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Carnaby Street's Christmas lights are being switched on tonight

Katie Rosseinsky

Whether you’re a complete scrooge or the sort of person who gets teary eyed thinking about John Lewis adverts, you need to hot foot it to Carnaby Street’s annual festive knees up, which takes place tonight. Over 120 of the shopping haven’s bars, restaurants and style brands (including the likes of Monki, Lazy Oaf, Benefit and Skinnydip) are offering 20 percent off everything in store, making it the perfect night to get cracking on your prezzie shopping (or just treat yourself to a couple of early Xmas gifts). There’s also a host of (mostly boozy) freebies on offer if you know where to look: head to Senor Ceviche to nab a complimentary Pisco Sour, pick up some mulled cider on Kingly Street and head to Dahlia, Lazy Oaf and Illamasqua for unspecified ‘complimentary drinks.’ The evening also marks the unveiling of Carnaby’s larger-than-life Christmas lights – the ultimate festive Instagram opportunity. Want in? Head to to register for a free ticket.

Carnaby St, W1F 5pm-9pm. 

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