Selfridges Christmas Market

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We’ve all heard of Winter Wonderland and we’ve all wished to set our sights on the Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square but what if we told you that Selfridges London hosts an impressive series of festive events throughout the festive season? Previously the Selfridges Christmas Market provided London with festive cheer hosting excellent street food vendors, drink stalls, gift stalls, sustainable floristry shops and games with branded prizes from MAC and other renowned sellers.

This year however, the market ceases to exist. But don’t worry in its wake, a dazzling array of festive events have been born… It’s a Christmas miracle!

This series of festive workshops and numerous events start from 7th November 2022 – 24th December 2022. Let’s snow-plough through the details but first, we’ll talk about some highlights from last year’s Christmas Market.

What was on last year at the Selfridges Christmas Market?

The Selfridges Christmas Market was a haven for foodies and families who love all things Crimbo. In partnership with Food Market Pioneer and founder of Street Feast, Dominic Cools-Lartigue, selfridges meshed all things sustainable, delicious, and fun together! Families enjoyed a tasty cluster of street food vendors, gift stalls, fairground rides, Christmas Trees, handmade crafts, craft beer and so much more!

Valentines Day doughnuts made by the Treats Club

Street Food highlights at Selfridges Christmas Market 2021

Selfridges hosted a brilliant line-up of food vendors in 2021, all selected by London’s best street food company, Street Feast. We’ve included them in this article because each vendor is London based and we think you should visit them during your family trip to London during the festive season.

Tantalise your tastebuds with everything from Indian street food from Gully to pizza by The Social Dough Company.

Have we got any sweet-tooth-folks in the building? Savoury folks will enjoy this vendor too… Utter waffles landed a gig at Selfridges Christmas market in 2021, selling savoury and sweet waffles! Load up with maple syrup or bacon… or go all out American and do both!

Relish the fruits of the ocean and enjoy a range of delicious seafood by Calamari Canteen. Sink your teeth into hearty burgers and chips by The Tramshed Project or keep it classic with hot dogs from Popdogs.

Do you happen to be in Stratford this Christmas? If you follow the sugary scent in the cold Winter breeze you’ll discover doughnuts by Treats Club. How does a white chocolate kinder filled doughnut sound? What about a cream-filled red velvet doughnut or a conut (doughnut in a cone)?

Eat your way through stocking-filler treats like cookies and hot chocolate by Chin Chin – psst, they do vegan hot chocolates too! And last but not least, take on some mighty Venezuelan cuisine and munch on arepas by Pabellon – they are out of this world!

Fill your bellies with high-quality meals and watch your families delight as they try something new this Christmas.

What’s on at Selfridges London this year?

To answer this question in the simplest of ways… A LOT! We are very sad the Selfridges Christmas Market is no longer on but it has transformed into a multitude of events and interactive activities that will fill your hearts with joy this Christmas.

Selfridges Christmas food and drink hamper

Season's Feastings Spectacular

Join the store for a Season’s Feastings Spectacular. Tap your feet to music by our Christmas choir and watch extra-special performances from the Disco Ball Pudding Dancers. Santa will also make an appearance during the festive season! This yuletide spectacle will get you smack bang in the festive mood.
Opening Times

25 November – 24 December

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choir

Musical Entertainment

Bless your ears with the sweet sounds of jolly musical performers, live choirs and DJs playing Christmas classics. Bop while you shop!

Musical entertainment is available at Selfridges London, Birmingham, Manchester Trafford & Manchester Exchange Square.

Opening Times

25 November - 24 December

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Couple holding hands by cocktail bar

Jo Malone London at Aubaine Cocktail Masterclass

Parents and teens, this could be a cute Christmassy bonding session for you all! Learn all the skills and pzaz required to become a pro-mixologist and spice up your Christmas parties.

Hosted by Aubaine’s resident mixologist, you’ll learn how to make 3 cocktails inspired by Jo Malone London’s seasonal scents. Enter the class as a beginner, and leave the class as an inventor…

Feel free to browse Jo Malone London’s new Christmas collection too. If you love all things timeless and charming this brand may find itself cropping up on your Christmas list.

The ticket price of £35 is redeemable against Jo Malone London purchases in Selfridges London on the day of the event. Your ticket price also includes a 9ml Orange Bitters cologne!

Opening Times

23 November and 7 December

6:30pm

Pricing

£35 per person

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santa claus in his workshop smiling and waving

Meet Santa at Selfridges

You’ve filled your baskets to the brim with potential presents and gloriously yummy stocking fillers. You make your way to the check out but something tall, red, and round catches your eye…

Could it be Santa? YES! Selfridges are supplying all the festive magic this year with a charming visit from the chief gift-giver alongside his elf sidekick. Santa isn’t just visiting Selfridges London but Birmingham, Manchester Exchange, and Manchester Trafford.

Opening Times

Selfridges London:

Friday 25 November - Saturday 24 December

Selfridges Birmingham:

Saturdays and Sundays: 26 & 27 November and 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 December

Thursdays: 1 & 15 December

Monday 19 - Friday 23 December

2-5pm

Selfridges Manchester Exchange:

Saturdays and Sundays: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 December

Monday 19 - Friday 23 December

2-5pm

Selfridges Manchester Trafford:

Saturdays and Sundays: 26 & 27 November and 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 December

Monday 19 - Friday 23 December

12-4pm

Pricing

£10

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chef cutting oranges

Jo Malone London at Aubaine: Culinary Workshop

So now you’ve got your mixology skills down to a T, it only makes sense to start perfecting your culinary experience. Join Aubaine for an exclusive Culinary Workshop with Jo Malone London, in celebration of the brand’s Christmas collection.

