Date – 5th December 2009, Saturday
Venue – Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street London
Nearest tube station – Oxford Circus London Underground
West End shopping on VIP day will be an extremely exciting experience. You have a golden opportunity to complete your Christmas shopping at one go from one venue and at a discounted budget. This shopping event is extremely popular in London and is well known for pedestrianised sopping festival in the city. For one day the area of Oxford Street and the region around becomes traffic free for the safety of the shoppers. This traffic free shopping day will once again offer a chance to shop for Christmas gifts and presents for their near and dear ones. Also avail a wide range of exciting offers and promotions going on in this shopping event.
The tourists in the city and the local residents now have a chance to shop from some of the biggest and the most popular stores in the city. Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street are otherwise also amongst the most famous shopping streets in London and a shopping event during Christmas is nothing less than a treat for the shopaholics. With the ongoing event of Christmas lighting, this shopping festival with become even more dazzling. The windows of the shop will also be beautifully decorated which will also one of the major attraction in the West End.
Besides shopping some of the trendiest clothes and accessories in this event you can also enjoy some live performances at the Oxford Street. You can also enjoy the street entertainment and street theatre at Oxford Street. Thus this year’s Shop West VIP day will be a lot more fun than it has been in the recent years. It is known to be one of the best shopping and entertainment events in West End.
Event Venue: Royal Opera House London
Date: 26 November 2009 to 1 January 2010
Address: Covent Garden, London
London WC2E 9DD
Director: Peter Wright
Nearby Tube stations: Covent Garden, Oxford Circus
To lighten up the true spirit of Christmas, Royal Christmas ballets are very important, as Christmas won’t be Christmas if it is celebrated without classical ballet events. One such ballet The Nutcracker is going to be performed soon. This classical ballet has something enjoyable for everyone telling the story of young Clara, her Nutcracker doll and the magician Drosselmeyer. The ballet is all about Clara’s favorite Christmas present, her doll comes to life and the way she fights the mouse king and visits the kingdom of sweets. Throughout the ballet, the music given by Tchaikovsky’s will take you to another world.
The Ballet Cast: As far as the casting of the ballet is concerned, the characters are mentioned below.
The Prince: Rupert Pennefather, Sergei Polunin, Federico Bonelli, Thiago Soares, Johan Kobborg, Valeri Hristov, Steven McRae, David Makhateli and Ivan Putrov
The Sugar Plum Fairy: Lauren Cuthbertson, Yuhui Choe, Alina Cojocaru, Miyako Yoshida, Roberta Marquez, Sarah Lamb, Marianela Nuñez and Laura Morera
The music is a true heart of this ballet but an irresistible joy of Christmas is also there. In the year 2006, the Guardian said this ballet is a production reminds you of the ideal Christmas decoration: “dusted off every year, yet always more fabulous than you remembered.” Moreover, other than the Royal Opera House, the ballet will be performed at several other places.
Show Timings: The show timings are as follows:
26 - 30 Nov 2009 Mon, Thu, Fri 7:30 pm
02 - 09 Dec 2009 Wed 7:30 pm
05 Dec 2009 12:00 pm
11 - 16 Dec 2009 Wed, Fri 7:30 pm
12 Dec 2009 Sat 2:00 pm; 7:00 pm
23 Dec 2009 12:00 pm
28 Dec 2009 7:30 pm
29 - 30 Dec 2009 Tue, Wed 2:00 pm; 7:00 pm
31 Dec 2009 1:00 pm; 6:30 pm
01 Jan 2010 5:00 pm
A Christmas Carol is a spectacular creation which is due to be released in November 2009 starring Colin Firth, Jim Carrey and Bob Hoskins. The stars of this ultimate creation will illuminate the London city starting ahead of the world Premier of this movie in Leicester Square. Colin Firth will light up the Regent Street and Jim Carrey will light up again the very famous Oxford Street. These streets are the most lighted and brightened shopping streets during the Christmas season. Bob Hoskins will get all the festivities underway. Other than these, various others have come up from the field of theatre and music to witness this grand celebration.
A Christmas Carol is a movie which embodies the distinctiveness of the brilliant technology and great performances by the stars. A performance by St Paul’s Cathedral Choir is scheduled which is attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest ever Christmas Carol sing-a-long. The story of Christmas Carol was written by Charles Dickens who has re-defined the meaning of this great festive season. Ebenezer Scrooge is the central character of the movie which is forced by the ghosts to look into his present, past and future.
London’s Christmas Carol is a celebration which turns traditional Christmas back the clock and lightens up the true spirit of Christmas events. various partners are involved in this initiative including: The Mayor’s office, New West End Company, The City of London, Walt Disney’s Studio Motion Pictures, Westminster Council, The Crown Estate, Visit London and several more.
This is one of the UK’s favorite high streets shopping area featuring over 300 retailers ranging from designer outfits to various departmental stores. Christmas is the time, when the street is well lighted by Christmas lights. In the world of celebrity if you are invited to switch on the Christmas lights in the Oxford Street means that you are currently people’s favorite. With this notion in mind, this time Jim Carrey will light up the street.
Event Date: 5th November 09 to 14th November 09
Bonfire Night is a very important event in the event calendar of London featuring the most exciting event which is being celebrated in the capital city of London. This event is ideal for those who have a passion for fireworks and for those who enjoy bonfire. This night is also known as the Fireworks Night or Guy Fawkes Night. Bonfire Night has a relative significance related to the British tradition, which dates back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
This fireworks festivity amazingly takes place throughout the London city. It is the event where wide spectacular fireworks displays can be enjoyed. This entire festival of bonfire night will last till 14th November, however, other than the amazing firework shows, various small celebrations and funfairs will be seen. Moreover, this is the event which show offs the nightlife of London, for which the city is globally famous for. There are various venues where the event will be organized. Few venues are:
· Hammersmith and Fulham
Venue – Bishops Park, Stevenage Road, Hammersmith, London, SW6 6SX
Date - 6th November 2009
Nearest Tube Station – Putney Bridge
Price - £6 for adults, free entry for children under 5 years of age
Timings – 7:15 pm
Venue - Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ
Date – 7th November 2009
Nearest Tube Station - Pimlico tube station
Price - £6 for adults, £1 for children under 10 years of age
Timings – 7:30 pm
· Lord Mayor’s Show Fireworks Display
Venue – River Thames, Between Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges.
Date – 14th November 2009
Nearest Tube Station – Waterloo and Blackfriars tube station
Timings – 5 pm
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