Saturday 9th November 2013
The countdown to Christmas has finally begun with 47 days left until the magical day. If you're not quite in the festive spirit yet, than the switching on of the Christmas Lights on Regent Street will definitely make you feel all merry inside. Last year this great tradition was handed over to Team GB and Paralympic GB who pushed the big button and lit up the street. This year the Regent Street has something up its sleeve.
In collaboration with DreamWorks brand new animated film Mr Peabody and Sherman, a brand new family comedy directed by The Lion King's Rob Minkoff which will be released in cinemas nationwide on 7th February 2014.
This year's spectacular is hosted by HEART 106.2 presenters Emma Bunton and Jamie Theakston and will head the line-up which includes a joint performance from former spice Girls Melanie C and the current HEART radio presenter. The former Spice Girls will be performing their first ever Christmas number one hit; 2 Become 1. Other acts that complete the star studded line up are former X-Factor winner Leona Lewis, Passenger and Eliza Doolittle.
The big button will be pushed by Emmy Award Winning actor Ty Burrell and Hollywood film director Rob Minkoff.
There are many planned road closures so if you are planning to attend please make sure you plan your route in advance. And for those lucky people staying at The Cavendish Hotel in Mayfair, you are in luck as Regent Street is only a 5min walk from the hotel.