Magical things to do in Mayfair this Christmas

We bring you the very best of what's on in Mayfair this Christmas, from the Christmas Lights to The Ever After Garden. Image credit: @nola.cockapoo

Be wowed by Mayfair's Christmas lights

See Mayfair’s iconic Mount Street illuminated with 63,000 sparkling lights in the shape of big blue bows, from 16 November. While admiring the Christmas lights, pop into Mount Street’s luxury boutiques, including Pragnell, Malone Souliers, Eskandar, Oscar de la Renta and Simone Rocha, or book a table at the legendary seafood restaurant Scott’s, the art-filled Mount St. Restaurant, or The Connaught Grill.

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Visit The Ever After Garden

Visit the Ever After Garden to see Grosvenor Square beautifully lit up with 20,000 white silk roses to commemorate loved ones while raising money for charity. 16 November – 19 December.

Be dazzled by Mayfair's Christmas trees

Be wowed by Mayfair’s showstopping Christmas trees, including the legendary tree at The Connaught hotel (pictured below), which has this year been designed by British artist and sculptor Dame Rachel Whiteread. The British-sourced Premier Nordmann tree stands 31ft tall on Carlos Place and is bedecked with 102 circular neon white hoops. Other trees meriting a look include the Mercato Mayfair Christmas tree and Claridge’s Christmas tree.

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Take a selfie with Mayfair's Christmas display

Pose for a photo besides Mayfair’s fabulously festive archway, located on Mount Street near the entrance to Mount Street Gardens.

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Sip festive drinks in swoon-worthy bars

Drink and be merry at one of Mayfair’s sumptuous bars where you can expect exquisite decorations, festive cocktails and stellar service. Sip hot mulled wine and award-winning cocktails at Mr Fogg’s Apothecary, enjoy festive drinks in Mercato Mayfair’s tucked-away crypt; or choose from an extensive list of cocktails at the glamorous Scott’s. Find the best bars for festive drinks in Mayfair.

Treat yourself to Christmas hampers and advent calendars

Treat yourself or your loved ones to one of Mayfair’s Christmas hampers or advent calendars. Find foodie Christmas hampers at Claridge’s or beauty hampers at Bamford, and shop for beauty advent calendars at Dr Barbara Sturm or Space NK.

Shop for personalised gifts

Shop for personalised gifts from Mayfair’s luxury boutiques, including engraved jewellery, one-off fragrances, and customised stationery. Customise a Goyard bag, curate your own 18ct charm at Annoushka, or personalise your own Creed fragrance.

Find inspiration with our personalised gift guide.

Book a festive break in Mayfair

Enjoy a festive break in London by booking a stay in one of Mayfair’s opulent hotels where guests can indulge in spa experiences, Michelin-starred dining and afternoon tea. The perfect location for a Christmas shopping break, Mayfair’s luxury hotels are just a short walk from fashionable Mount Street and Selfridges on Oxford Street.

Enjoy a dose of old-world luxury with a stay at The Beaumont, where highlights include a jazz age afternoon tea, a Hemingway-inspired drink and a New York-style grill restaurant. Or book a stay at iconic five-star hotel The Connaught where you can enjoy picture-perfect cakes at The Connaught Patisserie, feast on afternoon tea at Jean-Georges at The Connaught, sip cocktails in the art-filled Red Room, and indulge in three Michelin star dining at Hélène Darroze.

Alternatively, expect opulent rooms and brasserie-style dining at The Biltmore Mayfair, located in leafy Grosvenor Square, or book a stay at luxury boutique hotel The Twenty Two, sited on the corner of Grosvenor Square.

Find Mayfair’s best hotels for festive breaks.

Enjoy festive activities at Jessica McCormack

Visit the Jessica McCormack townhouse at 7 Carlos Place on Friday 24 November, Saturday 25 November, Friday 1 December and Saturday 2 December, and you’ll be treated to a glass of champagne and Christmas nibbles while you browse the latest jewellery collections – whether you’re treating that special someone or self-indulging. Shoppers can also expect some surprise pampering treats and personalised gifts.

Join Christmas events at Mercato Mayfair

Immerse yourself in festive fun at Mercato Mayfair, which is hosting a series of Christmas events throughout November and December. Listen to a Christmas choir, catch up with friends over cocktails, taste artisan panettone with wine, and try traditional delicacies from around the world. See Mercato Mayfair’s full Christmas events line-up.

Get clothes embroidered at James Purdey

Enjoy late-night shopping at James Purdey on South Audley Street every Thursday until 7pm from 9 November to 14 December. Shoppers can expect complimentary bespoke embroidery on any piece of clothing or soft accessory purchased on the day, along with gift-wrapping and luxury hot chocolate.

Enjoy a festive walking tour of Mayfair

Join a Marvellous Mayfair Christmas Walking Tour with Jack Chesher AKA Living London History to see the area’s most spectacular Christmas light displays. Jack will explain the stories behind some of the UK’s best-loved Christmas traditions, as well as the history behind Mayfair’s hidden gems. The guided walking tours are taking place on 5, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20 and 21 December. Book your spot on the tour.


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