Carnaby Christmas Lights

Things to do, Festivals Carnaby Street , Soho Until Saturday January 5 2019 Free
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Carnaby Christmas Lights

The oh-so-fashionable Carnaby Street will blast on its ostentatious Christmas lights with one of its famous shopping parties, where visitors can get a very festive 20 percent off in most shops in the area. Carnaby's Christmas decorations – usually among the most distinctive in town – have a ‘Queen’ theme this year to mark the release of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Freddie
Mercury’s lyrics will shine bright in giant colourful neon over the street. ‘Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?’ Well, you might have to pinch yourself infront of this dazzling display. 


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Venue name: Carnaby Street
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus
Price: Free
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I must say that I end up in Carnaby Street purely by chance. I have been here before but never during the Christmas period. Its Christmas Carnival lights are amazing, they are extremely colorful and pretty and as you walk through the street they even transmit you positive vibes! Definitely a must see if you are already in a festive mood or if you fancy Christmas lights. 

When I first heard of this I was like, meh. What does Carnival have to do with Christmas. BUT this is absolutely gorgeous, pretty and shiny... like Christmas is. And it's a nice take on an overdone decorations adage. Much better than the Oxford Street lights, too. 


I am not going to be original saying that I love Christmas and everything about it; but what definitely is original and unique is the Carnaby Street Christmas illumination - colorful, magical and exotic. 

The opening evening was definitely worth attending not only for the lights, but also great discounts, live music and tasty coffee Thumbs up!


If you love Carnival and Christmas then get yourself over to Carnaby Street for this mash up of the two. I went on the night they were turned on which was advertised as 'Carnaby Christmas Carnival'. It was vibrant, exciting and made me feel super festive. I love this quirky street on a normal day but having the crowds there for the turning of the lights was magical and included carnival DJ Norman Jay and lots of free drinks and shop discounts! If you're not quite in the Christmas spirit and need a little nudge then this light display will sort you out. It reflects the vibrant spirit of London and is just a very gorgeous sight to see.


Bravo carnaby street, you have excelled yourself with the lights this year! A def just see if you are in the area or even if you aren't!

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