If you’re ready to feel festive from early November, head to Oxford Street for their annual, iconic Christmas lights. The big switch-on always draws a huge crowd – around 1 million! (and there are impressive/gaudy lights to be found on neighbouring Regent Street too). There is a different theme for the lights each year, and this year’s is “the magic of Christmas”.
Head over at dusk to see, 1778 decorations and around 750,000 twinkling LED lights. This is the 58th year the famous shopping street has been lit up for the festive season. Oxford Street’s Christmas charity partner is the NSPCC for the second year running, alongside Sky Cinema for the ‘Light up Christmas for Children’ campaign raising money for Childline.