More information on the line-up coming soon!

Ferdinand

Ferdinand!

Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

This November come down and see the bull with a big heart at the Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade. Join in the festive fun and watch as Ferdinand makes his way down Regent Street. You can then visit the gentle giant for a photo opportunity and a chance to receive a special Ferdinand mask and activity set.

Watch the trailer here.

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Ben 10

Ben 10!

Head over to the Cartoon Network Zone for a chance to transform into your favourite alien at the Ben 10 Hero Experience! Use the power of the Omnitrix and turn into Heatblast, Four Arms, Diamondhead or Overflow to defeat villains. You might even get your own Ben 10 mask.

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PowerPuff Girls

Powerpuff Girls!

Team up with Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup to save the day.

Create your own Powerpuff character and join the Powerpuff Girls Team Challenge! Choose either a Super Cute or Super Powered experience and help free Donny the Unicorn or defeat the evil Mojo Jojo. You also have a chance to pick up your very own Powerpuff Girls mask.

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Adventure Time

Cartoon Network Zone!

Come to the Cartoon Network Zone for a chance to meet all your favourite characters including The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10 and Heatblast, Gumball and Darwin, and Jake and Finn from Adventure Time. Get your photo taken and you could even receive a special Ben 10 or Powerpuff Girls mask.

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Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf!

The Elf on the Shelf is making his way from the north pole to take part in this year's Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade! Come down to see the Elf on the Shelf character, get your photo taken with him and join the festive fun. There will be goody bags, storytelling and all things Elf-tastic for the entire family to enjoy.

For more information about where you can adopt your own Scout Elf visit: https://www.elfontheshelf.com/

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Ferdinand

Disney • Pixar’s Lightning McQueen!

Disney • Pixar’s Lightning McQueen cruises in for the Hamleys Christmas Parade!

Legendary racing champion Lightning McQueen is swapping the race track for London’s Regent Street as he joins the fun at the Hamleys Parade to celebrate the release of Disney • Pixar’s Cars 3, on Blu-ray™ & DVD 13th November 2017. The loyal Rust-eze pit-stop crew have shined his hood, changed his tyres and got him race ready, to pose for pictures with attending families at the annual parade.

Cars 3 sees Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and spirited trainer Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo) team up to beat the new generation of blazing-fast racers. Now, this summer’s high-octane hit cruises home—loaded with bonus features like the all-new mini-movie starring the demolition derby legend Miss Fritter.

Buckle up with Disney • Pixar as the speed, intensity and rivalry of the racing track returns on 13th November, as Cars 3 is yours to own on Blu-Ray™ & DVD.

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Sonic

Sonic Boom!

Sonic, Amy and Tails will be speeding down The Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade with a team of SEGA friends. Following the parade head over to the Sonic Boom stand for photo opportunities from 1pm.

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©SEGA / Technicolor Animation Productions.

Octonauts

The Octonauts from CBeebies Land!

Captain Barnacles has travelled down from CBeebies Land at the Alton Towers Resort in his Gup-A to join the Hamley’s Christmas Toy Parade. After the parade you can come and see Captain Barnacles in the CBeebies Land Dome located in the CBeebies Village.

The Octonauts are a dynamic eight-member team of quirky and courageous adventure heroes who dive into action whenever there is trouble under the sea. Equipped with a fleet of aquatic vehicles, including the Gup-A which Captain Barnacles has brought to the parade, they rescue amazing sea creatures, explore incredible new underwater worlds, and often save the day before returning safely to their Octopus-shaped homebase, the Octopod.

Explore! Rescue! Protect!

Come and stay over in the fully-themed Octonauts room at the world’s only CBeebies Land Hotel. Book now for 20% off in 2018. Visit www.altontowers.com

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OCTONAUTS™ OCTOPOD™ Meomi Design Inc. OCTONAUTS Copyright ©2016 Vampire Squid Productions Ltd, a member of the Silvergate Media group of companies. All rights reserved.

Octonauts

Postman Pat!

This year, Postman Pat has driven his van all the way down from CBeebies Land in the Alton Towers Resort to join the Hamley’s Christmas Toy Parade. After the parade you can come and see Pat and his van in the CBeebies Land Done, located in the CBeebies Village.

Postman Pat, the world’s favourite postman, is so excited to be driving his van in the parade! After the parade you can come and meet Pat, and take a photo with him and his van.

Come and visit Postman Pat at the Alton Towers Resort, where you can become part of his delivery service in CBeebies Land, or enjoy your very own sleepover in Greendale in CBeebies Land Hotel. Book now for 20% off bookings in 2018. Visit www.altontowers.com

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Octonauts

Tree Fu Tom!

Tree Fu Tom has ventured down from CBeebies Land at the Alton Towers Resort to be part of this year’s Hamley’s Christmas toy parade. After the parade you can come and meet Tom in the CBeebies Land Dome, located in the CBeebies Village.

Tom has journeyed from Treetopolis to join you all at the Hamley’s parade. He is here today to use some Big World Magic and teach everyone some of his Tree Fu moves, so you can all be Tree Fu heroes too!

Come and take part in the Tree Fu Training Camp in CBeebies Land at the Alton Towers Resort. Book your CBeebies Land Hotel stay now and save 20% on 2018 bookings. Visit www.altontowers.com

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Octonauts

Hey Duggee from CBeebies Land!

Hey Duggee from CBeebies Land at the Alton Towers Resort will be joining the Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade. After the parade you can come and see Hey Duggee Live in the CBeebies Land Dome located in the CBeebies Village.

Duggee is looking forward to taking part in the parade and meeting you all! He loves to go to new places, meet new people and have adventures which he can share with everyone at The Squirrel Club.

Come and see Duggee in CBeebies Land at the Alton Towers Resort, and save 20% off booking when you book now to stay in CBeebies Land Hotel in 2018. Visit www.altontowers.com

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HEY DUGGEE™ and character logos™ & © Studio AKA Ltd 2014. Licensed by BBC Worldwide Ltd. BBC logo ™ & © BBC 1996

Mr Tumble

Mr Tumble

Hello hello, it's Mr Tumble from Something Special! Make sure you give him a big wave as he makes his way down Regent Street aboard the Hamleys bus!

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Elf on the Shelf

Justin Fletcher

We’re incredibly excited that BAFTA-winner Justin Fletcher will be joining us on the main Hamleys Stage! As one of the most popular performers in children’s television, your little ones will recognise him from smash hit CBeebies shows including Justin’s House, Something Special and Gigglebiz.

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Nerf

Hamleys Main Stage Performances

  • 10:30 - 12:00 Parade Commentary with Magic Radio & Basil Brush
  • 12:00 – 12:20 West End Kids
  • 12:25 – 13:00 Basil Brush Live Show
  • 13:05 - 13:30 West End Musical Choir
  • 13:35 – 14:00 Father Christmas
  • 14:05 – 14:30 Justin from Something Special Live Show
  • 14:35 – 15:00 Basil Brush Live Show
  • 15:05 - 15:30 West End Musical Choir
  • 15:35 - 16:00 West End Kids
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Hamleys Finale with The KIDZ BOP Kids and Father Christmas

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Ferdinand

Scooby Doo!

Scooby-Doo! and the infamous Mystery Machine are set to delight fans and shoppers alike during this year’s Hamleys Toy Parade on the 19th of November.

Our beloved Great Dane; Scooby-Doo! along with the Mystery Inc Gang is part of one of the longest running cartoon series in history (started in 1969!) and is just as popular with kids and families today. Scooby-Doo! remains the number one television show on ‘Boomerang’ in the U.K. and has a plethora of toys, games, clothing, stationary and DVD products to entertain and excite both boys and girls this Christmas.

Look out for Scooby-Doo! and the Mystery Machine along with some of Scooby’s buddies from the Hanna Barbera universe in the Hamley’s Toy Parade and don’t forget to keep an eye out in store for some Scoob-tastic stocking fillers!

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Ferdinand

PJ Masks!

PJ Masks follows the thrilling night time exploits of three young friends who transform into their dynamic super hero alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put their pyjamas on at night and activate their animal amulets. Together they embark on action packed adventures, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way.

We are super excited to have the PJ Masks attending the Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade for the very first time! Join superhero trio Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, and don’t forget to give them a wave and pop by their marquee for a photo. It’s time to be a hero!

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Paddington

Paddington Bear!

Come and meet everyone's favourite Bear, Paddington ™ at The Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade.

A literary hero, a British icon and a movie star, cherished by all the family. Paddington is one of the world's most popular children's book heroes with over 150 titles in 40 languages. PADDINGTON, the award winning film produced by Studiocanal released in November 2014 to critical acclaim and became the best selling family movie by a non-Hollywood studio ever released.

This winter, Paddington is back in a brand new adventure coming to UK cinemas on November 10th. With 2018 marking the 60th Anniversary of the first book, A Bear Called Paddington, Michael Bond's stories continue to delight children and families all over the world!

Join Paddington at this special Christmas event in London for a fun filled day of activity and games, it will be an occasion that all the family will remember!

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©P&Co. Ltd./SC 2017 Licensed on behalf of Studiocanal S.A.S by Copyrights Group

Thunderbirds!

Bing and Flop!

  • Event Start Time: 11am

Come and meet Bing and Flop on Sunday 19th November at the Hamleys Christmas Parade!

You'll be able to spot Bing and Flop on the fabulous CBeebies float from 11am along Regent Street. You and your Bingster will also get the chance to meet Bing and Flop after the parade, so be sure to bring your cameras! We'll be giving away free Bing and Sula ears throughout the day, so keep your eyes peeled for them in the crowd

We can't wait to see you there!

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Transformers!

Transformers!

First introduced in 1984 by Hasbro and Takara as a toy line, the TRANSFORMERS brand has provided kids with hours of MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE fun with action figures that convert. Today, Transformers is much more than a toy line. The brand revolutionized the children’s entertainment industry as one of the first properties to produce a successful toy line, comic book, TV series and animated film, underscoring how we are revolutionizing play.

The Transformers property has been so popular since its launch more than 30 years ago because of its compelling characters and rich, immersive storylines. Since 1984, more than 7,500 robots have been introduced in countless animated TV series, comic books and five live-action feature films.

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Hey Duggee

NERF!

When it comes to blaster battles – This Is How We Play. From the unparalleled power of the MEGA blaster line, to the impressive speed, distance, and customisation of the N-STRIKE ELITE and MODULUS lines, to the imaginative play and one-of-a-kind worlds of the fantasy-inspired ZOMBIE STRIKE, DOOMLANDS, and ALIEN MENANCE lines, the iconic NERF brand offers fans. No matter the environment, the NERF blaster lines have fans covered.

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Play-Doh

Play-Doh!

Since 1956, the PLAY-DOH brand has been a childhood staple, and the brand continues to inspire children and artists of all ages to open a can of imagination! From all new KITCHEN CREATIONS and SHAPE AND LEARN collections to the exciting new PLAY-DOH Touch, to beloved licensed characters and playsets, the imaginative and creative possibilities are nearly endless with the PLAY-DOH brand!

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© Hasbro 2017

Barbie!

PlayWithBarbie Experience!

The PlayWithBarbie experience allows children to immerse themselves in their chosen career. Children are able to come along and spin a wheel consisting of 8 different career options. Once their career choice has been chosen children can dress up in a range of costumes from fairy wings to astronaut helmets to chef aprons!

They can then have their picture taken in front of a green screen which will change to the background of their career. A photo mechanic is able to capture the little ones excitement providing them with a take away to remember the experience by.

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Fireman Sam!

Fireman Sam!

Are you ready for action? Fireman Sam, the Ultimate Hero Next Door, has been fighting fires and racing to the rescue of the accident-prone village of Pontypandy for over 30 years! Facing all kinds of perilous situations, Fireman Sam is a pillar of the community and the hero of every rescue.

Just days after his 30th Anniversary, Fireman Sam will be leaving Pontypandy to continue the celebrations at Hamleys with his trusty Fire Engine Jupiter. Don’t miss your chance to come down and get your photo taken with your favourite hero!

