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It's a big day out at Welford Road this Sunday

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We've got a full day of Christmas family entertainment lined up at Welford Road this Sunday bulding up to the Heineken Cup clash between Leicester Tigers and Perpignan at 3pm.

“This was always going to be a very tight pool and we need a big performance from the team and the crowd right behind us,” says Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill.

We’re also hosting a Christmas Market outside the Caterpillar Stand, with seasonal stalls, a free Santa’s grotto, carol-singers and brass band. The market is open from 10am, with Santa welcoming young supporters from 11am.

The market area will also include a Tigers Club Shop marquee, offering a full range of replica kits, souvenirs and merchandise, as well as shirt printing so you can personalise Christmas gifts for any Tigers fan.

Season ticket holders can pick up a copy of the Tigers Official Yearbook on production of their season ticket card from our stall in the Christmas market.

The Final Whistle bar is open from 11.30am – ask about the meal deals – and there are activities for Junior Tigers Club members in the clubroom in the Goldsmiths Stand from 1pm. Membership of the Junior Tigers Club is free for under 16s, and you can register online via the club website at www.leicestertigers.com/jtc

European Rugby Cup chairman Jean-Pierre Lux is attending Sunday’s game and will make a special pre-match presentation to Tigers in recognition of reaching 100 Heineken Cup matches.

We’ll be announcing the winner of the Goldsmiths Player of the Month award for November and at half-time supporters can join the Burton Choristers of Loughborough Endowed Schools for some Christmas carol-singing.

Join us for a festive family day out. Enjoy the entertainment and get right behind the team.

As skipper Geordan Murphy has said, let’s show Perpignan what Welford Road is all about. Dig out your Tigers flags, wear your colours with pride, and back the players every step of the way.

Match tickets are available now from the Tigers ticket office, open 8.30m-5pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday and from 9am Sunday. Call in at Welford Road, phone the Tigers ticket hotline on 0844 856 1880 or book online now.