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    Special events in the terminals at Heathrow

    Monday 3rd December 2018

    Band concert in progress

    Carols from the Salvation Army band

    • Terminal 5 check-in Zones B-C, 11:30–13:30

    Get in the mood for Christmas with some favourite traditional tunes. Today's selection of carols is brought to you by the Staines band of the Salvation Army.

    Thursday 6th December 2018

    Band concert in progress

    Carols from the Salvation Army band

    • Terminal 4 check-in near Cafè Rouge, 17:30–19:30

    Get in the mood for Christmas with some favourite traditional tunes. Today's selection of carols is brought to you by the Staines band of the Salvation Army.

    Friday 7th December 2018

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Meet Father Christmas

    • Terminal 3 12:00–16:00 (before security)
    • Terminal 2 17:00–20:00

    Santa Claus will be out and about the terminals, accompanied by his faithful helper elf. Last-minute Christmas letters, gift ideas, even posing for an ‘elfie’ — don’t be shy, come and say hi!

    Mr. Men characters with Adam and friends

    Mr. Men and Adam Hargreaves

    • Terminal 3 10:00–16:00 (before security)

    Heathrow's own Mr. Adventure and Little Miss Explorer are joined by their creator, Adam Hargreaves.

    Adam will be drawing and signing Mr. Men pictures for young travellers — who will you choose?

    Carol singers in traditional costume

    Christmas carols

    • Terminal 3 12:00–16:00 (before security)

    Our carollers return to perform for you in the departure lounges. Today the Christmas Carol Company singers are joined by the choirs of Hampton Prep School and St Michael and St Martin School, Hounslow.

    They will be singing traditional Christmas carols and seasonal songs to put you in the festive mood.

    Craft helper with children

    Craft trolley

    • Terminal 4 14:00–20:00
    • Terminal 5 10:00–16:00

    The ever-popular mobile craft trolley roams the departure lounge, loaded with activities for little adventurers.

    All activities are completely free, and the trolley brings the fun to where you are.

    Simon Kernick portrait

    Simon Kernick book signing

    • Terminal 3 The Bookshop by WHSmith, 12:30–13:30

    Thriller writer Simon Kernick drops in to meet fans and sign copies of his new novel, We Can See You.

    Set in California, this high-octane tale begins with a kidnapping and soon turns into a heart-stopping race against time.

    Band concert in progress

    Carols from the Salvation Army band

    • Terminal 2 check-in Zone C, 17:30–19:30

    Get in the mood for Christmas with some favourite traditional tunes. This evening's selection of carols is brought to you by the Staines band of the Salvation Army.

    Saturday 8th December 2018

    Mr. Men characters in Santa hats

    Meet Mr. Adventure

    • Terminal 4 14:00–20:00

    Mr. Adventure loves Christmas! Heathrow's own Mr. Men character can't wait to meet new friends as he roams the departure lounge. Don't be shy, now!

    Our larger-than-life Mr. Men and Little Miss characters are always popular with our littlest travellers.

    Keep your eyes peeled if you're travelling with your family — Mr. Adventure is always happy to pose for a selfie, or just to say 'Hi'.

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Meet Father Christmas

    • Terminal 3 09:00–11:00
    • Terminal 5 15:00–17:00

    Santa Claus will be out and about the terminals, accompanied by his faithful helper elf.

    Last-minute Christmas letters, gift ideas, even posing for an ‘elfie’ — don’t be shy, come and say hi!

    Carol singers in traditional costume

    Christmas carols

    • Terminal 2 10:00–14:00

    Our carollers return to perform for you in the departure lounges.

    Join them for some traditional Christmas carols and seasonal songs to put you in the festive mood.

    Live music: Lots Holloway

    • Terminal 2 Caffè Nero (arrivals), 12:00

    Infectious, original alt-pop tunes from this singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist.

    Caffè Nero's regular live music sessions showcase grassroots talent, including many as-yet unsigned acts who are given a chance to reach an audience.

    There's no charge for these events.

    Sunday 9th December 2018

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Meet Father Christmas

    • Terminal 5 12:00–16:00
    • Terminal 4 17:00–20:00

    Santa Claus will be out and about the terminals, accompanied by his faithful helper elf.

    Last-minute Christmas letters, gift ideas, even posing for an ‘elfie’ — don’t be shy, come and say hi!

    Craft helper with children

    Craft trolley

    • Terminal 2 12:00–18:00

    The ever-popular mobile craft trolley roams the departure lounge, loaded with activities for little adventurers.

    All activities are completely free, and the trolley brings the fun to where you are.

    Carol singers in traditional costume

    Christmas carols

    • Terminal 3 16:00–20:00

    Our carollers return to perform for you in the departure lounges.

    Join them for some traditional Christmas carols and seasonal songs to put you in the festive mood.

    Live music: Andrea Black

    • Terminal 2 Caffè Nero (arrivals), 11:00

    During a colourful musical career Andrea has opened for Eric Burdon, lived as a guest chez John Lee Hooker and written some 2,000 songs.

    Caffè Nero's regular live music sessions showcase grassroots talent, including many as-yet unsigned acts who are given a chance to reach an audience.

    There's no charge for these events.

    Monday 10th December 2018

    Craft workshop in progress

    Craft workshop — decorate a cookie

    • Terminal 5 10:00–16:00

    Children love our free craft workshops. Just drop in to today's session, on the lower Gate Level (near Boots and Travelex), and our craft helpers will get your young ones started.

    Today they'll have all the trimmings they need to give their biscuit a colourful Christmas theme — the perfect present for a loved one (or a tasty snack to take on their journey!)

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Meet Father Christmas

    • Terminal 3 09:00–13:00
    • Terminal 2 14:00–17:00

    Santa Claus will be out and about the terminals, accompanied by his faithful helper elf.

    Last-minute Christmas letters, gift ideas, even posing for an ‘elfie’ — don’t be shy, come and say hi!

    Craft helper with children

    Craft trolley

    • Terminal 4 14:00–20:00

    The ever-popular mobile craft trolley roams the departure lounge, loaded with activities for little adventurers.

    All activities are completely free, and the trolley brings the fun to where you are.

    Carol singers in traditional costume

    Christmas carols

    • Terminal 2 11:00–15:00

    Our carollers return to perform for you in the departure lounges.

    Join them for some traditional Christmas carols and seasonal songs to put you in the festive mood.

    Band concert in progress

    Carols from the Salvation Army band

    • Terminal 3 before security, 11:30–13:30
    • Terminal 5 check-in Zones B–C, 17:30–19:30

    Get in the mood for Christmas with some favourite traditional tunes. This evening's selection of carols is brought to you by the bands of the Salvation Army's Staines and Hillingdon sections.

    Tuesday 11th December 2018

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Meet Father Christmas

    • Terminal 3 12:00–16:00
    • Terminal 4 17:00–20:00

    Santa Claus will be out and about the terminals, accompanied by his faithful helper elf.

    Last-minute Christmas letters, gift ideas, even posing for an ‘elfie’ — don’t be shy, come and say hi!

    Carol singers in traditional costume

    Christmas carols

    • Terminal 4 16:00–20:00

    Our carollers return to perform for you in the departure lounges.

    Join them for some traditional Christmas carols and seasonal songs to put you in the festive mood.

    Band concert in progress

    Carols from the Salvation Army band

    • Terminal 5 check-in Zones B–C, 10:30–13:30

    Get in the mood for Christmas with some favourite traditional tunes. This evening's selection of carols is brought to you by the bands of the Salvation Army's Staines section.

    Wednesday 12th December 2018

    Mr. Men characters in Santa hats

    Meet Little Miss Explorer

    • Terminal 4 14:00–20:00

    Little Miss Explorer loves Christmas! Heathrow's own Little Miss character can't wait to meet new friends as she roams the departure lounge. Don't be shy, now!

    Our larger-than-life Mr. Men and Little Miss characters are always popular with our littlest travellers.

