The world’s leading shopping street, Oxford Street will shine brighter than ever before on Tuesday 7 November as children’s charity NSPCC partners with Oxford Street for the 58th annual Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On with Global –media & entertainment group– marking the official start of the 2017 Christmas shopping season.
For the second year running Oxford Street has partnered with the NSPCC, which is joining forces with Sky Cinema to deliver ‘Light up Christmas for Children’, a festive campaign created to give a brighter future for children in need of help by raising money for Childline. The partnership will officially launch on the day of the switching on of the world famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights – tapping into the magic of Christmas while supporting a really important and worthwhile cause.
Following on from the success of 2016 which saw a total footfall of 43.9 million during the Christmas season and 1.14 million during the lights switch on event, 2017 is set to be more magical than ever.
The 2017 Christmas Light Switch-On sees Oxford Street once again partner with Global. Thousands of shoppers are expected to watch the switch on which is supported by over 300 Oxford Street retailers, spectators will see a magnificent light display, marking the launch of the Christmas season.
The organisers are fully committed to protecting the environment, using 750,000 LED bulbs, which use 75% less energy than conventional bulbs. The lights scheme is inspired by falling snow flakes, and sees the whole mile of Oxford Street covered in a blanket of bright white lights and 1,778 baubles, giving visitors a real feeling that Christmas is coming.
- November 7, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm