I must say, we were thoroughly impressed. The evening was absolutely perfect, and everyone had an incredible time! The food was fantastic, the music was an ideal blend for everyone present, and the entertainment was phenomenal!

Carly Private Client

We have been attending the Moonlight & Mistletoe Christmas parties for the last few years and can't get enough of them! The staff can't do enough to make your night special, from the early stages of booking to the Christmas party itself - we really wouldn't use anyone else now!

Craig Ice7Media

We had a fantastic time, the entertainment and atmosphere created throughout was amazing! The evening created such a buzz that everyone who attended talked about it for weeks after and those that didn't wished they had! Definitely will book again this year! The team were really helpful throughout the booking process.

Leigh NHS

A CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR THE AGES

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN STYLE AT THE GRAND SHOWMAN’S GALA!

Following another year of spectacular Christmas parties, we are proud to present the Grand Showman’s Gala – an extraordinary themed extravaganza that promises an unforgettable experience!

With fantastic themed entertainment and an incredible party atmosphere, watch as we transform the converted church into a unique and breathtaking Christmas event space! Chosen for their high-quality standards and spectacular interior, it is the perfect venue to host our Moonlight & Mistletoe parties.

Upon entering the main hall, prepare to be transported back to a time of opulence and grandeur, where the spirit of Christmas mingles with the magic of the circus.

It will be an evening where the beautiful venue, delicious food and flowing drinks goes hand-in-hand with party classics and a night of fun with friends. Entertaining and exquisite - this is the way all Christmas parties should be!

The Venue

THE EMPIRE BANQUETING HALL

Located close to the City Centre, the Empire Banqueting Hall is another of the selected venues for our Moonlight & Mistletoe events, creating the perfect setting for your next Christmas party in Leicester for 2024.

The Empire Banqueting Hall is one of Leicester’s historic Grade II landmarks, dedicated to providing celebratory events, catering for between 250 and 400 guests. As well as shared (or mixed) Christmas parties in Leicester, the venue is also available to hire on an exclusive basis.

Venue Address: The Empire Banqueting Hall, Foundry Lane, Leicester, LE1 3WU

THE LINE-UP

OUR VARIED ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP PROMISES TO DELIVER AN UNFORGETTABLE PARTY ATMOSPHERE

  • Meet & Greet from Themed Characters
  • Professional Photographer
  • Hosts & Hostesses
  • Live Entertainment
  • Stilt Walkers
  • Fire Eaters
  • Angle Grinders
  • Dance Shows
  • Fun Casino Tables*
  • DJ and Disco
  • Cloak Room Facilities*

*Optional item on the evening; a small charge applies.

Dress Code: Dress to impress! No trainers, ripped jeans or baseball/snapback caps please!

Itinerary

  • 7:00 pm Doors Open for All Guests
    Sparkling Reception with Canapes for Super VIP Guests
  • 7:00 pm - 1:00 am Entertainment Throughout the Night
  • 8:00 pm Dinner Service Begins
  • 1:00 am Event Ends

*Actual event itinerary is subject to change.

Fantastic festive food helps create that special seasonal feeling!

Starter
  • Chicken & Pancetta Parfait
    Toasted Brioche - Apple and Date Chutney

  • OR

  • Home Dried Tomato Salad
    Brie - Bruschetta

    V, Vg (No Brie)
Main
  • Traditional Roast Turkey
    Stuffing Balls — Pig in Blanket — Fondant Potato — Roasted Carrots and Parsnips — Sprouts — Cranberry Sauce — Gravy

  • OR

  • Slow Cooked Blade of Beef
    Rich Shallot Gravy - Fondant Potato - Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

    GF
  • OR

  • Sweet Potato and Spinach Tart
    Pomodoro Sauce

    V, Vg
Dessert
  • Dark Chocolate Tart
    Red Berry Coulis - Sweetened Cream - Mint

    V, Vg, GF
  • OR

  • Tangy Lemon Tart
    Mango Fruit Coulis

    V

DRINKS

PRE-ORDER YOUR DRINKS TO AVOID THE INITIAL RUSH AT THE BAR!

