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When is Christmas Jumper Day


Christmas Jumper Day is on Thursday 7 December 2023 - but you can take part any day you want!

What is Christmas Jumper Day?

Christmas Jumper Day is Save the Children's annual event which raises money for the children who need it most.

Every December, millions of people across the United Kingdom (and beyond!) put on a festive knit at their workplace, school or with friends and make a donation to help give children the magical future they deserve.

By dressing up and being silly you'll be helping kids facing serious issues like war, hunger and poverty. Find out more about the children you'll be helping.

Christmas Jumper Day has raised over £35 million for children in the UK and around the world since it began in 2012!

In 2022, thanks to all the amazing people who took part in Christmas Jumper Day:

  • You raised a total of £5 million for children, including £2 million of match funding from the UK government
  • Over 2 million school children and 24,000 workplaces took part in Christmas Jumper Day last year
 Primary school children take part in Christmas Jumper Day activities

Photography: Jamie Baker / Save the Children

When was the first Christmas Jumper Day?

The first Christmas Jumper Day was on 14 December 2012. Since then, millions of people like you have put on their jazziest jumpers for one day in December, donated £2 to Save the Children, and helped make the world better for children in the UK and around the world.

Who is Coach Christmas?

Coach Christmas is Christmas Jumper Day's official coach, and every year, he guides you in your journey to having the best day ever!

Coach Christmas and seven other children smiling, holding their hands out and wearing Christmas jumpers. Photography credit: Save the Children / Jamie Baker

Save the Children / Jamie Baker

I've still got questions!

No problem – we've got answers. Visit our Christmas Jumper Day FAQs for even more information about the best day of the year.

Get in touch

Got questions about your fundraising page or team text code? Email help@justgiving.com. Got questions about Christmas Jumper Day? Email christmasjumper@savethechildren.org.uk or call 0207 012 6400.