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Spooktacular Saturday

Spooky fun for the whole family, Saturday 29 October, 10am to 3pm: Britannia Centre

There will be pumpkin bowling, a best-dressed competition, free face stencils and a scary stilt walker. Look out for ghosts, ghouls, witches and wizards. Come along in your Halloween costumes and enjoy the fun.

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Children dressed up for spooky fun
Group of people at the Christmas lights

Christmas lights switch-on and Tin Hat Fair

Friday 18 November from 4pm: Hinckley Town Centre

The big switch-on of the Christmas lights in Hinckley

The evening will start at 4pm with live entertainment in the Market Place, followed by the lights switch on at 6.30pm. A spectacular four-minute firework display will take place from Argents Mead at 6.45pm, which can be viewed across town.

There will be a range of market stalls and the Tin Hat Fair will take place on Regent Street. The fair will continue on Saturday 19 November from 12pm to 10pm. 


Christmas lights car trail

Wednesday 7 December, 6pm to 8pm: Hinckley Town Centre

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council and the United Reformed Church 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.

Anyone is welcome to come and drive at your leisure to view the Christmas lights and then exit onto Regent Street. 

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Christmas lights trail, Hinckley
Market stall selling cakes

Festive feast and crafts market

Sunday 11 December, 10am to 4pm: Hinckley Town Centre

A range of hot and cold foods, warming mulled wine and craft stalls around the town centre Christmas tree. 

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More winter events:

  • Remembrance Sunday, Sunday 13 November, 10:30am to 13:30pm, Hinckley War Memorial. All welcome
  • Festive fun run, Sunday 4 December, 10:30am to 12:30pm, Hinckley Town Centre. All welcome
  • Carols round the tree, Friday 9 December, 4:15pm to 5pm, Market Place. All welcome
  • Santa’s amazing grotto, Wednesday 17 to Wednesday 21 December, 10am to 4pm, Britannia Centre. Cost to be confirmed
Young people running

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