Christmas in Leicester: Work on city's festive lights begins

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The mammoth task of installing this year's Christmas lights in Leicester begins today.

Contractors working for Leicester City Council will begin putting up the decorations - consisting of 16,000 lamps - in the city's main shopping streets.

A spokesperson for the city council said the authority had spent more than £38,000 this year upgrading the stock of decorations and replacing worn-out fixture and fittings.

The work means that Horsefair Street and Humberstone Gate will have a new look this year.

In Green Dragon Square, at Leicester Market, illuminated garlands will be strung between the square’s lamp-columns, while the trees in the square will be lit up with pea-lights.

 link source - Leicester Mercury

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