As Kylie Lights Up Oxford Street, Where Else Can You See A Christmas Lights Switch-on?

Nov 3rd 2015 | london | Written by Will Jamieson

It might only be the first week of November, but it seems like festive fever has already hit London as thousands braved the misty weather on Sunday to line the streets to watch Kylie Minogue switch on this year's Oxford Street Christmas lights.

The Australian singer joined the likes of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Jessie J, Robbie Williams and The Spice Girls in flicking the switch in the world-famous shopping street.

Silver lights and 445 golden baubles have been installed to make it look like falling snowflakes. This year for the first time the street was kept free of traffic.

The switch-on was accompanied by performances from Fleur East, Foxes, Gabrielle Aplin and X-Factor winner Ben Haenow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oxford Street is just the beginning though. Over the next few weeks, there are many more opporunities to usher in the festive season by attending one of the following Christmas lights switch-on:

Bond Street:

Last year saw sprays of peacock-inspired decorations with enormous feathers perched prettily above festive shop windows. The switch on event will take place at 5pm on November 12.

Duke of York Square:

Christmas lights are switched on along with the opening of Santa's Grotto on 7 November, 4pm

Carnaby Christmas Shopping Party:

The Carnaby Christmas Shopping Party will feature 20% off in over 100 shops, bars and restaurants. Plus, DJs, live music, complimentary food and drink, a pop-up bar and loads of on-street and in-store activities. The lights will be turned on at 6.30pm. Register for a free ticket. 12 November, 5-9pm

Covent Garden:

Covent Garden’s cobbled piazza and market buildings are irresistible at this time of year. The decorations take on a mistletoe theme for 2015, with 50 new arrangements of lights hanging over the area's streets and in the pretty market buildings. The switch-on event will take place from 6pm on November 12, when the piazza will also host London's first mulled wine festival.

Regent Street:

Regent Street will be traffic-free for shoppers with a variety of Christmas activities followed by a star-studded Christmas show. November 15, from 12 noon

Kingston:

The event begins with the turning on of the Christmas lights but continues with this year's theme which is ‘A Christmas Carol.' There'll be a host of characters from the classic novel brought to life as well as Dickensian and Victorian street performers, magicians and side shows. 19 November, 3pm-6.30pm

 

 

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