What’s on in Leicester in December - Queen Street Quarter

What’s on in Leicester in December

What's on in Leicester in December

With the festive cheer just around the corner, we’ve put together this hand guide of events taking place in December. (Click on the category for quick navigation)

For each event we will display the date it occurs, the name of the event, a short description about the event and then a read more link so you can see all details and if need be purchase tickets.

Music

Leicestershire Schools Music Service – 01/12/2016
The evening will include a mix of popular music and some seasonal favourites and will include an LSSO and Massed Choir finale. Read More…

The Catholic Schools Carol Concert – 02/12/2016
Choirs of Catholic Schools from the city and the county come together to perform traditional and contemporary carols, starting the Christmas season with messages of hope and joy, raising funds for Menphys the local charity supporting disabled children and their families. Read More…

The Bootleg Beatles – 03/12/2016
Justifiably recognised as the world’s premier Beatles tribute show,?The Bootleg Beatles?continue to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Read More…

Festivals of light – 04/12/2016
Join us in the great hall of Leicester’s medieval Guildhall for a winter’s afternoon treat.
Music and songs in the Jewish, Christian and Hindu traditions celebrating the festivals of Chanukah, Christmas and Diwali. Performed by the Leon string quartet and featuring the fine singing of cantor Rabbi Mark Solomon. Read More…

Ocho – 05/12/2016
Acapella singing at its very best, popular and classical, with a festive theme. Read More…

Christmas Music by Candlelight – 06/12/2016
World-class choir Ex Cathedra bring their atmospheric Christmas Music by Candlelight concert to Leicester for the first time. A sequence of music from flows seamlessly from seasonal favourites to stunning new music and hidden gems, all interspersed with readings to make you smile and reflect. Read More…

Epiphany Carol Concert – 07/12/2016
Join us for an evening of Epiphany Carols in the beautiful acoustic of St James the Greater Church. Including works by Rutter, Howells and Holst, this concert will be performed by some of Cambridge’s finest choral scholars, in aid of Cancer Research UK’s Brain Tumour Research. Read More…

Organ Recital – 07/12/2016
Chris Ouvry-Johns, Director of Music at Leicester Cathedral, gives this month’s recital. Followed by a drinks reception. Read More…

The Rites of Xmas Ceilidh – 08/12/2016
An evening of energetic music and traditional English dancing! A great fun for all the family, and a unique opportunity to dosey doe the night away in the beautiful Great Hall. With Ceilidh band 3Around3. All ages and experience welcome. Read More…

Franck Carducci Band (FR), Ghost Community (UK) And Mary Renaud (FR) – 09/12/2016
Crafting a name for themselves in the Prog/Rock communities world wide. Franck Carducci’s band will be joined by Ghost Community, who are promoting the release of their debut album “Cycle Of Life, for the first three dates, with Mary Renaud from Franck’s band, also doing a solo set. Read More…

The Promised Land – 10/12/2016
Join DJs Mr Hickford and Loké for the finest vinyl selections of funk, soul, northern soul, disco and deep house sounds. Read More…

A Traditional Christmas – 10/12/2016
Enjoy a traditional Christmas at Belgrave Hall. Listen to music from Oadby & Wigston Scout and Guide band and sing along to seasonal songs. Watch the delights of a Victorian magic lantern show and then warm yourself by the fire or with a wassail cup. Read More…

Uncle frank – 10/12/2016
Leicester Legend UNCLE FRANK has confirmed a return to Leicester’s O2 Academy on December 10th joining the Amazing band REEF’ as Special guest. Going to be a great night in the city with a homecoming for Uncle Frank as it’s been 3 years. Read More…

Leicester Philharmonic Carol Concert – 15/12/2016
Get into the festive spirit with a concert for all the family. The Phil’s traditional festive concert of carols and Christmas music for choir and audience. Tickets include a glass of wine and mince pie. Read More…

The Longslade Consort – 16/12/2016
Music by Vivaldi, Handel, Bach and friends. Tickets £5 includes mince pie & mulled wine (drop-in concert, pay on door). Read More…

Christmas Jazz with spoken word – 17/12/2016
Live Jazz from Marcus Joseph with some spoken word alongside our festive menu. Read More…

Kingfisher Chorale – 17/12/2016 to 21/12/2016
Following the success of last year’s ‘pick your own carol’ concert at the Guildhall, Kingfisher Chorale return with their ever popular eclectic mix of carols. Read More…

