Visit London Blog » christmas lights switch-on Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:06:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 London Video of the Week: Christmas Lights Installation in Covent Garden Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:09:04 +0000

Festive cheer will sweep through Covent Garden tonight with the switching on of the Christmas lights. This fascinating time-lapse video shows the installation of 25 lorry loads of Christmas decorations in the area, a process that took two weeks and involved 50 crew members!

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McFly Turn on Heathrow Airport’s Christmas Lights Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:30:27 +0000 McFly: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter, Harry Judd and Danny Jones at Heathrow Airport McFly onstage at Heathrow Airport Tom and Dougie perform at Heathrow Airport

McFly put on pilot uniforms last night for the official switch-on of the Christmas lights at Heathrow airport.

The boys then surprised staff and passengers with a secret gig: possibly the first ever to be performed in an airport.

Heathrow is the world’s busiest international airport, and McFly performed to a crowd of hundreds in Terminal 5 International Arrivals.

After switching on the lights, McFly serenaded passengers and staff with hits such as Party Girl and Shine a Light from their new album, Above the Noise, as well as old favourites, All About You and Star Girl.

The Heathrow Airport Christmas lights will remain on for the whole of the festive season. During that time, three million passengers are expected to fly through Heathrow. Nearly half a million will pass through the airport between Sunday 19 December and Friday 24 December alone.

Passenger John Casey said: “I just touched down from a 10 hour flight and couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw McFly performing. ¬†I’m a huge fan and have always wanted to see them live so this is better than any Christmas present.”

Malcolm Robertson of Heathrow said: “We’re delighted that McFly decided to join us for the official Christmas switch-on to mark the start of the holiday season. ¬†Heathrow doesn’t stop for Christmas, but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring the Christmas spirit to our passengers and staff.”

Did you see the special secret McFly gig? Let us know in the comments below.

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