Leicester Events Calendar

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This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Leicester, featuring the best of things to do in Leicester – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Leicester fundraisers and charity events.


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December 2022

Dear Santa Live!

1 December @ 10:30 am - 14 December @ 2:30 pm GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£10 – £16

Santa is determined to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah, but he doesn’t get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something ‘perfect’, just in time for Christmas Eve. From the author of the well-loved children’s book Dear Zoo, Rod Campbell, comes Dear Santa and it’s LIVE! This show is an ideal introduction to theatre for those aged 2+ and who believe in Santa. To spread the Christmas cheer; every…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show

16 December @ 10:30 am - 31 December @ 11:30 am GMT
Journeys Festival International, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB GB
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£10 – £16

Four timeless stories brought to life in one delightful show. Dive into Eric Carle’s bright and colourful world as his beloved stories are transformed from page to stage using a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets and charming music. Featuring your favourite titles: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Age guidance: Audience members range from 6 months to 96 years old. We recommend…

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