Theatre and shows

LUTheatre’s “Antony + Cleopatra” – 01/12/2016 to 03/12/2016
William Shakespeare’s classic Tragedy in a new, vibrant interpretation, The University of Leicester’s LUTheatre in collaboration with Leicester’s LGBT Centre. Shakespeare, Drag and Burlesque all in the setting of 90’s Soho. A re-telling of the classic love story for a modern audience. Read More…

Jack and the Beanstalk – 10/12/2016
We’re feeling full of beans for our 2016 pantomime – oh yes we are!?Join us for a traditional family show full of music,?laughter, silliness,?a dancing cow?and plenty of audience participation. Young and old alike will love our classic tale of poor old Jack who sells the family cow, Daisy,?- for a pile of old beans. Read More…

Alice in Wonderland – 10/12/2016 to 12/12/2016
Presented by Herrick Theatre. Follow the White Rabbit to a charmed land of tea parties, grinning felines and royal decrees. A family friendly frolic filled with silly songs where everything gets curiouser and curiouser. Read More…

A Theatrical Night at the Museum – 14/12/2016
A site-specific piece of live theatre. Eight actors from Leicester College Foundation Degree Acting course will perform pieces of drama, dance and music in response to exhibits within the Victorian Art gallery. Read More…

National Theatre Live: No Man’s Land – 15/12/2016
Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. Read More…

Gilbert (No Sullivan) – 16/12/2016 to 17/12/2016
A rollicking adaptation of three outrageous, absurd and hilarious stories by the master of Topsy-Turvydom Sir W. S. Gilbert, brought lovingly to the stage by The Ornate Johnsons’ David Mounfield and Brian Mitchell. Read More…

Big Sister Little Brother – 17/12/2016
Big Sister Little Brother. A retelling of the Emperor’s new clothes. Live Family theatre. Booking essential. Tickets £4, for library members £3 Read More…

Stalls and Fayres

Canteen – 02/12/2016
The UK’s best street food traders come to Leicester. Amazing street food in our courtyard Grays café-bar open, with special guests Sailor Jerry Cocktails, Sounds by DJ Fitz and Indoor retro gaming. Read More…

St Guthlac’s Church Christmas Fayre – 03/12/2016
Your chance to shop locally for fresh wreaths, Christmas decorations and paper, cakes and preserves. Other gift ideas on the handicraft, jewellery, bulb bowl and Fairtrade stalls. Further attractions include games, children’s craft and Christmas Hamper Raffle. Light refreshments. Read More…

Clarendon Park Christmas Fair – 04/12/2016
Escape the city centre crush and enjoy your Christmas shopping while supporting independent businesses at the same time. With 50 stalls selling crafts, gifts, homemade food and much much more, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for all your family, friends and colleagues! Read More…

Artisans at Christmas – 11/12/2016
Taking place in the beautiful St Martins House we are hosting out autumn artisan fair. You can purchase tickets from the website or buy one at the door on the day. Each ticket holder will receive a free goodie bag. Read More…

Culture Market (Monthly) – 11/12/2016
A monthly community indoor marketplace showcasing an array of stalls with unique products and services offered by independent entrepreneurs, businesses and individuals. All are warm welcomed as we celebrate cultural diversity and community harmony! Read More…

Public Speaking

A Pleasing Terror – 06/12/2016
Two ghost stories by M R James. Over a century after they were first published, the ghost stories of M R James retain their power to terrify and amuse. This gripping one man show retells two of the earliest and eeriest.?Read More…

Tell Tales (Storytelling for Adults) – 07/12/2016
Stories from the Leicestershire Guild of Storytelling with a seasonal theme and stories from the floor if you would like to have a go yourself, but no pressure! Read More…

Christmas with your local air ambulance – 07/12/2016
Join X Factor 2013 winner, Sam Bailey, rising classical music star, Katie Marshall, and the award winning De Montfort University Gospel Choir for this very special Christmas event in support of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance. Read More…

Future Thinking for 21st Century Local Government – 08/12/2016
Lord Gary Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association and Jacqui McKinlay, Director of the Centre for Public Scrutiny will explore and discuss the future in 21st century local government and will provide some insight into potential challenges and changes that may occur. Read More…

Storytelling Sunday: Winter Tales – 11/12/2016
Join us in the Victorian Art Gallery for charming seasonal tales of wintertime. Read More…

Spirits of Christmas – 13/12/2016
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a roaring fire and a seasonal ghost story or two. Our popular festive special features stories with a Christmas theme and the ideal spine tingling treat in the rush up to the festivities. Chill out with some chilling tales! Always a favourite, so book early to avoid disappointment. Read More…

