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Let it snow! Festive switch-on for star Rita

10 November, 2017

Rita Ora performs the big switch-on

POP sensation Rita Ora switched on the Oxford Street Christmas lights in front of thousands of shoppers this week.

The event on Tuesday night marked the start of the festive season with a display inspired by falling snowflakes. The mile-long display has more than 750,000 lights and 1,778 baubles.

Ms Ora said: “It’s such an honour to have switched on Oxford Street’s Christmas lights. Growing up in London, they have always been a special part of my festive celebrations. I wish everyone a very happy Christmas.”

There was also show-stopping entertainment with live performances from former X Factor winner Matt Terry and 5 After Midnight. The cast of Five Guys Named Moe also wowed the crowds with a high-energy jazz number.


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