Oxford Street Christmas Lights
Time Out says
You know Christmas is coming when Oxford Street is transformed by sparkly, glowing lights. This year, for the first time in six years, the lights are having a complete overhaul. The area will be lit with 27 LED ‘light curtains’ which will be draped down the length of the street and made up of a total of 222,000 lights.
The arrival of the new designs coincides with the sixtieth edition of the official Christmas lights switch-on, scheduled for the evening of Thursday November 21. Expect a series of instore gigs co-organised with Capital XTRA, with the acts soon to be announced.
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this year they are bloody awful.....unchristmassy blurred snowflakes with no colour.... is this the best London can do after 60 years
It's not truly Christmas in London until you have braved the crowds of Oxford Street at Christmas time! Thankfully the lights make it all worthwhile and will the keep the herds flocking back in 2018.
What can be said, another disappointing display of lights that have been the same for I think the last 3 years!! It;s nothing to go crazy about, however if you are in the area do take a stroll down Regent Street, brand new this year, (at least I don't remember them from last) and a really impressive display of what Christmas Light's should look like. Oxford Street, TAKE NOTE.
Pretty but disappointed that they are kind of the same as last year... I orbs look gorgeous but nothing particularly new to show off this manic part of town - not much of an incentive to deal with the millions of shoppers in the lead up to Christmas!
The other day we walked through this lights and I have to say it was awesome to be inCentral London with this decoration. We spent an hour walking in oxford circus enjoying the lights. Highly recommended!
I have always loved Christmas lights and extremely relieved when Marmite was never used again, it was so ugly. This Monday it was raining and dull in daytime Oxford St, it wasn't helped by many black black black NSPCc clouds Why not pink, red , yellow or green, this feels like back to Marmite only NSPCC is a good cause so make it a fun design too. No need for black... who's idea was this ? It may look great at night, think again about the daytime.
This years event was an all day affair with fun activities and then the main concert in the evening.
It was quite hard to hear the acts on the screens as the sound wasnt loud enough but it was a great atmosphere.
I loved the fact a charity was part of the campaign this year.
I really like the xmas lights in Oxford Street, even if every year they are always the same. A simple walk in the centre in this period can be magic and I always enjoy shopping during this part of the year.
Oxford Street can be very crowded, but it's nice to see people looking up to the lights.
Would be great if there was a Christmas starting gun, so that everyone knew that from that point it is officially the start of the festive season. 15th November is just about right! All the Christmas lights switch on the same day and the party starts!
With these and other London street Christmas lights they usually get turned off at about midnight which is totally pointless as the best time to view is by car or tour bus in the early hours of the morning with little traffic and no parking regulations.
I'm a Londoner and travelled all the way from Scotland to see the lights.Shaftesbury Ave lights was the best in London. Aberdeen had better ones . Winter wonderland was out of this world, Made the trip worth while.
we re gonna be visiting london for a couple of days and we would really like to attend. it sounds amazing !. Do we need to buy tickets?
I'm really like Christmas time-wonderfull,magic time!Lighting of Christmas light,music,amazing atmosphere! I encourage everyone to see it!
Great event. always planned to go but so far never attended. Next one will be mine and my daughter's. cant wait !
This is such a great event, an soo beautiful. A brilliant way of getting into the christmas spirit... For free too!!
AMAZING evening the attmoshere is lovely , people of all ages get to see the switch on ,I went last year for the first time was so pretty and very christmassy , going again this year I recommend it to everyone ;-)