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End to Christamas Decorations?

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Melbourne
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reviews: 9
End to Christamas Decorations?

Looking at possible dates foe a visit to London next year at about this time of year. Would really like to spend Chrissy at home(for a traditionqal 30 degree+ Christmas day) with the family and get cheaper airfares that kick in around 3 January. When do all of the Christmas decorations and lights get turned off in London. Is it right after Christmas or a little later?

Reading/London UK
posts: 945
reviews: 22
1. Re: End to Christamas Decorations?

Despite being in London for decades, I wasn't sure of the answer. A quick google leads me to believe the lights aren't turned off until 6th Jan 06, so I assume it'd be much the same the following year

Chester, United...
Destination Expert
for Cheshire
posts: 2,681
2. Re: End to Christamas Decorations?

Tradition has it that the Christmas festival ends on "12th night" - so yes 6th Jan is a common date for street decorations to come down. But stores will take theirs down on Boxing Day when they start their January sales.

Glenlyon, Australia
Destination Expert
for Melbourne
posts: 4,116
reviews: 34
3. Re: End to Christamas Decorations?

Why stay at home for the heat - you can do that the rest of your life. A christmas in england is not something to be missed- the leadup etc etc. I spent last christmas there and we are going back christmas 2006 planning already.