The Twinkle of Christmas 2017

















Miranda Hart, ‘Queen of comedy’, bestselling author and screenwriter, switched on the Christmas lights at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour in London.

Warmly welcomed by the biggest crowd to date, she brought seasonal good cheer to the evening by illuminating the glass domes in the world’s premier design centre. Now in its eighth year, the event is a much-anticipated annual tradition bringing together top designers and high-profile style-setters. ‘I’ve never switched on Christmas lights before – this is what I call ‘such fun’,’ said Miranda Hart at the event. ‘It’s all snowy and beautiful – it says Christmas’.

Imaginatively conceived and beautifully realised, every element of the evening was designed to evoke a winter forest with guests stepping through an over-sized wardrobe, into the magical world of Narnia. The result was a triumph – a rich, visual experience that was spectacular and sweeping, while retaining a sense of wonder and enchantment. Guests were greeted by Christmas fir trees dusted with powdery snow and the iconic street lamp. Overhead 6,500 snowballs, cascading through the centre dome and illuminated by glitterballs and projections, conjured up a dream-like snow flurry. From the well-loved Chronicles of Narnia characters including fauns mingled amongst the designer crowd, while mirrored men, snowflakes and a ‘living snow globe’ added sparkle and iridescence. A sleigh fit for a Snow Queen filled with sumptuous throws and cushions added to the mesmerising atmosphere. Stylish influencers enjoyed mulled wine, cocktails, roasted chestnuts and festive canapés as well as live performances from carol singers and Belle Noir who kept the party atmosphere sparkling.

Visitors can view the Twinkle of Christmas installation until 22 December 2017.

About Miranda Hart:

‘Queen of Comedy’ Miranda Hart is an accomplished screenwriter and author, most well-known for her BAFTA TV award-nominated and Royal Television Society Award-winning sitcom Miranda. As an author, she has published four books, beginning with The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller ‘Is It Just Me’? in 2012, which sold over 700,000 copies. She has published her first children’s book ‘The Girl with the Lost Smile’. This year Miranda will host the Royal Variety Performance (the first female presenter to host the entire show by herself), which will be broadcast on ITV in December. She will also be starring in the one-off Channel 4 Christmas special Miranda Does Christmas, where she will be hosting a Christmas party with a selection of special guests.