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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 sponsored by DMULocal - 50% bigger than last year! - with real ice and a clear roof so you can skate whatever the weather! With skating aids available for younger skaters, the ice rink is fun and safe for all the family. Tickets start from £7.50 and discounts are available for groups of four or more - BOOK ONLINE NOW

The magic will be spread across the city – next to the clock tower, marvel at the city’s giant Christmas tree sponsored by PPLPRS 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 to scan the sky for Santa as well as watch the skaters whilst admiring the city’s twinkling lights from above. Speaking of Santa, why not meet the jolly chap himself at New Market Square, which hosts “Santa in the Square,” a wonderful FREE experience for children and families at Father Christmas' beautifully decorated grotto.

Not only are the city's shops staying open later, extended late-night Park and Ride services throughout December mean that you'll have all the time in the world to browse big names and independent stores in the search for that 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.

Take a look at our 2018 Christmas Guide for a complete overview of the wonderful ways to enjoy a magical month in Leicester.

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City Centre, Leicester

Tel: +44 (0)116 2994444

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Christmas in Leicester 2019: (16 Nov 2019 - 7 Jan 2020)


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