Disney fans who will be in London this holiday season are in for a treat, as Disney and Harrods have recently joined forces to open a brand-new pop-up boutique and cafe for the holidays. “Disney at Harrods” gives shoppers at the iconic department store a chance to enjoy special Disney merchandise, activities, and more.
The 7,000 square foot boutique features a wide variety of Disney merchandise, including a collection of limited edition collectibles, dress-up items, and other unique pieces. The boutique also features a special Cinderella Glass Slipper Salon, a Disney Princess dress-up area, and a new interactive area with Disney-themed activities, such as storytelling sessions, for families to take part in.
Those walking past Harrods on the streets of London will also be able to enjoy a set of extravagant window displays all designed around the Disney Princesses. The 10 windows each feature a custom interpretation of one of the Princesses’ dresses designed by a world-famous designer, including Versace, Oscar de la Renta, and Elie Saab.
Disney and Harrods kicked off their partnership with some special Disney touches when Harrods switched on the 11,000 lightbulbs that adorn the iconic store’s facade. Disney characters were on-hand for the lighting, and London was treated to a spectacular fireworks display in true Disney style. In addition, the Harrods Christmas Parade included Disney characters for the first time this year, joining the parade’s street dancers, giant Harrods teddy bears, and reindeer.
Finally, Disney fans who want to take a break from shopping can do so at the new “Disney Cafe By Harrods.” Located on the fourth floor of Harrods, the family-friendly table service restaurant offers a full menu for both adults and children, which includes crepes, sandwiches, desserts, and even some Disney-inspired dishes like Mickey Ravioli.
“Disney at Harrods” will be open at Harrods from now until January 2013. Check out some more photos of the pop-up boutique and the Harrods window displays below: