Carnaby Christmas Lights @ Carnaby Street (10th November)

Carnaby Christmas Lights[5]You know it is getting close to Christmas when the Christmas lights come on, and that is what is happening on on Carnaby Street and surrounding areas on Wednesday 1o October!

Featuring some of the most unusual Christmas decorations and lights in London, the Carnaby Christmas lights have a distinctive theme for 2010 to celebrate Carnaby Street’s reputation as a unique shopping destination. Last year’s decorations had a 1960s theme and were created by Paul Dart from James Glancy Design, and included fifteen, six metre high inflatable decorations declaring the ’60s messages of love, joy, hope and peace, and the 2010 decorations are bound to be just as attention grabbing.

Last year, as well as the inflatable messages the Carnaby Christmas lights also included six metre high hot pink reindeers, colourful suspended Christmas trees and sparkling lights. In addition, the nearby Kingly Court hosted a shimmering light installation, and Newburgh Quarter was full of Christmas trees in bright ’60s colours. Click back soon for further information on the 2010 display.

The Carnaby Christmas lights and decorations are being unveiled in a grand switching on ceremony which features music to get everyone in the festive mood. Last year’s 1960s disco saw the crowd do the mashed potato and twist to number one Christmas hits from the ’60s, including Green Green Grass of Home by Tom Jones, Hello Goodbye by The Beatles, and Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris, and the 2010 switching on ceremony is bound to be just as popular.

The Carnaby Christmas lights switching on ceremony takes place on Wednesday 10th November 2010. Admission is free. The lights can be seen thoughout the Christmas period.