'Tis the season! Covent Garden will turn on its lights and launch Christmas on 8th November

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12th October 2022

  • From 8th November, Covent Garden's world famous Christmas lights will officially turn on, bringing the festive spirit to all visitors
  • London's most eye-catching neighbourhood with sparkle with festive joy with over 115,000 lights, mirror balls, giant mistletoe sprigs and giant baubles, as well as the iconic 60ft British-grown Christmas tree decorating the estate
  • Many more details will be announced over the coming weeks, including exclusive pop-ups, Christmas offers, new store openings and partnerships, all coming together to make Covent Garden the ultimate destination this festive season

Covent Garden, the home of unrivalled shopping, dining, entertainment and family fun, will once again be London’s most magical destination as its Christmas lights go live from Tuesday 8th November.

Kicking off the festive season with more sparkle than ever before, the estate will turn on the magic with over 115,000 lights illuminating the streets and over 30,000 dazzling lights adorning London's tallest and most iconic British-grown, handpicked 60ft Christmas tree, which stands even taller than in 2021. The festive decor will also extend into the Market Building, which will see the return of its Insta-famous giant baubles, mistletoe and mirror balls.

The ultimate home of Christmas in London will play host to a variety of new and exclusive pop up shopping moments, the return of some festive favourites and partnerships from world-class brands in the run up to Christmas. These experiences will also sit alongside over 1,000 weatherproof outdoor dining seats across 55 restaurants for the chance to experience the magical festive scheme from all angles.

For visitors seeking the perfect gift, Covent Garden has a wide selection of world renowned lifestyle brands offering unique, personalised and the most desired present options. From luxury pieces at Tiffany & Co, Vashi, Bucherer and TAG Heuer, to premium and fashion forward items from Ganni, Reformation, ba&sh, A.P.C and Free People, and beauty favourites from Glossier, Charlotte Tilbury, Dior, Chanel, Aesop, Tom Ford and Jo Malone - to name a few - Covent Garden is the one stop destination for any festive experience this year

For festive dining experiences or pre and post theatre meals, visitors can discover delectable menus from a variety of favourites including The Oystermen, La Goccia, Frenchie, Cora Pearl, 3 Henrietta, Balthazar, Ave Mario and Petersham Nurseries. For party season drinks, visitors can enjoy delectable offerings from the likes of Bullards Gin, Mrs Riot, Balthazar and The Royal Opera House.