The World famous shopping and lifestyle destination Regent Street, London W1 was one of the first purpose built shopping streets in the world and today celebrates over 180 years of shopping. Regent Street is undergoing a £1bn investment and has attracted many new flagship brands including Anthropologie, Gant, Apple, and Banana Republic as well as the finest toy shop in the world, Hamleys.
From 5pm on Tuesday 8th November 2011, there will be fun and entertainment for all the family, culminating with the countdown to the all-important switch-on moment when the skies will be lit to herald the start of the Christmas season. Hosted by Jamie Theakston & Emma Bunton from London’s Heart 106.2, the full line-up of stars attending the event will be announced shortly.
The Christmas lights will be adorned with extra festive flair this year as it celebrates the eagerly anticipated release of the 3D family movie, ARTHUR CHRISTMAS, starring UK talent including Bill Nighy, James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie and Ashley Jensen.
Arthur Christmas looks like an amazing Christmas film which will give the whole family a laugh. I look forward to see it this it’s released on November 11th and will try and bring you a review.
After the event shoppers will be able walk the Mile of Style under a canopy of glittering lights whilst they seek out that special Christmas gift from the wide array of flagship stores along Regent Street, including Omega, Gant, Ferrari, Banana Republic, Armani Exchange, Anthropologie, Jaeger, Liberty, Apple and Michael Kors. Visitors can then extend the Christmas cheer in one of the many restaurants and bars on offer and even enjoy a cocktail with a roof top view of the lights at Aqua.
Released on 11th November 2011, the 3D, CGI-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas, an Aardman production for Sony Pictures Animation, reveals the incredible, never-before-seen answer to every child’s question: “So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?” The answer: Santa’s exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the heart of the film is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic – a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero: Santa’s youngest son, Arthur. When this amazing operation misses one child out of hundreds of millions, the least capable Claus embarks on a hilariously exciting rogue mission against the clock to deliver the last present before Christmas morning dawns.
David Shaw, Head of Regent Street Portfolio at The Crown Estate, said: “With Sony Pictures and Aardman as our partner celebrating the release of Arthur Christmas, Regent Street’s Christmas lights switch-on this year will yet again signal the start of Christmas in the West End.”
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS will be released at cinemas nationwide by Sony Pictures Releasing on 11th November 2011