Check out our money saving deals on our drinks packages below:

6 x Bottles of House Wine (Choice of Red, White or Rose)
6 x Bottles of Premium Wine (Choice of Red, White or Rose)
6 x Bottles of Lunetta Prosecco
10 x Bottles of Beer (Choice of Peroni, Budweiser or Corona)
5 x Bottles of House Wine, 1 x Bottle of Lunetta Prosecco, 10 x Bottles of Beer, 2 x Jugs of Mixer/Soft Drink
5 x Bottles of House Wine, 1 x Bottle of Lunetta Prosecco, 10 x Bottles of Beer, 2 x Jugs of Mixer/Soft Drink, 1 x Bottle of Standard Spirit
5 x Bottles of Premium Wine, 1 x Bottle of Lunetta Prosecco, 10 x Bottles of Beer, 2 x Jugs of Mixer/Soft Drink
5 x Bottles of Premium Wine, 1 x Bottle of Lunetta Prosecco, 10 x Bottles of Beer, 2 x Jugs of Mixer/Soft Drink, 1 x Bottle of Premium Spirit
Exchangeable for 1 of the following: Bottled Beer, 175ml House Wine, Soft Drink, Single Standard Spirit and Mixer

BOOK IN 2 MINUTES

  • 01 Choose Package

  • 02 Select Date

  • 03 Number of Guests

  • 04 Pay Securely

Book Your Evening

Party Prices & Dates

STANDARD

The Standard package includes:

  • Entry to Award-Winning Christmas Party
  • The Grand Showman’s Gala Themed Event
  • Spectacular Venue
  • Breathtaking Entertainment
  • Set 3 Course Meal
CHOOSE DATE
Most Popular

VIP

The VIP package includes everything included in Standard, in addition to:

  • Seating Behind Super VIP (Subject to Availability)
  • Table Service for Drinks (during Dinner Service)
CHOOSE DATE

SUPER VIP

The Super VIP Package includes everything included in Standard, in addition to:

  • Front 2 Rows Seating (Subject to Availability)
  • Sparkling Reception with Canapes
  • Table Service for Drinks (during Dinner Service)
CHOOSE DATE

You have chosen VIP package.
This package includes:

Everything Included in Standard Package PLUS:

  • Front 2 Rows Seating Closest to Dance Floor (Subject to Availability)
  • Sparkling Reception
  • Canapés
  • Drinks Waitress Service (during Dinner Service)
  • After Dinner Tea, Coffee and Mints
  • +£34.95 for All-Inclusive A
  • +£39.95 for All-Inclusive B

  • Package, Standard
    £73.2 Inc. Vat (£61 Exc. Vat)
  • Package, VIP
    £91.2 Inc. Vat (£76 Exc. Vat)
  • Package, SUPER VIP
    £111.6 Inc. Vat (£93 Exc. Vat)

Total Amount:

  • £61 EX VAT
  • £73.2 INC VAT

You have chosen VIP package.
This package includes:

Everything Included in Standard Package PLUS:

  • Front 2 Rows Seating Closest to Dance Floor (Subject to Availability)
  • Sparkling Reception
  • Canapés
  • Drinks Waitress Service (during Dinner Service)
  • After Dinner Tea, Coffee and Mints
  • +£34.95 for All-Inclusive A
  • +£39.95 for All-Inclusive B

  • Package, Standard
    £73.2 Inc. Vat (£61 Exc. Vat)
  • Package, VIP
    £91.2 Inc. Vat (£76 Exc. Vat)
  • Package, SUPER VIP
    £111.6 Inc. Vat (£93 Exc. Vat)

Total Amount:

  • £61 EX VAT
  • £73.2 INC VAT

You have chosen VIP package.
This package includes:

Everything Included in Standard Package PLUS:

  • Front 2 Rows Seating Closest to Dance Floor (Subject to Availability)
  • Sparkling Reception
  • Canapés
  • Drinks Waitress Service (during Dinner Service)
  • After Dinner Tea, Coffee and Mints
  • +£34.95 for All-Inclusive A
  • +£39.95 for All-Inclusive B

  • Package, Standard
    £73.2 Inc. Vat (£61 Exc. Vat)
  • Package, VIP
    £91.2 Inc. Vat (£76 Exc. Vat)
  • Package, SUPER VIP
    £111.6 Inc. Vat (£93 Exc. Vat)

