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Christmas events at the Guildhall

Published on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

LEICESTER’S medieval Guildhall hosts four special Christmas events this weekend.

On Saturday (16 December), there’s a chance to enjoy a family-friendly show that’s packed with absurd humour and plenty of song and dance.

Set in 1895, ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ tells the story of the dashing Mr Edward Fitzwilliam’s attempts to woo the charming Miss Elizabeth Fairfax with a range of increasingly ludicrous gifts.

Tickets are £9 (£7 concessions), with a family ticket (two adults, two children) available for £20.

Presented by Distraction Theatre, the performance starts at 3pm.

From 11am to 3pm on Sunday (17 December), the Guildhall will host a family day offering plenty of activities for children, including quizzes, crafts and card-making. A £1 charge will be made for craft activities.

Then, at 3pm, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and a host of other characters will come together for a magical Christmas show. ‘A Victorian Christmas Past’ will feature carol-singing, parlour games and story-telling, with a special appearance from Father Christmas.

Tickets for the performance are £9 for adults and £5 for children/concessions.

Rounding off Sunday’s events at the Guildhall will be a screening of ‘Scrooge’, the 1951 adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’.  Tickets for the screening are £5 and the film starts at 7.15pm.

Tickets for all events at the Guildhall can be booked by calling 0116 253 2569.

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