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Switching on ceremony for the Christmas tree lights in Covent Garden, London

In 2008 the Covent Garden Christmas lights were switched on at 6.30pm on Monday 17th November 2008.
Colour LED tubes and three large chandeliers hang from the ceiling in the centre of the Covent Garden Market.
The display was created by UVA. The lights respond to the movement of people passing by.

In 2007 there were no Christmas lights in Covent Garden, but there was a Christmas market and seasonal entertainment until Christmas Eve.


In 2006 the Covent Garden Christmas Lights ceremony was on Thursday 16 November 2006.
The ceremony took place in front on the West Piazza,outside St Paul's church.
The presenters were Debbie King (from the TV show Quizmania) and the Westminster Town Crier.
There were dancing and singing performances by students from the Pineapple Performing Arts School.
This was followed by the young choral group Angelis (produced by Simon Cowell).
There were songs from the musical Chicago, which is being performed at the Cambridge Theatre.
This was followed by songs from the musical The Lion King, which is being performed at the Lyceum Theatre.
Emma Bunton (a former member of the Spice Girls) sang "Two become one" and "Downtown".
Darren Bennett (her dancing partner in the TV show Strictly Come Dancing) also appeared.
This year Emma switched on the Christmas tree lights in Covent Garden.

Pineapple Performing Arts School


Performers from the musical Chicago

Performers from The Lion King

Can you feel the love tonight?

The presenters introduce the surprise guest ...

Emma Bunton (formerly a member of the Spice Girls)
sings the 2006 Children In Need song "Downtown"

Emma introduces her dancing partner Darren Bennett
from the TV show "Strictly Come Dancing"

Emma gets ready to turn on the Christmas tree lights ...

Covent Garden's "Apple Market"
is decorated in festive style

There's also a merry-go-round in the East Piazza.
Merry Christmas!

Angelis (CD)
Artist: Angelis
Label: Sony Bmg
Date: 6 Nov 2006
Chicago: London Cast (CD)
Artist: London cast
Label: RCA
Date: August 2003
The Lion King (CD)
Artist: Original Broadway Cast Recording
Label: Walt Disney
Date: February 2006
Life in Mono (CD)
Artist: Emma Bunton
Label: Umtv
Date: 4 December 2006
Downtown (CD single)
Artist: Emma Bunton
Label: Umtv
Date: 20 November 2006

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Trafalgar Square Norwegian Christmas Tree: Ideas/Album/NorwegianTree

The Lion King (musical): Life/Entertainment/Theatre/LionKing
Great Christmas Pudding Race: Ideas/Album/PuddingRace
Covent Garden May Fayre: Ideas/Album/MayFayre

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

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