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Christmas Lights in London in 2006

The pictures below were of the Christmas lights in London in 2006.
For pictures of this year's lights, see: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights

2006 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Oxford Street

In 2006 the Oxford Street Christmas Lights ceremony was on Thursday 9 November 2006.
The ceremony took place on a balcony outside Selfridges, starting at 5:20pm and lasting 1 hour
The main presenters were Jamie Theakston and Harriet Scott from the radio station Heart 106.2.
There were performances by G4 and Andy Abraham (former X-Factor contestants).
Peter Andre and his wife Katie Price (formerly known as Jordan) sang several songs, including their Christmas single "A whole new world".
The lights were switched on by the pop group All Saints.

Andy Abraham


Peter Andre & Katie Price (& Harriet Scott)

Singing "A whole new world"

All Saints turned on the lights


Part of the Selfridges Christmas window display

The Oxford Street lights


Marks and Spencer

The Disney Store

Soul Man (CD)
Artist: Andy Abraham
Label: SonyBMG
Date: 13 Nov 2006
The Impossible Dream (CD)
Artist: Andy Abraham
Label: Bmg
Date: 20 March 2006
Act Three (CD)
Artist: G4
Label: SonyBMG
Date: 27 November 2006
All About Us: My Story (book)
Author: Peter Andre
Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
Date: September 2006
A Whole New World (CD)
Artists: Katie Price and Peter Andre
Label: Maximum Music
Date: 27 November 2006
Studio 1 (CD)
Artist: All Saints
Label: Parlophone
Date: 13 November 2006

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2006 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Regent Street

In 2006 the Regent Street Christmas Lights ceremony was on Tuesday 7 November 2006.
The theme of the lights is the new animated film Flushed Away (produced by Dreamworks and Aardman).
The lights were switched on at about 6:15pm by three of the actors whose voices are used in the film:
Ian McKellen (Toad), Andy Sirkis (Spike) and Shane Richie (Sid).
The ceremony was performed on a balcony outside Aquascutum.

The actors are joined by the town crier on the balcony

The lights are switched on

Fireworks light up the rooves on Regent Street

Characters from the film "Flushed Away" include Spike & Whitey ...

... and Roddy

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2006 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Bond Street

The 2006 Bond Street lights were turned on by the actress Thandie Newton.
A girl who had been treated at Great Ormond's Street Hospital came on stage with Thandie.
Money raised by the event was donated to this children's charity.

Bulgari window display

New Bond Street

Dolce & Gabbana window display

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2006 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Covent Garden

In 2006 the Covent Garden Christmas Lights ceremony was on Thursday 16 November 2006.
The ceremony took place in front on the West Piazza,outside St Paul's church.
The presenters were Debbie King (from the TV show Quizmania) and the Westminster Town Crier.
There were dancing and singing performances by students from the Pineapple Performing Arts School.
This was followed by the young choral group Angelis (produced by Simon Cowell).
There were songs from the musical Chicago, which is being performed at the Cambridge Theatre.
This was followed by songs from the musical The Lion King, which is being performed at the Lyceum Theatre.
Emma Bunton (a former member of the Spice Girls) sang "Two become one" and "Downtown".
Darren Bennett (her dancing partner in the TV show Strictly Come Dancing) also appeared.
This year Emma switched on the Christmas tree lights in Covent Garden.

Pineapple Performing Arts School


Performers from the musical Chicago

Performers from The Lion King

Can you feel the love tonight?

The presenters introduce the surprise guest ...

Emma Bunton (formerly a member of the Spice Girls)
sings the 2006 Children In Need song "Downtown"

Emma introduces her dancing partner Darren Bennett
from the TV show "Strictly Come Dancing"

Emma gets ready to turn on the Christmas tree lights ...

Covent Garden's "Apple Market"
is decorated in festive style

There's also a merry-go-round in the East Piazza.
Merry Christmas!

Angelis (CD)
Artist: Angelis
Label: Sony Bmg
Date: 6 Nov 2006
Chicago: London Cast (CD)
Artist: London cast
Label: RCA
Date: August 2003
The Lion King (CD)
Artist: Original Broadway Cast Recording
Label: Walt Disney
Date: February 2006
Life in Mono (CD)
Artist: Emma Bunton
Label: Umtv
Date: 4 December 2006
Downtown (CD single)
Artist: Emma Bunton
Label: Umtv
Date: 20 November 2006

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2006 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Trafalgar Square

In 2006 the lights were turned on by ...

... HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

Choirs and a brass band performed Christmas carols

The fountains were turned on at the end of the ceremony

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Christmas Lights in London: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights
Christmas Lights in 2010: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2010
Christmas Lights in 2009: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2009
Christmas Lights in 2008: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2008
Christmas Lights in 2007: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2007
Christmas Lights in 2005: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2005
Christmas Lights in 2004: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2004
Christmas Lights in 2003: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2003
Christmas Lights in 2002: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2002

British Christmas traditions: Ideas/Album/Christmas
Lincoln Christmas Market: Travel/Tours/England/Lincoln
Ideas for Christmas presents: Ideas/Gifts/Christmas
Making a Christmas cake: Britain/Food/Cooking/ChristmasCake

British and Irish pop music: Britain/Music
Events in the UK in November: Ideas/Events/November
Events in the UK in December: Ideas/Events/December
West End theatre: Life/Entertainment/Theatre

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