Christmas lights in Oxford Street

Oxford Street, London 51.514656 -0.147028
Dates & Time:
Big switch-on ceremony: 6th November. The street will be closed to traffic between 12 noon to 7 PM. Show starts at 6.15 PM
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The big switch-on for the Oxford Street Christmas lights is always busy, with 40,000 people expected to turn up and go "Oooooh! Aaaaah!".

This year they are going for the same white snowballs they had last year... which was pretty much the same as they had year before that. It's a good job they're not made of real snow because they would have all melted by now.

The street will be closed to traffic during the big switch-on ceremony (6th November, 12 noon to 7 PM, from John Lewis up to Marble Arch -- show starts at 6.15 PM). Craig David has been lined up to switch them on this year, and there will be some live performances from The Vamps, Nathan Sykes and Louisa Johnson. We've also been promised an appearance by My Little Pony and some Transformers characters (seriously!).

Big screens will relay the entertainment for the bazillions of other people standing further down the street.

You might like to read Craig's previous reviews of the Christmas lights in London, to get you in the mood. He's also written about the Christmas shops and markets and Christmas ice rinks.

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If you enjoy Christmas lights in London then you might like these other London events…

Christmas lights in Bond Street – 10th November 2016 to 6th January 2017Bond Street is one of the poshest shopping streets in in London, and they always have some of the poshest decorations too!

Christmas lights in Carnaby Street – 10th November 2016 to 6th January 2017Carnaby Street will be kicking off its Christmas season with a big switch-on ceremony on the 10th November.

Christmas lights in Regent Street – 17th November 2016 to 6th January 2017Regent Street always has some of the best Christmas lights in London, stretching from Oxford Street to Waterloo Place.

Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square – 1st December 2016 to 6th January 2017Have you ever taken the time to see the switching-on ceremony for the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, with carols?

Winter Ice Rink, at the Natural History Museum – 27th October 2016 to 8th January 2017The Natural History Museum always has one of the best outdoor ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairy lights.

Meet Santa at the Harrods Christmas Grotto – 4th November to 24th December 2016Take you kids to see the toy factory at Harrods, and then meet Santa in his Winter Cabin inside the Christmas Grotto.

Skate around Canary Wharf’s outdoor ice rink – 4th November 2016 to 25th February 2017An outdoor ice rink in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with a perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.

Southbank’s Winter Festival & Christmas market – 11th November 2016 to 22nd January 2017This popular chalet-style Christmas market sells some great gifts and lots of festive food and drink in the pop-up bars.

Broadgate ice rink (near Liverpool Street station) – 14th November 2016 to 2nd February 2017Surrounded by tall offices and shops, the outdoor ice rink at Broadgate is only two minutes from Liverpool Street station.

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