WhenFrom 5pm, Tuesday 12th November 2013
The Oxford Street Christmas lights will be switched on for 2013 in a charming London event featuring a selection of guest stars. Londoners can enjoy some of the most famous Christmas lights in the world and welcome the festive season in the heart of the West End.
World famous Christmas lights
The Oxford Street Christmas lights are among the most famous in the world, each year attracting thousands to the West End over the Christmas and New Year period. A definite highlight of Christmas in London, the lights will be switched on during the evening of Tuesday 12th November 2013 outside the Selfridges department store.
See the lights on Oxford Street
The Oxford Street Christmas lights are traditionally switched on by a lineup of popular celebrities who come out to meet the crowds at the start of Christmas. Head to the West End with friends and family and cheer on the special guests who will be flicking the switch and turning on the Oxford Street illuminations for another Christmas. This year, Jessie J will be on hand to flick the switch and hosts James Arthur and Conor Maynard will also be there to lend the event that essential glitzy air so make sure you turn up early to catch a glimpse of these fantastic stars in person.
Live music on the night
With a programme of live music and entertainment heralding the start of the festive season at this year's Oxford Street event, you can bask in the cheerful glow of the lights and look forward to weeks of carol singing, festive fairs and more Christmassy events around London. The lights on Oxford Street are amongst the first to be turned on, kickstarting the 2013 festive season in grand style. In previous years, performers such as The Pierces and the stars from the hit musical Ghost have perfored live at the event, and 2013 promises another spectacular lineup.
Christmas shopping on Oxford Street
The switching on of the Oxford Street Christmas lights takes place in the early evening, so there'll still be enough time for some late night shopping at the flagship stores lining the world famous street. Make the most of the opportunity to get some Christmas shopping out of the way and browse the 300 plus shops on Oxford Street under the glow of festive lights.
Christmas Shopping at Oxford Street
An enchanted Christmas
The world famous Christmas lights on Oxford Street will be celebrated in festive style with a new and exciting theme. Expect plenty of colour and festive cheer during the Oxford Street Christmas lights turning on event, bringing back all the magic of Christmas again this year on Oxford Street.
The Oxford Street Christmas lights will be switched on during the evening of Tuesday 12th November 2013, at a free event which begins at 5pm. The lights will remain lit over the New Year until 4th January 2013. Click back soon for further information on the celebrity guests at the event.