Unwrap what Leicester has to offer. Enjoy the Christmas lights and decorations, and experience some much needed retail therapy and some family friendly festive fun.
Christmas isn’t Christmas without some retail therapy. Discover independent shops in St. Martins Square and The Lanes where you can pick up the perfect gift or head for Highcross where you’ll find all your favourite high street stores and designer brands. Haymarket Shopping has big brand names and exciting independent retailers plus head to Leicester Market for all your seasonal essentials.
If you’re in need of some inspiration check out the Visit Leicester Gift Guide from some of Leicester’s best retailers.
After a dose of retail therapy, you’ll need a pit stop so how about a bite to eat? There are a wide range of take-away options from an array of amazing restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs that each offer you something a little different.Food to Your Door
If you’re looking for family friendly Christmas then Leicester is the place to be. Thousands of lights are illuminating the city’s streets, with a 50ft tree taking pride of place next to the Clock Tower. Don’t miss the nativity scene and animated tableau featuring characters from the Tales of Narnia in Town Hall Square, or festive stories and interactive games on the projector in Green Dragon Square.