Santa Claus Harrods

Just a day before the start of the Olympic Games, Harrods has opened its Christmas World department, the earliest opening date in the seasonal department’s history.

Father Christmas arrived at the Knightsbridge store in a Union Jack-clad Jaguar to officially open the new 8,000 square foot department to the public.

Inside the store he unveiled a giant snowglobe village, a pop-up gingerbread Harrods, a mountaintop ski chalet and a replica of the Tower of London that will house a set of Christmas crackers priced at £1,299.

Harrods Christmas World 2012