Wonderland themed tableau along with a traditional nativity scene.

If all of that isn’t enough, hop on the Christmas Wheel of Light in Jubilee Square and watch the skaters whilst admiring the city’s twinkling lights from above.

With the city’s shops staying open later, there’s plenty of opportunity to browse the big names and the independent stores to find the perfect gift. After all that shopping, rest your feet and stay in the city for dinner – and maybe even drinks. Leicester’s choice of bars and restaurants give you plenty of options to choose from. For a special treat be sure to catch a Christmas show; from the lights and glamour of musicals to good old fashioned pantos, there’s something for everyone this Christmas.

So wrap up warm, gather your friends and family and enjoy a magical month in Leicester.


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Key Information

City Centre, Leicester

Tel: +44 (0)116 2994444

Opening Times

Christmas in Leicester 2018 (22 Nov 2018 - 6 Jan 2019)



Saturday, 1 December 2018 - Sunday, 2 December 2018

Christmas Craft FairGuildhall Christmas Craft Fair
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