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London Christmas Lights - Oxford Street

Shoppers taking in the festive lights

Tue 7 Nov 2017

This year, Oxford Street in London will be illuminated for Christmas on Tuesday 7 November.

The lights switch on will mark the official start to the Christmas shopping season on Oxford Street, with thousands of shoppers looking for the perfect festive gift for friends and family.

Traditionally the Oxford Street Christmas lights have been switched on by a host of celebrities. This year, singer Rita Ora will switch on the lights in front of 20,000 eager fans and Christmas shoppers, accompanied by Matt Terry, 5 Before Midnight and the cast of Five Guys Named Moe

Thousands turn out to see the magical lights officially switched on and to join in the entertainment organised for the evening.

The lights will remain up along Oxford Street throughout the festive period until the new year.

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Friday (Friday 15 December 2017)
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Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 16 December 2017)
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Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 1
Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain
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Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 18 December 2017)
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Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 December 2017)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 December 2017)
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Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: New
Thursday (Thursday 21 December 2017)
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Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 8 15 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 9 17 WSW 9 18 W 9 17 W 8 16 W 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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93% 92% 92% 91% 88% 87% 89% 91%
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Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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7 November - Heading to Oxford Street for the Christmas Lights switch on? Check the London weather forecast.

Organisers and those attending the Oxford Street Christmas lights switch on will be hoping for a clear, dry evening so all can enjoy the festive spectacular.

Check your local London weather forecast before you head to the event.

To find out further information about the evening, visit the Oxford Street official website.

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