With 47 days until Christmas we take a look at the dates for Christmas light launches this year in London.
Every year we have the special opportunity to see the beautiful Christmas decorations in the streets of London. So take note of these dates and go along with the family or some friends or even on a date! All of these lights will be taken down on Sunday 6th January 2013.
Sadly we’ve missed out on the Oxford Street Christmas lights which were turned on Bonfire Night (5th November). Sponsored by Marmite and hosted by House of Fraser, Robbie Williams flipped the switches on in a festive ceremony provided by Heart FM. We’ve also missed Westfield London’s lights which got the switch the following evening (6th November). Turning on their lights was country-pop singer Taylor Swift, who also performed. However, you can still take in the beautiful festive a look at the decorations at both shopping areas for the duration of the festive season.
Carnaby Street’s lights will be switched on tomorrow evening (8th November) at 6pm. The decorations for the fashion hotspot are inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones and there will be a guest DJ and free Rolling stones tote bags! So rock on down!
Next week Tuesday (13th November), will see Regent Street’s festive lights turned on with tributes to the Olympics and Paralympic teams. Stars from the West End show Matilda, the 30 medal winning team GB Olympians will go on stage to switch the lights on!
Marylebone’s lights will be switched on by BBC presenter Claudia Winkleman on the 14th November. Kicking of at 5.55 pm, there will be food and drink and a main stage with acts performing and carols sung by school children. Money raised on the evening will go to the Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity.