Claridge's Christmas tree archive

Claridge’s Christmas Tree has long been a festive Mayfair landmark, drawing visitors and Londoners alike to marvel at its magnificent design, which changes each year. Scroll down to explore Claridge's Christmas Tree designs through the years.

2023: Louis Vuitton

The Claridge’s Christmas Tree 2023 by Louis Vuitton brought together two illustrious names who have long celebrated the Art of Travel, and crossed paths throughout their respective histories after both being founded in 1854. This magnificent sculptural creation was immersed within two large open, emblematic wardrobe trunks towering on top of each other at the height of 5.2 metres. Each signature trunk was adorned with Claridge’s travel stickers of yesteryear and an oversized Louis Vuitton luggage tag. 

Claridge's Louis Vuitton Christmas Tree 2023

2022: Jimmy Choo

Named ‘The Diamond’, Claridge’s Christmas Tree 2022 was designed by long-time friend of the hotel, Sandra Choi for Jimmy Choo and realised by Set Designer Simon Costin. This magnificent sculptural creation was crafted from reflective mirrors and accented with light which pulsed and undulated, and was created for guests to enter and stand inside to take in a magical and shining, diamond-refracted space. The tree was finished with a giant, glittering bow topper.

Christmas tree in Claridge's lobby, designed by Sandra Choi for Jimmy Choo
Named �The Celestial Snow Globe�, Claridge�s Christmas Tree 2021, was created by Kim Jones.

2021: Kim Jones

Named ‘The Celestial Snow Globe’, Claridge’s Christmas Tree 2021, was created by Kim Jones, Artistic Director of the Dior men’s collections. This unique, contemporary tree – luminous and crystalline in its transparency and purity – told a Christmas story woven from emotions and dreams.

In 2020 Claridge's Christmas Tree was created by McQueens Flowers with a white frosted tree adorned with shimmering swathes.

2020: McQueens Flowers

Inspired by the Roaring 20s, a frozen dreamscape was created by McQueens Flowers with a white frosted tree adorned with shimmering swathes of over 10,000 crystal garlands and pendants. Taking up its place beneath the lobby staircase, this Christmas tree sat upon a mirrored pool with light reflections playing around the space, enhancing the sense of an immersive dreamland, with a mystical, iridescent and ethereal feel.

Claridge's Christmas Tree, from 2019, was the work of a legendary designer - Christian Louboutin.

2019: Christian Louboutin

Capturing the glamour, romance and timeless traditions of Christmas, our 10th anniversary tree was the work of legendary designer – and long-time friend and guest of the hotel – Christian Louboutin. This immersive installation invited guests on a journey, transforming the lobby into a frosted forest. At its heart was a traditional tree in gold and red, dressed with fairy lights and gingerbread stilettos – and topped with a gold-leaf crown.

Claridge's Christmas Tree in 2018, designed by Diane von Furstenberg, called 'The Tree of Love.

2018: Diane von Furstenberg

Fashion icon and long-time friend of the hotel, Diane von Furstenberg, designed Claridge's Christmas Tree in 2018. 'The Tree of Love' was inspired by Diane's passion and strong belief in the power of love, symbolising life and nature. The six-metre sculptural tree was coloured with a blue iridescent lustre and shimmer, and was decorated with over 8,000 hand painted silver-leafed leaves, glass spheres and 150 hand-blown glass hearts.

The 2017 Claridge's Christmas Tree was designed by the fashion world�s most influential creative force, Karl Lagerfeld.

2017: Karl Lagerfeld

One of the fashion world’s most influential creative forces, Karl Lagerfeld, designed Claridge's Christmas Tree in 2017. Inspired by childhood memories of Christmas, his installation featured a series of inverted spruce trees placed around the hotel lobby. The centrepiece was a 16-foot inverted tree reminiscent of a silver stalactite, topped with silver gilded roots and a multi-faceted, mirrored star. Underneath, Icelandic sheepskin rugs were positioned to suggest a recent snowfall.

Sir Jony Ive and Marc Newson designed the 2016 Claridge's Christmas Tree.

2016: Sir Jony Ive & Marc Newson

In 2016 Claridge’s lobby was home to much more than a Christmas Tree. Sir Jony Ive and Marc Newson, in collaboration with renowned British set designer Michael Howells, created an immersive festive installation with four-metre high light boxes, rose cast models of Scots pine and natural and photographed silver birch and fir trees.

Christopher Bailey designed the 2015 Claridge's Christmas Tree for Burberry.

2015: Christopher Bailey for Burberry

2015 marked the first time that Claridge's had a British designed Christmas Tree. Christopher Bailey's creation featured over 100 umbrellas, each finished in bespoke gold and silver metallic fabric, and thousands of motion-sensor lights, programmed to sparkle and glitter as guests walked by the tree. The 2015 Claridge's Christmas Tree was a true celebration of the two brands' shared British heritage.

In 2014 Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana designed Claridge's Christmas Tree.

2014: Dolce & Gabbana

In 2014 Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana designed Claridge's Christmas Tree for a second year in a row. Inspired by their childhood memories and to celebrate children of the world, the eight metre-high tree brought a magical woodland to life in the heart of Mayfair. The tree was adorned with hand-painted glass baubles representing the many festive traditions celebrated the night before Christmas.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were the designers behind Claridge's Christmas Tree in 2013

2013: Dolce & Gabbana

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were the designers behind Claridge's Christmas Tree in 2013. They presented a seven metre-high Christmas tree, reinterpreted with Sicilian elements that drew on their Italian heritage. The tree was adorned with more than 450 hand-blown Italian festive glass baubles and a bespoke ‘luminarie’ framework, with the base of the tree featuring 30 hand crafted Sicilian marionettes (Pupi).

A 2012 Claridge's Christmas Tree designed by Kally Ellis of McQueens called

2012: Kally Ellis of McQueens

In 2012 Kally Ellis of McQueens designed Claridge's iconic Christmas Tree. Her creation "Forest Murmurs" drew inspiration from the natural world, lending it a contemporary twist. The Christmas Tree featured magnolia branches and lichen moss, studded with crystal and emerald jewel eggs in white, gold and silver to create a canopy of colour and glamour to reflect the art deco beauty of Claridge's.

Alber Elbaz for Lanvin designed Claridge's Christmas Tree in 2011, in Claridge�s art deco lobby.

2011: Alber Elbaz for Lanvin

Alber Elbaz for Lanvin designed Claridge's Christmas Tree in 2011. Alber created a dream world of colour and fantasy with his signature marionettes and a silk figurine of himself with trademark glasses and bowtie at the top of the tree. An infusion of tradition and modernity, Alber’s fantastical Christmas dream was brought to life in Claridge’s art deco lobby.

John Galliano designed the 2010 Claridge's Christmas Tree for Dior, named �Under the Sea�.

2010: John Galliano for Dior

In 2010 Claridge's welcomed back John Galliano for Dior to design its iconic Christmas Tree. The celebrated designer unveiled his spectacular “Under the Sea” creation in Claridge's art deco lobby - a Christmas Tree made of sparkling silver leaves, pink coral, sea horses, fish, anemones, starfish and jellyfish - truly one of a kind whimsical design.

Claridge's Christmas Tree from 2009 was designed by a famed fashion designer - John Galliano, for Dior.

2009: John Galliano for Dior

2009 marked the first time Claridge's Christmas Tree was to be designed by a famed fashion designer. The Christmas Tree by John Galliano for Dior evoked a frozen twist on tradition with a tropical tree completed with snow leopard, dragon flies and parrots, echoing Claridge's art deco surroundings.

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