Merry Kissmas at Covent Garden: Christmas Lights Switch On

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Daybreak presenter Christine Bleakley launched Covent Garden‘s Christmas lights last night with a cheeky kiss under the mistletoe.

This year, Covent Garden have opted for a giant, interactive Christmas tree which is switched on by human touch.

Competition winner Tariq Fontenelle bid £300 for the all-important kiss from Christine Bleakley, which switched on the tree for the first time.

For just £1 you can light up the tree yourself by puckering up with the one you love. All proceeds go to The Princes’ Trust.

If you’re in Covent Garden you can also take advantage of a love-inspired foodie Christmas market every Thursday night, reindeer petting on Saturdays and late night shopping with a 20% discount on 2 December.

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  1. Tim says:

    It’s almost like Louis Spence and Christine Bleakley are macking on each other through the medium of some third dude. And that’s how all the best relationships start.