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Craig David is flicking the switch on the Oxford Street Christmas lights this Sunday

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Kyra Hanson

You know Christmas is creeping closer when those dazzling baubles light up Oxford Street. Well, this year the lights won't be the only thing attracting the crowd, as everyone's fave comeback star Craig David will be flicking the switch. 

The singer, who recently released his album 'Following My Intuition' — 16 years after his debut 'Born To Do It' — said in true understated style: 'It’s a great honour to be switching on the lights and lighting up Oxford Street. I hope everyone has a great Christmas and an incredible 2017.' 

Expect to see a whopping 1,778 snowball-like decorations (and 750,000 LED lights) lit up once again for what is the fifty-seventh year the road has been decorated for the festive period.

The switch-on event on Sunday November 6 will see Oxford Street closed to traffic for the first time ever (2pm–6.30pm), with special offers available in many of the shops. Stick around for cheesy pop from The Vamps and Nathan Sykes, formerly of boyband The Wanted, plus last year's 'X Factor' winner Louisa Johnson, hosted by Capital FM.  

NSPCC is the official charity partner this year, and is calling on Londoners to donate £5 to dedicate one of the star-shaped lights to a loved one, which goes towards supporting Childline.

The event kicks off at 6.15pm on November 6

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Or start feeling festive with our guide to Christmas in London

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