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Christmas Lights in London in 2012

The pictures below were of the Christmas lights in London in 2012.
For pictures of this year's lights, see: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights

2012 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Regent Street

The photos below were taken at the 2012 switch-on event for the Regent Street Christmas Lights

Entertainment was provided by a choir, a cast member from the West End musical Matilda, classical musicians The Masque and Tine Thing Helseth, and the opera singer Noah Stewart.
The Christmas Lights were switched on by members of Team GB (the British competitors at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games).
The theme of the lights was the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas"

John Suchet (Classic FM presenter)

A choir sings carols

The choir's conductor

Performer from the musical Matilda

The Masques

Tine Thing Helseth (Norwegian trumpet soloist)

Classic FM's Jamie Crick interviews Tine Thing Helseth

Noah Stewart (opera singer)

Team GB medallists join Noah Stewart on stage

London 2012 gold medals

Team GB medallists switch on the lights


2012 Regent Street Christmas Lights

On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me ...

12 drummers drumming

11 pipers piping

10 lords a-leaping

9 ladies dancing

8 maids a-milking

7 swans a-swimming

6 geese a-laying

5 gold rings

4 calling birds

3 French hens

2 turtle doves
... and a partridge in a pear tree

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2012 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Oxford Street

The photos below were taken at the 2012 switch-on event for the Oxford Street Christmas Lights

The Oxford Street lights were switched on by Robbie Williams, who performed three songs, including his single Candy.
Leona Lewis and Lawson also performed live on stage.
The event was hosted by Heart presenters Jamie Theakston and Emma Bunton.

Emma Bunton

Jamie Theakson


Leona Lewis

Robbie Williams

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Christmas Lights in London: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights
Christmas Lights in 2011: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2011
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 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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