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Christmas trees in departures

What's on at Heathrow this December

This Christmas we're putting the ho-ho-ho into your holiday with festive music galore, big-name book signings, children's craft activities and even daily visits from Santa himself.

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What's on when – Christmas events calendar

Events may only be accessible if you're travelling. Details are subject to change.

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Monday 4 December

Book cover

Terminal 3

Book signing – Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

17:00-17:45
The Bookshop by WHSmith
Meet author Jeff Kinney and pick up a signed copy during a brief pause in his Getaway World Tour.

Salvation Army

Terminal 5

Salvation Army band

11:30–13:30
Check-in (Zone B)
Traditional Christmas carols from the Salvation Army's Staines band.

Tuesday 5 December

Salvation Army

Terminal 2

Salvation Army band

08:30–10:30
Check-in (Zone C)
Traditional Christmas carols from the Salvation Army's Maidenhead band.

Thursday 7 December

Salvation Army

Terminal 4

Salvation Army band

08:30–10:30 & 17:30-19:30
Check-in Zone C
Traditional Christmas carols from the Salvation Army's Maidenhead band.

Friday 8 December

Santa and young friend

Terminal 2

Meet Santa

16:00–19:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Salvation Army
Salvation Army band

08:30–10:30 & 17:30-19:30
Check-in (Zone c)
Traditional Christmas carols from the Salvation Army's Staines (08:30–10:30) & Maidenhead (17:30-19:30) bands.

Jumper

Terminal 3

Children's craft workshop

10:00–16:00
Family Lounge (Lounge A)
Join our children's craft workshop and colour in a Christmas jumper.

Christmas carollers

Terminal 5

Christmas carollers

12:00–16:00
Arrivals forecourt
Sounds of Christmas to get you in the festive mood.

Adam-Hargreaves
Mr. Men special event

10:00–16:00
Arrivals forecourt
Pick up a signed book or illustration from Mr. Men author/illustrator Adam Hargreaves. Plus, meet Mr. Adventure and Little Miss Explorer in the departure lounge (15:00–16:00).

Saturday 9 December

Andrea Black

Terminal 2

Andrea Black

11:30
Caffè Nero (Arrivals) 
During a colourful career Andrea has opened for Eric Burdon, lived as a guest at John Lee Hooker’s house and written some 2,000 songs.

Christmas carollers
Christmas carollers

09:00–14:00
Departure lounge
Sounds of Christmas to get you in the festive mood.

Santa and young friend
Meet Santa

09:00–1:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Ashleigh Cumberbatch

Terminal 3

Holiday tunes from DJ Ashleigh

09:00–18:00
Departures forecourt
Feel the holiday vibes with DJ Ashleigh Cumberbatch! Look out for the team handing out special discount vouchers to receive up to £35 off* at Sunglass Hut.

* See voucher for full T&Cs. £35 off polarised sunglasses and £20 off non-polarised sunglasses.

Mr. Adventure

Terminal 4

Mr. Adventure

14:00-20:00
Departure lounge
Meet Heathrow's own Mr. Men character as he explores the terminal.

Santa and young friend

Terminal 5

Meet Santa

13:00–16:30
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Sunday 10 December

Emmay

Terminal 2

Emmay

10:30
Caffè Nero (Arrivals) 
Sibling trio from Liphook, Hampshire, praised by Show of Hands‘ Steve Knightly for “songwriting and musicianship of the highest order”.

Mobile craft session
Mobile craft

12:00–18:00
Departure lounge
Come and find our mobile craft teams and see what festive goodies you can make.

Ashleigh Cumberbatch

Terminal 3

Holiday tunes from DJ Ashleigh

09:00–18:00
Departures forecourt
Feel the holiday vibes with DJ Ashleigh Cumberbatch! Look out for the team handing out special discount vouchers to receive up to £35 off* at Sunglass Hut.

* See voucher for full T&Cs. £35 off polarised sunglasses and £20 off non-polarised sunglasses.

Christmas carollers
Christmas carollers

16:00–20:00
Departure lounge
Sounds of Christmas to get you in the festive mood.

Santa and young friend

Terminal 4

Meet Santa

17:00–20:30
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Santa and young friend

Terminal 5

Meet Santa

12:00–16:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Monday 11 December

Christmas carollers

Terminal 2

Christmas carollers

11:00–15:00
Departure lounge
Sounds of Christmas to get you in the festive mood.

Salvation Army

Terminal 3

Salvation Army band

11:30-13:30
Departures
Traditional Christmas carols from the Salvation Army's Staines band.

Santa and young friend
Meet Santa

10:00–13:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Mobile craft session

Terminal 4

Mobile craft

08:00–14:00
Departure lounge
Our mobile craft team will be out and about, with fun activities to keep little hands busy.

Salvation Army

Terminal 5

Salvation Army band

11:30-13:30
Check-in (Zone B)
Traditional Christmas carols from the Salvation Army's Hillingdon band.

Mobile craft session
Mobile craft

14:00–20:00
Departure lounge
Our mobile craft team will be out and about, with fun activities to keep little hands busy.

Tuesday 12 December

Elle and the Pocket Belles

Terminal 2

Elle and the Pocket Belles

12:00–18:00
Departure lounge
Join Elle and friends for their swingin' versions of some Christmas classics.

Mobile craft session

Terminal 3

Mobile craft

14:00–20:00
Departure lounge
Our mobile craft team will be out and about, with fun activities to keep little hands busy.

Christmas carollers

Terminal 4

Christmas carollers

16:00–20:00
Departure lounge
Sounds of Christmas to get you in the festive mood.

Santa and young friend
Meet Santa

17:30–20:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Salvation Army

Terminal 5

Salvation Army band

08:30-10:30
Check-in (Zone B)
Traditional Christmas carols from the Salvation Army band.

Santa and young friend
Meet Santa

13:00–16:30
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Wednesday 13 December

Santa and young friend

Terminal 2

Meet Santa

09:00–12:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Salvation Army

Terminal 3

Salvation Army band

17:30-19:30
Departures
Traditional Christmas carols from the Salvation Army band.

Santa and young friend
Meet Santa

13:00–17:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Estilo-Quartet

Terminal 4

Estilo String Quartet

15:00–21:00
Departure lounge
Enjoy a festive soundtrack in the terminal from the Estilo String Quartet.

Christmas carollers

Terminal 5

Christmas carollers

10:00–14:00
Departure lounge
Sounds of Christmas to get you in the festive mood.

Thursday 14 December

Salvation Army

Terminal 2

Salvation Army band

08:30-10:30
Check-in (Zone C)
Traditional Christmas carols from the Salvation Army's Maidenhead band.

Christmas carollers
Christmas carollers

16:00–20:00
Departure lounge
Sounds of Christmas to get you in the festive mood.

Santa and young friend

Terminal 3

Meet Santa

14:00–18:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Mobile craft session

Terminal 4

Mobile craft

13:00–20:00
Departure lounge
Our mobile craft team will be out and about, with fun activities to keep little hands busy.

Santa and young friend

Terminal 5

Meet Santa

09:00–13:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Friday 15 December

Santa and young friend

Terminal 2

Meet Santa

13:00–16:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Christmas carollers

Terminal 4

Christmas carollers

09:00–13:00
Departure lounge
Sounds of Christmas to get you in the festive mood.

Santa and young friend
Meet Santa

09:00–13:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Adam-Hargreaves

Terminal 5

Mr. Men book signing

10:00–16:00
Departure lounge (near Boots and Travelex)
Pick up a signed book or illustration from Mr. Men author/illustrator Adam Hargreaves.

Saturday 16 December

Andrea Black

Terminal 2

Andrea Black

11:30
Caffè Nero (Arrivals) 
During a colourful career Andrea has opened for Eric Burdon, lived as a guest at John Lee Hooker’s house and written some 2,000 songs.

Mobile craft session
Mobile craft

14:00–20:00
Departure lounge
Our mobile craft team will be out and about, with fun activities to keep little hands busy.

Bauble containing message

Terminal 3

Children's craft workshop

12:00–18:00
Family Lounge (Lounge A)
Join our children's craft workshop and and make your own Christmas bauble.

Santa and young friend
Meet Santa

14:00–18:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Christmas carollers

Terminal 4

Christmas carollers

16:00–20:00
Departure lounge
Sounds of Christmas to get you in the festive mood.

Santa and young friend

Terminal 5

Meet Santa

09:00–13:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Sunday 17 December

Miles Horn

Terminal 2

Miles Horn

11:30
Caffè Nero (Arrivals) 
Fresh indie sounds with songs that blend blues, soul and pop with the charm and crackle of 1960s rock ‘n’ roll.

Teddy bear
Children's craft workshop

10:00–16:00
(Gate Level, near play area and Gate A16)
Join our children's craft workshop and create your own Christmas bear.

Christmas carollers

Terminal 3

Christmas carollers

10:00-14:00
Departure lounge
Sounds of Christmas to get you in the festive mood.

Santa and young friend

Terminal 4

Meet Santa

18:00–20:30
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Little Miss Explorer

Terminal 5

Little Miss Explorer

10:00–16:00
Departure lounge
Meet Heathrow's own Little Miss character as she explores the terminal.

Monday 18 December

Christmas carollers

Terminal 2

Christmas carollers

14:00–18:00
Departure lounge
Sounds of Christmas to get you in the festive mood.

Santa and young friend
Meet Santa

14:00–17:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Mr. Adventure

Terminal 3

Mr. Adventure

12:00–18:00
Departure lounge
Meet Heathrow's own Mr. Men character as he explores the terminal.

Santa and young friend

Terminal 4

Meet Santa

17:30–20:30
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Jumper

Terminal 5

Children's craft workshop

10:00–16:00
Departure lounge (Gate Level, near Boots and Travelex)
Join our children's craft workshop and colour in a Christmas jumper.

Tuesday 19 December

Santa and young friend

Terminal 2

Meet Santa

15:00–18:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Christmas carollers

Terminal 3

Christmas carollers

16:00–20:00
Departure lounge
Sounds of Christmas to get you in the festive mood.

Little Miss Explorer

Terminal 4

Little Miss Explorer

14:00–20:00
Departure lounge
Meet Heathrow's own Little Miss character as she explores the terminal.

Santa and young friend

Terminal 5

Meet Santa

10:00–14:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Wednesday 20 December

Santa and young friend

Terminal 2

Meet Santa

14:00–17:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Little Miss Explorer

Terminal 3

Little Miss Explorer

12:00–18:00
Departure lounge
Meet Heathrow's own Little Miss character as she explores the terminal.

Mobile craft session

Terminal 4

Mobile craft

14:00–20:00
Departure lounge
Our mobile craft team will be out and about, with fun activities to keep little hands busy.

Salvation Army

Terminal 5

Salvation Army band

11:30-13:30
Check-in (Zone C)
Traditional Christmas carols from the Salvation Army's Staines band.

Thursday 21 December

Adam-Hargreaves

Terminal 2

Mr. Men book signing

10:00–16:00
Play area, near Gate A16
Pick up a signed book or illustration from Mr. Men author/illustrator Adam Hargreaves.

Mobile craft session
Mobile craft

15:00–20:00
Departure lounge
Our mobile craft team will be out and about, with fun activities to keep little hands busy.

Teddy bear

Terminal 5

Children's craft workshop

12:00–18:00
Departure lounge (Gate Level, near Boots and Travelex)
Join our children's craft workshop and create your own Christmas bear.

Christmas carollers
Christmas carollers

13:00–17:00
Departure lounge
Sounds of Christmas to get you in the festive mood.

Friday 22 December

Bauble containing message

Terminal 2

Children's craft workshop

10:00–16:00
Departure Lounge (Gate Level, near play area and Gate A16)
Join our children's craft workshop and and make your own Christmas bauble.

Mobile craft session

Terminal 3

Mobile craft

14:00–20:00
Departure lounge
Our mobile craft team will be out and about, with fun activities to keep little hands busy.

Adam-Hargreaves

Terminal 4

Mr. Men book signing

10:00–16:00
Play area, near Gate 6
Pick up a signed book or illustration from Mr. Men author/illustrator Adam Hargreaves.

Santa and young friend

Terminal 5

Meet Santa

14:00–18:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Christmas carollers
Christmas carollers

14:00–18:00
Departure lounge
Sounds of Christmas to get you in the festive mood.

Saturday 23 December

Santa and young friend

Terminal 2

Meet Santa

13:00–15:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Estilo-Quartet

Terminal 3

Estilo String Quartet

12:00–18:00
Departure lounge
Enjoy a festive soundtrack in the terminal from the Estilo String Quartet.

Christmas carollers

Terminal 4

Christmas carollers

10:00–14:00
Departure lounge
Sounds of Christmas to get you in the festive mood.

Santa and young friend

Terminal 5

Meet Santa

09:00–12:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Sunday 24 December

Santa and young friend

Terminal 2

Meet Santa

13:00–15:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

Christmas carollers

Terminal 3

Christmas carollers

12:00–16:00
Departure lounge
Sounds of Christmas to get you in the festive mood.

Elle and the Pocket Belles

Terminal 4

Elle and the Pocket Belles

12:00–18:00
Departure lounge
Join Elle and friends for their swingin' versions of some Christmas classics.

Santa and young friend

Terminal 5

Meet Santa

09:00–12:00
Departure lounge
Santa and one of his elves are here to meet your younger travel companions.

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