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On Wednesday 1st December 2021, Western Europe’s highest seasonal light display – Shard Lights – will return with a unique light show, designed to celebrate the spirit of togetherness.

The top 20 storeys of The Shard will be illuminated with a spectacular display inspired by the hope that this festive season people across the nation can once again unite with loved ones to celebrate.

Members of the London Fire Brigade and Ambulance Services will be invited to switch on the lights, giving special recognition to the selfless work they do throughout the festive period to allow the nation to celebrate safely.

This follows last year's display, which was designed to show gratitude to all NHS staff and key workers across the UK for their tireless work to keep the nation safe throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Shard Lights 2021 will extend this thanks, acknowledging the indispensable work done by all the emergency services.

Shard Lights 2021 will begin on the evening of 1st of December at 7pm. The display will then run every day from 4pm to 1am, until New Year’s Eve, filling the London sky with a dazzling spectacle of light and encouraging Londoners to look up and reflect on their relationships with loved ones that are so important during the festive season.

The stunning display was delivered by Real Estate Management (UK) Limited (“REM”), asset manager for The Shard, in collaboration with renowned lighting designers, Woodroffe Bassett Design.

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


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