This December, Heathrow Airport is set to become a magical destination in its own right with a spectacular array of Christmas festivities. From live ballet and choir performances to visits from Santa himself, Heathrow is going all out to make this holiday season unforgettable for its passengers. Here’s a look at the top 10 festive attractions to expect when traveling through Heathrow this Christmas.
1. Ballet Performances in Arrivals
Dance enthusiasts will be treated to a unique spectacle – a special ballet performance titled ‘The Reunion’, choreographed by award-winning Ruth Brill. The dance, featuring 239 individual moves symbolizing Heathrow’s destinations, will be performed in the arrivals section throughout December.
2. Dazzling Christmas Decorations
Heathrow has decked its halls with brand-new Christmas decorations, including 22 ft Christmas trees in green and purple, giant glowing presents, and wreaths across all terminals. Notably, each terminal boasts custom-designed holiday decorations by Christian Dior, including a stunning 22ft golden Christmas tree in Terminal 5.
3. Mr. Men Little Miss Mobile Game
Young travelers will be delighted by a Christmas-themed mobile game featuring Heathrow-exclusive characters Mr. Adventure and Little Miss Explorer. Accessible through QR codes around the airport, this game promises to keep the little ones entertained.
4. The Jingle Belles Performances
The all-female singing group, the ‘Jingle Belles’, will perform Christmas classics across various terminals on specific dates in December, adding to the festive atmosphere.
5. Choirs and Brass Quintet
Local choirs and a special brass quintet will perform between 19th and 22nd December across all terminals, spreading Christmas cheer to passengers.
6. Santa and Friends Visit
Santa, along with his elves and a magical polar bear, will be making their rounds in the terminals for 20 days, bringing smiles and Christmas magic to everyone.
7. Capture Memories with Caricaturists
Travelers can capture their airport experiences through caricatures and polaroid prints offered by Heathrow, creating lasting memories of their festive journeys.
8. Arts and Crafts for Kids
Children can engage in creative activities with Heathrow’s free arts and crafts trolleys, complete with coloring packs and chocolates.
9. Complimentary Gift-Wrapping Service
Heathrow offers a complimentary gift-wrapping service in all terminals, adding a personal touch to holiday gifts with personalized ribbon printing.
10. Win Prizes with Claw Machines
Passengers have the chance to win instant prizes every day with new claw machines situated in all terminals. Additionally, there’s a chance to win a £7500 voucher from Watches of Switzerland.
Travel Tips from Heathrow
Heathrow reminds travelers to pack carefully, especially liquids and gels, and to arrive no more than two hours before short-haul and three hours before long-haul flights to ensure a smooth departure.
Tonia Fielding, Director of Services at Heathrow, expressed excitement about providing passengers with an extraordinary experience during the festive season. As the UK’s most connected airport, Heathrow is not just a travel hub but a destination where holiday magic begins.