London Christmas Lights 2012 and Window Displays

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London's Christmas lights and window displays are out for 2012, and I've photographed some windows displays and the new Christmas lights for this year. Some of the displays have been outstanding with new Christmas lights and sponsors (Marmite and Lego) setting up Christmas themes. Below are a few photographs of London 2012 at Christmas.

Marks and Spencer's Christmas lights on its Oxford Street branch are new this year, and I prefer this new design.

Selfridges' window display has been interesting this year. The displays at Selfridges feature robotic moving parts, such as hands and cogs to form a Willy Wonka-esque window display. The main window on the corner displays a train set with brightly-coloured sweets on the floor to add colour. Robotic items feature the products.

Once again, the window frames were decorated with pine branches.

Selfridges' window display

Selfridges' window display

A Buckingham Palace gingerbread house. You can also buy a large gingerbread house that looks like Selfridges.

The other large department stores on Oxford Street were similarly decorated with snowflakes and brightly-coloured lights: John Lewis, Debenhams, and House of Fraser.

House of Fraser

John Lewis window display

This year, Regent Street features Christmas lights with the "Twelve Days of Christmas" theme. 

Regent Street Christmas lights

Regent Street Christmas lights

The Seven Dials area of London has the same Christmas lights as last year, featuring multi-coloured tubes of light. These are located throughout the Seven Dials area, bordering Covent Garden.

Seven Dials area Christmas lights

One of the most creative Christmas decorations this year were at Carnaby Street. The Christmas lights reflect its rock 'n' roll roots theme as this was a trendy shopping area in the 1960s and 1970s. The Christmas decorations feature vinyl records and the iconic Rolling Stones lips with a Christmas message.

Christmas on Carnaby Street

On Ganton Street near Carnaby Street, the iconic giant 'plug' has had a makeover to keep in line with the Christmas decorations.

Next to Carnaby Street, the Liberty department store is decorated.

Covent Garden in London is also bustling with Christmas decorations. This year, the decorations are giant red baubles and a massive red and blue Christmas tree. (As of the first of December, a giant advent calendar made of Lego bricks was on display, and the windows are opened daily to reveal a Christmas-related Lego object.)

Covent Garden Christmas decorations

Covent Garden Christmas candy cane decorations.

Covent Garden Christmas tree.

Mayfair is also bustling with Christmas decorations, and many of the shop fronts are framed with pine and festive branches.

Shops on New Bond Street are decorated.

South Molton Street Christmas arches

Purple baubles in Mayfair

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing the Christmas lights and window displays in London this year.

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