Revealed: What The Shard's Christmas Lights Will Look Like This Year

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Revealed: What The Shard's Christmas Lights Will Look Like This Year
2018 Christmas lights at The Shard
A mock-up of the 2018 Christmas lights

The top of The Shard will glow festively up for Christmas again this year — creating what's become perhaps London's tallest Christmas tree.

The theme for this year's festive light display is 'reflection', and it's been inspired by photos taken of the building by members of the public throughout the year.

2018 Christmas lights at The Shard
A mock-up of the 2018 Christmas lights

Every evening from 3 December, the top 20 floors of the 95 storey building near London Bridge will be illuminated for Western Europe's highest light show. The 30-minute show plays on a constant loop from 4pm-1am, with a special show around midnight on New Year's Eve.

The lights will reflect the colours of the London sky from golden sunrises, through to the pinks and lavenders of the sunset, to the dark blue of twilight.

The Shard at sunset - Christmas lights 2018
One of the images which inspired this year's theme, reflecting the colours of the London sky. Photo:

@ethanvr_

Find out more on The Shard's website, or follow @TheShardLondon on Twitter, and use hashtag #ShardLights.


See our guide to London's 2018 Christmas lights to find out when other festive illuminations are switched on, and take a look at our Christmas in London guide for other festive things to do.

Last Updated 17 October 2018

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