Covent Garden Christmas Switch On 2017
Join us from 5:30pm on the West Piazza to celebrate the start of Christmas!
Make sure you embrace the Christmas spirit by celebrating the most wonderful time of the year in Covent Garden when we turn on our Christmas lights on from 5:30pm on Tuesday 14th November.
The festive celebrations begin with performances from the acclaimed hit West End musical 42nd Street who will be performing some of the most iconic numbers from the show. Join Pudsey and his special guests for the switch on moment, as Covent Garden teams up with BBC Children in Need for the first time.
You can expect the return of our 40 magnificent mistletoe chandeliers - each ranging from 2.5 to 3.5 metres in size, adorned with almost 700 glistening berries. Over 320 metres of garlands unite the chandeliers, with around 100,000 pea lights suspended within the historic Market Building. Outside, the world famous Piazza will once again host London’s biggest hand-picked Christmas tree and the return of our magnificent reindeer statue on the East Piazza!
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On Tuesday, NOEL will be opening late to help you kick start your Christmas shopping. Launching that night is their All Wrapped Up’ service where you can choose your presents to be wrapped by their happy helpers whilst you sit back and relax. You can choose from Noel’s own branded papers, a selection from the shop or the limited-edition designs from British fashion talent exclusive to Covent Garden. All proceeds from the presents wrapped during the launch will be donated in aid of Children in Need #wrappedup4pudsey
There will also be 10% off purchases made in store during the event with a free Noel Tote going to purchases over £50 (excluding gift wrap).
You will also have the chance to meet a selection of the makers in store, including luxury Stationery brand, Katie Leamon. She’ll be bringing a monogramming machine to personalised diaries, note cards and other beautiful paper products purchased in store whilst you watch.
Also, share a mince pie and a drink whilst you shop!
Join Charlotte Tilbury Covent Garden for an evening of Quick Tricks on Tuesday 14th November from 5:30pm until 8pm. Each Quick Trick will either focus on the eyes, lips or complexion. Choose one quick trick per person, focusing on eyes, lips or complexion, subject to availability of the makeup artists.
If you choose eyes, the artist will focus on how to bring your look from desk to disco using the new Instant Eye Palette. For your complexion, the artist will use the new Contour and Beauty Light Wands and for your lips, experience the award-winning Hollywood Lips.
Welcome kikki.K’s Founder, Kristina Karlsson to the kikki.K Covent Garden store on Tuesday 14th November for an exclusive shopping event and the chance to meet Kristina herself.
Meet Kristina between 4 – 6pm and discover the new Christmas collection where you can enjoy an exclusive 20% off store-wide on the night.
Plus, one lucky guest will leave with the ultimate kikki.K edit worth £70 in the exciting festive prize draw on the evening.
Enjoy a glass of champagne while you shop with 15% off everything in store at luxury cashmere specialist, N.Peal on Tuesday 14th November.
N.Peal offer free gift wrapping with every purchase making N.Peal the perfect destination if you’re looking for a special piece for a loved one, a luxury gift or perhaps just a treat for yourself.
With Dropit, you can enjoy the Christmas Lights Switch On without having to carry your shopping bags. Shop anywhere in Covent Garden and when you’re ready, drop your shopping in a Dropit partner store.
A Dropit Day Pass lets you drop your shopping as you go and have it delivered home, all together, as early as that evening. It’s usually just £10, but on 14th November 2017, shop ‘hands-free’ for free. Download Dropit from The App Store or Google Play to see which stores are offering the service and use promo code LIGHTSON for your free Dropit Day Pass.
To celebrate the Switch On, you can enjoy an exclusive offer from Aveda on Tuesday 14th November.
Receive a free Damage Remedy Split End Repair worth £25 if you spend £50 in store. They'll also be treating customers to free 20 minute facials and hair fixes on the night.
To celebrate the Switch On, Paul Smith's Floral Street and Langley Court stores will be open until 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th November for late night Christmas shopping. Enjoy refreshments and 20% off in store from 6pm untill 7.30pm.
To celebrate the Covent Garden Christmas Switch On on Tuesday 14th November, Hotel Chocolat will be treating you to their delightful signature Hot Chocolat's at half price.
