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Oxford's Christmas lights switch-on gets new location

Oxford's Christmas Light Night 2011
Image caption Last year about 20,000 people attended the event in Oxford

The location of Oxford's Christmas Light Night has been moved in an effort to allow more people to take part.

About 20,000 people watched the event with music and street performances in Broad Street. This year the events will move to St Giles.

They will take place on 2 December from 17:00 GMT with a lantern procession starting at the Old Fire Station in Gloucester Green at 18:15 GMT.

More than 400 people are expected to take part in the lantern procession.

The city's Christmas lights will be switched on in St Giles at about 18:30 GMT.

Director of Oxford Inspires, Kathelene Weiss, said: "The organisers work closely with dozens of cultural organisations, performers, artists, community groups and dance groups in order to deliver a magical evening that celebrates the richness of local arts and culture."

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