Day 3: Visit Leicester

Data Thistle
3 min readDec 12, 2022


Get ready to be swept up in Christmas joy! Leicester is full of festive activities for everyone to enjoy.

Jubilee Square Ice Rink

Get your skates on and show off your best moves at the Jubilee Square Ice Rink! The covered rink is open across the Christmas season with extended hours to ensure you get the chance to glide across the ice.

Cinderella at Belvoir Castle

Step into the magical world of Cinderella at the castle! Walk through the lavish halls before embarking on a spellbinding trail to the Engine Yard with plenty of fun for the whole family.

A Belgrave Hall Traditional Christmas

Festive activities for all at Belgrave Hall, including wreath making, Christmas tree decorating, and a talk from author and historian Eddie Smallwood. Make sure to stick around for Father Christmas!

The Wizard of Oz

You won’t think you’re in Kansas any more as the Curve Theatre welcomes you to the technicolour wonderland of Oz! See this classic film brought to life before your very eyes this Christmas.

Christmas Wheel of Light

Take in the sights and sounds of Leicester’s Christmas celebrations from the top of the ferris wheel. Get a whole new perspective of the lights from up in the air as your pod takes you around.

Dear Santa Live!

Santa takes the stage in this delightful family show designed to ignite your festive spirit! Can he get the perfect gift to Sarah in time for Christmas Eve?

A Yuletide Tale at Whatton House

Learn about the history of Christmas and all its zany characters at Whatton House this December. There’s myths and legends around every corner, and this magical trail gives you the chance to get up close and personal.


AJ and Curtis Pritchard are lighting up the stage of the De Montfort Hall with the panto silliness of Cinderella! Everybody loves a panto, and with an all star cast, this one is sure not to disappoint.

We hope you have a safe and magical Christmas in Leicester, whatever you do!

The Data Thistle Team x