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Christmas Lights Switch-On

Updated: Nov 15, 2022

The most wonderful time of the year kicks off on Thursday 17 November with Leicester’s Christmas Lights Switch-On.

Image credit Leicester Media

The Town Hall and city’s streets will be illuminated with over 16,000 sparkling LED lights, and a spectacular 46-foot tree decorated with twinkling lights and baubles will take centre stage at the Clock Tower.

There will be plenty to enjoy for all ages with traditional entertainment in Town Hall Square and catch a photo opportunity with festive friends.

A countdown hosted by BBC Radio Leicester will be played out on speakers across the city at 6.30pm to switch-on the Christmas lights, so you can see the streets come alight wherever you are!

We hope the kids have remembered all those Christmas cracker jokes because Green Dragon Square will be hosted by The UK Kid’s Comedy Festival with their pop-up Joke Spot

A chance for young ones to jump on the mic and tell their best festive gags!

During the evening there will be food, films in Green Dragon Square and music whilst costume characters and live entertainment roam the streets.


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