London’s Prettiest Christmas Lights

It’s that time of the year again for our streets to be filled with glowing festive joy. Every year, London continues to dazzle us all with its magnificent and snazzy Christmas light displays and this year is no different – from vibrant installations at Carnaby Street celebrating all things colourful and neon, to the stunning sustainable stars and twinkling angels at Oxford and Regent’s Street, or to Kenwood’s multi-sensory festive laser garden, there’s tons to explore. We’ve made a list of our favourites so head over to one (or all!) of these wonderful displays that will be sure to get you in the festive spirit.

1. Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street always amazes us with its consistently stand-out displays. Often very colourful, bright, and eccentric, they always leave their unique stamp on London’s streets by bringing the wow-factor. This year, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, they’ve gone with a ‘Carnaby Celebrates’ theme, bringing back some of our all-time fave installations from previous years. So, if you find yourself in the area, look up and look out for a party of planets, a huge snowman, glittering palm trees, and even the iconic Rolling Stones tongue.

Check out some of the best food, drink, and fun things to do in the Soho area whilst you’re there!

Until 8th January 2023

Location: Carnaby Street, Oxford Circus, Soho, London, W1

2. Oxford Street

This one’s a classic – the famous Oxford Street once again brings a dazzling, simplistic, yet stunning taste of winter magic to London. This year, it brings back its much loved ‘Sky Full of Stars’ theme, which consists of around 5,000 dangling stars which float in the air above shoppers below and by dark, make for a stunning night sky effect. Also, with a focus on sustainability, they’ve made sure to reduce the hours the lights are switched on, alongside using LED for a much smaller electricity consumption.

Carry on the Christmas festivities by visiting all the beautiful shopfronts and installations in Central London.

Until 8th January 2023

Location: Oxford Street, London, W1D 1BS

3. Regents Street

Much like its neighbour at Oxford Street, this Christmas light display at Regent’s Street also makes a comeback. Another stunning favourite, ‘The Spirits of Christmas’ theme always seems to be a popular photo-favourite. The 45 spirits, also known as the huge twinkling angels that soar through the entirety of Regent’s and St James’ Street, make up this magnificent display, which is the largest of its kind in the country. Covered in thousands of LED lights and only switched on from 2pm to midnight, this display also takes an eco-friendly approach.

Stroll through Mayfair and discover its best spots, from foodie favourites to luxurious shops.

Until 8th January 2023

Location: Regent Street, London W1B 3AB

4. Christmas at Kenwood

Kenwood House have revealed their glistening new light trail for this winter located at the stately, Hampstead Heath. Wander through the greenspace and explore the variety of exciting festive multi-sensory installations, including a vibrant laser garden, glowing trees, and phenomenal projections across the grand facade. At the end of the trail, you can finish your wintery experience off with a hot drink and a tasty mince pie.Until 1st January 2023

Location: Hampstead Heath, London NW3

5. Covent Garden

The already well-loved and decorated Covent Garden always seems to raise the bar during the festive season with its indulgent and stunning Christmas displays - and this year is no different. Have a wonder through the Piazza and check out the giant gorgeous baubles, the glowing hanging mistletoe, the stunning 60ft tree tied with a red-bow, and the pop-up Dolce and Gabbana Christmas market drenched in sparkling rainbow-coloured LED lights. And, of course while you’re there drop by the iconic Apple Market stalls for a mulled wine, a festive treat, or a photo op with Santa’s sleigh.

Plan your day out in Covent Garden with our pick of the area’s top venues, from cosy cafes to its many bustling markets.

Until 3rd January 2023

Location: Covent Garden, London WC2

Looking for other fun and festive places to explore in London? Download the Bindy Street app and head onto our What’s On This Week Guide to find more festive events around the city.

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