Christmas Lights Displays in the UK

Christmas based events really get the great British public into the festive spirit. And with so many events going on across the UK, it is really no wonder they are increasing in both popularity and size.

Christmas Light Displays in the UK

With huge scale winter wonderlands, live acts, funfairs and German style bars, there is now more to factor in than the simple task of switching on the town’s Christmas lights.

So, grab your winter woollies and your camera as there is so much fun to be had by all the family. Here are some of the best Christmas Lights displays in the UK that will really get you into the holiday spirit.


Oxford Street, London

The Christmas lights display on Oxford Street, London is one of the most prestigious and recognisable in the UK. This year it will consist of over 750,000 eco-friendly LED lightbulbs instead of using conventional yellow based bulbs. 

George Street, Edinburgh

Light Night, George Streets’ famous 2018 celebration included a showcase from different choirs across the whole of Scotland, stages with street performers and a giant light switch on.

The whole of George Street is adorned with Christmas lights and a sizeable Christmas market establishing Edinburgh as one of the best places in the UK to get in the Christmas mood.

Albert Square, Manchester

Albert Square is famous for its decorative lights that draw the British public in. The Christmas lights provide the perfect backdrop to the Christmas market that starts in the square but flows through the entire of the city centre.

The famous display includes a giant illuminated Santa Zippy character from TV’s ‘Rainbow’ and the town hall threaded with thousands of coloured lights.

Christmas Tree wonderland, Bournemouth

Bournemouth’s Christmas Tree Wonderland will run from 16th November 2018 to the 2nd January 2019. The event includes an epic free festival trail and a quaint Christmas market with live music.

Victoria Square, Birmingham

If you’re looking for a slightly more traditional Christmas light display, Victoria Square is perfect for you.
Various coloured lights and one of the largest German markets in the UK make Birmingham one of the most special places to visit over the Christmas period.

Over 5.5 million people visit Victoria Square, so If you’re looking for a tankard of German beer or hot and fruity mug Gluhwein, this is the event for you.

Are you planning your own Christmas event?

Whether you are holding a large-scale event or planning something a little cosier, so much effort goes into organising the perfect Christmas event.

Christmas Event insurance and Christmas Lights Insurance is the perfect way of making sure that you have peace of mind so you can focus on the smooth running of your event.

These policies are specifically designed to cover event organisers and their negligence, and can include Public Liability, Employers’ Liability, Cancellation Cover and event Equipment Cover.


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