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The Harrods Christmas Grotto

Visit Father Christmas in 2019

We look forward to welcoming you to the Harrods Christmas Grotto in 2019. More information will be available later in the year.

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The History Of The Grotto

  • Since 1955, Father Christmas has visited Harrods every year to meet children from across the world. To this day, the Harrods Christmas Grotto holds a special place in the memories of everyone who comes to visit.

    For over 60 years, Harrods has been the home of Father Christmas in London, welcoming wide-eyed children to experience magical festivities, including a visit to the Harrods Christmas Grotto. While toys may have changed increasingly over the past 60 years, a meeting with Father Christmas remains a memory that lasts a lifetime.

    Ahead of Christmas 2018, we caught up with Father Christmas to ask him his favourite things about coming to Harrods for the festive season: “The excitement and the hustle and bustle of getting ready for Christmas, Harrods all lit up, its windows decorated to perfection, and, of course… easy parking on the roof.”

    And not much has changed for Father Christmas, “love, family and friends; and time for a little self-indulgence,” are still the most important things about Christmas.

  • The History Of The Harrods Christmas Grotto; Archive
  • "Christmas is for children, first and foremost. I help keep the spirit of Christmas alive, which is very important."
    Father Christmas, The Harrodian Gazette 1955
  • The History Of The Harrods Christmas Grotto; Archive
  • The History Of The Harrods Christmas Grotto; Archive
  • The History Of The Harrods Christmas Grotto; Archive