Diwali lights coming to town

By Barbara Uzoigwe

Diwali comes around every year and this year is no different, bringing back with it Leicester’s biggest light show.


The Diwali celebrations which are well known for being one of the biggest celebrations outside of India, and this year it is set to go off with a bang.

This Sunday(OCT13) is when the show will be taking place as the lights are set to be switched on in the city.

About 40,000 people of different faiths and ethnic backgrounds are expected to attend the event which takes place in Belgrave Road.

Along with the light show, there will also be the highly anticipated fireworks display which will see Leicester’s Golden Mile decked out with various styles and patterns of colourful lights.

During the events the Golden Mile will be closed and only accessible to pedestrians, allowing many to enjoy the night of celebration and entertainment.

Leicester City Council has provided a map that showcases the best places to stand to view the switch-on and the fireworks displays.

The map shows that the best place to be is along the Belgrave Road or on the main parts of Cossington Street park, but be sure to be there early as many are expected to be on the streets.

Although for many who may find they can’t reach Cossington Street park during the late evening rush before the fireworks go off, it is still possible to get a perfect view from all the way down the Golden Mile.

There will also be many things to see and do before the fireworks start and the celebrations will start with the lights switch-on, followed by entertainment from local talents, fashion, and many family-friendly stalls.

The infamous Wheel of Light will also be back and it undeniably provides one of the most spectacular views of the whole area.

For all those who can’t make it to this Sunday’s events, there will be another one set to take place, also in Belgrave Road on Sunday, October 27.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: