The world’s leading shopping street, Oxford Street will shine brighter than ever before on Tuesday 7th November as pop sensation Rita Ora will have the honour of switching on its iconic Christmas Lights, officially marking the start of the festive shopping season in London!
The hugely anticipated ‘Switch On’ show, now in its 58th year, will be hosted by Capital Breakfast’s Roman Kemp and Vick Hope. The event is in partnership with children’s charity NSPCC and Sky Cinema.
The iconic event will be packed full with excitement from start to finish as UK pop sensations Matt Terry and 5 After Midnight light up the stage with live performances throughout the evening.
Members of the cast from the Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will also make a special appearance at the ‘Switch On’ show. The audience will enjoy a high-octane 1940s, New Orleans-themed jazz show. There’s no party like a Five Guys party!
Over 750,000 bright white LED bulbs and 1,778 baubles will decorate the mile-long stretch of Oxford Street, in London’s West End, the most visited destination in the UK taking inspiration from falling snowflakes to create the real feeling that Christmas is coming.
The ‘Switch On’ kick-starts the festive season and celebrates the excitement and fun involved in Christmas planning and partying. Everything you need for Christmas – shopping, dining, entertainment and more – is available on Oxford Street, and a series of masterclasses hosted by retailers along with gift advisers and personal stylists will help take the stress out of shopping.
The Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On promises to be a truly magical evening and not to be missed!