Those sparkly, glowing orbs are back for a third year. The Oxford Street Christmas lights switch-on will see 1778 snowball-like decorations (and their 750,000 LED lightbulbs) lit up once again for what is the fifty-sixth year the road has been decorated for the festive period. In a subtle upgrade from last year's display, 445 new golden baubles will twinkle among the existing silver lights.
For the first time ever the switch-on event on Sunday November 1 will see West Oxford Street closed to traffic (2pm-6.30pm), with special offers available in many of the shops. Kylie Minogue will do the honours, and a stage outside the Pandora Marble Arch store will host live musical performances and celebrity presenters from 5.30pm – look out for Foxes, Fleur East, singer-songwriter Gabrielle Alpin, 'X-Factor' winner Ben Haenow and performers from 'Matilda the Musical'.
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