Home to the largest lights installation in the capital, Regent Street is best known for its awe-inspiring ‘The Spirit of Christmas’ lights. These stunning suspended spirits, commissioned by The Crown Estate, were inspired by Regent Street’s very first Christmas lights, which were the first ever central London Christmas lights in 1954.
From 5pm – 9pm on Thursday 15 November, in partnership with The Crown Estate, we’re inviting Londoners and visitors alike to join us on a traffic-free Regent Street to celebrate the switch-on moment. Soak up the celebratory atmosphere and enjoy the entertaining switch-on show, taking place from 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
A star-studded switch-on show is ready to go live on the 15th November, with acts now announced. To keep you feeling warm and fuzzy, West-End musical showstopper Dreamgirls will perform some of the show’s feel good hits, followed by British superstar Calum Scott who will be getting the party started before Jodie Whittaker, British actor and the first female to play The Doctor in Doctor Who, will press the switch on button alongside Heart Radio’s Breakfast presenters Jamie Theakston and Sian Welb. Heralding the start of the festive season, it’s a must-see as the stunning spirits light up once again on London’s most iconic shopping street.
Promising a fun occasion for friends and family, there will also be a traffic-free late night shopping evening to follow the switch-on, with an array of in-store and on-street surprises – from special shopping events to musical acts, and extra special gifts – marking the start of the festive season.
On the night you’ll be able to discover even more on-street activity including:
- Kipling will have a stage on-street with dancers
- Caffe Concerto will be creating an outdoor café to soak up the atmosphere
- Outside Kiehl’s will be a giant Christmas gift box with the chance to win gifts
- L’Occitane will be serving customisable hot chocolate with seats and blankets
- Molton Brown will have an oversized advent calendar with special gifts
- Brass bands Ooompah Brass and More is More live performances throughout the street
- Black Orchid will be showcasing surprises and posing for the perfect festive snap
- Stilt performers Lightwalkers will be lit up to entertain the crowd
A map of all of our exclusive activities and offers at our shopping, drinking & dining evening can be downloaded here.
Keep checking Regent Street channels for details on who might be performing and follow@RegentStreetW1 #TheSpiritOfChristmas for ongoing updates.
- November 15, 2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm