We can’t promise you’ll get everything on your Christmas list. But while you’re at Heathrow you could always have a quiet word with Santa Claus – because he’s here every day in the run-up to 25th December. Read on to find out where he’ll be – and what else is happening to get your Christmas off to a flying start.
Meet Santa at Heathrow
No matter whether you’ve been naughty or nice, it’s not too late to make your special Christmas gift request. Santa will be here with one of his elves, roaming the departure lounge and handing out chocolate treats. Don’t be afraid to ask him for a selfie!
Dates and times
|Friday 8th December||Terminal 2||16:00—19:00|
|Saturday 9th||Terminal 2||09:00—12:00|
|Sunday 10th||Terminal 4||17:00—20:30|
|Monday 11th||Terminal 2||14:00—17:00|
|Tuesday 12th||Terminal 4||17:30—20:00|
|Wednesday 13th||Terminal 2||09:00—12:00|
|Thursday 14th||Terminal 3||14:00—18:00|
|Friday 15th||Terminal 2||13:00—16:00|
|Saturday 16th||Terminal 3||14:00—18:00|
|Sunday 17th||Terminal 3||13:00—17:00|
|Monday 18th||Terminal 2||14:00—17:00|
|Tuesday 19th||Terminal 2||15:00—18:00|
|Wednesday 20th||Terminal 2||14:00—17:00|
|Thursday 21st||Terminal 3||13:00—17:00|
|Friday 22nd||Terminal 3||18:00—20:00|
|Saturday 23rd||Terminal 2||13:00—15:00|
|Sunday 24th||Terminal 2||13:00—15:00|
Our carol singers will be performing at various spots around the departure lounges. Get into the festive spirit with some traditional Christmas carols and seasonal songs.
Dates and times
|Friday 8th December||Terminal 5||12:00–16:00|
|Sunday 10th||Terminal 3||16:00–20:00|
|Monday 11th||Terminal 2||11:00–15:00|
|Wednesday 13th||Terminal 5||10:00–14:00|
|Thursday 14th||Terminal 2||16:00–20:00|
|Friday 15th||Terminal 4||09:00–13:00|
|Saturday 16th||Terminal 4||16:00–20:00|
|Sunday 17th||Terminal 3||10:00-14:00|
|Monday 18th||Terminal 2||14:00–18:00|
|Tuesday 19th||Terminal 3||16:00–20:00|
|Thursday 21st||Terminal 2||13:00–17:00|
|Friday 22nd||Terminal 5||14:00–18:00|
|Saturday 23rd||Terminal 4||10:00–14:00|
Salvation Army band
Local branches of the Salvation Army bring Christmas music to the check-in areas and terminal forecourts. The traditional sound of the season, brought to you by the Staines, Maidenhead and Hillingdon brass bands.
Dates and times
|Monday 4th December||Terminal 5||11:30–13:30|
|Tuesday 5th||Terminal 2||08:30–10:30|
|Thursday 7th||Terminal 4||08:30–10:30
|Friday 8th||Terminal 2||08:30–10:30
|Monday 11th||Terminal 3||11:30-13:30|
|Tuesday 12th||Terminal 5||08:30-10:30|
|Wednesday 13th||Terminal 3||17:30-19:30|
|Thursday 14th||Terminal 2||08:30-10:30|
|Wednesday 20th||Terminal 5||11:30-13:30|
Even more music
To help get you into the festive mood we’re putting on live music from two ever-popular acts. Elle and the Pocket Belles (above left) are a vintage-retro vocal group with a swing-inspired twist on the Christmas theme. Meanwhile the Estilo String Quartet (above right) bring a wealth of serious musical talent to the terminal, with a specially selected seasonal repertoire. All performances take place in the departure lounges.
Dates and times
|Tuesday 12th December||Elle and the Pocket Belles||Terminal 2||12:00–18:00|
|Wednesday 13th||Estilo String Quartet||Terminal 4||15:00–21:00|
|Saturday 23th||Estilo String Quartet||Terminal 3||12:00–18:00|
|Sunday 24th||Elle and the Pocket Belles||Terminal 4||12:00–18:00|
Designer gift wrapping
Have your airport purchases gift-wrapped in designer style this Christmas.
We’ll wrap your gifts with an exclusive Karen Mabon design. And all we ask in return is a modest donation to Oxfam.
Look closely at the design and you’ll spot Doris and Edward, the furry stars of Heathrow’s Christmas TV ads.
- Terminal 2: Gate Level, near World Duty Free
- Terminal 3: Information desk
- Terminal 4: Information desk
- Terminal 5: Gate Level, near Mulberry.
Mr. Men author Adam Hargreaves will be signing books and drawings at a series of special events over the festive period. Younger travellers might be lucky enough to meet Mr. Adventure and Little Miss Explorer when they visit the terminals too.
And by popular demand our children’s craft sessions return for Christmas. We offer a range of activity workshops and a mobile art and craft trolley. If that leaves them with a healthy appetite, don’t forget that our Kids Eat Free offer is back for the holidays too.
Meanwhile Caffè Nero, in Terminal 2 arrivals, hosts regular live music spots by talented singer-songwriters on Saturdays and Sundays during December.
Stay up to date with all our regular events in the terminal: heathrow.com/events.