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These Soho Christmas Lights Were Designed By Schoolchildren And The Results Are Heartwarming

Tamsin Salfrais Tamsin Salfrais - Branded Content Creator

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If you’ve strolled around the streets of Soho recently, you may have noticed some rather cute Christmas lights illuminating your route. Well, they are the handy work of pupils from Soho Parish, a local primary school in the area. With reindeers, baubles, and even a pineapple in a t-shirt (we love this so much), these Soho Christmas lights truly capture the fun, magical spirit of the season. Honestly, you can’t help but smile when you look at the designs.

soho christmas lights
Photo: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

The artistic kids, aged 5 to 11, hand-drew their masterpieces under the guidance of architect Antonio Capelao, with the support of the art lead at the school, and florists Storm Flowers London. Then, 21 designs were selected by a judging panel to be recreated and hung around the neighbourhood’s most prominent streets. Whether you’re in the area for a bite to eat, or many a cocktail to drink, be sure to look up along Archer Street, Rupert Street, Brewer Street, Berwick Street, Wardour Street, and Old Compton Street.

soho Christmas lights
Photo: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

These Soho Christmas lights were inspired by a similar scheme up in Newburgh, Scotland, and will shine bright into the new year, with the hope of returning – and being added to – annually. The engaging installation is sponsored by Westminster City Council, Shaftesbury, Soho Estates and Broadwick Soho, and came to life thanks to some other businesses in the area too. Each light panel will feature a QR code, with links to information about the project, and advice on how to donate to the school. Now, excuse us while we go start a new tradition, inspired by the lights, and seek out a Christmas pineapple…

Tags: Christmas, winter
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