LEONA LEWIS & ELIZA DOOLITTLE IN LONDON
Regent Street, London, W1 is thrilled to announce that Leona Lewis, Passenger and Eliza Doolittle will perform at the Regent Street Christmas Lights switch on celebrations on Saturday 9 November. Breakfast presenters Jamie Theakston & Emma Bunton from London's Heart 106.2 will head a star-studded line up leading into the big switch on moment where Regent Street will be lit up by the amazing Christmas lights and a spectacular pyrotechnic display to launch Christmas in London’s West End.
This year’s Regent Street Christmas lights will be switched on by Emmy Award® Winning actor Ty Burrell and Hollywood film director Rob Minkoff. The lights depict the forthcoming DreamWorks Animation film Mr. Peabody and Sherman, an all-new comedy adventure for the whole family directed by The Lion King’s Rob Minkoff, which will be released by Twentieth Century Fox in the UK and Ireland on 7 February 2014.
Mr Peabody, voiced by Ty Burrell (Modern Family), is a business titan, inventor, scientist, Nobel Laureate, gourmand, two-time Olympic medallist, and genius…who also happens to be a dog. Using his most ingenious invention, the WABAC machine, Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman, voiced by Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man), hurtle back in time to experience world-changing events first-hand and interact with some of the greatest characters of all time. But when Sherman breaks the rules of time travel, our two heroes find themselves in a race to repair history and save the future, while Mr. Peabody may face his biggest challenge yet – being a parent.
On Saturday 9 November, Regent Street will be traffic-free all day. There will be catwalk shows to get the party started, featuring many of the famous Regent Street fashion brands, including Jaeger, Austin Reed, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Juicy Couture, Hawes & Curtis, Brooks Brothers, Sebago and Camper. Starting at 3pm, there are several opportunities throughout the afternoon to enjoy the fashion shows, leading up to the stage entertainment and switch on moment.
This year Glasshouse Street, the pedestrianised area in the recently developed Regent Street Quadrant, will also have Christmas decorations.
David Shaw, Head of Regent Street Portfolio at The Crown Estate said: "Regent Street is thrilled about its Christmas lights partnership with Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation. The animated film Mr. Peabody and Sherman is a perfect match for our Christmas lights celebrations in that it supports our values of quality, heritage style and success. The festive shopping season always kicks off with the Regent Street Christmas lights, and this year we have delivered yet more exciting new retailing including Longchamp, J. Crew, & Other Stories and United Nude Shoes”.
Chris Green, Theatrical Marketing Director at Twentieth Century Fox, said. “We're extremely excited to be sponsoring the biggest ever Christmas light display on Regent Street with our new family adventure comedy from DreamWorks Animation, Mr. Peabody & Sherman. On Saturday 9 November there will be an all-day road closure for VIPeabody Day which will include fun-filled entertainment for the entire family with a fireworks display following the switch-on moment. We can’t wait to introduce Mr. Peabody & Sherman’s time traveling adventures; it’s a must-see for the entire family – in cinemas 7 February”.
Plan your visit to Regent Street by visiting RegentStreetOnline.com to check out the schedule for the exciting day’s activities on Saturday 9 November for Christmas on Regent Street.
As one of the world’s premier retail destinations, Regent Street provides the ultimate Christmas shopping experience, with the largest Burberry in the world and other international flagship stores such as Coach, Apple, Jaeger, Armani Exchange and Liberty, along with newly opened Longchamp, uber cool shoe brand United Nude and soon-to-open J. Crew from the US, as well as KIKO MAKE UP MILANO from Italy.
The Regent Street Gift Card offers an easy solution for Christmas gift dilemmas. The first of its kind to be offered in a UK high street rather than a shopping mall, it is currently accepted in over 130 stores, hotels and restaurants in and around Regent Street. It can be purchased 24 hours a day from regentstreetonline.com and up until 3pm on Christmas Eve by visiting the Regent Street Association, Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street.
Regent Street, known as the ‘Mile of Style’, has an eclectic mix of shops for finding the perfect gift. The Regent Street Quadrant offers a male focused shopping experience which is extended by the new shops in Brewer and Glasshouse Streets, including Rapha, Jack Spade, Woolrich, Wolsey, Stone Island. The Quadrant is also home to two exquisitely restored Art Deco restaurants, MASH and Brasserie Zédel.