Celebrate Christmas in Leicester and Leicestershire
Gift vouchers for our Stay Play Explore short breaks are now available online. The vouchers can be redeemed for any of our short breaks, so whether you're looking for a gift for a family of 2 adults and 2 children or for 2 adults, our vouchers are just for you. Purchase the voucher and let your friends and family choose which break they wish to book as from 1st January 2017.
Visit Leicester and Leicestershire this Christmas
This Christmas Leicester and Leicestershire has lots to offer, with our major attractions beginning to decorate for visitors and a selection of festive events taking place, from craft fairs to workshops - Leicester and Leicestershire is the place to be throughout the holidays!
Browse the selection of events taking place in Leicester and Leicestershire, including gift and craft fairs, carol services, pantomimes and much more. Also see information on city shopping hours to find the perfect time to purchase Christmas presents for family and friends.
Visit Jubilee Square in Leicester this Christmas where last year's popular Wheel of Light stands once again, with a range of family activities and entertainment taking place.
What to do...
Saturday 19th November - Saturday 24th December
Take a ride on the Polar Express, visit Santa in his Grotto or get lost in the winter mirror maze.
Saturday 3rd December
Local Produce, Arts & Crafts, Gifts, Demonstrations, Morris Dancers and come and see Santa’s Woodland Glade Grotto.
Where to go...
The award winning National Space Centre is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. From the moment you catch sight of the Space Centre's futuristic Rocket Tower, you'll be treated to hours of breathtaking discovery and fun.
Leicester's newest attraction tells the fascinating and moving story of the king's life and death, and reveals one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told.
The Great Central Railway is Britain's only double track main line steam railway. Enjoy an exciting calendar of events, a footplate ride or dine in style on board one of the steam trains.