Total Amount:

  • £61 EX VAT
  • £73.2 INC VAT

You have chosen VIP package.
This package includes:

Everything Included in Standard Package PLUS:

  • Front 2 Rows Seating Closest to Dance Floor (Subject to Availability)
  • Sparkling Reception
  • Canapés
  • Drinks Waitress Service (during Dinner Service)
  • After Dinner Tea, Coffee and Mints
  • +£34.95 for All-Inclusive A
  • +£39.95 for All-Inclusive B

  • Package, Standard
    £73.2 Inc. Vat (£61 Exc. Vat)
  • Package, VIP
    £91.2 Inc. Vat (£76 Exc. Vat)
  • Package, SUPER VIP
    £111.6 Inc. Vat (£93 Exc. Vat)

Total Amount:

  • £61 EX VAT
  • £73.2 INC VAT

You have chosen VIP package.
This package includes:

Everything Included in Standard Package PLUS:

  • Front 2 Rows Seating Closest to Dance Floor (Subject to Availability)
  • Sparkling Reception
  • Canapés
  • Drinks Waitress Service (during Dinner Service)
  • After Dinner Tea, Coffee and Mints
  • +£34.95 for All-Inclusive A
  • +£39.95 for All-Inclusive B

  • Package, Standard
    £73.2 Inc. Vat (£61 Exc. Vat)
  • Package, VIP
    £91.2 Inc. Vat (£76 Exc. Vat)
  • Package, SUPER VIP
    £111.6 Inc. Vat (£93 Exc. Vat)

Total Amount:

  • £61 EX VAT
  • £73.2 INC VAT

You have chosen VIP package.
This package includes:

Everything Included in Standard Package PLUS:

  • Front 2 Rows Seating Closest to Dance Floor (Subject to Availability)
  • Sparkling Reception
  • Canapés
  • Drinks Waitress Service (during Dinner Service)
  • After Dinner Tea, Coffee and Mints
  • +£34.95 for All-Inclusive A
  • +£39.95 for All-Inclusive B

  • Package, Standard
    £73.2 Inc. Vat (£61 Exc. Vat)
  • Package, VIP
    £91.2 Inc. Vat (£76 Exc. Vat)
  • Package, SUPER VIP
    £111.6 Inc. Vat (£93 Exc. Vat)

Total Amount:

  • £61 EX VAT
  • £73.2 INC VAT

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

There is no minimum booking requirement, however please note that groups of under 8 may be required to share a table with another smaller group.

You can provisionally hold tickets for 10 days with no obligation. After the 10 days, we require a £20 non-refundable/ non-transferable deposit per person to secure it. Bookings will automatically be released if payment hasn’t been received.

Bookings made from September onwards will be required to pay a £20 non-refundable/ non-transferable deposit per person on booking to secure it.

Full payment for the booking is required 8 weeks before the event. Any bookings made less than 8 weeks before will be required to pay in full on booking.

Please ensure you have read our full terms and conditions before making a booking.

Dress in your most dazzling outfits and be ‘red carpet ready’ for an unforgettable Christmas party experience. We do not allow ripped jeans, trainers, baseball/snapback caps or any sportswear to be worn on the night.

Guests aged 16+ are welcome at the venue, however they will not be able to consume or purchase alcohol. We operate ‘Challenge 25’ on all evenings, so you may be asked for ID when purchasing alcohol.

We will do our best to accommodate your request. However this will strictly depend on availability. Booking changes can only be accepted from the party organiser.

Should you require to cancel tickets, please refer to our terms and conditions:

Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable in any event, and can only be accepted by the party organiser.

Cancellations can only be made by the party organiser and must be made in writing to head office. We do not accept cancellations over the telephone.

Refund 100% less deposit, if cancelled more than 110 days prior to event

Refund 50% less deposit, if cancelled more than 56 days but less than 110 days prior to event

No refund, it cancelled 56 days or less prior to event

Full payment is required to reinstate cancelled tickets.

Any monies lost as a result of cancellations or drop-outs cannot be used for any other goods or services (including but not limited to drinks or casino money pre-orders).

