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Christmas Lights in Regent Street, London

In 2013 the Regent Street Christmas Light switch-on was on Saturday 9 November 2013.

The lights were switched on by actor Ty Burrell (the voice of Mr Peabody in the new DreamWorks animated film "Mr Peabody and Sherman") and Hollywood film director Tim Minkoff (Disney's "The Lion King").
There were also live performances from Melanie C and Emma Bunton (two of the Spice Girls), Passenger, Imagination, MKS (the original Sugababes), Leona Lewis, Passenger and Eliza Doolittle.

The lights will remain until 5 January (Twelfth Night).


Mel C and Emma Bunton (from the Spice Girls)



MKS (the founding members of Sugababes)

Richard & Adam

Only the Young

Jahmene Douglas ; Eliza Doolittle

Leona Lewis

Jamie Theakston interviewed actor Ty Burrell and director Rob Minkoff

The lights were switched on by Ty Burrell, Rob Minkoff, Leona Lewis and Emma Bunton

The DreamWorks film "Mr Peabody & Sherman" opens in the UK in February 2014

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The following people have turned on the Regent Street lights:

2013 - Ty Burrell, Rob Minkoff, Leona Lewis and Emma Bunton
2012 - Members of Team GB (London 2012 Olympic/Paralympic Games medallists)
2011 - Bill Nighy, Ashley Jensen, Matt Cardle, Kelly Clarkson and Emma Bunton
2010 - Joe McElderry and stars from The Chronicles of Narnia
2009 - Colin Firth
2008 - McFly
2007 - The crowd
2006 - Ian McKellen, Andy Sirkis and Shane Richie
2005 - Lee Ryan
2004 - Busted
2003 - Daniel Bedingfield
2002 - Will Young
2001 - Russell Watson
2000 - Billie Piper
1999 - David Ginola
1998 - All Saints
1997 - Frankie Dettori
1996 - John Major
1995 - Leslie Joseph, Rolf Harris, Britt Ekland and Lionel Blair
1994 - Jonathan Pryce
1993 - Sylvester Stallone
1992 - Anthony Hopkins
1991 - The students of Camberwell College of Art
1990 - Paul Gascoigne
1989 - Kylie Minogue
1988 - Dame Edna Everage
1987 - HRH Prince Edward
1986 - HRH Duchess Of York
1985 - Joan Collins
1984 - HRH Prince Michael of Kent
1983 - HRH Princess Alexandra
1982 - HRH Prince Andrew
1981 - HRH Princess Diana
1980 - David Essex
1979 - HRH Princess Michael of Kent
1978 - HRH Prince of Wales

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For photos of the lights in Regent Street and other parts of London in other years, see the following links:
Christmas Lights in 2012: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2012
Christmas Lights in 2011: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2011
Christmas Lights in 2010: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2010
Christmas Lights in 2009: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2009
Christmas Lights in 2008: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2008
Christmas Lights in 2007: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2007
Christmas Lights in 2006: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2006
Christmas Lights in 2005: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2005
Christmas Lights in 2004: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2004
Christmas Lights in 2003: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2003
Christmas Lights in 2002: Ideas/Album/ChristmasLights2002

For photos or information about this year's lights in other parts of London, see these pages:
Bond Street Christmas Lights: Ideas/Album/BondStreetLights
Oxford Street Christmas Lights: Ideas/Album/OxfordStreetLights
Trafalgar Square Norwegian Christmas Tree: Ideas/Album/NorwegianTree

Other pages in this website which are related to this page's topic are as follows:
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
Events in the UK in November: Ideas/Events/November

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