Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Christmas Walks and Talks

Now we are in the Christmas period (actually, we’re not – we’re in Advent), I am doing lots of things to help people enjoy the season.

I’m leading a number of Guided Walks specifically designed for the festive period.

On Wednesday evening 7th December, starting at the Town Hall in Leicester, it’s “The Ghosts of Christmas”. Ghost stories are always popular at this time of year.

Then on Wednesday evening 14th December, starting at Leicester Cathedral Fountain, I’m leading “Mediaeval Leicester at Christmas”, a look at the oldest parts of the city, where many chapters of English history are set.

On Sunday afternoon 18th December, commencing at Stonehurst Farm at Mountsorrel, it’s “The Holly and the Ivy”, a fascinating look at the origins of well-loved customs that have been added to Christmas, including Christmas trees, mistletoe and Christmas crackers.

And on Wednesday evening 21st December, starting at the Clock Tower in Leicester, there’s a walk called “Deck the Halls”, a look at the city’s fabulous Christmas lights and decorations.

These are all public walks, but I also do similar walks for clubs and societies.

I also give talks for clubs. Special seasonal ones include a sit-down version of “The Holly and the Ivy”, as well as “Ding Dong Merrily on High”, looking at the background to everybody’s favourite Christmas carols, “Who is Santa Claus?”, tracing the many-faceted origins of this popular person, and “Jingle All the Way”, about popular secular Christmas songs.

There are some dates available for December next year, so club representatives are invited to get in touch.