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

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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.

Tue 12 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

This is your chance to soak up the Christmas atmosphere while shopping for essentials as well as those special gifts and food. The markets will be supported by seasonal entertainment, music, special offers and prizes.

Loughborough

 
 
 
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.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Belvoir Castle Christmas Musical Extravaganza

Wed 13 Dec 2017

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!

Melton Mowbray

 
 
 
Costa Kissmas

Thu 14 Dec 2017

Costa Coffee, is on a mission to bring back a much loved Christmas tradition with an attempt to achieve the Guinness World Records title for ‘Most couples kissing under the mistletoe

Leicester

 
 
 
Christmas at Manor Farm

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

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

Loughborough

 
 
 

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

Loughborough

 
 
 

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.

Loughborough

 
 
 

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.

Loughborough

 
 
 
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!

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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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