Visit London's Christmas Lights
There is no place better to see spectacular Christmas lights than London. Its brightly lit, colourful decorations leave locals and tourists alike spellbound, as do the stunning window displays in famous stores such as Selfridges and Harrods.
Whether you're travelling with your family, partner, friends or on your own, the capital's Christmas lights are not to be missed. Here are some of the very best displays to visit during your stay; they're almost guaranteed to get you in the festive mood!
Did you know, since 1947, the famous Norwegian Christmas Tree is an annual gift from the people of Oslo, thanking Britain for its support and friendship during World War Two. Different choirs gather in Trafalgar Square to sing carols and raise money for charitable organisations. Nelson's Column lights are illuminated from noon until midnight until the Twelfth Night of Christmas in early January.
Christmas is coming to Carnaby and this year, it's promising to be magical. Visit them on Thursday 8 November from 5-9pm for their famous Christmas Shopping Party and get ahead on your festive shopping whilst you feast your eyes on their outlandish decorations and Christmas lights.
'The Spirit of Christmas' at Regent Street reflects the earliest Christmas lights display in London in 1954. On the 15 November, join celebrity guests as you soak up the atmosphere and await the dramatic switch-on show, taking place from 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Oxford Street, is one of the capital's most celebrated shopping destinations. The spectacular lights will put you straight into festive spirit, and the location is perfect for a spot of Christmas shopping.
You can expect the return of 40 magnificent mistletoe chandeliers, over 320 metres of garlands and around 100,000 pea lights suspended within the historic Market Building, as the official switch happens on the 13 November. Covent Garden is one of London's most magical areas at Christmas, with mistletoe for the romantics and a LEGO installation for families.
Duke of York Square
For yet another year, Duke of York Square are putting together a fantastic programme of Christmas entertainment beginning with the magical Christmas Lights Switch-On taking place on Saturday 17 November. Meet the real reindeer and even see Father Christmas turn on the lights with his special helper!