Christmas lights display in London is magical and special for me. In fact the Christmas season is the most wonderful time of the year. It is the time of year where Christmas Markets pop up with the best and unique gift ideas for your loved ones, the aroma of spiced infused mulled wine beckons you to try even if you do not want to! The mince pies and roasted chestnuts have their special appeal too. Streets of London glow with more lights than usual that it almost seems like walking through a magical fairyland. Added to this, the festive vibes that comes along with ice skating rinks accompanied by Christmas songs and hot chocolate with marshmallow topped. Without a doubt, you will also find some of the best decorated Christmas trees in London. There is no place more magical than London. If you are looking for some festive fun and cheer this year at Christmas, come over to London and experience Christmas in London. London will not disappoint. Here is a list of my Top 4 places you can visit during this festive season to experience the magical dazzling lights in London.
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Top 4 Dazzling Christmas Lights Display in London
Experience the magic of Christmas in the heart of London and be dazzled by some of the amazing Christmas Lights Display which will have you in awe. This year, the lights display are a must-see event and the following should top any list.
1 | Oxford Street Christmas Lights Display, London
Oxford Street, London
You know Christmas is here when you are in Oxford Street. You will be amazed at the seasonal window displays lining up the infamous shopping street in the world. This year the lights are new and spectacular. The display features 27 LED light curtains, made up of 222,000 sparkling lights draped over the length of the shopping street. The Street is lit up until 5th January, be sure not to miss it.
As you walk along Oxford Street, look at the side roads too and especially Bond Street for another amazing display of lights.
2 | Carnaby Street Christmas Lights Display, London
Carnaby Street, London
Carnaby Christmas lights displays a quirky underwater theme. This year, Carnaby is highlighting an issue that is close to many hearts. It has teamed-up with ocean conservation charity Project 0 for this sustainable display. The display features bubble-blowing whale, glittering underwater creatures such as giant clusters of jellyfish and 200 illuminated vampire squid – all made using recycled and reusable materials.
3 | Regent Street Christmas Lights Display, London
Regent Street [Alight at Oxford Street Underground Station, London]
The glorious and amazing golden angels over Regent Street are back this year – adding that glittering sparkle to our festive shopping. “The Spirit of Christmas” by Regent Street this year is better, bigger and dramatic representing “spirits” sweeping through the length of the street. Looking up at the sweeping canopy of twinkling lights in varying shades of white creating a coordinated ripple effect is simply quite magical – making Regent Street sparkle and dazzle bright in the moonlight. This is one experience you should not miss if you are in London at Christmas.
4 | Christmas in London – Christmas at Kew Gardens
Christmas at Kew is a perfect festive winter event of magical light trail across its gardens. Their sparkling after dark trail holds new surprises this year for visitors young and old. The new route will guide visitors along a mile long of illuminations. The highlight of this year is “a waterfall of lights” cascading from their 18 metre high Treetop Walkway with “spiralling columns of light cascading from the canopy above” – I can only imagine it to be a truly mesmerising experience as I have not seen it yet.
These photos were taken in 2018, Christmas at Kew
For detailed events on Kew at Christmas 2019, and entry prices, check Kew’s official website here.
Wednesday 20 November 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020, 5pm – 10pm . ADVANCE BOOKING ONLY
My final say…
I truly believe that Christmas in London is special, and for some of us, I would go as far as to say that it is magical! If you have the opportunity to visit, please do visit us at Christmas and experience the dazzling lights, magical Christmas Markets and the most beautiful of ice rinks in London.
Have a wonderful festive season, whatever you get up to 🙂
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