In partnership with Carnaby

Christmas is a time for eating and drinking, for shopping and parties. But normally not all at once. Until now. Carnaby’s Christmas party is coming early this year, and we’re clearing our diaries on Thursday 4th November to make sure we’re there.

Every year Carnaby is transformed into a wondrous world of Christmas whimsy, and this season will be no exception as the area will be blanketed with butterflies fluttering overhead. Over 600 butterflies, each brightly decorated in neon patterns, will flutter above shoppers, twinkling magically in a kaleidoscope and imbued with the insect’s powerful representations of life, spiritual rebirth, transformation, hope and life. While you shop, dine and drink, be immersed in colourful lights across the 14 streets of Carnaby.

And on Thursday, 4th November the butterflies will be observing a jamboree of colour, food, drink and retail therapy as most of the businesses in this iconic area offer shoppers special promotions or a 20% discount.

The Christmas shopping extravaganza, with over 100 shops taking part, will include Levi’s, Scotch & Soda, Nobody’s Child, ba&sh, Superga, Office, RS No.9 Carnaby, The Kooples and Paul Smith. From fashion and lifestyle retailers like Samsøe Samsøe, Queen The Greatest, Sweaty Betty and Replay alongside RÆBURN, MUJI and Aubin, to beauty brands Benefit, Too Faced, MAC, Pixi and the first worldwide mens makeup store War Paint for Men.

Head to the Newburgh Quarter for independent and one-off brands including, Annie’s Ibiza, Metal Morphosis, MÜHLE, Motley London, Soho Home, Barbour, The Great Frog, Skin Laundry and many more.

And this all sits alongside a smorgasbord of eating options...

And this all sits alongside a smorgasbord of eating options. Local restaurants and eateries including Ugly Dumpling, Polpo and Jinjuu will be extending Carnaby’s Christmas party 20% discount to ticket-holders. Head into Kingly Court and try out Korean Dinner Party, Dirty Bones and Señor Ceviche, or wander the grid of streets that make up Carnaby and snack at the likes of Whyte & Brown, Pastaio, INO, Mamma Pastrama, The Life Goddess, Tapas Brindisa and Le Bab.

The butterflies, illuminated by the panoply of sparkling festive lights, will flutter overhead as you wash down your meal at one of the many local bars, like Bar Crispin with its 150 strong wine list, 1940’s themed Cahoots, wine bar Antidote, blues bar Ain’t Nothin’ But and basement bar Disrepute.

The butterflies, illuminated by the panoply of sparkling festive lights, will flutter overhead...

After drinks, hit the shops once again, accompanied by live music on Ganton Street.

Greeting visitors as they enter the street, the famous Carnaby Arch will be festooned in shimmering pink discs, along with the message Choose Love. Choose Love is Carnaby’s charity partner, raising much-needed funds for refugees around the world, with an additional fundraising stream for Afghan refugees.

Choose Love will have a pop-up at 3 Carnaby Street serving customers their amazing line-up of limited edition products, purchase branded t-shirts and Choose Love products plus emergency blankets, children’s shoes, warm socks, mobile phone credit and more, all these items will then be sent to help refugees.

Choose Love will have a pop-up at 3 Carnaby Street...

How do you get tickets? How much do they cost? Well it couldn’t be easier and tickets for the party are entirely free! All you need to do to receive special promotions or 20% off products throughout Carnaby on Thursday 4th November is head to the website below to download your ticket to your phone that unlocks not only the discount but also free drinks, goodie bags and in-store events.

A chance to eat, drink, dance and get all your Christmas shopping done at a discount? It’s a no-brainer, head to Carnaby on Thursday 4th November between 12 and 8pm…

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