Pick up top tips from Aubaine’s head chef! This exclusive experience will teach you how to make the perfect snowball croque-en-bouche.

The ticket price of £35 is redeemable against Jo Malone London purchases in Selfridges London on the day of the event and what’s more? You’ll get a 9ml Orange Bitters cologne just like in the cocktail making class!

Opening Times

30 November and 14 December

Pricing

£35

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cookies and hot chocolate next to a santa hat

Breakfast with Santa

Did you struggle to catch Santa while he was roaming the store with his elf? Don’t worry, there are plenty of other opportunities to have a 1 on 1 with the big man like in the Breakfast with Santa activity! Accompany Santa Claus himself and enjoy a delicious Season’s Feastings Breakfast made for you and your loved ones.

Step into the magical world of Dolly’s, a winter wonderland with a festive breakfast tailored to Santa Claus himself. I wonder if there will be lots of milk and cookies? Join Mr and Mrs Claus (alongside their trusty elf sidekicks) for a morning filled with fun and delicious treats. The magic doesn’t stop there! Receive a personalised gift from Santa Claus for your little ones and watch their faces fill with glee.

This family experience is suitable for children aged 2-10 years. Please ensure you state any allergies when booking your tickets and choosing your breakfast menu.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the booking start time to make sure you’re there to see Santa’s big entrance. On arrival, please enter the store via our main entrance on Oxford Street, where our elves will greet you and take you down to Dolly’s on LG.

Your booking confirmation must be presented on arrival, so please bring it with you.

Opening Times

3 – 21 December

Monday - Saturday 9:00-10:30 & Sunday 10:00-11:30

Pricing

Tickets are £60 per person and bought as a table. There is a minimum of 2 people per table.

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Dolly's Cafe at Selfridges London

Dolly’s Christmas Café Live Shows

In the mood to be entranced? Watch captivating live shows at Dolly’s Christmas Café on LG for the ultimate Christmas experience. Absorb the unique atmosphere while you munch away on delicious snacks from the scrumptious festive menu.

Did you know Dolly’s Cafe was named after a pair of sisters? Their bewitching talents put a spell on Harry Gordon Selfridge in the 1920’s. The cafe now honours their memory and hosts otherworldly live performances and afternoon tea.

Opening Times

8 – 18 December

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What’s on at Selfridges Manchester Exchange Square this year?

Alongside meeting Santa and enjoying musical entertainment across all stores there are a few Christmas events unique to Selfridges Manchester Exchange Square.

Cocktails

Cocktails with Santa

Join the gift-giving legend himself for an ultimate festive evening of cocktails, canapés and merrymaking. Just remember to bring proof of ID as Challenge 25 is in place.
Opening Times

13 – 15 December

Pricing

£50 - £60

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Confetti Cannon Spectacle

In the mood to watch a festive spectacle? With special appearances from Santa and his elf, plus dancing Christmas trees and disco ball Christmas puddings, there’s a lot to witness at this free event! Listen to the Kaleidoscope Orchestra play classic Christmas anthems and spread festive cheer.
Opening Times

8 – 18 December

Weekdays: 6pm, Weekends: 4pm

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What’s on at Selfridges Manchester Trafford this year?

Alongside meeting Santa and enjoying musical entertainment across all stores there are a few Christmas events unique to Selfridges Manchester Trafford.

Santa picking up a cookie and some milk

Breakfast with Santa

What better way to start your day than dining with Santa Claus himself? Enjoy a delicious Season’s Feastings breakfast made for you and your loved ones.

Step into the magical Selfridges Christmas Café by Gooey and enjoy a festive breakfast with Santa and Mrs Claus (alongside their trusty elf sidekicks). Receive a personalised present from Santa and enjoy this magical experience.

Opening Times

3 – 18 December

9am & 10.30am

Pricing

£30pp (minimum of 2 people per table)

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Christmas afternoon tea

Season's Feastings Afternoon Tea

Get ready to eat, drink and be merry over a yuletide afternoon tea with plenty of festive treats. Hosted at the Gooey Cafe in Selfridges, guests can enjoy a similar experience to Breakfast With Santa.

You will receive a personalised gift, tuck into delicious treats, and have a cuppa with Mr & Mrs Claus.

Opening Times

Thursdays and Fridays 1 – 16 December, plus Wednesday 21 & Thursday 22 December

2:30 – 3:30pm

Pricing

Tickets start from £25

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What’s on at Selfridges Birmingham?

Alongside meeting Santa, enjoying musical entertainment throughout your shopping experience, sitting down for an Afternoon Tea with Santa, and having Breakfast with Santa. There is one exclusive event at Selfridges Birmingham which is the Feasting Table Workshop.

Christmas Feasting table

Feasting Table Workshops

Are you a craft-loving family? Whether it’s in your blood or not, this activity is super fun and useful during the festive period. Gather round the feasting table in the Christmas Café for a series of festive home workshops, hosted by some of our favourite brands.
Opening Times

30 November, 7 & 15 December

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christmas presents

Breakfast with Santa

Take a seat at the breakfast table with Santa Claus himself and enjoy a delicious Season’s Feastings Breakfast made for you and your loved ones. Get a free personalised gifts too!
Opening Times

3 – 18 December

Saturday and Sundays 3 – 18 December, 9 – 10.30am 10.30am –12pm

Pricing

£30pp

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