For the annual Bond Noël, London’s Bond Street will be transformed into a winter wonderland on Thursday 22nd November in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.Closed to traffic from 5pm, Bond Street will feature carol singers, live reindeer, street entertainers and musicians. Snow will be falling along the entire length of the street settling on the small groups of fir trees, which will line the pavement. Rickshaw sleighs are on hand to whisk shoppers to their favourite designer stores.
At 6.00pm, British author and model, Sophie Dahl, becomes Bond Street’s new ‘Bond Girl’ to switch on Bond Street’s Christmas lights. The Christmas light tradition started by Diana Princess of Wales in 1994 and continued by a host of reknowed women including: Elizabeth Hurley, Ruby Wax, Caprice Bourrett, Jerry Hall, Trinny & Susannah, Jemma & Jodie Kidd and award winning actress, Thandie Newton.
There will be a chance to win over £10,000 worth of prizes in Bond Street Tombola in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Funds raised will help the hospital remain at the forefront of child healthcare. Gifts include: A gentlemen’s automatic chronograph watch from Asprey, Wright & Teague’s 18ct white gold and diamond Odyssey necklace, a Diabolo de Cartier fountain pen, a DKNY handbag, an 18ct rose gold double heart Tiffany & Co. pendant, a Burberry Cashmere scarf, La Vie de Boheme leather notepad from Montblanc, Pringles silk pochette clutch bag and gift vouchers from many of the Bond Street’s stores. Claridge’s, Browns Hotel, The Cavendish, Fortnum & Mason, Spencer House and The Royal Academy of Arts have also donated gift experiences which, can be won on the night.