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There's a jam-packed calendar of events for the whole family to enjoy this Christmas in Leicestershire.


This Christmas 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 - Leicestershire is the place to be throughout the holidays!

Browse the selection of events taking place 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 along with an ice rink.

See our events listings below for details of more events and festivals taking place this Christmas.

Santa Trains on Great Central Railway

Sat 25 Nov - Sun 24 Dec 2017

Climb aboard a heritage train and meet Santa and his helpers. Travel from Loughborough to Leicester North and back on the steam hauled Santa Special train.



Sat 16 - Sat 23 Dec 2017

Pick up a sheet from the ticket office and explore the Heritage Centre and Country Park to find the missing Elves and return to collect your prize.

Market Bosworth


Thu 21 Dec 2017

A 14th Century Christmas — not only music, but costumes as well! The York Waits play on replica costumes as well! The Waits play on replica shawms, cornett, saggbut, flutes, recorders etc. shawms, cornett, saggbut, flutes, recorders etc



Sat 23 Dec 2017

Santa is taking some time out from his busy schedule to visit The Tithe Barn for breakfast on Saturday 23rd December 2017

Market Bosworth

Christmas at Manor Farm

Sat 23 Dec 2017

Meet Santa in his wooden cabin, join in woodland fun and cook toast on our campfire.



Sun 24 Dec 2017

Everyone is invited to join in a Christmas Eve carol concert in Queen's Park, Loughborough, on Sunday 24 December, starting at 1pm. A choir of local choristers will celebrate the season with some of the nation's favourite carols.


Boxing Day Guided Walk

Tue 26 Dec 2017

Walk off your Christmas excesses and join our entertaining and knowledgeable guide Eddie on this walk You’ll be able to carry the flags of the participants and relive the Battle of Bosworth which took place on 22nd August 1485

Market Bosworth

Christmas event

Belvoir Castle is beyond magical especially at Christmas time, so The Duke & Duchess of Rutland are opening their doors to their magnificent home to give you a magical Christmas experience!

See full details


Why not book a short break and spend a few days in Leicester and Leicestershire on a Stay Play Explore short break - prices start at £149 for one night accommodation with breakfast and entry into 3 visitor attractions or experiences.

Why not splash out and buy a gift voucher for one of our short breaks for a Christmas present for family and friends?  They make a great present for someone special in your life.

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