The festive season will be offically kicked off in the captial tonight as thousands of people flock to see the Oxford Street Christmas lights switch on.

Singer Rita Ora did the honour of flipping the all-important festive switch last night, lighting up the capital’s busiest shopping street for the Christmas season.

The theme of this year’s display is The Magic of Christmas.

It is set to light up the capital with 1,778 decorations and around 750,000 twinkling LED lights.