Official visitor website for Leicester and Leicestershire

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Welcome to Leicester and Leicestershire

Come and celebrate Christmas this year in Leicester and Leicestershire.



There's fun for everyone in Leicester and Leicestershire this Christmas. The whole of our city and county is being lit up with Christmas trees and fairy lights in preparation for the season ahead.

Each of Leicestershire's county towns are hosting their own festive events leading up to Christmas - visit the Winter Wonderland at Conkers, ride on a train at Great Central Railway and see Santa, there's gift ideas galore at local craftfairs, Christmas tree festivals, carol services and much more - see our full list of Christmas events.

Hover over the images below to see details of some of this year's highlights.

Snow White
Big wheel
Christmas trees
Nativity scene

Explore Leicestershire

Take a tour around our city and county and plan a short break or a day out in Leicestershire. 

In the north of the county in Loughborough you can board a steam train at Great Central Railway and travel to Leicester North on the outskirts of Leicester city. In Leicester visit Abbey Park and the National Space Centre and see the UK's largest planetarium.

In the south, visit Foxton Locks and explore the new BoilerHouse that uses the latest technology to explain the history of the inclined plane.

At Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre imagine the sights and sounds from the battle that saw the end of the reign of King Richard III.

Ashby de la Zouch & National Forest

Ashby de la Zouch & The National Forest

Ashby de la Zouch lies at the heart of The National Forest, an area that embraces ancient buildings, fascinating visitor attractions and miles of hidden nature trails.
Hinckley& Bosworth

Hinckley & Market Bosworth

The market towns of Hinckley and Market Bosworth lie in the west of Leicestershire, surrounded by rolling countryside and many pretty villages.


Blaby covers an area south and west of Leicester, including the villages of Blaby, Narborough and Kirby Muxloe. Stroll around the village of Blaby, much of which has been designated a conservation area.
Loughborough & Charnwood

Loughborough & Charnwood

Explore the area of Loughborough and Charnwood where you can experience the buzz of a university town mixed with the tranquility of the great outdoors.


Leicester is a contemporary city bursting with arts, culture, history, festivals, attractions, shopping and food and drink.
Oadby & Wigston

Oadby & Wigston

Oadby and Wigston lie on the southern outskirts of Leicester, between the city and the rolling South Leicestershire countryside.
Melton Mowbray

Melton Mowbray & Vale of Belvoir

Melton Mowbray is in the north east of Leicestershire, close to the picturesque Vale of Belvoir which literally translated means 'beautiful view'.
Market Harborough

Market Harborough & Lutterworth

The town of Market Harborough is the ideal place to head for to experience rural activity, bustling streets, stylish independent shopping and tasty food and drink.
Last updated November 2015