Oxford Street’s Christmas lights are being switched-on this Tuesday, November 7.
London’s Oxford Street is always among the earliest to switch on its Christmas lights, and 2017 is no exception.
In fact, they’d already started putting them up way back at the beginning of October – a non-glowing teaser of the festive illuminations to come. This year the decorations include over 750,000 bright white LED bulbs, with 1,778 baubles suspended above the iconic shopping street that’s broken many a last-minute shopper’s spirit.
The celebrations are right at the westerly end of Oxford Street, outside Park House, with the closest tube station being Marble Arch.
This year, Rita Ora will have the honour of flicking the ‘on’ switch, and there’ll also be live performances from last year’s X Factor winner Matt Terry and fellow contestants 5 After Midnight, along with jazzy japes from the cast of West End musical Five Guys Named Moe.
It all kicks off at 5pm. Enjoy!
For more, see our complete guide to London Christmas lights switch-on dates. Or check out our guides to Christmas markets, outdoor ice rinks and winter pop-ups.