Christmas events in Leicester this year

By Vivek Julka

The festive period is here and there are plenty of things to do in Leicester to enjoy yourself over the holidays.

Christmas Wheel of Light – located on Jubilee Square. A ride on the 110ft Ferris wheel lasts about ten minutes with a standard ticket costing £7. It closes on the 2nd of January 2023.

Fun Fair – Humberstone Gate is where you will find this, with rides you can enjoy over the festive period, until 2nd of January.

Traditional Nativity Scene – in Town Hall Square, with free admission. Here you will see all the traditional characters such as Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, plus hear the nativity story. Closes on 6th January 2023.

Jubilee Square Ice Rink– Get your skates on and enjoy the annual rink. Closes on 2nd of January 2023.

Santa in the Square – in Town Hall Square, free admission, with all children getting a free gift from Santa himself. Closes on Friday, 23rd of December.

Leicester resident Elliot Turner said: “I went on the Ferris wheel for the first time and it was brilliant, I recommend trying it if you haven’t already.”

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Church in Leicester helps those in need this Christmas

By Vivek Julka

Christmas is normally a happy time for many people but for some it is not.

Unfortunately, some are sleeping rough in the harsh cold weather and do not have enough food to eat.

To try and combat this, Bishop Street Methodist Church in Leicester has teamed up with a local charity to help those in need this Christmas.

Holly, who works at the church, said: “We are partnering up with Zinthiya Trust charity to make food parcels to give to people who are in need this Christmas.

“They are a great charity and help with all sorts of problems such as domestic violence abuse, people who are in debt and now they are helping us make these food parcels for these unfortunate people.”

While also doing this, the Methodist church members are preparing for their Christmas events which will take place in the church.

They have a carol service as hymn singing is a big feature in Methodist churches, which is coming up tomorrow(SUN,DEC18) with anyone welcome. 

Also, on Christmas Day, they are hosting a morning service when again, anyone is welcome.

Try and come along as this community is very friendly.

If you want more information on the charity visit

Jubilee Square ice rink now open in Leicester

By Vivek Julka

The Jubilee Square ice rink is now open in Leicester until Monday 2nd of January.

Skating sessions are available seven days a week except Christmas Day. However, for the first time ever, sessions will be available on New Year’s Day.

The ice rink in Jubilee Square

The ice rink is open from 10am until 10pm with the last session starting at 9pm. Its location is LE1 4LD.

As it is a closed ice rink, skaters can enjoy the experience whatever the weather.

Ticket prices start at £5 and can also be booked in advance on Tickets can also be bought from the Visit Leicester Centre at 4a St Martins.

Or you can buy on the spot at the ice rink from the ticket office but this is cash only.

This ice rink is wheelchair friendly.

A new indoor Alpine-style tavern has been added and is open to anyone regardless whether you are skating or not. You can enjoy a hot drink and snack while watching the skating.

Ethan Hollis, a customer, said: “I have been going here every Christmas with my partner and it is a great experience for the price, especially this year due to the new off-peak pricing.”

If you get a chance make sure to try it out as it only comes around once a year.