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Christmas Jumper Day

This annual event is growing in popularity, with schools around the UK taking part and hoards of revellers taking to the streets for a Christmas jumper day (night) out. 


Who Started Christmas Jumper Day?

Christmas Jumper Day was started by UK-based Charity ‘Save The Children’.  The first ever Christmas Jumper day was held on Friday, 14th December 2012 and has grown in strength ever since. 


How does Christmas Jumper Day Work?

The idea is simple, to get the nation all united together by wearing Christmas Jumpers on a single day, with a suggested donation of £2 which goes to the ‘Save The Children’ charity. 

Participants can knit, buy, borrow or even upcycle an old jumper to make a festive jumper for the event. 


How Do you Donate to Christmas Jumper Day?

If your Christmas Jumper day is organised by your boss, a colleague, a school or a friend you can give them cash or pay directly to the JustGiving page they will have been provided on signing up. 

If you wish to organise a Christmas Jumper day event, you can sign up here.

The UK government have even promised to match every £2 donation given to Christmas Jumper Day 2022 providing the donations are between December 1st and March 1st – Which is fantastic. 


Who can Participate in Christmas Jumper Day?

Anyone and Everyone can take part in Christmas Jumper day, all you need is a festive jumper.  You can join in on your own, with work colleagues in the office, or with friends and family as part of a night out.   Many Schools, Nursery and Colleges also take part. 


Is there an Official Christmas Jumper Day?

Yes, Christmas Jumper Day is celebrated throughout the UK in the second or third week of December each year. 


Is Christmas Jumper Day on the Same Date Every Year?

No, although the date is similar, it isn’t the same. Since Christmas Jumper was launched in 2021 the day has always been observed on the second or third Friday in December, with this year (2022) being moved to Thursday for an unknown reason. 

Christmas Jumper Day Date


What Day is Christmas Jumper Day 2023?

This year’s Christmas Jumper Day will take place on Thursday 7th December 2023


Previous Christmas Jumper Day Dates

  • Thursday 8th December 2022
  • Friday 10th December 2021
  • Friday 13th December 2019
  • Friday 14th December 2018
  • Friday 15th December 2017
  • Friday 16th December 2016
  • Friday 18th December 2015
  • Friday 12th December 2014
  • Friday 13th December 2013
  • Friday 14th December 2012


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