Show this in Hotel Chocolat’s Covent Garden store in the Market Building to claim your exclusive discount.
Join the iconic British Perfumery Penhaligon’s at both of their Covent Garden boutiques for a special shopping evening on Tuesday 14th November.
Shoppers can enjoy sweet treats while looking for the perfect Christmas gifts and will receive a luxury goody bag when £120 is spent on the night.
Join Jo Malone London for a wonderful Christmas shopping event on Tuesday 14th November, bursting with colour and gift giving ideas. Enjoy festive fizz and indulge in homemade mince pies while the Jo Malone stylists help you decide on choosing the perfect gifts.
Join Molton Brown Covent Garden for a wonderfully festive evening of pampering, cocktails and nibbles from 5pm until 8pm.
There will be complimentary Christmas nibbles and festive cocktails inspired by Molton Brown’s Limited Edition Christmas scents.
Enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages, Christmas gifting consultations, fragrance consultations, a luxury goody bag with every purchase and a complimentary gift when you spend over £60 and receive 2x 100ml Bath & Showers of your choice, or spend £85 and receive 2x 100ml Bath & Showers of choice plus luxury travel bag.
Enjoy wonderfully festive Christmas cocktails from the Ivy Market Grill, exclusively available from Tuesday 14th November.
Choose from a Chartreuse Chocolate Chaud – a beautiful blend of hot milk, dark chocolate and Green Chartreuse, topped with whipped cream then garnished with chocolate flakes. Or try a Roast Chestnut Julep, consisting of Bulliet Bourbon, chestnut syrup, lemon juice, sugar syrup and mint leaves – served in a copper Julep with a garnish of mint sprig dusted with icing sugar.
Discover Atelier Cologne’s wonderful fragrances at an exclusive festive shopping event on Tuesday 14th November.
Enjoy complimentary prosecco and mince pies while you search for the perfect Christmas gifts, including new exclusive Atelier Cologne Christmas Crackers and luxury gift-wrapping on the night.
With every purchase of a Cologne Absolue 200ml, the team will treat you to a complimentary fragrance and personalised engraved leather pouch in the colour of your choice.
Join Miller Harris in their Covent Garden boutique on Tuesday 14th November and enjoy chocolate treats and a complimentary glass of prosecco with free fragrance profiling for customers. With every purchase over £100, receive a travel size 9ml fragrance.
On Tuesday 14th November join Carluccio’s Covent Garden for a glass of warming mulled wine and a taste of Italian panettone. Time your visit to coincide with the Covent Garden Christmas Light Switch-On and enjoy 20% off Carluccio’s entire Christmas range between 6pm – 9pm.
Carluccio’s works with producers from all over Italy to bring you the very best each region has to offer. The collection of beautifully packaged gifts and treats includes Chocolate clementines, walnut stuffed figs and its largest range of panettone to date; from the most traditional, to prosecco cream-filled and limoncello-spiked varieties and, for the first time, a gluten-free option.
To add to the festive celebrations on 14th November, leading Italian cosmetics brand KIKO Milano will be offering their Limited Edition Asian Touch Eyeliner in collaboration with London-based womenswear designer Isa Arfen, with all purchases over £25.
Brora is one of Britain's best-loved modern cashmere brands. They'll be offering a special 10% off in their store on the 14th to celebrate the switch on - the perfect chance to get your hands on some lovely Christmas gifts.
The East India Company will be treating you to free takeaway Christmas spiced caramel blend tea to keep you warm and festive throughout the evening on Tuesday 14th November.
To celebrate the switch on, they will also be offering 10% off everything in their Market Building store including the arrival of their new Christmas hampers.
Throughout the day on the 14th November, luxury fashion jeweller CARAT* London will be running an exclusive competition in their Covent Garden boutique.
Upon any purchase, be in with the chance of winning a Limited Edition CARAT* London Advent Calendar full of beautifully intricate sterling silver and rose gold earrings, worth over £350.
Enjoy an exclusive offer from multi-award winning wine retailer Vini Italiani, located in Covent Garden’s iconic Market Building, where you’ll receive 2 for 1 on Aperol Spritz and house wines by the glass on Tuesday 14th November.
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