Winter Galactical: Highcross Leicester Reveals Out-of-this-world Festive Celebrations

Shoppers will get to enjoy an out-of-this-world experience to kick-start Christmas at Highcross Leicester, as the centre reveals plans for ‘Winter Galactical’, a futuristically-festive celebration taking place on Thursday, 21 November between 5pm and 8pm.

The stellar event, which is free to attend, will take place in St. Peter’s Square, outside Leicester’s hottest shopping destination, and locals will be dazzled by pop-up performances from visitors from a far-away land, as the shopping and leisure destination explores what Christmas could look like 100 years from now.

Boogie Storm, the hugely popular Britain’s Got Talent act, will be headlining the festivities and will perform two 10-minute sets full of well-known songs, some with a Christmas twist. The dance act shot to fame in 2016 with their outstanding showcase of precision moves accompanied by the latest pop tunes dressed as the iconic Star Wars Stormtroopers.

During the evening, visitors will get the chance to wander St. Peter’s Square as it fills with mist and beams of sparkling light, creating a seasonally galactic glow with acts including Titan the Robot, Megabot and Raijin Storm.

Ranjin Storm at Whitley Bay Carnival May 2015.
Pictures By Alex Alevroyiannis and Iain Brown

Before the main event, shoppers can get into the spirit at the Jägerhaus, a festive snug, serving up delicious hot chocolates, mulled wines and other traditional German and British seasonal food and drinks. Families can also grab a selfie at the much-loved reindeer which will fly into St Peter’s Square from early November.

For those that want to cosy away from the winter weather, Highcross Leicester’s impressive 12-screen Cinema de Lux will be showcasing the blockbusters including the latest instalment of Star Wars, which launches on 19 December, and the highly anticipated Frozen 2: Into the Unknown, out on 22 November.

Shoppers will also be able to take advantage of extended opening hours this festive season at Highcross Leicester – providing the perfect opportunity to buy gifts for friends and loved ones at this busy time of year.

More information about the festive celebrations including show times and extended opening hours at Highcross Leicester can be found at
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