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MATTEL UK © ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

KidsBop

The KIDZ BOP Kids

KIDZ BOP, the US #1 music brand for kids has arrived in the UK. KIDZ BOP connects with kids and families through its best-selling albums, music videos, consumer products and live shows. After a year-long talent search, KIDZ BOP launched the first ever British KIDZ BOP Kids. The KIDZ BOP Kids record family-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits, “sung by kids for kids” as well releasing accompanying music videos for songs such as “Shout Out To My Ex”, “Stay”, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” and many more…

The KIDZ BOP Kids performing your favourite hits from their brand new album 'KIDZ BOP 2018' on the main stage.

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BladezToys StarWars

Star Wars Radio Control Toys!

  • Event Start Time:
  • Start: 11am

The countdown to The Last Jedi is on! Visit the Bladez Toyz marquee on Regent Street to see demonstrations of the latest characters in the cool range of Star Wars radio control inflatable toys!

Throughout the afternoon, you will also be able to play with the new 1:1 scale BB-8 droid inflatable and road-test a Stormtrooper or even R2-D2. Each inflatable comes with awesome movie sound effects and an easy to use controller so you can drive and spin your character around and around. Also look out for a special sneak peek of the new droid from The Last Jedi and venture over to the Dark Side to be one of the first to go into battle with BB-9E! Which radio control character will be your favourite?

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Bladez Toys Telletubbies

Hot Wheels R/C Bladez Drone Racerz

  • Event Start Time: 11am

Get ready for a revolution in vehicle play with the new Hot Wheels R/C Bladez Drone Racerz from Bladez Toyz! Fly and flip the drone then connect the Hot Wheels car chassis to drag, drift and race and perform epic stunts! This new 3 in 1 vehicle toy is even compatible with Hot Wheels track!

To celebrate the launch of Hot Wheels Drone Racerz, you will be among the first to see the exclusive reveal of an amazingly cool, super-size radio control Drone Racer being driven in the Hamleys Christmas Parade by XRobots star James Bruton. After the parade, come and have your photo taken alongside James and the super-size Drone Racer at the Bladez Toyz marquee on Regent Street.

You will also be able to speak to a member of the Bladez team to find out more about the awesome Hot Wheels R/C Bladez Drone Racerz Drone and Vehicle sets and have the chance to enter a fantastic competition.

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peppapig

Peppa Pig!

Peppa will be leaving her house on the hill and visiting the Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade this year so make sure you don't miss out! Come along to see Peppa and join in the festive fun, there will be guaranteed snorts and giggles for every little piggy!

For fun, games and information about all things Peppa visit www.peppapig.com.

Peppa Pig © Astley Baker Davies Ltd/Entertainment One UK Ltd 2003.

Go Jetters

Meet Ubercorn and Grandmaster Glitch from the Go Jetters!

Coordinates set for Regent Street, London! Ubercorn and Grandmaster Glitch from the Go Jetters will be visiting the Hamleys Christmas Parade, don't miss them on board the CBeebies float!

Following the parade they will be waiting to meet their fans in the Go Jetters tent on the lower end of Regent Street, so come down and have your photo taken with them!

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Hey Duggee

Hey Duggee!

Duggee has left The Squirrel Club for the day to visit The Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade and earn his Parade Badge! Duggee is looking forward to taking part in the parade and seeing you all! He loves to go to new places, meet new people and have adventures which he can share with everyone at The Squirrel Club. Come and visit Duggee for lots of fun, activities and of course Duggee Hugs in the CBeebies Village.

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HEY DUGGEE and character logos Studio AKA Ltd 2014. Licensed by BBC Worldwide Ltd. BBC logo BBC 1996

LeapFrog’s My Pal Scout!

Scout will be taking a walk through The Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade this year. Come and see Scout and help him have the best walk ever!

Come and have your photo taken with Scout and join in with lots of other fun activities on Regent Street after the parade!