Tickets will not usually be required but if they are they will be sent out 2-3 weeks prior to the event date and will only be sent out once full payment has been received and all menus and table arrangements have been submitted.

Payments can be made via bank transfer, debit or credit card (online or via your Party Leader Login Dashboard), or by calling us on 0121 260 1872.

Please ensure you quote your booking reference number when paying via bank transfer; this can be found on your booking confirmation email and invoices. We are unable to allocate any payments without this.

Bookings will automatically be cancelled if payment hasn’t been received by the specified date. All deposit payments are non-refundable/ non-transferable and therefore would be lost.

Full payment for the booking is required 8 weeks before the event. Any bookings made less than 8 weeks before will be required to pay in full on booking.

Our regular tables seat up to 10 people. In some cases we can provide tables of 12 (subject to availability, as we can only accommodate a small number of these tables per date). Larger numbers are split over tables located directly next to each other.

Due to ongoing changes in configurations, table plans are not completed until the day before each event (in some cases the day of). On arrival, your hostesses will inform you of your exact table number.

Yes - we require all parties to assign their guests to the tables allocated to them. All table plans must be submitted via our online booking system at least 4 weeks prior to the event. Failure to do so will result in tables being automatically set.

We hire a professional photographer for each event who will be more than happy to take formal (or informal!) photos throughout the evening.

Photos taken during the evening can be found on our Facebook pages a few days after the event.

Once you have paid your non-refundable/ non-transferable deposit, you will receive a link and details to login to your own online dashboard. Here you can invite your guests, submit menu choices, assign tables, pre-order drinks packages and make payments.

You can simply enter them as ‘Guest 1, Guest 2…etc’ and these can be amended at a later date. Please ensure there are no duplicate names on the list.

No problem - you can add your guests without adding their email addresses, either by leaving the box blank or putting in one email address for all.

Under no circumstances do we allow guests to bring their own drinks (alcohol or other) onto the premises.

We do not accept any drinks orders for vouchers or packages less than 2 weeks before the party date. Any orders made are only confirmed once payment has been received. Drinks can be ordered through your Party Leader Login Dashboard, via email or over the phone.

No - the venue’s licence conditions do not permit beverages to be removed from the venue.

Once you have paid your non-refundable/ non-transferable deposit, you will receive a link and details to login to your own online dashboard. You need to invite your guests onto the portal first, then they will receive an invite to submit their own menu (provided that their email address has been submitted). Alternatively, you can do this yourself from the Delegates tab.

Yes. We offer a set menu with a Vegetarian alternative.

We hold full allergen information in the office which can be sent to you upon request and our menu can be adapted accordingly.

As it is a set menu we regret that we are unable to prepare alternative dishes.

Menu choices for every member of your party must be submitted no later than 6 weeks before the event.

If you do not select your menu or fail to do so by the given deadline, your menu will be pre-selected for you and we will be unable to cater for any dietary requests.

You can provisionally hold tickets for 10 days with no obligation. After the 10 days, we require a £20 non-refundable/ non-transferable deposit per person to secure it. Bookings will automatically be released if payment hasn’t been received.

Bookings made from September onwards will be required to pay a £20 non-refundable/ non-transferable deposit per person on booking to secure it.

I must say, we were thoroughly impressed. The evening was absolutely perfect, and everyone had an incredible time! The food was fantastic, the music was an ideal blend for everyone present, and the entertainment was phenomenal!

Carly

Private Client

We have been attending the Moonlight & Mistletoe Christmas parties for the last few years and can't get enough of them! The staff can't do enough to make your night special, from the early stages of booking to the Christmas party itself - we really wouldn't use anyone else now!

Craig

Ice7Media

We had a fantastic time, the entertainment and atmosphere created throughout was amazing! The evening created such a buzz that everyone who attended talked about it for weeks after and those that didn't wished they had! Definitely will book again this year! The team were really helpful throughout the booking process.

Leigh

NHS

ENQUIRE NOW

Have any questions about our Christmas parties in Leicester? Get in touch with the team by filling in this form, giving us a call or emailing us.

If you are interested in booking one of our Leicester Christmas parties on an exclusive basis, head on over to our exclusive hire page. Alternatively, get in touch with the team and we’ll help you put together a bespoke Christmas party package. A minimum number will usually apply.