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Let’s Explore Leicester – Christmas Edition!

Written by Alice Warburton

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…again! That’s right, Christmas is coming, and if you’re travelling in the government window between the 3rd-9th December, then you need to explore Leicester in all its Christmas glory before it’s too late. Usually, there would be an amazing ice rink in the middle of Jubilee Square, and a huge Ferris wheel for you and all your friends to enjoy (if you’re not afraid of heights of course!). Things are slightly different this year (and we all know why), but that doesn’t mean things aren’t any less amazing.

Photo accessed from: https://www.visitleicester.info/whats-on/christmas-in-leicester-p726521

Take a walk along Every Street in the city to find the Town Hall covered in Christmas decs! A massive banner, reading ‘Christmas Greetings’ first meets your eye, before seeing decorations and tinsel galore. There’s also a cute Narnia scene to feast upon, as well as the classic nativity portrayal. A further walk by the clock tower will show you an enormous Christmas tree beautifully adorned, and although there was no Christmas lights turn on event this year, the decorations are still amazing. If you do fancy watching a Christmas lights turn on video, then there is one available online!

Read on to find out which online events Leicester City Council are running this year.

Christmas Wrap Challenge

From today (30th November) over the next three weeks, Visit Leicester will be sharing three pictures of wrapped gifts on their Facebook and Twitter pages. To win a £20 Leicester Gift card, just guess what the wrapped gift is. The winners are announced at the end of each week. Check it out at https://www.visitleicester.info/whats-on/christmas-wrap-challenge-p804401.

Online Art and Makers Shopping Event

Leicester Christmas Markets are known for their unique products from a variety of sellers and are a must shop place with gifts for all ages. This online event has been set up to replace the Christmas markets this year, so we don’t need to miss out, and offers over 40 online sellers advertising their beautiful creations. From Pippa Jane Accessories, to Sophie Jarram Ceramics, this site offers a range of beautiful designs and is a must see for those perfect holiday homemade gifts. View the website at http://lcbdepot.co.uk/event/art-makers-online-shopping

Whatever your plans and wherever you are, I wish you a very safe Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Alice Warburton is a final year English student from South Shields. She acts as Chief Editor for Opinion, and also works as a Residential Adviser for city living. You can find her on instagram here: @alicewarburton27