Christmas on Carnaby Street

Tim Firmager
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Carnaby Street, the iconic shopping and dining destination just off Regent Street, boasts over 150 independent and boutique brands. This year it is pulling out all the stops to throw the biggest Christmas party in London to launch its famous Christmas installations on Thursday 12 November.

This year’s theme is all about the party. Carnaby, renowned for it’s unsponsored and innovative Christmas decorations, will be showing off its fun side with a disco-style event. Never one to stick to tradition, illuminating the skyline of the streets this year will be giant glitter balls to get everyone in the dancing mood this festive season. Carnaby is famed for its music heritage, so how better to celebrate Christmas than with a disco themed extravaganza.

The party theme will continue into Kingly Court, Carnaby’s food hub, housing 20 restaurants, cafes and bars around an open-air courtyard, situated just off Carnaby Street, where thousands of sparkly lights will scatter the three floors of independent dining experiences. To reflect the heritage brands and distinctive cobbled streets, The Newburgh Quarter will be dressed in Christmas trees with a disco twist of bright-lit stars.

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The Christmas installations will be launched at on 12 November at 6.30pm from a glitterball stage in the middle of Carnaby Street hosted by the industry’s hottest DJs. You will be able to enjoy the party from 5-9pm with over 100 shops, bars and restaurants offering 20% off as well as over 50 free and fun in-store activities.

Throughout the night, free activities and entertainment will include DJs, a free pop-up bar on Ganton Street and goodie bags worth £200. In-store experiences will include complimentary manicures, photobooths, drinks and nibbles as well as personal styling and more.

Playing its part in social responsibility, Carnaby will be supporting charity partner Trekstock by selling limited edition tote bags on the night of the launch.

To register for your free party ticket, visit which also showcases 120 of the best Christmas gift ideas Carnaby has to offer.

Follow @CarnabyLondon #Carnaby #ShoppingParty for more information and post your photos of the Carnaby installations on Twitter or Instagram with #Carnaby and #Christmas to see your posts live on the website.

About Tim Firmager

Tim divides his time being a Digital Consultant in The City and as a food and travel writer across the globe. When he's not working as one of the Lifestyle Editors here at Vada, he's planning his next trip, or on the lookout for the latest food crazes or unusual foods in London's markets.