Regent Street Christmas lights

The Regent Street Christmas lights will be switched on tonight with performances from the likes of Emma Bunton, Leona Lewis and Eliza Doolittle.

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Leona Lewis switches on Christmas lights in the Capital

London was lit up by a bevy of big name celebrities tonight as Regent Street's famous display was launched with a bang.

Leona Lewis had the honour of switching on the famous Christmas lights, with Hollywood star Ty Burrell. Credit: PA

A spectacular display of fireworks lit up the sky as Leona Lewis turned on the lights, along with Emmy Award Winning actor Ty Burrell and Hollywood film director Rob Minkoff.

Former Spice Girls Melanie Chisholm and Emma Bunton during the Christmas lights switch on event on Regent Street, London. Credit: Pa

As well as flicking the switch, the former X Factor winner performed to a jam-packed Regent Street crowd.

She was followed by other big names, including Emma Bunton and Melanie C, Eliza Doolittle, Passenger, Imagination, MKS, Gabrielle, Richard & Adam, Only The Young and Jahmene Douglas.

Eliza Doolittle performed at the Christmas switch-on

This year's lights depict the brand new DreamWorks animated film Mr. Peabody and Sherman release in February.

Christmas blast off: Fireworks mark the switching on of the Regent Street lights tonight. Credit: PA

Countdown begins to Christmas display

This image was taken during a test for the annual display last week. Credit: Nigel Howard

In a few hours Regent Street will welcome in the festive season by switching on the Christmas lights. Retailers have just begun showcasing their Winter collections on a large catwalk on Burlington Street, before a concert later this evening.

The show will kick off at 5pm and will include performances from Leona Lewis, Passenger, Eliza Doolittle, Emma Bunton and Melanie C, Imagination, MKS, Gabrielle, Richard & Adam, Only The Young and Jahmene Douglas.

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