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Spooktacular Saturday

  • Date: 31 October 2020
  • Location: Hinckley town centre
  • Time: 10:00 - 15:00
  • Cost: Free

Unfortunately it won't be possible to go ahead with this event in a Covid-safe way.

Black bats and a lit carved pumpkin at night

However, a Hallowe'en themed stilt walker will be in Hinckley town centre throughout the day.

Festive entertainment in Hinckley town centre

  • Date: 21 November 2020 - 19 December 2020
  • Every week
  • Location: Hinckley town centre
  • Time: 10:00 - 14:00
  • Cost: Free admission

A series of festive entertainments in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Lady and child in front of Christmas tree with lights and star

As there will be no Christmas lights switch-on event this year, we have booked a series of walkabout acts to entertain shoppers in Castle Street and the Market Place every Saturday in the run up to Christmas. These start from the week that the lights would have been switched on, to the Saturday before Christmas.

Our festive entertainment is organised in line with current government guidelines. Event Stewards will be on hand to ensure socially distancing is observed of 2m plus. Groups of over six people will not be allowed to gather (this limit does not apply to single household groups or support bubble which is more than six people). Please only sit or stand with members of your household or support bubble. Festive entertainment may be cancelled in line with any changes made by government or a local lockdown was to occur, any updates will be made known on our online events calendar.

We ask that if you are experiencing any symptoms of Coronavirus or are in a local lock down zone to please not attend the event.

The Christmas tree will still be in place in the Market Place and the Christmas lights will be on from 20 November. Details of the acts are given below:

  • Saturday 21 November: The world's tallest elf
    John Parnell of Britain‘s got talent success is back to start the festive season in Hinckley by entertaining us all as the world’s tallest elf.
  • Saturday 28 November: Santa and Mrs Claus
    Before they get too busy at the North Pole, Santa and Mrs Claus will be visiting Hinckley to spread some festive cheer.
  • Saturday 5 December The world’s tallest elf
    The world’s tallest elf is back today with John Parnell of Britain‘s got talent success.
  • Saturday 12 December: Bah Humbug
    Scrooge and his magic gold coin bag are here to add some entertainment to your day. 
  • Saturday 19 December: Mobile elf station
    The cheeky elves are in town with their super mobile elf station, you may even get challenged to a socially distanced dance-off.

Christmas lights car tour

  • Date: 02 December 2020
  • Location: Hinckley town centre
  • Time: 18:00 - 20:00
  • Cost: Free

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council invite local disabled and elderly residents to come into Hinckley to see the Christmas lights.

Upper Castle Street will be opened to traffic from 6pm to 8pm so you can drive elderly and disabled friends and relatives down at your leisure to view the Christmas lights and exit onto Regent Street. Santa and Mrs Claus will be there to greet you along with our mayor. Event stewards will also be on hand to direct traffic along the route.

Attendees are advised where possible to travel in the car with the same household or support bubble. If you are driving anyone not in your household or support bubble we would advise you to follow the government's current guidelines on car sharing during the Covid-19 pandemic and not attend as a group of more than six people. All attendees must stay in their car at all times whilst travelling along the event route. We kindly ask if you are experiencing any symptoms of Coronavirus or are self-isolating to not attend this event.

Car sharing

It is difficult to socially distance during car journeys. You should avoid sharing a car with someone from outside your household or your support bubble unless you can practise social distancing. You can reduce the risk of transmission by:

  • opening windows for ventilation
  • travelling side by side or behind other people, rather than facing them, where seating arrangements allow
  • facing away from each other
  • considering seating arrangements to maximise distance between people in the vehicle
  • cleaning your car between journeys using standard cleaning products - make sure you clean door handles and other areas that people may touch
  • asking the driver and passengers to wear a face covering
  • when finishing your journey wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or sanitise your hands as soon as possible


Festive family fun run

  • Date: 06 December 2020
  • Location: Hinckley town centre
  • Time: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Cost: Free

It is with regret that Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council and the Hinckley BID have taken the decision to cancel this event.

We have made this decision in accordance with the latest government guidance, that we should stop non-essential contact with other people; this includes large gatherings and crowded places such as our events.
We will continue to monitor and review the situation for any events that are due to take place to the end of the year and of course keep you updated.


Sheepy winter candle parade

  • Date: 13 December 2020
  • Location: Sheepy Magna
  • Time: 16:45 - 18:00
  • Cost: Free (donations if required)

Join us and light a candle in memory of your loved one. We then sing a few carols and finish with a drink at the Black Horse.

Please reserve your lantern ( or bring your own. Lanterns will rest under the village Christmas tree alight until after the New Year in honour of those we have loved and lost.

A tradition of lighting candles and resting them under a tree in memory of loved ones came from a society member who visited Lapland - we hope you enjoy this lovely way of remembering those we miss at Christmas.

We mee at the Sheepy Magna Church of England Primary School (CV9 3QR) car park to organise lanterns and walk to the village tree, where lanterns are placed and songs are sung. Those hoping to wish friends and neighbours a merry Christmas are most welcome to join us at The Black Horse afterwards.

We provide lanterns free of charge (we have approx 80) and once these are reserved we do ask that you bring your own along.

We have a collection on the evening for the local food bank Ediblelinks, who provide Christmas dinner hampers to locals in need on Christmas eve.

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