In Pictures: Festive lights spread Christmas cheer across UK

PA Reporter
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Christmas decorations have brought some much-needed light to the dark winter nights this festive season.

While the lights in the West End of London celebrated the nation’s coronavirus heroes, such as NHS volunteer responder Anis Ali, creative types elsewhere were busy lifting spirits with illuminated marmots and dinosaurs.

Here are some of the highlights.

Christmas Lights at Wollaton Hall
Wollaton Hall in Nottingham was transformed into a festive outdoor light installation (Mike Egerton/PA)
Marmots
While a pair of 16ft illuminated Marmots – Marmite and Meribel – appeared in Alton, Hampshire, as part of the town’s MarmART trail (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Christmas at Kew
Lights cascade from a heritage tree during Christmas At Kew at the Royal Botanic Gardens in London (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Christmas at Kew
While Elena and Lulu Kingstone, left to right, enjoyed hanging lanterns, also at the botanic gardens (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Christmas lights at Blair Drummond Safari Park
Visitors to Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling were treated to a trail dotted with life-sized dinosaurs (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Oxford Street Christmas lights
While NHS volunteer responder Anis Ali saw his name up in lights as London’s West End celebrated the nation’s heroes this Christmas season (Matt Crossick/PA)
The Carnaby Christmas installation
The capital’s Carnaby Christmas installation for 2020 featured words of hope and empowerment (David Parry/PA)
London’s tallest LED Christmas tree
London’s tallest LED Christmas tree, titled Aurora Arbour, formed part of the United In Light display at the Royal Triangle in Wembley Park (David Parry/PA)
Christmas lights in Soham
In Soham, Cambridgeshire, Helen and John Attlesey spread a little cheer decorating their home with hundreds of Christmas lights (Joe Giddens/PA)
Christmas lights in South Tyneside
While Stan Yanetta, from South Tyneside, spent three weeks transforming his house with Christmas lights and decorations for members of the public to enjoy (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Christmas Lights in York
And David Pratt said he had adorned his property in York with more than 35,000 outdoor lights for his festive display (Danny Lawson/PA)
Christmas lights in Belfast
The cranes of Harland and Wolff shipyard were recreated as Christmas decorations and hung in front of Belfast City Hall (Liam McBurney/PA)
The Christmas lights in and around Liverpool’s Albert Dock, and Liverpool One shopping centre
While festive decorations lit up a quieter than usual Albert Dock in Liverpool during the recent four-week national lockdown in England (Peter Byrne/PA)
A display of rainbow coloured Christmas lights appears on Motcomb Street in Belgravia
And rainbow-coloured Christmas displays were reflected in a window in Belgravia in London (Jonathan Hordle/PA)