This short film was produced by Curve in partnership with Leicester City Council’s Festivals and Events team. The song, ‘They Can’t Cancel Christmas’, was especially written for the virtual switch-on by Tasha Taylor Johnson and performed by Rob Green.
The city council wishes to thank everyone who helped make the virtual switch-on of Leicester’s Christmas lights so magical. But most of all, we’d like to thank Santa (and Tinker Bell!).
They were turned on night Friday 20th November.
The city council’s lighting team started work in October to put up the decorations that span more than 20 city centre streets. This year, an extra £38,000 has been spent on brand new decorations for Horsefair Street and Humberstone Gate.
In Town Hall Square, families will be able to see the traditional Christmas nativity scene, as well as an animated tableau featuring characters from the Tales of Narnia.
White pea-lights will light up the trees in Green Dragon Square, while Christmas lights and decorations will also brighten up St Martin’s Square, Highcross and the Haymarket shopping centre this winter.
Take a look at our video filmed on Saturday 21st November 2020.