Winter Wonderland


Winter Wonderland activities

Join us for our annual Winter Wonderland event at the University of Leicester on Friday 8 December 2023, to celebrate the start of the festive period with students, staff, friends and family. We’ll be bringing holiday cheer to Central Campus with a Christmas market, giant snow globe, festive arts and crafts, live music, carols and more!

On Centenary Square

Giant inflatable snow globe

The ultimate festive photobooth – become a part of a Christmas snow globe and take pictures with your friends!

Christmas Market

Grab a bite to eat, enjoy some festive drinks and start your gift shopping with stalls available to purchase from.

Student society live performances

You're invited to come and watch our different music groups perform as part of Winter Wonderland and spread the festive cheer! We’ll also be joined by the University’s very own Chaplaincy.

  • 1.00pm–1.30pm – Choir
  • 2.00pm–2.30pm – Concert Band
  • 3.00pm–3.15pm – Chaplaincy
  • 3.30pm–4.00pm – Big Band
  • (Please note that these timings subject to change)

Inside the Percy Gee Building, on SU Square

Attenborough Art Centre Sessions

Take part in a free festive drop-in workshop delivered by Attenborough Arts Centre tutors Jo Shearer and Bonita Keay!

  • Christmas Bauble Painting: decorate a bauble in your own unique style, then keep it or gift it!
  • Mini Felt Wreaths: make a fabulous funky mini Christmas wreath decoration

In The City and Village Accommodation

Winter Wonderland film nights

Get cosy with a festive film night in our two accommodation sites! Be sure to keep an eye on our @leicstudentlife Instagram to vote for your choice in both locations, and check back here to see which film is being shown!

Other activities on campus

Take part in festive activities while making friends from all over the world. Whether you’re a UK or international student, everyone is welcome at our events.

Christmas firepit, Tuesday 5 December 2023, 5.00pm - 7.00pm

University of Leicester’s Chaplaincy (on University Road)

Join the friends, students and staff around a firepit in the Chaplaincy garden to celebrate Christmas. Hear the Christmas story. There will be music, mulled punch, mince pies, and marshmallows for toasting. All University of Leicester are students welcome and need to register with your student email address. There will be a free gift on the gate for those with ticket source booking confirmation.

Christmas Crafting: make your own clay decoration, Monday 11 December 2023, 12.00pm - 2.00pm (drop-in anytime)

Global Lounge, Charles Wilson Building

Come and have a go at making your very own clay Christmas decoration. Free hot chocolates and mince pies will be available!

International Student Quiz Night: 2023 Christmas Edition, Tuesday 12 December 2023, 5.30pm start

Global Lounge, Charles Wilson Building

Get your team together to take on this festive general knowledge quiz with pizza buffet throughout! The winners will take home the International Student Quiz Night trophy and medals. Please note that there should be no more than 5 people to a team.

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