It's a November and December ritual: a local celebrity or other big cheese is invited to throw the switch on the festive illuminations on a High Street near you.

Bring your Christmas cheer, wrap up warm and enjoy your shopping parads being bathed in winter lights.

COVENT GARDEN

Spectacular silver reindeer is star attraction at Covent Garden this Christmas

EALING

Help Santa switch on Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre's Christmas lights  

FELTHAM

Lantern parade to light up Feltham town centre next week               

HARROW

Saturday November 29 between 10am and 6pm in St Ann's Road near the Skipping Katie statue

RUISLIP

In pictures: Christmas fun Lighting up the Manor

SHEPHERD'S BUSH

Over 10,000 fans watch Rita Ora switch on Westfield Christmas lights  

WHITTON

Santa fun run to kick off Whitton Christmas lights switch-on

UXBRIDGE

Uxbridge lays plans for the best Christmas lights party ever