There’s not long to go now until the Leicester Christmas Lights Switch On and Canteen will be on hand in New Market Square with the best food, drink and a few extra surprises!

Yes, on Thursday 21 November Leicester is getting festive! From midday right through to 10.30pm there’ll be awesome street food from traders including our favourites, The Gravy Train Poutine and Fat Snags, plus the Council Festivals & Events team and Leicester Market will be launching the outdoor cinema in New Market Square with a screening of Elf at 4.30pm. Plenty of time to catch the full film and enjoy some dinner before the lights switch on.

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Traders during the day and evening include:
Baked In Brick
Stripclub Streetfood
Greidys Wings & Strips
The Gravy Train Poutine
Fat Snags
That Smoketruck
Biddulphs Pizzeria
Urban Cheesecake


Elsewhere you can enjoy incredible winter cocktails alongside drinks including Vedett, Le Chouffe, Kopparberg, Aluna Rum, and boozy coffees and hot chocolates.



DJ Fitz will be on hand to keep the party going throughout the evening and you’ll even be treated to some carolling from the choir.

Keep an eye on Cool As Leicester on Facebook to win food & drinks in the run up to the event!

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