LEAPFROG; ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2017

Gumball

Lego Ninjago - Kai

Kai's impulsive personality, fierce temper and immense drive mirror the fire within him. His strong sense of justice makes him stubborn and he'll stop at nothing if he has put his mind to it; but this is also the source of his bravery. As older brother to Nya, he is overprotective of her. While Kai's self-confidence can be overwhelming to some people, this makes him one of the leaders and big personalities in the group.

Kai is the last young ninja to join Master Wu's ninja training. His impatience with training is significant, as Lord Garmadon has kidnapped his sister. However, while he quickly becomes a skillful warrior and is the first to tame his dragon, he discovers that impatience is the enemy of a great ninja...

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Build-a-Bear Workshop

Build-A-Bear Workshop!

  • Event Start Time: 11am

Look who's rolling through town in the Hamleys Christmas Parade!

At Build-A-Bear Workshop, It’s the most fun you’ll ever make! Choose from all kinds of furry friends, add lots of stuffing and make a wish on a heart. Personalise your furry friend by adding scents, sounds, outfits and accessories. Let your imagination soar and create your story at Build-A-Bear Workshop!

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Ferdinand

NATIVITY! The Musical

The class of St Bernadette’s from the critically acclaimed NATIVITY! The Musical will be performing on Hamleys main stage this year.

This World Premiere production from the creator of the blockbuster films is feel-good, funny and ‘Tinsel-Tastic’ and features all of the favourite sing-a-long hits from the movies including ‘Sparkle and Shine’, ‘Nazareth’, ‘One Night One Moment’ and a whole host of new songs.

NATIVITY! The Musical will run at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo from 13-17 December.

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West End Kids

West End Kids!

West End Kids is delighted to be back for Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade this year!

West End Kids is an elite musical theatre song and dance troupe based in Central London. The troupe performs for tens of thousands of people every year and has performed at some of the country's best known venues, including: Westminster Palace, the Royal Albert Hall, Mansion House, Trafalgar Square, Windsor Castle and The O2 Arena. West End Kids currently comprises 20 talented young performers aged 11 to 18 years from across the country.

For more information about West End Kids please go to www.westendkids.co.uk

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Copyright West End Kids

West End Choir

West End Musical Choir!

West End Musical Choir is London's adult non-audition musical theatre Choir! Hosting weekly sessions to learn songs from the West End & Broadway, led by a range of professional West End Musical Directors. This is the ultimate feel-good experience learning how to sing the songs from the musicals we all love. Within a fun and social environment, you have the freedom to explore your voice and build your musical repertoire.

No audition, no need to read sheet music and no pressure to perform. Having recently performed at Disneyland Paris as part of their 25 year Anniversary, Notre Dame Paris, the London Marathon, 'This Morning' ITV, Abbey Road Studios, and West End LIVE at Trafalgar Square we're thrilled to be performed at the iconic Hamleys Christmas Parade to bring Londoners some festive cheer! Join us as we get everyone in the Christmas spirit!

Meridian Corps of Drums

Meridian Corps of Drums!

Meridian Corps of Drums from Poole, Dorset was formed on the 11th April 2011 by the Bandmaster James Leonard, his deputies and the Crew. The band was started by a group of friends, Word of mouth spread via social media and the interest was astonishing! Past friends and old faces met up. The decision was made to form the band and the vote was unanimous on the name. Within a few short hours we had a band logo and uniform design in place.

We received various generous donations from members of the group and other local marching bands. Useful suggestions for fundraising were also made and carried out by the team. Instruments slowly gathered and before we knew it we had enough to support our first band practice. The band now has approximately 36 members and have gone from strength to strength and achieved so many great things.

In just 6 years we have achieved a lot. The band have had the honour of travelling to the USA and performing in the Magic Kingdom parade in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida on 2 occasions, this was 2013 and 2016. In the 2016 the band also performed in Universal Studio, Orlando, the band were the first UK marching band to perform in Universal studios. The band have also performed at London New Years Day parade in 2013 and at London Formula E championships. The band were also invited to perform in Disneyland Paris in 2017 and lead the parade in the Disneyland Park.

The band is honoured and excited to be taking part in The Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade 2017. Leading the band in the Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade will be Drum Major Rachel Chattwood.