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Shard Lights

    The Shard’s annual seasonal display – Shard Lights – will return on Tuesday 6th December. The event will see the top 20 storeys of Western Europe’s tallest building lit up with a display designed to celebrate the Capital at Christmas.

    The light display will be set to a bespoke audio track that will be available to stream online, in sync with the light show. Londoners will be able to listen to the soundtrack, featuring sounds from the waves of the Thames to the bells of St Paul’s, wherever they are in London as they gaze up at the light show running in time with the music.

    Using updated energy efficient LED lighting, Shard Lights 2022 ­­will begin at 18:00 on the 6th of December. The display will continue from 17.30 every evening until New Year’s Eve, helping to brighten up the winter evenings for all Londoner’s commuting home.

    The Shard at 310m high (1,016 ft), is Western Europe’s highest seasonal light show.
    unique sounds were captured to create the sound scape
    energy efficient LED lights and fixtures across the top 20-storeys of The Shard.

    Running since 2013, Shard Lights has become a regular feature in London’s festive calendar; with each year featuring a unique display designed to celebrate the people and spirit of the Capital. Visible from over 40 miles away, the dazzling display is estimated to be the most viewed seasonal light display in the UK, with many of London’s 8 million residents able to enjoy a glimpse as they travel around the city.  

    Real Estate Management (UK) Limited (“REM”), asset manager for The Shard, has once again collaborated with renowned lighting designer, Woodroffe Bassett Design, to create the installation alongside London-based sound artist Brigitte Hart.

    To find out more about Shard Lights, please visit: For live updates throughout November and December, follow @TheShardLondon on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Keep an eye out for posts tagged  #ShardLights.

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