    Keep your eyes peeled if you're travelling with your family — Little Miss Explorer is always happy to pose for a selfie, or just to say 'Hi'.

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Meet Father Christmas

    • Terminal 2 09:00–12:00
    • Terminal 3 13:00–17:00

    Santa Claus will be out and about the terminals, accompanied by his faithful helper elf.

    Last-minute Christmas letters, gift ideas, even posing for an ‘elfie’ — don’t be shy, come and say hi!

    Carol singers in traditional costume

    Christmas carols

    • Terminal 5 10:00–14:00

    Our carollers return to perform for you in the departure lounges.

    Join them for some traditional Christmas carols and seasonal songs to put you in the festive mood.

    Thursday 13th December 2018

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Meet Father Christmas

    • Terminal 5 09:00–12:00
    • Terminal 3 13:00–17:00

    Santa Claus will be out and about the terminals, accompanied by his faithful helper elf.

    Last-minute Christmas letters, gift ideas, even posing for an ‘elfie’ — don’t be shy, come and say hi!

    Craft helper with children

    Craft trolley

    • Terminal 4 14:00–20:00

    The ever-popular mobile craft trolley roams the departure lounge, loaded with activities for little adventurers.

    All activities are completely free, and the trolley brings the fun to where you are.

    Carol singers in traditional costume

    Christmas carols

    • Terminal 2 16:00–20:00

    Our carollers return to perform for you in the departure lounges.

    Join them for some traditional Christmas carols and seasonal songs to put you in the festive mood.

    Friday 14th December 2018

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Meet Father Christmas

    • Terminal 5 09:00–13:00
    • Terminal 2 14:00–17:00

    Santa Claus will be out and about the terminals, accompanied by his faithful helper elf.

    Last-minute Christmas letters, gift ideas, even posing for an ‘elfie’ — don’t be shy, come and say hi!

    Mr. Men characters with Adam and friends

    Mr. Men and Adam Hargreaves

    • Terminal 4 12:00–18:00

    Heathrow's own Little Miss Explorer will be joined in the terminal by her creator, Adam Hargreaves.

    Adam will be drawing and signing Mr. Men pictures for young travellers — who will you choose?

    Carol singers in traditional costume

    Christmas carols

    • Terminal 3 10:00–14:00

    Our carollers return to perform for you in the departure lounges.

    Join them for some traditional Christmas carols and seasonal songs to put you in the festive mood.

    Saturday 15th December 2018

    Craft workshop in progress

    Craft workshop — decorate a cookie

    • Terminal 3 12:00–18:00

    Children love our free craft workshops. Just drop in to today's session, in the Family Lounge (follow signs to Lounge A), and our craft helpers will get your young ones started.

    Today they'll have all the trimmings they need to give their biscuit a colourful Christmas theme — the perfect present for a loved one (or a tasty snack to take on their journey!)

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Meet Father Christmas

    • Terminal 5 09:00–12:00
    • Terminal 3 13:00–17:00

    Santa Claus will be out and about the terminals, accompanied by his faithful helper elf.

    Last-minute Christmas letters, gift ideas, even posing for an ‘elfie’ — don’t be shy, come and say hi!

    Craft helper with children

    Craft trolley

    • Terminal 2 14:00–20:00

    The ever-popular mobile craft trolley roams the departure lounge, loaded with activities for little adventurers.

    All activities are completely free, and the trolley brings the fun to where you are.

    Carol singers in traditional costume

    Christmas carols

    • Terminal 4 16:00–20:00

    Our carollers return to perform for you in the departure lounges.

    Join them for some traditional Christmas carols and seasonal songs to put you in the festive mood.

    Live music: Melvin Ashong

    • Terminal 2 Caffè Nero (arrivals), 12:00

    Singer-songwriter and guitarist, born of Irish and Ghanaian parents, raised in London’s Notting Hill Gate.

    Caffè Nero's regular live music sessions showcase grassroots talent, including many as-yet unsigned acts who are given a chance to reach an audience.

