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The Spirit of Christmas by Regent Street

Marvel at the best of modern British design with Regent Street’s Christmas lights

Regent Street has long been renowned for its spectacular light display during the festive season, as the first ever central London location to boast Christmas lights, which decorated the street in 1954.

Each year, we celebrate this remarkable history with the creation of central London’s largest Christmas lights display, which touches on the history of the street and brings British design and craftsmanship to the fore.

Named ‘The Spirit of Christmas’, our Christmas lights unite Regent Street’s world-class retailers, restaurants and hotels under a grand, sweeping canopy of light that stretches from Langham Place all the way to Waterloo Place at the southern end of Regent Street St James's. With complementary schemes across Jermyn Street and St James's Market, enjoy wandering through our glittering neighbourhoods this Christmas.

A sculptural masterpiece, the lights are inspired by Regent Street's very first Christmas lights scheme which featured traditional angels positioned as if playing trumpets. Glimpse our dramatic and modern reimagining of those original Christmas lights, with our fleet of impressively large-scale ‘Spirits’ that soar along the length of the street.

Created by James Glancy Design Ltd in partnership with The Crown Estate, the Spirit of Christmas lights make a beautiful and bold statement on Regent Street. Each of the sixteen individual Spirits is a piece of masterful, three-dimensional sculpture, hand-crafted in London using cutting edge techniques. The Spirits’ impressive 17-metre wing spans will be lit from beneath by spotlights, and are studded with LED pea lights which twinkle in harmony to create a co-ordinated ripple effect along the street.

For more information, visit 'The Spirit of Christmas' event page or follow @RegentStreetW1 and #GetIntoTheSpirit for ongoing updates.

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