Christmas light displays

Posted on December 14 2018

Christmas light displays

Posted on December 14 2018

Even though Christmas seems to start earlier each year, it never truly gets going until the Christmas lights come on. Great food, live music and the odd bit of ice skating go hand in hand with some of the UK’s finest light displays. Here are some of the ones we love. Make sure to grab our GroupSave deal if you’re travelling in a group of three or more adults and save a third on your train tickets.

Oxford Street

christmas lights oxford

7 November 2018

This is set to be the biggest lights display in Oxford Street’s long Christmas history. With over 1,700 lights to assemble and switch on, it’s no wonder they’ve been putting them up since October. This will no doubt be a night to remember, and with over 1 million people expected to be there, don’t miss out!

Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street then Central Line to Oxford Circus

Southend-on-Sea

southend christmas lights

17 November

What’s better than seeing the Christmas lights turned on by the sea? A lot of fireworks to go with it! Come on down to the seafront at Southend to enjoy the last firework display of 2018 and witness the gorgeous lights come alive. It’ll certainly be a night that ends with a bang!

Nearest c2c station: Southend Central

Leigh-on-Sea

leigh christmas lights

30 November

Once again the elves at Leigh have been busy setting up another unforgettable night for families and children alike. There will be The Yuletide Parade, local choirs and musical groups giving entertainment for all throughout, as well as a pre-event fun stop for kids at Leigh Community Centre. There you’ll be able to visit the grotto and ride Santa’s sleigh. It’s set up to be a perfect family day.

Nearest c2c station: Leigh-on-Sea

Intu Lakeside, Chafford Hundred

lakeside christmas lights

12 November

Dive into a whole host of festive fun at Lakeside shopping centre where there will be a Christmas village, fireworks, a parade and appearances from some of the kids’ favourite CBeebies characters. So make sure not to miss out on a fun filled family event!

Nearest c2c station: Chafford Hundred

Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree

trafalgar christmas lights

December (exact date TBC) 2018 – 4 January 2019

Come and celebrate the annual Christmas present from Norway, in gratitude for Britain’s support in WWII, and admire the magnificent 82ft tall tree decorated in traditional Norwegian style. There is also a blessing of the crib ceremony and live music and carols throughout the season.

Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street then change for London Underground

Covent Garden

coventgarden christmas lights

13 November

The much anticipated ‘Covent Christmas’ is nearly here and is expected to be bigger and better than ever before. With thousands of glorious pea-lights, giant mistletoe chandeliers with hundreds of glistening berries to boot, it’s a magical spectacle to witness. Not to mention the huge reindeer statue too. Bring the whole family and enjoy!

Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street then change for London Underground

Great savings when you buy online

Make sure to nab the best savings with a GroupSave offer valid on all off-peak tickets (weekends and weekdays), or book ahead online in advance and save on off-peak weekday ticket too. Bargain!

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Even though Christmas seems to start earlier each year, it never truly gets going until the Christmas lights come on. Great food, live music and the odd bit of ice skating go hand in hand with some of the UK’s finest light displays. Here are some of the ones we love. Make sure to grab our GroupSave deal if you’re travelling in a group of three or more adults and save a third on your train tickets.

Oxford Street

christmas lights oxford

7 November 2018

This is set to be the biggest lights display in Oxford Street’s long Christmas history. With over 1,700 lights to assemble and switch on, it’s no wonder they’ve been putting them up since October. This will no doubt be a night to remember, and with over 1 million people expected to be there, don’t miss out!

Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street then Central Line to Oxford Circus

Southend-on-Sea

southend christmas lights

17 November

What’s better than seeing the Christmas lights turned on by the sea? A lot of fireworks to go with it! Come on down to the seafront at Southend to enjoy the last firework display of 2018 and witness the gorgeous lights come alive. It’ll certainly be a night that ends with a bang!

Nearest c2c station: Southend Central

Leigh-on-Sea

leigh christmas lights

30 November

Once again the elves at Leigh have been busy setting up another unforgettable night for families and children alike. There will be The Yuletide Parade, local choirs and musical groups giving entertainment for all throughout, as well as a pre-event fun stop for kids at Leigh Community Centre. There you’ll be able to visit the grotto and ride Santa’s sleigh. It’s set up to be a perfect family day.

Nearest c2c station: Leigh-on-Sea

Intu Lakeside, Chafford Hundred

lakeside christmas lights

12 November

Dive into a whole host of festive fun at Lakeside shopping centre where there will be a Christmas village, fireworks, a parade and appearances from some of the kids’ favourite CBeebies characters. So make sure not to miss out on a fun filled family event!

Nearest c2c station: Chafford Hundred

Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree

trafalgar christmas lights

December (exact date TBC) 2018 – 4 January 2019

Come and celebrate the annual Christmas present from Norway, in gratitude for Britain’s support in WWII, and admire the magnificent 82ft tall tree decorated in traditional Norwegian style. There is also a blessing of the crib ceremony and live music and carols throughout the season.

Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street then change for London Underground

Covent Garden

coventgarden christmas lights

13 November

The much anticipated ‘Covent Christmas’ is nearly here and is expected to be bigger and better than ever before. With thousands of glorious pea-lights, giant mistletoe chandeliers with hundreds of glistening berries to boot, it’s a magical spectacle to witness. Not to mention the huge reindeer statue too. Bring the whole family and enjoy!

Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street then change for London Underground

Great savings when you buy online

Make sure to nab the best savings with a GroupSave offer valid on all off-peak tickets (weekends and weekdays), or book ahead online in advance and save on off-peak weekday ticket too. Bargain!

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