    There's no charge for these events.

    Sunday 16th December 2018

    Craft workshop in progress

    Craft workshop — decorate a cookie

    • Terminal 2 10:00–16:00

    Children love our free craft workshops. Just drop in to today's session, on the lower Gate Level (near the play area), and our craft helpers will get your young ones started.

    Today they'll have all the trimmings they need to give their biscuit a colourful Christmas theme — the perfect present for a loved one (or a tasty snack to take on their journey!)

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Meet Father Christmas

    • Terminal 3 12:00–16:00
    • Terminal 4 17:00–20:00

    Santa Claus will be out and about the terminals, accompanied by his faithful helper elf.

    Last-minute Christmas letters, gift ideas, even posing for an ‘elfie’ — don’t be shy, come and say hi!

    Carol singers in traditional costume

    Christmas carols

    • Terminal 3 10:00–14:00

    Our carollers return to perform for you in the departure lounges.

    Join them for some traditional Christmas carols and seasonal songs to put you in the festive mood.

    Mr. Men characters in Santa hats

    Meet Little Miss Explorer

    • Terminal 5 10:00–16:00

    Little Miss Explorer loves Christmas! Heathrow's own Little Miss character can't wait to meet new friends as she roams the departure lounge. Don't be shy, now!

    Our larger-than-life Mr. Men and Little Miss characters are always popular with our littlest travellers.

    Keep your eyes peeled if you're travelling with your family — Little Miss Explorer is always happy to pose for a selfie, or just to say 'Hi'.

    Live music: Colourshop

    • Terminal 2 Caffè Nero (arrivals), 12:00

    Italian-born, South American-rooted and London-based Alfredo Salvati draws on influences from around the world.

    Caffè Nero's regular live music sessions showcase grassroots talent, including many as-yet unsigned acts who are given a chance to reach an audience.

    There's no charge for these events.

    Monday 17th December 2018

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Meet Father Christmas

    • Terminal 3 12:00–16:00
    • Terminal 4 17:00–20:00

    Santa Claus will be out and about the terminals, accompanied by his faithful helper elf.

    Last-minute Christmas letters, gift ideas, even posing for an ‘elfie’ — don’t be shy, come and say hi!

    Mr. Men characters with Adam and friends

    Mr. Men and Adam Hargreaves

    • Terminal 5 10:00–16:00

    Heathrow's own Mr. Adventure will be joined in the terminal by his creator, Adam Hargreaves.

    Adam will be drawing and signing Mr. Men pictures for young travellers — who will you choose?

    Craft workshop in progress

    Craft workshop — decorate a Christmas cookie

    • Terminal 2 10:00–16:00

    Children love our free craft workshops. Just drop in to today's session, on the lower Gate Level (near the play area), and our craft helpers will get your young ones started.

    Today they'll have all the trimmings they need to give their biscuit a colourful Christmas theme — the perfect present for a loved one (or a tasty snack to take on their journey!)

    Carol singers in traditional costume

    Christmas carols

    • Terminal 2 14:00–18:00

    Our carollers return to perform for you in the departure lounges.

    Join them for some traditional Christmas carols and seasonal songs to put you in the festive mood.

    Tuesday 18th December 2018

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Meet Father Christmas

    • Terminal 5 10:00–14:00
    • Terminal 2 15:00–18:00

    Santa Claus will be out and about the terminals, accompanied by his faithful helper elf.

    Last-minute Christmas letters, gift ideas, even posing for an ‘elfie’ — don’t be shy, come and say hi!

    Mr. Men characters in Santa hats

    Meet Little Miss Explorer

    • Terminal 4 14:00–20:00

    Little Miss Explorer loves Christmas! Heathrow's own Little Miss character can't wait to meet new friends as she roams the departure lounge. Don't be shy, now!

    Our larger-than-life Mr. Men and Little Miss characters are always popular with our littlest travellers.

    Keep your eyes peeled if you're travelling with your family — Little Miss Explorer is always happy to pose for a selfie, or just to say 'Hi'.

