En Londres ya es Navidad


Por: Señorita Pepis  / noviembre 2015

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  A general view of the atmosphere during The World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for New West End Company)

El tiempo pasa muy deprisa y estamos de nuevo a las puertas de Navidad. En España, aún tardaremos unos días en encender las luces que decorarán las calles comerciales recordándonos que ya es el momento de ir preparando las fiestas navideñas y de fin de año.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  A general view of the atmosphere during The World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for New West End Company)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  A general view of the atmosphere during The World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for New West End Company)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  Guests attend The World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for New West End Company)

En muchas ciudades europeas, como es el caso de Londres, la Navidad se celebra por todo lo alto y el encendido se realiza unas semanas antes que en nuestro país y lo hacen con una gran ceremonia social donde cuentan con invitados famosos y diferentes actividades lúdicas.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  (L-R) Dave Berry, Fleur East, Gabrielle Aplin, Foxes, Lisa Snowdon and Ben Haenow attend The World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for New West End Company) *** Local Caption *** Dave Berry; Fleur East; Gabrielle Aplin; Foxes; Lisa Snowdon; Ben Haenow

Este año la primera en engalanarse con luces navideñas ha sido Oxford Street, la arteria comercial más famosa del mundo. Y por otro lado, el pistoletazo de salida ha estado a cargo de la cantante australiana, Kylie Minogue, que ha encendido las 1778 bolas de luces blancas y las 445 doradas que decoraran a partir de ahora y hasta mediados de enero la mítica calle.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  Kylie Minogue attends The World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for New West End Company) *** Local Caption *** Kylie Minogue

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  Global Superstar Kylie Minogue (C) Lights up Oxford Street at Pandora Switch On with (L-R) Fleur East, Evie Hone, Dave Berry, Lisa Snowdon, Kylie Minogue, Foxes, Ben Haenow and Gabrielle Aplin on November 1, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for New West End Company) *** Local Caption *** Fleur East; Evie Hone; Dave Berry; Lisa Snowdon; Kylie Minogue; Foxes; Ben Haenow; Gabrielle Aplin

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  Global Superstar Kylie Minogue (R) Lights up Oxford Street at Pandora Switch On with (L-R) Fleur East, Evie Hone and Lisa Snowdon on November 1, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for New West End Company) *** Local Caption *** Fleur East; Evie Hone; Lisa Snowdon; Kylie Minogue

La ceremonia se ha realizado en la fachada de la sede más grande del mundo que la firma de joyería Pandora tiene en la conocida vía, además la marca ha sido el patrocinador oficial del evento.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  A general view of the atmosphere during The World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for New West End Company)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  A general view of the atmosphere during The World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for New West End Company)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  A general view of the atmosphere during The World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for New West End Company)

El espectáculo ha reunido a miles de londinenses que han podido seguir a través de tres pantallas gigantes las actuaciones en directo de Fleur East, Foxes, Gabrielle Aplin, Ben Haenow y los actores del musical Matilda.

A partir del encendido oficial, la calle Oxford Street estará cerrada al tráfico y sus tiendas ofrecerán una serie de descuentos.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  A general view of the atmosphere during The World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for New West End Company)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  Fleur East performs during The World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for New West End Company) *** Local Caption *** Fleur East

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  Gabrielle Aplin performs during The World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for New West End Company) *** Local Caption *** Gabrielle Aplin

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  Lisa Snowdon (L) and Dave Berry attend The World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for New West End Company) *** Local Caption *** Lisa Snowdon; Dave Berry

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  Evie Hone performs during The World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for New West End Company) *** Local Caption *** Evie Hone

Desde el día uno de noviembre y escalonadamente otras célebres calles londinenses se sumarán al encendido cada una con una fiesta diferente. Este es el caso de Regent Street, que encenderá su iluminación el 15 de noviembre, o bien el de Carnaby Street, que dará luz a la ciudad del 12 de noviembre hasta el 3 de diciembre, día en el que Trafalgar Square se engalana con el gran árbol de Navidad que, año tras año, regala Noruega a los británicos como agradecimiento a su ayuda durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.