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Special events in the terminals at Heathrow

Heathrow is the stage for fun and engaging events all year round to keep you entertained on your travels.

The Secret Life of the Pencil

15 October - 30 November: Terminal 5 - Check-in

A 3.5 metre pencil sculpture accompanied by photographs by Alex Hammond and Mike Tinney seeking to savour the use of pencils. The project's close association with the charity Children in Crisis’ highlights that, whether in the hands of a world renowned architect or a child from DR Congo, the pencil still has its role at the origins of creativity.

Make your own contribution by purchasing limited edition posters and original prints at the Paul Smith shop in Terminal 5 or online at paulsmith.co.uk/secretpencils

Christmas at Heathrow

Celebrate Christmas with Heathrow with a number of festive events across all our Terminals.

Heathrow Gift Helpers

Our Heathrow Gift helpers will be on hand in your terminal this Christmas to help you find the perfect gifts. From gift inspiration to finding the best offers, our festive gift helpers are the season’s go-to guide.

Based in all four terminals from 16th November until 3rd January, between 6am and 9pm. At Heathrow you’ll have Christmas in the bag with all you need.

Heathrow Gift Wrapping

Heathrow is excited to announce our Christmas partnership with top fashion illustrators Fifi Lapin, Daisy de Villeneuve, Clyn Everdenand and renowned fashion blogger Emily Johnston.

If you are looking to give your gifts a bit of added sparkle, have them stylishly-wrapped in boxes or gift bags, featuring stunning limited edition designs from the fashion favourites.

The wrapping facility is free of charge* with the option to make a donation to Oxfam and is available for all gifts purchased at Heathrow.

*Terms and conditions apply.

For full terms and conditions.

Father Christmas and Elf visits

During this busy period of the year for Father Christmas and helper, has ensured that he has enough time to meet all the children (and adults) who have been good before they travel on their holidays, visiting friends or going home for this festive period.

Terminal 2

  • 10 December - 14.00 to 17.00
  • 11 December - 09.00 to 12 noon
  • 13 December - 14.00 to 17.00
  • 15 December - 09.00 to 12 noon
  • 17 December - 13.00 to 16.00
  • 20 December - 14.00 to 17.00
  • 21 December - 15.00 to 18.00
  • 22 December - 14.00 to 17.00
  • 24 December - 13.00 to 15.00

Terminal 3

  • 13 December - 10.00 to 13.00
  • 15 December - 13.00 to 17.00
  • 16 December - 14.00 to 18.00
  • 18 December - 14.00 to 18.00
  • 19 December - 13.00 to 17.00
  • 23 December - 13.00 to 17.00

Terminal 4

  • 12 December - 17.00 to 20.30
  • 14 December - 17.00 to 20.30
  • 17 December - 09.00 to 12 noon
  • 19 December - 18.00 to 20.30
  • 20 December - 17.30 to 20.30
  • 23 December - 18.00 to 20.30

Terminal 5

  • 10 December - 09.00 to 13.00
  • 11 December - 13.00 to 16.30
  • 12 December - 12.00 to 16.00
  • 14 December - 13.00 to 16.30
  • 16 December - 09.00 to 13.00
  • 18 December - 09.00 to 13.00
  • 21 December - 10.00 to 14.00
  • 22 December - 09.00 to 13.00
  • 24 December - 09.00 to 12 noon

Caffè Nero - home of live music:

Caffè Nero in Terminal 2 Arrivals will be home to exciting live music on various dates throughout November. Enjoy some good food and be entertained at the same time. Unless otherwise stated, performances start at 10.30am.

Selena S - 28 November 13.00

Selena S

Selena began singing regularly at school and church events and was rocked by the staggeringly positive responses to her voice. Encouraged strongly by her choir teacher, she began giving a career in music serious thought. After graduation, she picked up the guitar and focused on writing songs. “It was a huge challenge at first, but somehow it all came together my last year of college.”

In 2006, Selena independently released her debut self-titled album. After a nearly 10-year hiatus, Selena has released her latest single “Waiting in Vain,” a reimagined version of Bob Marley’s classic. Now that she resides in one of the most creative capitals in the world, Selena Seballo is ready to take the music world by storm.

Lauren Ray - 29 November at 12 noon

Lauren Ray

With a Polish/South African dad and English/Irish mother, Lauren Ray and her three siblings grew up in South Africa, Austria, Poland and the UK. Lauren now lives in London and spends her time writing, recording and gigging in and around London, LA and Nashville, co-writing with hit songwriters such as Ian Dench (Beyonce, Jordin Sparks) & Martin Sutton (Leann Rimes, Lu Lu) and has also been writing for other up and coming artists.

Lauren's debut single 'Come To Me' and EP titled 'Paying for Love' showcase Lauren’s ability to write honest and emotionally raw songs and is the perfect introduction into her story telling writing style and seemingly effortless vocals.

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