    Carol singers in traditional costume

    Christmas carols

    • Terminal 3 16:00–20:00

    Our carollers return to perform for you in the departure lounges.

    Join them for some traditional Christmas carols and seasonal songs to put you in the festive mood.

    Wednesday 19th December 2018

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Meet Father Christmas

    • Terminal 5 09:00–12:00
    • Terminal 2 13:00–17:00

    Santa Claus will be out and about the terminals, accompanied by his faithful helper elf.

    Last-minute Christmas letters, gift ideas, even posing for an ‘elfie’ — don’t be shy, come and say hi!

    Mr. Men characters in Santa hats

    Meet Little Miss Explorer

    • Terminal 3 12:00–18:00

    Little Miss Explorer loves Christmas! Heathrow's own Little Miss character can't wait to meet new friends as she roams the departure lounge. Don't be shy, now!

    Our larger-than-life Mr. Men and Little Miss characters are always popular with our littlest travellers.

    Keep your eyes peeled if you're travelling with your family — Little Miss Explorer is always happy to pose for a selfie, or just to say 'Hi'.

    Craft helper with children

    Craft trolley

    • Terminal 4 14:00–20:00
    • Terminal 5 14:00–20:00

    The ever-popular mobile craft trolley roams the departure lounge, loaded with activities for little adventurers.

    All activities are completely free, and the trolley brings the fun to where you are.

    Thursday 20th December 2018

    Craft workshop in progress

    Craft workshop — decorate a Christmas bear

    • Terminal 5 10:00–16:00

    Children love our free craft workshops. Just drop in to today's session, on the lower Gate Level (near Boots and Travelex), and our craft helpers will get your young ones started.

    Today they'll have all the bits and bobs they need to get their papier maché bear ready for Christmas — a perfect present for a loved one or a hand-made decoration for the tree at home.

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Meet Father Christmas

    • Terminal 3 12:00–16:00
    • Terminal 4 17:00–20:00

    Santa Claus will be out and about the terminals, accompanied by his faithful helper elf.

    Last-minute Christmas letters, gift ideas, even posing for an ‘elfie’ — don’t be shy, come and say hi!

    Craft helper with children

    Craft trolley

    • Terminal 2 14:00–20:00

    The ever-popular mobile craft trolley roams the departure lounge, loaded with activities for little adventurers.

    All activities are completely free, and the trolley brings the fun to where you are.

    Carol singers in traditional costume

    Christmas carols

    • Terminal 5 13:00–17:00

    Our carollers return to perform for you in the departure lounges.

    Join them for some traditional Christmas carols and seasonal songs to put you in the festive mood.

    Friday 21st December 2018

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Meet Father Christmas

    • Terminal 5 12:00–16:00
    • Terminal 3 17:00–20:00

    Santa Claus will be out and about the terminals, accompanied by his faithful helper elf.

    Last-minute Christmas letters, gift ideas, even posing for an ‘elfie’ — don’t be shy, come and say hi!

    Craft workshop in progress

    Craft workshop — decorate a Christmas bear

    • Terminal 2 10:00–16:00

    Children love our free craft workshops. Just drop in to today's session, on the lower Gate Level (near the play area), and our craft helpers will get your young ones started.

    Today they'll have all the bits and bobs they need to get their papier maché bear ready for Christmas — a perfect present for a loved one or a hand-made decoration for the tree at home.

    Carol singers in traditional costume

    Christmas carols

    • Terminal 5 14:00–18:00

    Our carollers return to perform for you in the departure lounges.

    Join them for some traditional Christmas carols and seasonal songs to put you in the festive mood.

    Saturday 22nd December 2018

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Meet Father Christmas

    • Terminal 5 09:00–17:00

    Santa Claus will be out and about the terminals, accompanied by his faithful helper elf.

    Last-minute Christmas letters, gift ideas, even posing for an ‘elfie’ — don’t be shy, come and say hi!

