We told you last week that the Christmas light display on Oxford Street was already being put up (long before Halloween, might we add). But now we can truly get excited, because the official switch on date has been announced. This year, the lights will be shining from Sunday 6th November. For the first time, the entire length of the street will be closed between 12pm and 7pm, in order to make way for fun-filled things, including pop-up food stalls along the street and activities for kids. The star whose job it is to turn on the lights has yet to be announced, but all will be revealed in the next few weeks.
It’s also the first year that Christmas lights on Oxford Street have been sponsored by a charity; the NSPCC ‘Little Stars’ Campaign allows you to sponsor one of the 750,000 lights or ‘stars’ along the street for a donation of £5. You can find out more information here.
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