It's Christmas time in London, and the lights and festivities abound. I've blogged about many of those in the last three years, and they can be found by "Search the Blog" on the right sidebar should you choose to get a flavor of what Christmas in London is all about.
Harrod's, of course, does Christmas in a big way. They opened their Christmas World in July this year, with over 8000 square feet of ideas to make your Christmas even more special. Summer tourists were excited to see they could find "Christmas in July."
This year Harrod's paired with Swarovski Crystal to create an enchanting Crystal Forest in their store windows.
The woodland scenes were dripping with crystal gems and sparkling trees.
Inside the Christmas department, the extravagance continued.
Ornaments and decor
to make your Christmas sparkle with bling.
Of course, the traditional themes were there as well
with plenty of British themed ornaments to choose from,
like this Union Jack Santa
and landmarks of London.
Perhaps you'd like to pick up some London themed cookies,
to enjoy with your tea.
Someone on your Christmas list probably needs these salt and pepper shakers,
and Grandma needs a Chrismas Pudding,
little nieces or nephews would be fascinated by their own snow globe,
and I'm sure everyone has a Princess Kate doll on their list this year!
I'm always fascinated by English crackers, and Harrod's always has some of the most beautiful ones. These are Silver Bling and sell for £599 or $940. Wonder what treasures you would find inside?
These red lace ones are nice
or you could spring for the super deluxe for £1299 or $2040. Inside you would find pearls, silver, crystal, silk and leather!
My favorites were these!
And Harrod's always has such nice touches, like this in-house opera singer, Marika Rauscher, who sings to customers as they take the Egyptian elevators up and down. Just a touch above the piano player at Nordstrom's.
I leave you with one of Harrod's Christmas videos which feature clips from their "Security Cam" showing Santa up to a little mischief!