    Mr. Men characters with Adam and friends

    Mr. Men and Adam Hargreaves

    • Terminal 2 12:00–18:00 (with Adam Hargreaves)
    • Terminal 3 12:00–18:00

    Heathrow's own Mr. Adventure will be joined in Terminal 2 by his creator, Adam Hargreaves.

    Adam will be drawing and signing Mr. Men pictures for young travellers — who will you choose?

    Meanwhile in Terminal 3, Little Miss Explorer will be touring the departure lounge, meeting new friends on their Christmas travels.

    Carol singers in traditional costume

    Christmas carols

    • Terminal 4 16:00–20:00

    Our carollers return to perform for you in the departure lounges.

    Join them for some traditional Christmas carols and seasonal songs to put you in the festive mood.

    Sunday 23rd December 2018

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Meet Father Christmas

    • Terminal 5 09:00–12:00
    • Terminal 2 13:00–17:00

    Santa Claus will be out and about the terminals, accompanied by his faithful helper elf.

    Last-minute Christmas letters, gift ideas, even posing for an ‘elfie’ — don’t be shy, come and say hi!

    Craft helper with children

    Craft trolley

    • Terminal 4 14:00–20:00

    The ever-popular mobile craft trolley roams the departure lounge, loaded with activities for little adventurers.

    All activities are completely free, and the trolley brings the fun to where you are.

    Monday 24th December 2018, Christmas Eve

    Craft workshop in progress

    Craft workshop — decorate a Christmas bear

    • Terminal 3 10:00–16:00

    Children love our free craft workshops. Just drop in to today's session, in the Family Lounge (follow signs to Lounge A), and our craft helpers will get your young ones started.

    Today they'll have all the bits and bobs they need to get their papier maché bear ready for Christmas — a perfect present for a loved one or a hand-made decoration for the tree at home.

    Mr. Men characters in Santa hats

    Meet Mr. Adventure

    • Terminal 5 10:00–16:00

    Mr. Adventure loves Christmas! Heathrow's own Mr. Men character can't wait to meet new friends as he roams the departure lounge. Don't be shy, now!

    Our larger-than-life Mr. Men and Little Miss characters are always popular with our littlest travellers.

    Keep your eyes peeled if you're travelling with your family — Mr. Adventure is always happy to pose for a selfie, or just to say 'Hi'.

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Meet Father Christmas

    • Terminal 2 09:00–12:00
    • Terminal 4 13:00–17:00

    Santa Claus will be out and about the terminals, accompanied by his faithful helper elf.

    Last-minute Christmas letters, gift ideas, even posing for an ‘elfie’ — don’t be shy, come and say hi!

    Carol singers in traditional costume

    Christmas carols

    • Terminal 2 14:00–18:00

    Our carollers return to perform for you in the departure lounges.

    Join them for some traditional Christmas carols and seasonal songs to put you in the festive mood.

    Tuesday 25th December 2018, Christmas Day

    Wednesday 26th December 2018, Boxing Day

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    Christmas events for 2018

    Santa in Terminal 5

    Holidays begin at Heathrow

    This year we've pulled out the stops to make your Christmas journey even more memorable.

    Santa Claus, Mr. Men characters, kids' craft sessions and carol singers ... there's something happening every day in the run-up to Christmas 2018.

    Check the events calendar below to see what's happening on your date of travel. You can also find a full events rundown here.

    Unless stated, events take place in the departure lounges. Event details are subject to change.

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    Gift wrapping

    Gift wrapping

    Have your airport purchases gift-wrapped in exchange for a donation to our chosen charity, CARE International UK.

    Available at gift-wrap stations in the departure lounge from 8th November until 2nd January.

    Bears video

    Family of bears in Arrivals

    Edward and Doris, furry stars of our Christmas ads, are looking forward to Christmas in Florida. But will everything go according to plan?

    Watch the film

    Bears app

    Girl meeting the virtual Doris and Edward

    'Meet' the Heathrow bears with our 3D augmented reality app. Available to play in all departure lounges. Not flying? Scan our downloadable bookmark instead.

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