Leicester's Diwali Lights Switch-On

Thousands turned out to see the Diwali lights being switched on in Leicester last night.

It marks the start of more than a week of events in the city ahead of Diwali Day on 11th November.

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Video: Celebrations as Leicester Diwali lights switched on

Thousands of people attended celebrations in Leicester as the city's Diwali lights were switched on. There were dancers, fireworks and stalls for those who gathered on the Golden Mile.

See a full video of the evening's entertainment below.


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Ferris wheel in Leicester as the city celebrates Diwali and Christmas

Around three weeks to go until thousands of fireworks light up the East Midlands' night sky for Diwali. Leicester is already home to some of the biggest celebrations outside of India and the city's newest attraction for the big party is now in place.

This 110-foot Leicester Wheel of Light is now on Belgrave Road ahead of thousands of Diwali well-wishers coming to the area. Diwali itself is on the November 11, with an annual lights switch-on event on November 1.

The wheel will stay in Leicester for Christmas celebrations too.

Read: Guide to this year's Diwali celebrations in Leicester

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