Regent Street Christmas Lights
Today I went to see the Regent Street Christmas Lights for 2016. On Thursday 17th November 2016, Regent Street unveiled its spectacular festive light display, ’The Spirit of Christmas’ – the biggest of its kind in the capital.
The Spirit of Christmas
Regent Street unveiled ‘The Spirit of Christmas’, this year’s incredible Christmas lights installation.
Bigger and more twinkling than ever, the stunning showcase lights up the whole of Regent Street. This is the biggest parade of Christmas lights in the capital.
Running the length of Regent Street and across Piccadilly into St James’s and finishing at Waterloo Place. So this iconic stretch of London’s streets will be united for the festive period. This new display truly bringing the spirit of Christmas to life.
The theme has been chosen to embrace the true meaning of Christmas. With giving, celebration and community at its core. A theme also inspired by Regent Street’s rich festive heritage. Regent Street was the first ever street to display Christmas lights in central London scheme back in 1954.
Lights switched on
The popular Christmas light switch-on event saw appearances from radio presenters Jamie Theakston and Emma Bunton.
Dressed in a floor length white sparkly dress, the gorgeous Rebecca Ferguson opened the show in her classic performance style. Also singing Don’t Want You Back and Superwoman.
Award-winning artist Tom Odell then took to the stage to perform his chart-topping hit Real Love and Silhouette.
Finally Holly Willoughby arrived on stage to greet crowds and push the switch. Lighting up the stunning display of 300,000 sparkling LED lights and officially welcoming the ‘Spirit of Christmas’ to Regent Street.
Finally after the fireworks Crowds stayed to enjoy late night Christmas shopping. Regent Street is home to flagship stores including the newly opened Polo Ralph Lauren flagship. Also the largest Burberry store in the world. As well as exploring the best beauty offerings at Murdock and the new Space NK Innovation store.
The festive season was in full swing, with shoppers busy buying children’s presents at Hamley’s, the oldest toy shop in the world. And also visiting some of the city’s most coveted dining hotspots on Heddon Street and Swallow Street.
Also Check out Regent Streets website for more information about shops, opening times and future events – www.regentstreetonline.com