Highcross is getting into the festive spirit with a late-night Christmas festival

By Elliot Leadbetter

Highcross in Leicester has introduced a new event in the run-up to Christmas this year, Frostival.

Large crowds are set to attend the winter festival, with live music, light shows and animated dancing performances.


The festival is taking place this Thursday (NOV23), between 5pm and 9pm in St Peter’s Square.

Sam French, a representative for Highcross shopping centre, said: “We want to position Highcross as an integral part of the community and wider town centre events on the traditional Christmas lights switch on night.”

Ballerinas will attempt to recreate captivating scenes from Tchaiskovsky’s famous Swan Lake Ballet, and winged dancers will also take centre stage wearing lit-up costumes.

Sam added: “The Swan Lake performances are set to be spectacular and the snow lion is worth having a selfie with!”

There will also be an opportunity to see stilt walkers, including the Ice Prince and Princess, the Ice Queen and Snow Cats, complete with animatronic puppetry.

The event promises a festive atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy.

The Schedule

Swan Lake – 6.15pm and 8.45pm

Winged Ice Dancers – 5.10pm, 7.20pm and 8.25pm

The Snow Lion – 5.40pm, 6.45pm and 7.50pm

Ice Prince and Princess – 5.25pm, 6.30pm and 7.35pm

More information about the event can be found on the Highcross PLUS App, including details on how to claim a free gift for the kids.

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