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Christmas Lights in London in 2007

The pictures below were of the Christmas lights in London in 2007.
For pictures of this year's lights, see: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights

2007 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Oxford Street

In 2007 the Oxford Street Christmas lights were turned on from outside John Lewis on Wednesday 7 November 2007 by the singer Leona Lewis. Westlife, the West End cast of Mary Poppins and members of the cast from the film High School Musical 2 also performed. The theme of the lights in 2007 is the Disney Christmas film Enchanted. The stage show started at 5pm, and the lights were switched on at 6:17pm.

Heart FM presenters: Toby Anstis ...

... Harriet Scott ...

... and Jamie Theakston

The cast of Mary Poppins perform "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"

Managing Director of John Lewis

Deputy Lord Mayor of Westminster

Members of the cast of the Disney film ...

... "High Street Musical 2"

Leona Lewis performs her number 1 single:

"Bleeding Heart"





Westlife perform "World of Our Own" and their new single "Home"

Leona prepares to switch on the lights ...

Fireworks light up the sky (from the roof of John Lewis)

The crowds enjoy the lights on Oxford Street


The lights on South Molton Street

Happy Christmas!

For more about Mary Poppins, see: Life/Entertainment/Theatre/MaryPoppins

Spirit (CD)
Artist: Leona Lewis
Label: SonyBMG
Date: 12 Nov 2007
Back Home (CD)
Artist: Westlife
Label: SonyBMG
Date: 5 Nov 2007

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2007 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Regent Street

Regent Street Lights Switch-on Event: "Unity"
The switch-on ceremony was on Tuesday 20 November 2007. The theme of the lights was "Unity".
The traffic was stopped and people came onto the road at either end of Regent Street.
Drummers and costumed stilt-walkers entertained the crowds.

Processions started to walk towards the middle of Regent Street.

After the two groups met, the lights were turned on along the whole length of the street ...

The lights change colour. They react to different things such as music, movement on the street or weather conditions.
Visitors can make the colours change by pressing touch-sensitive pads in the window of Nokia's new store (240 Regent Street).
At 7pm each evening there is a special light show.
The lights will be on during the hours of darkness until 6th January 2008.

Christmas traditions

Two Christmas traditions took place in one of the streets off Regent Street on the night of the switch-on.
Freshly roasted chestnuts were given out, and a Salvation Army band played seasonal music


Hamleys is a world-famous toy shop in Regent's Street.
The pictures below show the store's Christmas decorations and some of its 2007 window displays.

Carnaby Street

Giant, brightly coloured "paper chains" linked together the roads around Carnaby Street
(next to Regent Street, nearest Tube: Oxford Circus; map). For details of the shops in this area, see:

Carnaby Street Xmas decorations by day ...

... and by night

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2007 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Bond Street

In 2007 the Bond Street lights were turned on by British supermodel/author/actress Sophie Dahl on 22 November 2007.
A girl from Great Ormond's Street Hospital also came on stage.
Money raised by the event was donated to this children's charity.

As if by magic, snow fell down upon the crowd

Children's entertainers performed, and even Father Christmas was there

Musicians performed on the street

In nearby Bruton Street is Stella McArtney's shop

Playing with the Grown-ups
Author: Sophie Dahl
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Date: October 2007

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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 2006: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2006
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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