Christmas Lights and Illuminations in London 2018





Carnaby Street

Carnaby's Christmas decorations – usually among the most distinctive in town – have a ‘Queen’ theme this year to mark the release of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Showcasing from 14th Nov until 5th Jan

Carnaby St, W1F 9PB



Chiswick House and Gardens, After Dark

This 45 minute trail opens from 15th Nov – 30th Dec

Burlington Lane, W4 2RP



Claridges

Claridge’s 2018 Christmas Tree will be designed by fashion icon, long-time guest and friend of the hotel, Diane von Furstenberg. Her creation, ‘The Tree of Love’, will be unveiled in the hotel lobby on Tuesday 27 November.

Brook Street, Mayfair, W1K 4HR



Covent Garden

The Covent Garden lights were switched on on Tuesday, November 13 at 6pm and will display until Jan 2nd 2019

Covent Garden, WC2E 9DD



Duke of York Square

See Chelsea light-up at the magical Christmas Lights Switch-On on Saturday 17 November. Meet the real reindeer and even see Father Christmas turn on the lights with his special helper! Entertainment will be available across the area – meet the reindeer on Duke of York Square from 2.15pm, along with Father Christmas, who will  be making surprise appearances. There will also be sparkling stilt-walkers, twinkling ballerinas, favourite festive tunes and choirs in the run up to the Lights Switch-On, which is at 5pm on Sloane Square.

Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY



Kew Gardens

Kew gardens illuminations will be switched on from 22nd Nov to 5th Jan 2019

Royal Botanic Gardens, TW9 3AB



Leadenhall Market at Christmas

Christmas returns to the City as Leadenhall Market gets lit up for the festive season. A 20-foot tree will take centre stage, with its lights set to be turned on in style by the Lord Mayor of London at 6:30pm on Friday November 16. Come for the choir, stay for the snow and let the mulled wine flow. Displayed until 31st Dec

Gracechurch St, EC3V 1LR



London Zoo, Light Trail

The trail will be  on display from 22nd Nov until the 18th Jan

Outer Circle, Regent's Park, NW1 4RY



Marylebone Christmas lights

The 2018 switch-on takes place on Wed Nov 14. Activities will run from 3pm-7pm, with the lights coming on at 6pm. These are on display until 4th Jan

Marylebone High Street, W1U 5HD



Oxford Street

The Oxford Street lights were switched on on Tuesday, November 6 2018 at 6pm and will be up until Jan 6th 2019

W1B 3AG



Regent Street

‘Spirit of Christmas’ display will be switched on on Thursday, November 15 at 5.30pm  until Jan 5th 2019

Regent St, W1B 5AH



Seven Dials

Seven Dials Christmas lights will be switched on between 5-9pm on 15th Nov

42 Earlham St, WC2H 9LA



South Bank

The Wintertime event is open from November 9 and runs until January 6 2019. The majority of the Southbank Centre's outdoor attractions are open from 10am-10pm daily. The Southbank Centre is normally entirely closed on Christmas Day, with outdoor attractions staying closed on New Year's Eve.

The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Waterloo, SE1 8XX



Syon Park, The enchanted Woodland

For its thirteenth year, Syon Park's Enchanted Woodland will see the 600-year-old gardens transformed by a light display, with its Great Conservatory completely illuminated in the centre of the historic arboretum. From November 16th to November 25th

Syon Park, TW8 8JS



Trafalgar Square

Since 1947, each year a Christmas tree has been given to the people of London from Norway in gratitude for Britain's support to Norway during World War II. The tree will be lit by the Mayor of Westminster, Norwegian Ambassador and governing Mayor of Oslo. There'll be carol singing by The Salvation Army and the St Martin-in-the-Fields choir. There will also be poetry by local school children. This event is presented by Westminster Council and supported by the Mayor of London and will be held on 6th Dec at 6pm

Trafalgar Square, Westminster, WC2N 5DN

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