The Oxford Street Christmas Lights

Dur­ing Christ­mas every year, Oxford Street is dec­o­rat­ed with beau­ti­ful look­ing fes­tive lights. This tra­di­tion has been around since 1959.

Cur­rent­ly the light a celebri­ty is giv­en the oppor­tu­ni­ty to turn on the lights which starts from mid-to-late-Novem­ber to ear­ly Jan­u­ary. This fes­ti­val results in an unusu­al traf­fic as the place becomes a tourist attrac­tion cen­ter dur­ing that peri­od.

This year, the famous singer-actress“Rita Ora” has been giv­en the task of turn­ing and light­ing up the shop­ping street. She’s the fifty-eighth celebri­ty to do so, fol­low­ing the likes of Kylie Minogue, The Spice Girls and Rob­bie Williams, Leona Lewis etc. She will be joined by the win­ner of last year’s ‘X Fac­tor’ Matt Ter­ry and 5 After Mid­night who became famous also in the show. 

Dur­ing the night of the light­ing up, there will be live per­for­mance form artist in order to light up the fes­ti­val.

The Oxford Street light is a usu­al event on the streets of oxford. The event is one of the famous and biggest Christ­mas fes­ti­vals in the whole of Europe. The oxford street is three miles long which makes it the longest shop­ping street in the whole of Europe. The annu­al event takes place dur­ing the Christ­mas peri­od. A whop­ping 750,000 LED bulbs will switched on, cast­ing a fes­tive glow over the 1,778 baubles also lin­ing the world-famous shop­ping stretch (Oxford street).this event is held in part­ner­ship with the Sky Cin­e­ma and the NSPCC. The event marks the offi­cial begin­ning of the Christ­mas shop­ping sea­son in oxford.

The event i.e. (the oxford street light) attracts mil­lions of Christ­mas lover, trad­er etc. to oxford. For the peri­od of the light, goods in the oxford mar­ket are usu­al­ly sold at cheap­er rate than usu­al, com­pli­men­ta­ry, free­bies, gift-wrap­ping, in-store cus­tomi­sa­tion, and fes­tive treats in cel­e­bra­tion of the event. The gold pin badges for NSPCC made avail­able for peo­ple to pur­chase on the night, to sup­port the char­i­ty work which is “Light up Christ­mas for Chil­dren cam­paign”.