Last Updated on October 20, 2023
Wondering when Christmas Jumper Day is in 2023? I’m sharing everything you need to know about the fun festive day right here so you can get your best knit ready. After all, who doesn’t love wearing sequins to work?
The first Christmas Jumper Day took place back in 2012, and since then Save The Children has been running the annual event every December to raise money for children who need it most. Whether you work in a packed office or by yourself at home, anyone can get involved in the fundraising day.
All you need to do to take part is wear a Christmas jumper and make a donation to the charity. Millions of people now take part every year, so you won’t be alone. In fact, the event in 2022 raised over £35million for the charity.
If you’ve heard of the fundraiser but don’t know much about it, I’m answering all your questions – including when it takes place, why it happens and, the fun bit: where to get the best festive knits for the occasion. Next, check out the best jumpers from Zara, ASOS, Mango and & Other Stories for some jumper inspo for the rest of the year.
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When is Christmas Jumper Day in 2023?
Christmas Jumper Day takes place on Thursday, 7th December 2023. You can register to receive a free fundraising pack for the event here.
Why does Christmas Jumper Day take place every year?
Christmas Jumper Day is an event organised by children’s rights charity Save The Children. It first took place in 2012 and has been running every year since to raise money for the cause. Adults taking place are asked to donate a minimum of £2 to the charity, while schools, nurseries and youth groups ask for a donation of £1 from participants.
How do I donate to Save The Children?
Often workplaces will send a collection around the office to make it easier for you to donate or create a fundraising page. If you’re a freelancer, a company owner, or simply want to donate independently, you can call the Save the Children Supporter Care team on 020 7012 6400 or create your own fundraising page online for the event.
Where can I find a decent Christmas jumper?
You don’t have to wear a tacky, novelty or throwaway knit for the event. In fact, we encourage you to wear one you already have or to buy a timeless knit that can be worn all winter. It’s best to find a jumper that will last you throughout the season and for years to come, so ditch the novelty sweaters for something long-lasting. Here are some of our favourites available now.
Edie Fair Isle Jumper, £95, Boden
Edie Fair Isle Jumper, £95, Boden – buy now
This pretty pink festive sweater from jumper is a great option if you don’t like too much sparkle. With little Christmas trees and ‘Fa La La’ slogan across the front, it’s a super cute style you can keep for years to come.
Rowan Lobster Knit Sweater, £125, KITRI Studio
Rowan Lobster Knit Sweater, £125, KITRI Studio – buy now
This KITRI jumper isn’t strictly a Christmas jumper, but it’s best to buy a jumper you’ll wear more than once a year especially if novelty knits aren’t your thing.
Recycled Blend Sequin Spot Print Jumper, £29.50
Recycled Blend Sequin Spot Print Jumper, £29.50 – buy now
M&S always has a great selection of festive knits that are really affordable, like this sequin spot sweater for under £30. I love it worn with the sequin pants too!
Mock Neck Sweater, £45, & Other Stories
Mock Neck Sweater, £45, & Other Stories – buy now
Another option that could work for every day as well as Christmas Jumper Day is this bold red sweater from & Other Stories.
Home For The Holidays Sweater, £140, Free People
Home For The Holidays Sweater, £140, Free People – buy now
Last but not least is this ‘Home For The Holidays’ sweater from Free People. An investment piece that can too be worn all year round, the pinks, oranges and purples offer a great autumnal palette.