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Image: CHRISTOPHER WILLAN/Carnaby London

Time Out says

Carnaby Street’s Christmas lights are usually pretty damn special. This year’s iteration looks to continue that trend. Not only will they make the shopping street look extremely festive, the new installations are created to raise awareness for Choose Love, a shop set up by the charity Help Refugees, that supports (and raises money for) refugees all over the world.

The show, named Carnaby Kaleidoscope, sounds pretty spectacular this year. You can expect more than 600 3D and 2D butterflies fluttering around the area, each one hand-decorated with shining wings and eye-popping neon patterns. The Carnaby arch itself will shine bright in pink shimmer disks with brightly coloured 3D butterflies perched above. 

Choose Love, at 3 Carnaby Street, will be full of gifts including emergency blankets, children’s shoes and mobile phone credit. Once you’ve made your purchases, the products are sentout by one of more than 80 projects that the humanitarian aid organisation works with around the world.
If that wasn't enough, on November 4, all of the local shops and restaurants will be coming to together for a big ol' party, offering customers stuff like 20% discounts, in-store events, free drinks, live music and goodie bags. 

Find more festive fun with our guide to Christmas in London

Joe Mackertich
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