Selfridges Christmas Events

While our usual calendars full of festive events may look a little different this year, we’re still bringing the signature Selfridges magic to the season with unmissable experiences to enjoy from the comfort of home and the store (from 2 December). This year, we’re hosting more virtual events than ever before – including ‘Dial-a-Santa’ video appointments with the King of Christmas himself, a pub quiz with Sink The Pink hosted by Ginger Johnson and online craft workshops to keep you entertained at home. 

Find out more below and book your place…

ONLINE


DIAL-A-SANTA VIRTUAL MEET AND GREETS

Dates: Every day from 30 November–24 December 
Times: 15-minute slots between 3–6pm

This Christmas we have Santa on speed dial, and he’s cleared his busy schedule to make time to chat to you! Whether you want to let him know what’s on your Christmas list this year or are curious to know what life is like in the North Pole, book in daily from 3–5pm for a one-to-one video call with the man himself. 
Santa's proving popular - this experience is fully booked for now. 

Selfridges and Sink The Pink present:
THE QUEEN’S HEAD PUB QUIZ

Dates: Thursdays 3–17 December
Times: 8–9pm 

Selfridges is getting camp this Christmas with our favourite landlady Ginger Johnson flinging open her (virtual) doors to the best pub in the world, The Queen’s Head. Expect Sink The Pink sass, barrels of laughter and plenty of Christmas cheer to see you through those long winter Thursday nights. So, gather your mother, your lover or your bubble and get ready to play, laugh and feel some festive joy. (Prizes not included; it’s not winning, it’s the taking part that counts!)

ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS: BEAUTY FESTIVAL

Dates: 3–5 December & 9–11 December

Fancy trying out a new beauty look this Christmas (even if it is just to impress your mates on Zoom)? Then join some of our favourite beauty and fragrance brands, who will be on hand (virtually) to divulge some exciting festive tips and tricks. From a make-your-own Christmas cracker workshop with Jo Malone London (fill yours with a mini Pomegranate Noir cologne) to an exclusive Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Masterclass (with make-up artist Sofia Tilbury herself), a Skinceuticals masterclass with Dr Jonquille, a Glam Masterclass with Hourglass and a fragrance workshop with Guerlain’s Thierry Wasser – our beauty festival is the perfect way to get prepped and primed for the festive season.

Santa Skills:
CRAFTY CUT-OUT CARDS WITH SANTA AND POPPY CHANCELLOR

Dates: Saturday 5 December
Times: 2–3pm

Join us for a virtual visit to Santa’s workshop this Christmas and learn some new festive skills for a Christmas with a personal touch. For the first instalment of our online workshops, Santa will be joined by illustrator and card-maker extraordinaire Poppy Chancellor who will guide you through how to make your own cut-out greetings cards.

Santa Skills:
WRAP IT UP EARTH-CONSCIOUSLY WITH SANTA AND ZEENA SHAH

Dates: Saturday 12 December
Times: 2–3pm

Next up in our line-up of virtual workshops is illustrator and colour enthusiast Zeena Shah who will guide you through how to create beautiful wrapping paper that is kinder to the planet.

Santa Skills:
MAGICAL TABLE DECORATION WITH SANTA AND FIONA LEAHY

Date: Saturday 19 December
Time: 2–3pm

Events Designer Fiona Leahy is joining Santa in his workshop to show us how to design a magical dinner table setting for an Insta-worthy day. No one does Christmas quite like Santa – but even he needs a helping hand from time to time.

LONDON


CHRISTMAS MOVIE-THON

Dates: 2–24 December

Join us at The Cinema at Selfridges London for a series of festive films being screened throughout December. From must-see releases to timeless seasonal titles, our Movie-thon is the perfect Christmas warm-up.
Please note, all bookings for in-store events will be held in line with the latest government guidelines.

SANTA'S REINDEER HUNT

Dates: 3–24 December
Times: Store opening hours

Santa has lost his reindeer and he needs your help in order to save Christmas! To find Dixon, Dancer, Prancer and their six other red-nosed friends across the Toys and Kids departments you’ll need your trusty map to hand – speak to a team member to receive yours and get hunting! Once your mission is accomplished, you’ll receive a chocolatey prize, as a special thank you from Santa.

ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS 

Dates: 3–6 December & 10–13 December

Join us at Selfridges London between 3 to 6 December and 10 to 13 December to enjoy a series of exclusive festive experiences and gift services. From exciting personalisation services across our Men’s, Women’s, Accessories and Wine Shop departments to learning how to create a beautiful table setting in our Home department – can’t wait to see you there!

FESTIVE STORYTIME WITH SANTA IN FAO SCHWARZ ON 4

Dates: 3–21 December

Pop down to Selfridges London this season where we’ll be holding a daily storytime session, hosted by Santa himself. With exciting festive tales lining Santa’s bookshelf all year round, they’ll be a range of Christmassy classics for the little ones to enjoy. 

SELFRIDGES CHRISTMAS MARKET ON THE MEWS

Dates: Coming soon in December
Times: 4–9pm Monday–Friday / 12–9pm Saturday & Sunday

Join us in December at our extraordinary outdoor Christmas Market on the Mews, devised by the creators of Street Feast. The market is located on Edwards Mews, at the rear of our London store, and features covered areas, gift stalls, Christmas trees and London’s greatest street food vendors. Bring the kids along to the fairground rides while you discover the best gifts, seasonal food, drinks and treats hand-picked by us from our favourite suppliers.

 

FESTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Dates: Daily, commencing 2 December 

This festive season Selfridges London comes to life with festive entertainment from our Selfridges jesters and solo musical performers. Look out for festive DJs in the Central Atrium or head to our Designer Galleries to request a song from our Christmas pianist, who will be playing jolly festive classics throughout the season.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA  

Dates: 3–21 December (selected dates)

Join us at Selfridges London for our famous breakfast with Santa. Step inside our magical world and enjoy a festive feast (from sweet to savoury), all specially prepared for you and your family in the Corner Restaurant on 2, while we entertain you. And if that isn’t enough, each child will receive a personalised gift from Father Christmas himself!
Please note, all bookings for in-store events will be held in line with the latest government guidelines. 

SANTA’S ELF SCHOOL  

Dates: 5-6 December & 12-13 December
Times: 12-5pm

Calling all wannabe elves! Santa has opened a brand-new Elf School at Selfridges London, where you can learn all the tips and tricks to become one of Santa’s special helpers. Plus, you get to graduate as a fully fledged elf, ready to help out in the workshop – and you get a treat too! Sign us up. 

BIRMINGHAM


PERSONALISE YOUR BEAUTY AND DRINKS GIFTS 

Dates: 2–24 December 

Adding a personal touch to gifting this year is more important than ever before, which is why several of our favourite beauty and drinks brands are offering personalised products this festive season. Discover engraved lipsticks and fragrances at Dior, Jo Malone London and Christian Louboutin in our beauty halls, tailor-made Champagne gift boxes at Moët & Chandon (also online) and bespoke typewriter gift tagging at Maison Margiela. Add an extra layer to your gift giving this Christmas by opting for one-of-a-kind personalised presents – they'll be perfectly at home under your loved one’s tree.

SANTA'S REINDEER HUNT

Dates: 3–24 December
Times: Store opening hours

Santa has lost his reindeer and he needs your help in order to save Christmas! To find Dixon, Dancer, Prancer and their six other red-nosed friends across the Toys and Kids departments you’ll need your trusty map to hand – speak to a team member to receive yours and get hunting! Once your mission is accomplished, you’ll receive a chocolatey prize, as a special thank you from Santa.

MEET SANTA CLAUS

Dates: 5–20 December (selected dates)
Times: Slots available from 2–6pm

Book a slot to meet the big man himself and his trusty elf sidekick at Selfridges Birmingham this Christmas. In the bookable 5-minute slots, children will be able to let Santa know what’s on their Christmas list, have a photograph taken with him and receive a candy cane to take home. Please note, bookings are complimentary and limited to family groups/households. In order to keep everyone safe, Santa will be 2 metres away from guests at all times when delivering his very special presents this season.
Please note, all bookings for in-store events will be held in line with the latest government guidelines.

FESTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays 5–24 December
Times: 12–6pm

This Christmas we’ve called upon a host of festive performers to brighten up your weekends. Head down to Mens on 2 to listen to our festive DJs between 12–6pm on Saturdays (5–24 December) and expect heart-warming Christmas classics and cinematic showtunes on 1 from our solo singers on Sundays from 12–4pm (6–20 December.)

MANCHESTER EXCHANGE


PERSONALISE YOUR BEAUTY AND DRINKS GIFTS

Dates: 2–24 December 

Adding a personal touch to gifting this year is more important than ever before, which is why several of our favourite beauty and drinks brands are offering personalised products this festive season. Discover engraved lipsticks and fragrances at Dior, Jo Malone London and Christian Louboutin in our beauty halls, tailor-made Champagne gift boxes at Moët & Chandon (also online) and bespoke typewriter gift tagging at Maison Margiela. Add an extra layer to your gift giving this Christmas by opting for one-of-a-kind personalised presents – they'll be perfectly at home under your loved one’s tree.

MEET SANTA CLAUS

Dates: 2–24 December (selected dates)
Times: Slots available from 12–4pm

Book a slot to meet the big man himself and his trusty elf sidekick at Selfridges Manchester this Christmas. In the bookable 5-minute slots, children will be able to let Santa know what’s on their Christmas list, have a photograph taken with him and receive a candy cane to take home. Please note, bookings are complimentary and limited to family groups/households. In order to keep everyone safe, Santa will be 2 metres away from guests at all times when delivering his very special presents this season.
Please note, all bookings for in-store events will be held in line with the latest government guidelines.

SANTA'S REINDEER HUNT

Dates: 3–24 December
Times: Store opening hours

Santa has lost his reindeer and he needs your help in order to save Christmas! To find Dixon, Dancer, Prancer and their six other red-nosed friends across the Toys and Kids departments you’ll need your trusty map to hand – speak to a team member to receive yours and get hunting! Once your mission is accomplished, you’ll receive a chocolatey prize, as a special thank you from Santa.

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays 5–20 December
Times: 12–4pm

This festive season, Selfridges will come to life with live solo singers performing our favourite heart-warming Christmas classics and cinematic showtunes. Head to the Designer Galleries on 2 to share in the festive feeling.

MANCHESTER TRAFFORD


PERSONALISE YOUR BEAUTY AND DRINKS GIFTS

Dates: 2 November – 24 December 

Adding a personal touch to gifting this year is more important than ever before, which is why several of our favourite beauty and drinks brands are offering personalised products this festive season. Discover engraved lipsticks and fragrances at Dior, Jo Malone London and Christian Louboutin in our beauty halls, tailor-made Champagne gift boxes at Moët & Chandon (also online) and bespoke typewriter gift tagging at Maison Margiela. Add an extra layer to your gift giving this Christmas by opting for one-of-a-kind personalised presents – they'll be perfectly at home under your loved one’s tree.

SANTA'S REINDEER HUNT

Dates: 3–24 December
Times: Store opening hours

Santa has lost his reindeer and he needs your help in order to save Christmas! To find Dixon, Dancer, Prancer and their six other red-nosed friends across the Toys and Kids departments you’ll need your trusty map to hand – speak to a team member to receive yours and get hunting! Once your mission is accomplished, you’ll receive a chocolatey prize, as a special thank you from Santa.

FESTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Dates: 5–24 December
Times: 12–6pm

This Christmas we’ve called upon a host of festive solo performers to brighten up your weekend. Head to Beauty, Lower Level to listen to our festive DJs playing the best Christmas classics from 12–6pm on Saturdays and expect heart-warming Christmas classics and cinematic showtunes from solo singers from 12–4pm Sundays.

MEET SANTA CLAUS

Dates: 5–20 December (selected days)
Times: Slots available from 2–6pm

Book a slot to meet the big man himself and his trusty elf sidekick at Selfridges Trafford this Christmas. In the bookable 5-minute slots, children will be able to let Santa know what’s on their Christmas list, have a photograph taken with him and receive a candy cane to take home. Please note, bookings are complimentary and limited to family groups/households. In order to keep everyone safe, Santa will be 2 metres away from guests at all times when delivering his very special presents this season.
Please note, all bookings for in-store events will be held in line with the latest government guidelines.