Only 70 sleeps until Christmas Oxford Street lights are up already

first_imgIn 2015 the Oxford Street lights were switched on by Kylie Minogue, following in the footsteps of stars including Robbie Williams, Jessie J, Jim Carey and Leona Lewis. It’s not yet known who will be doing the honours this year. Someone please reassure me these aren’t Christmas lights going up on Oxford Street. pic.twitter.com/55avzuM6YX— DMA Architects (@DMA_Architects) October 10, 2016 christmas lights are already up, down oxford street pic.twitter.com/7tHVBioeMf— James (@heyyiitsjames) October 7, 2016 Members of the public are being invited to donate £5 to dedicate one of the 1,778 lights to a person of their choice as part of the Little Stars campaign, proceeds from which will go to the NSPCC’s helplines and national services. The lights on Oxford Street have just got us super excited about CHRISTMAS! ✨76 sleeps until the big day! 🎅🏼🎄 #Christmas #OxfordStreet pic.twitter.com/aSIBAj1Iok— Outfit Fashion (@OutfitFashionUK) October 10, 2016center_img Oxford Street has featured a display of Christmas lights each year since 1959, apart from in 1976 and 1977 when the belt-tightening through the recession saw two dark years. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. We’re barely into October, Halloween is still nearly three weeks away, and yet Christmas lights have already appeared on London’s Oxford Street – and they’ve been there since the beginning of last week.The decorations on London’s busiest shopping street consist of 1,778 gold and silver baubles, and they’re due to be switched on on November 6th, in a ceremony organised by the New West End Company and radio station Capital.The street will be closed to traffic from noon to 7pm on the day of the ceremony.last_img read more