Carnaby Christmas Lights

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Carnaby Street Christmas Lights
Photograph: Carnaby Street

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Carnaby Street’s Christmas lights are always some of the most fabulous in town and this year is no different. Not only will they make the shopping street look even prettier for the festive season, the new installations are also hoping to be a glistening becon of hope, kindness and goodwill in these uncertain times.

This year Carnaby has collaborated with Choose Love, a charity from Help Refugees, which is the world’s only shop selling real gifts for refugees. Inside you’ll find shelves filled with emergency blankets, children’s shoes and mobile phone credit. Once you’ve bought what you can, the products are distributed by one of more than 80 projects that the humanitarian aid organisation works with around the world to help people fleeing from their homes. 

As well as a Choose Love pop-up shop, which will be at 24 Carnaby Street for the duration of the festive period, the street will also be bathed in pink neon light from a series of lightboxes running the length of the street. Each box will have a positive word inside, to pay tribute to the strength, courage and kindness of Londoners during this difficult year. 

There won’t be a big switch-on this year, but you’ll be able to see the street looking rosy from Monday November 2. There’ll also be four weeks of shopping and dining discounts in the build-up to Christmas. 

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