Christmas lights, family activities and more!
Sunday 15 November will mark the start of the festive season as Regent Street unveils a brand new lighting scheme at the iconic Regent Street Christmas Lights Switch-On.
Regent Street will become traffic-free, perfect for kids and families to explore the street and to enjoy a day of Christmas shopping. The street will play host to a range of exciting activities and entertainment for all the family to enjoy. The show, will feature performances from trumpeter Alison Balsom, soprano Laura Wright, the cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Philharmonia Orchestra. Festivities will start from 12 noon and will be followed by a star-studded Christmas show, sure to entertain children and adults alike.
This year the Christmas Lights are sponsored by Jo Malone London, who opened their first Global Premier Boutique on Regent Street on 30 October, making the Regent Street Christmas Lights the most stylish in town.
The New ‘Timeless Elegance’ Installation
The new installation, named ‘Timeless Elegance’ has been designed by leading Belgian design company, ACT Lighting Design. Famed for creating the Christmas Lights on the Champs Elysees, ACT Lighting Design has used the latest technology to create an installation that is both stunning in appearance and also a fully immersive experience. The design features innovative projections, lighting and animations, resulting in each element appearing to be in constant transformation.
The designers took inspiration from the heritage of Regent Street, its history of watchmaking, photographs depicting the first ever Regent Street Christmas Lights from 1954 and the Lumiere brother’s cinematography, first shown in Regent Street in 1896. The new design aims to inspire visitors and offer an experience that won’t be forgotten.
See you on Regent Street on Sunday 15 November for the spectacular Christmas Lights 2015 switch-on event!
What: Regent Street Christmas Lights Switch-On
Where: Regent Street, W1B 5AH
When: Sunday 15 November, 12-7pm