Christmas Lights Events 2015

This years switching on events in London 2015
Oxford Street 2013

Oxford Street Christmas Lights

Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Hosted By Pandora With Capital
It’s the one you’ve all been waiting for, clear your diaries and have your glad rags at the ready because the date is SET!
Join us this year on Sunday 1st November for our iconic Christmas Lights Switch On show hosted by PANDORA with Capital.
This truly unforgettable moment will see Oxford Street light up with a magical display of silver and gold lights officially kick starting the festive season! What’s more we’ll be bringing you show stopping performances from some of the UK’s most love artists and a few other surprises along the way.

And if that wasn’t enough, shoppers will be able to enjoy a traffic-free environment on West Oxford Street from 2pm – 6.30pm (yes that means you can roam the street freely) and take advantage of a bunch of fabulous one day only offers.

Oxford Street, Oxford Street, Marylebone, London, W1C 1JN
Tube: Bond Street Station
Dates: Sunday 1st Nov From 2pm-6.30pm

Regent Street Christmas Lights
Regent Street will be traffic free, with activities from midday and a celebrity-laden Christmas show in the afternoon. Once the lights are on the sky will be extra bright thanks to a fireworks display.
Regent Street, , Soho, London, W1B 5SJ
Tube: Oxford Circus Station
Dates: Sunday November 15th 2015 - Wednesday January 6th 2016
Bond Street Lights
Adding to what is already a very glamorous part of town, the Bond Street Christmas Lights will add extra sparkle once more in 2015. 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.

Covent Garden Christmas
Every Christmas at Covent Garden, a huge Christmas tree glows with red and white lights on the west side of the square, and a 22-foot tall silver reindeer stands on a pile of gifts on the east side. Joining him every Saturday afternoon in December will be live reindeer who visitors can help to feed and take photos with. From the first weekend of November, the area is decorated with 150,000 sparkling pealights. The London Youth Choir marks the switch-on moment with a free, open-air performance featuring traditional festive carols with a modern twist. For more information contact Jade Beatty at Edelman Communications on
Covent Garden is one of London's most magical areas during the festive period.
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD
Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station

Dates 7th Nov

Carnaby Christmas Lights and Shopping Party
Carnaby Christmas Shopping Party

A quick little overview of one big night – the Carnaby Shopping Party and the official launch of Christmas in Carnaby.
Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who attended the Carnaby 20% Christmas Shopping Party on Thursday 13 November! If you missed it, you missed one epic night.
The night saw thousands fill the 13 streets of Carnaby for live DJ sets from The Fox Problem girls – Gemma Cairney, Georgie Okell & Georgia LA, DJ Becky Tong, Leah Weller and Jodie Harsh, free food and drinks and of course to everyone shopped til they dropped with their 20% discount in over 100 shops, bars and restaurants.
11 Carnaby Street was taken over and turned into the ‘Facebook Fashion Shoot’ with Pixi make-up artists and Umberto Giannini hair stylists on hand for hair and make-overs and our favourite stylist Sophie Stevens was styling people ready for their photos.
Grazia’s Angela Buttolph shared her fashion secrets at her trend talks whilst Grazia Style Hunters were out and about spotting best-dressed shoppers to win 1 of 200 goodie bags worth £200. If you weren't spotted, find out here how you can still win a goodie bag.
Once the clock struck 6.30pm Christmas was officially launched in Carnaby by the The Fox Problem, with fake snow, flashing lights and killer tunes.
Other activities included, a complimentary bar on Ganton Street from Pizza Pilgrims, free mac ‘n’ cheese & hot dogs, Frankmusik DJing in Eleven Paris, Sophie Hulme DJing in OTHER, complimentary ‘Grazia Goddess’ cocktail in The Life Goddess, live make-up in Illamsqua and Crumbs & Doilies with Jimmy’s Iced Coffee in Johnny Cupcakes – just to name a few!

Carnaby Street, Carnaby Street, Soho, London, W1F 7DN
Tube: Oxford Circus Station
Dates: Thursday 13th Nov 2015

Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & Carols
Trafalgar Square's giant Christmas tree is a festive must-see.
Trafalgar Square, Central, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DS
Tube: Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station, Piccadilly Circus Station
Start: December 3, 2015 6:30 pm
End: December 3, 2015 7:30 pm
Venue: St Martin-in-the-Fields

Christmas Lights On and Lantern Parade at Greenwich Market
Greenwich Market SE10 9HZ
The Christmas festivities in Greenwich begin with the local school children's hand made lantern procession and the switching on of the Christmas lights in Greenwich Market.
The procession will start at 4pm in front of the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre at the ORNC and will wind its way to the Market.
The big countdown at 4.45pm will be with Sarah Jane Honeywell from CBeeBees and characters from this year's Greenwich Playhouse panto.

All can join in singing Christmas Carols, meet Father Christmas in his Greenwich Grotto and shop late through to 7pm.
Dates Start: 

Duke of York Square Christmas Lights Switch On
Duke of York Square SW3 4LY 
Christmas lights switch on and grotto opening - Saturday 7 November - and quest to find Santa’s special helper
Santa is on his way!
Join us on Saturday 7th November for festive fun and magic including Victorian carts with toffee apples and roasted chestnuts, face-painting, meet real-life reindeer, and visit Santa in his grotto, carols and more!

Santa will touch down in his reindeer driven sleigh to turn on our Christmas lights and take up residence in his famous Duke of York Square Grotto. Santa’s elves are on a quest to find a child to bring Santa’s magic to life and to give the event that extra special sparkle – can you help?
7th November 2015

South Molton Street Christmas Lights

South Molton Street W1K 5RQ
Dates TBC

Marylebone Christmas Lights

Every year Marylebone Village hosts a Christmas Lights event to celebrate the switch on of its Christmas decorations. Organised by The Howard de Walden Estate, this is a fantastic community event packed with crowds coming to watch the switch on, the stage performances, take part in the various activities, shop and eat! The event is a true village affair with local retailers and residents working together to make the evening a success. This year we are supporting disability charity Scope.
Dates 18th Nov 3,30 - 6,30 pm

Kingston Town Centre Christmas Lights

Kingston is hosting quite the party to celebrate its Christmas lights being switched on. The afternoon of festivities will be themed around 'A Christmas Carol', with Victorian street magicians, sideshows and travelling circus performers to entertain the crowds. The Kingston Christmas Market will be open for gift-buying purposes, there'll be festive food and drink, Acafella will perform carols with a modern twist and characters from Dickens's novel will also take to the streets. Also worth looking out for are the travelling circus, mind-readers and santa's grotto.
Town Centre’s Christmas Lights.
Kingston upon Thames, High Street, Kingston, London, KT1 1EU
Tube: Richmond Station
Dates: Thursday 19th November 2015

Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park 2015

Visit Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park 2015 for your fastest fix of the Christmas spirit in London. Indulge in the annual gathering of winter markets, festive fairground rides, ice skating, grottos and glühwein galore. We've gathered up Winter Wonderland highlights from previous years and we'll update you with all the practical information you need to plan your visit to Hyde Park and fast track celebrating Christmas the London way.

Winter Wonderland is held in Hyde Park. The nearest tube stations are Marble Arch, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner, Victoria and Knightsbridge

Winter Wonderland 2015 will run from Friday Nov 20 2015 - Sunday Jan 3 2016, open from 5pm on the opening night and then from 10am-10pm every day (except Christmas Day).

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