LEICESTER, U.K., November 4, 2012 (ITV Central): The world famous Diwali light switch-on celebrations in Leicester's Golden Mile will take place tonight. This year's Hindu event takes place from 6pm in Leicester's Belgrave Road and organizers are promising a lively programme of entertainment including classical Indian and Bollywood music, ahead of the lights being switched on at 7.30pm. Once the lights have been switched on the celebrations will move to nearby Cossington Street Recreation Ground for a firework and a laser show.
Leicester's Diwali celebrations are organized by Leicester City Council and the Leicester Hindu Festival Council. Guests invited to switch on the lights include the City Mayor Peter Soulsby, President of Leicester Hindu Festival Council Maganbhai P. Patel OBE, Jashvant Chauhan OBE.
The illuminations along the Golden Mile are made up of 1,000 metres of garlands and include over 6,000 lamps. Last year's Diwali Lights switch-on event attracted around 35,000 people.