Christmas decorations in the streets | The British Newspaper Archive Blog


Christmas decorations in the streets

During this Christmas season, we’ve had the pleasure of finding some phenomenal images of outdoor street decorations from years past.

Oxford Street illumination
Outdoor Christmas illuminations on Oxford Street | The Sphere | 2 December 1961
Regent street 1957
Regent Street decorations, the coming of Christmas | The Sphere | 30 November 1957
Regent Street lanterns
Giant lanterns for Regent Street | The Sphere | 22 November 1958

These large lanterns can be seen hanging in the image below, in the lower-righthand corner.

Christmas coming
Christmas is coming | The Sphere | 20 December 1958
Regent Street, 1959
Enchanted Regent Street | The Sphere | 5 December 1959
Lighting on Regent Street
New lighting decorations on Regent Street | The Tatler | 19 November 1966


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