Those sparkly, glowing orbs are back for a fourth year - with a brand new addition. The Oxford Street Christmas lights switch-on will see 1778 snowball-like decorations (and 750,000 LED lightbulbs) lit up once again for what is the fifty-seventh year the road has been decorated for the festive period. Craig David is in charge of the moment of truth this year.
Plus, this year the lights have a charity partner: the NSPCC. To celebrate the launch of its Little Stars campaign, the charity asks Londoners to donate £5 to dedicate one of the star-shaped lights to a loved one.
For the first time ever the switch-on event on Sunday November 6 will see Oxford Street closed to traffic (12pm-7pm), with special offers available in many of the shops. For more info, visit the Oxford Street website.
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I have always loved Christmas lights and extremely relieved when Marmite was never used again, it was so ugly. This Monday it was raining and dull in daytime Oxford St, it wasn't helped by many black black black NSPCc clouds Why not pink, red , yellow or green, this feels like back to Marmite only NSPCC is a good cause so make it a fun design too. No need for black... who's idea was this ? It may look great at night, think again about the daytime.
I really like the xmas lights in Oxford Street, even if every year they are always the same. A simple walk in the centre in this period can be magic and I always enjoy shopping during this part of the year.
Oxford Street can be very crowded, but it's nice to see people looking up to the lights.
Would be great if there was a Christmas starting gun, so that everyone knew that from that point it is officially the start of the festive season. 15th November is just about right! All the Christmas lights switch on the same day and the party starts!
With these and other London street Christmas lights they usually get turned off at about midnight which is totally pointless as the best time to view is by car or tour bus in the early hours of the morning with little traffic and no parking regulations.
I'm a Londoner and travelled all the way from Scotland to see the lights.Shaftesbury Ave lights was the best in London. Aberdeen had better ones . Winter wonderland was out of this world, Made the trip worth while.
we re gonna be visiting london for a couple of days and we would really like to attend. it sounds amazing !. Do we need to buy tickets?
I'm really like Christmas time-wonderfull,magic time!Lighting of Christmas light,music,amazing atmosphere! I encourage everyone to see it!
Great event. always planned to go but so far never attended. Next one will be mine and my daughter's. cant wait !
This is such a great event, an soo beautiful. A brilliant way of getting into the christmas spirit... For free too!!
AMAZING evening the attmoshere is lovely , people of all ages get to see the switch on ,I went last year for the first time was so pretty and very christmassy , going again this year I recommend it to everyone ;-)