Even with the risk of attracting big crowds during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oxford Street Christmas Lights are going ahead in 2020, but they’ll be a little bit different than in usual years.
The big differences are that there will be no big switch-on event and the lights will be turned on about three weeks earlier than usual. The earlier start is part of the British Retail Consortium’s push to get people to shop early for Christmas so that there won’t be huge crowds close to Christmas.
The 27 “light curtain” LED decorations, which were revealed last year, will display a poem commissioned in partnership with Selfridges. There won’t be any escapism from 2020 though, as the poem is said to pay tribute to the people of London and how they’ve come together during the pandemic.
The light curtains are made with around 220,000 twinkling LED lights. They’re not just impressive to look at either—they use 90% less energy than the conventional lights used in previous years.
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