Christmas in Leicester: A Festive Guide for Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston Guests
Are you planning to spend Christmas in Leicester this year? If so, you are in for a treat! Leicester is a city that knows how to celebrate the festive season, with a variety of attractions and events for all ages and tastes. Whether you are looking for ice skating, shopping, culture or entertainment, you will find it all in Leicester. And the best part is, you can enjoy all these activities while staying at the Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston, a modern and comfortable hotel with free parking, a gym, a Starbucks coffee shop and a Bella Italia restaurant.
Here are some of the highlights of Christmas in Leicester that you won't want to miss:
- Festive Adventure Trail: This is a fun and interactive way to explore the city and discover its hidden gems. You can download a free app on your smartphone and follow the clues to find 12 festive characters around the city centre. Each character will tell you a story and give you a reward. You can also enter a prize draw to win some amazing prizes.
- Jubilee Square Ice Rink: Nothing says Christmas like ice skating under the twinkling lights of a giant Christmas tree. The Jubilee Square Ice Rink is back from December 7 to January 7, offering a covered rink where you can glide and slide regardless of the weather. You can book your session online or buy tickets on the day.
- Wheel of Light: For a spectacular view of the city, hop on the Wheel of Light at Jubilee Square. This 35-metre-high Ferris wheel will take you on a spin above the square, where you can admire the festive decorations and the skyline. The wheel is open from December 1 to January 2.
- Santa in the Square: If you have children, don't miss the chance to visit Santa's Grotto at Town Hall Square. This is a free attraction where kids can meet Santa and his elf, and receive a wonderful gift. The grotto is open from December 1 to December 24.
- Billy Bates Fun Fair: For some more family fun, head to Humberstone Gate, where you can enjoy the rides and games of Billy Bates Fun Fair. From bumper cars to merry-go-rounds, there is something for everyone at this traditional fairground. The fair is open from December 1 to January 2.
- Enlightened Leicester: If you love light shows, you will love Enlightened Leicester, a dazzling display of illuminated sculptures and installations at Abbey Park. You can walk through the park and marvel at the colourful creations, or enjoy a hot drink and a snack at the cafe. Enlightened Leicester is open from November 16 to December 24.
- Leicester Market: For some festive shopping, head to Leicester Market, where you can find fresh produce, flowers, crafts and more. The market is one of the oldest and largest in Europe, and has been operating for over 700 years. You can also visit the Christmas Market at New Market Square, where you can find gifts, food and drink from local traders.
- Leicester Comedy Festival: If you need some laughter in your life, check out the Leicester Comedy Festival, which runs from February 9 to February 27. This is one of the biggest comedy festivals in the UK, featuring hundreds of shows from local and international comedians. You can also enjoy some family-friendly comedy at the UK Kids' Comedy Festival.
As you can see, there is plenty to do and see in Leicester this Christmas. And after a busy day of exploring the city, you can relax and unwind at the Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston, where you can enjoy a cozy room with modern amenities, a gym, a Starbucks coffee shop and a Bella Italia restaurant. Book your stay today and discover why Leicester is one of the best Christmas destinations in the UK.Book Now