On the tenth day of Christmas

January 4th, 2011

I visited Leicester a few days after Christmas and, having got lost in Leicester’s one-way system, stumbled across the Town Hall Square where I was very impressed with their display of Christmas lighting.

The first two images are the tower of the Town Hall, and the flashing Christmas message across the front. Unfortunately I couldn’t take that from the Square, as it was partially obscured by trees. It also flashes on and off at irregular intervals.

They also had several displays dotted around the square. On the right as you entered the square was a scene from the Lion, the Witch and Wardrobe from the Chronicles of Narnia series. I particularly liked Mr Tumnus:

Unfortunately I didn’t manage to capture any images of the Nativity Scene as it was dark and behind glass, but on the left hand side of the square there was an unusual display of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Once again it was difficult (impossible) to get the whole scene in due to the fountain in the middle of the Square, but this image shows the Three French Hens, Four Calling Birds (the penguins in the top right of the shot), the Five Gold Rings, the Eight Maids a-Milking, the Nine Ladies Dancing and the Ten Lords a Leaping (from the plane in the top left):

And finally, a Partridge in a Pear Tree and also the list of the presents given on the Twelve Days of Christmas. The display was done by various artists, who weren’t credited, or I would mention them here.

Finally, as I was unable to get the whole of the Twelve Days of Christmas in one shot due to the fountain in the middle of the square, I took at short video in HD, which can be found on my flickr stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolpgh/5326149101/

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