At the weekend (7-8 Nov), Harrods unveiled its ‘Once Upon a Christmas’ window displays. The Harrods Christmas windows on Brompton Road set the scene for a world of moving puppets and performers. Each window features a stage complete with performers, lights, scenery and red velvet curtains. Burberry’s window depicts its Thomas bears enjoying a night at the theatre, while Balenciaga’s window houses a swinging circus performer who introduces key Christmas accessories from a trapeze. A production line of mice work on Christmas orders in their workshop in the Stella McCartney window, while Bottega Veneta’s AW15 handbag collection appears alongside the strongman’s weights in the Magical Marionette circus tent. An oversized gingerbread house created by Rosalind Miller takes over one of Harrods’ windows, delivering a Hansel and Gretel twist.