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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 - 07 Jan 
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 sponsored by PPL PRS Ltd. The tree is hand-picked from a sustainable tree plantation in Northumberland and decorated by our very own lighting team.

22 Nov - 06 Jan 
Alice in Wonderland Christmas Tableau
Alice in Wonderland Christmas Tableau
Town Hall Square

Take a short festive walk to Town Hall Square and enjoy an animated tableau scene featuring Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, alongside a traditional Nativity scene

08 Dec - 23 Dec 
Santa in the Square
Santa in the Square
New Market Square

Come and visit Santa in the Square! A fantastic and FREE opportunity for children and families to meet Father Christmas in his beautifully decorated grotto in New Market Square. The traditional setting features a 5 metre tall Christmas tree alongside a pathway of festive trees leading to Santa himself!

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.

13 Dec - 22 Dec 
Christmas in the Gardens
Christmas in the Gardens
Cathedral Gardens

Marvel at LightWeight, a four metre high sphere in Cathedral Gardens, lit up with shimmering colours and live animation. A quick stop at the face-recognition camera and you can add your own face to the mix of this unique and interactive installation, or just soak up the festive atmosphere in the beautifully lit gardens. Brought to you by BID Leicester and St Martins House, and produced by Big Difference Company.

5pm-10pm

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20 Oct - 24 Dec 
Jägerhaus
Jägerhaus
St. Peter's Square

For the first time ever - the Jägerhaus, a German themed bar with it's very own BBQ is set up in St Peters Square at Highcross Leicester. There's a wide range of traditional German and English Christmas treats on offer, including the ever popular Bratwurst and Cheese Krakauer. Why not quench your thirst with a classic mulled wine, premium lager or Belgian strawberry beer. It's the perfect way to finish a hectic day of Christmas shopping!

10AM-9PM

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