Christmas lights in Carnaby Street (Nov 2016)

, London 51.513122 -0.138775
Dates & Time:
Big switch-on: 10th November; Entertainment from 5 PM to 9 PM; Switch-on at 6 PM
Tickets & Cost:
Free, but you need to register for a ticket on their website:
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The Christmas decorations in Carnaby Street are usually a bit different to the ones in Regent Street and Oxford Street, and previous years have seen giant snowmen, over-sized robins, giant headphones and records, and even Mick Jagger's big lips (seriously!). This year they have decided to team up with the V&A museum and promote one of their exhibitions: 'You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-70'.

It promises to be bigger than ever, with the Christmas lights spreading around its twelve connecting streets.

The big switch-on will be on the 10th November at 6 PM, but the celebrations will begin at 5 PM and continue through the evening until 9 PM. Shoppers will be able to enjoy live music, drinks and even a few 20% discounts in some of the shops. You will need to register for a free ticket beforehand, though. Check their website for details:

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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