For Children

Christmas Family Fun Day – 04/12/2016
Get in the mood for Christmas with our drop-in children’s activity day. Traditional refreshments available. Read More…

De Morgan Decorations: Beautiful boxes – 10/12/2016
Explore patterns, shapes and symmetry in William De Morgan’s stunning artwork be creating your own decorative arts and crafts box. Read More…

Feed the Bugs – 12/11/2016 to 10/12/2016
Get up close and personal with our live Wild Space exhibits. You can help with feeding, learn some facts and even handle some of our insects. Read More…

De Morgan Decorations: Angels and angles – 19/12/2016
Will you make a right angle or a right angel? Make maths fun by creating your own festive decorations in the Victorian Gallery. Read More…

Dino doodle day – 20/12/2016
Come along to have a doodle in our Dino gallery! Materials will be available to create your own arty dinosaur drawings. Read More…

De Morgan Decorations: Pin Wheels – 21/12/2016
Revolving rotations and sublime symmetry. Create your own paper pinwheel windmill and explore the beautiful patterns within William De Morgan’s stunning artwork. Read More…

Sketch Day in the Victorian Art Gallery – 22/12/2016
Try your hand at some sketching! Pick up your materials from reception and join other sketchers exploring our amazing art collections. Read More…

Children’s Wintertime Trail – 17/12/2016 to 24/12/2016
Collect your free trail sheet and track down a selection of winter themed objects waiting to be discovered. Read More…

Toddler Time [Aylestone] – 23/02/2016 to 27/12/2016
Friendly, Fun and FREE. Every week. Toddler Time sessions are drop-in, offering toys, stories, activities and help with choosing books. Do come along and join in the fun. Read More…

Educational

BeScience Library Lab [Belgrave] – 03/12/2016
This initiative works in conjunction with already existing free activities at the library, such as the Homework club. Library Lab gives children the chance to explore STEM subjects, by joining in on interactive experiments, challenges and activities for free. Read More…

Leicester Society of Artists Exhibition – 14/11/2016 to 03/12/2016
This 131st annual LSA exhibition showcases the talents of new and established members of this historic society in a range of media. Supported by Leicester branch of Charles Stanley, keen art collectors, students and everyone interested in visual art in this area will enjoy this show, including winning works from the LSA Student Award. Read More…

Exhibition on Screen: The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch – 04/12/2016
Delve into the vivid imagination of a true visionary. Read More…

Art Awake: A Christmas Scene – 03/12/2016 to 04/12/2016
Discover paintings and sculptures through the interactive art awake workshops. Read More…

Literature at Lunchtime – 08/12/2016
Join us for a lunchtime lecture exploring great writers, their lives and works.

The Haunted Man
One of the best of Dickens’?Christmas stories and one which explores the connection between memory and our humanity. If we reject our memories because they make us too unhappy, do we then forget our ability to love and empathise with others? Interesting?question!?Read More…

Computing and Digital Skills [Highfields] – 15/11/2016 to 13/12/2016
Computing skills for Job Search. For learners who would like to learn the skills necessary to search for and apply for jobs electronically and would like to gain the skills and confidence to use Microsoft Office and the internet. The course can be flexible and adapted t individual learner’s needs and interests. Read More…

Other events

Leicester Yoga Circle – 03/12/2016
A morning of Yoga with Gavin Carroll entitled ‘Festive Hatha Yoga Relaxation’. Gavin invites you from the wintery hustle and bustle of the busy festive season to a warm and peaceful morning of mindful Hatha Yoga. A gentle flow of postures to help create a soft flow of energy within the body. Read More…

SaturDADs [Beaumont Leys Library] – 03/12/2016
Come along to our FREE baby and toddler group aimed at male carers such as dads,uncles, granddads and children aged 0-5 years, lots of fun activities.First Saturday of every month. Read More…

Pete Morton: The Magical Xmas Tree – 07/12/2016
The Magical Christmas Tree Tour with Pete Morton, Emily Sanders, Chris Parkinson and a tree! Not just any old Christmas tree, but a very magical one. Read More…

Ghostwalk – 10/11/2016 to 08/12/2016
Will you be brave enough to come along? Steeped in history and mystery, the Newarke and Castle areas hold many secrets – let our experienced Blue Badge guide reveal some of them to you. Read More…

Christmas Wreath Making – 14/12/2016 to 15/12/2016
Ensure your guests feel festive the moment they arrive at your door by making a beautiful wreath. You will be shown how to make a traditional wreath whilst enjoying mulled wine & mince pies in the fabulous festive surroundings of the Medieval Guildhall. Read More…

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