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There’s Plenty to See and Do in Leicester

This year there’s plenty of festive activities to see and do in Leicester with just some of the key events highlighted here. For further information on the many other events in Leicester check out our What’s On listings including attractions and other activities at visitleicester.info

Shopping

As you check everyone off your list for presents don’t forget to buy yourself a little something from one of the many fabulous independent shops in the city centre and keep warm while shopping at either Highcross Leicester or Haymarket Shopping Centre.

Food & Drink

The festive season is the perfect time to gather with friends and family to enjoy a delicious meal or raise a glass to Christmas. There are plenty of food and drink choices!

Accommodation

Fancy a stay away to treat yourself or just need a room to stopover for the night? You’ll find a wide selection of hotels that cater for all needs and a place to rest your head.

 

06 Dec - 06 Jan 
Jubilee Square
Ice Rink
Jubilee Square

Daily: 11am-9pm (last session 8pm)
Closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day

Enjoy a magical month on ice and come skate with family and friends on the 40x17 metre real ice rink, next to the Christmas Wheel of Light. The larger size rink is perfect for groups as well as Christmas parties and the clear roof keeps you dry in all weathers.
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06 Dec - 06 Jan 
Jubilee Square Ice Rink
Jubilee Square Ice Rink
Jubilee Square

Enjoy a magical month on ice and come skate with family and friends on the 40x17 metre real ice rink, next to the Christmas Wheel of Light. The larger size rink is perfect for groups as well as Christmas parties and the clear roof keeps you dry in all weathers.

Daily: 11am-9pm (last session 8pm)
Closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day

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22 Nov 
Christmas Lights Switch-on
Christmas Lights Switch-on
Humberstone Gate

Come celebrate the official start of Christmas in Leicester with the lights switch-on across the city centre. Enjoy the ‘white Christmas’ themed snow covered tree as well as music and entertainment on the main stage - including the stars of De Montfort Hall’s pantomime Peter Pan.

22 Nov 
Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree
THE CLOCK TOWER

Be part of a long-standing tradition of meeting at The Clock Tower, one of Leicester’s most iconic landmarks, to be dazzled by the 6,000 twinkling lights on our 14 metre high ‘white Christmas’ snow covered tree. The tree is hand-picked from a sustainable tree plantation in Northumberland and decorated by our very own lighting team.

16 Nov - 07 Jan 
Christmas Wheel of Light
Christmas Wheel of Light
Jubilee square

Scan the sky for Santa in one of 24 covered gondolas reaching a 35 metre height for unparalleled views around Jubilee Square. The Christmas Wheel of Light is spectacularly illuminated against the night sky creating a unique beacon in the city centre and allows a sneaky peek through the clear roof of the ice rink marquee at all the twirling skaters.

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