Festive Leicester gets into full Christmas celebratory spirit

By Emma Guy, Molly Kerridge and Emily Rooney

Preparations for the festive season are well underway in Leicester city centre, with the lights already switched on and the Clock Tower tree up, as well as attractions such as the Wheel of Light.

 

As Christmas falls fairly soon after the Diwali celebrations in the city, this makes for an exciting and diverse festive season full of both council-run and independent events.

The main events are also the longest running, with the Ice Rink running from the 6th December to the 6th January and the Wheel of Light running from the 16th November to the 7th January.

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There are also other events such as the Christmas play “White Christmas” at The Curve Theatre, a concert at Leicester Cathedral, and a funfair on Humberstone Gate.

Maggie Shaw, Activities Officer for Leicester City Council, said that during the festive season there will be “a lot of coordination, a lot of work with different partners, and a lot of programming throughout the city.”

She added: “It’s about everybody coming together to put the Christmas offer on for Leicester.

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“There will be lots to do in Leicester, businesses will be booming because of the additional people coming into the city centre.”

For more information about the Christmas celebrations, go to the Visit Leicester website at https://www.visitleicester.info or go into the Visit Leicester building at 51 Gallowtree Gate.

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