WhenFrom Saturday 9th November 2013
It isn’t officially Christmas until the lights come on and you can be sure to find some of the most spectacular Christmas lights in London at Regent Street. Celebrate the festive season beneath the glow of the Regent Street Christmas lights on Saturday 9th November 2013 when they're switched on.
Dazzling lights in Regent Street
This year’s Regent Street Christmas lights are sure to be another spectacular creation that will light up the sky around Regent Street. The Christmas lights will no doubt attract thousands of shoppers throughout the festive season, making for one of the major tourist attractions in London this Christmas.
Star appearances at Regent Street
The Regent Street Christmas lights switch on has a history of attracting some of the worlds most celebrated stars, and 2013 is no exception. This year, presenters Emma Bunton and Melanie C will be headlining this festive extravaganza, which sees Regent Street transformed into a winter wonderland for lucky Londoners. There is also plenty to keep the crowds entertained before the main event with more celebrity appearances and live music.
London's Christmas season
This year the Regent Street Christmas lights switching on event celebrates the start of the festive season in style with actor Ty Burrell and Hollywood film director Rob Minkoff both there to flick the switch. This year sees a special pyrotechnic display taking place in addition to the light switch on, and you can also get the chance to admire the decorations for this year, which will depict the brand new DreamWork animated film, Mr. Peabody and Sherman. In celebration of the film due to be release in February, the street will be traffic free all day, with fun filled family entertainment taking place, as well as a special catwalk fashion show, displaying many of the fashion brands from the street.
Christmas shopping on Regent Street
Avoid leaving your Christmas shopping to the last minute and take advantage of the wide range of shops along Regent Street after the Christmas lights are switched on. Make the most of dozens of shops offering all manner of stocking fillers and go window shopping under the glow of some of the most impressive Christmas lights in the world.
Christmas Shopping at Regent Street
For more information on other Christmas light displays across London, click on the link below.
Christmas Lights London
The Regent Street Christmas lights switch on takes place at 5:30pm, Saturday 9th November 2013. The switching on ceremony and live entertainment takes place from 5pm - 6.30pm at the junction of New Burlington Street and Regent Street. Nearest tubes: Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus.