7 Cute Christmas Fancy Dress Ideas for Babies & Toddlers

Christmas fancy dress outfits for babies, including elves, Santa and Olaf from Frozen

It’s Christmas, and as any parent knows, this is one of the most fun times of year to dress up your little one in an adorable festive fancy dress outfit. But with so many cute Christmas characters to choose from, how can you decide?

Well, we’re about to find out, with seven seasonal costumes to try for your babies and toddlers this year!

1. Olaf

Olaf fancy dress costume for kids

As a parent, it’s virtually impossible for you not to know that Frozen 2 came out in November. There are so many characters to love in your favourite Disney fairy tale, but none are more lovable than Olaf!

This silly singing snowman is one of the highlights of the films, while as you can see, he also makes for a brilliant Christmas fancy dress outfit that your toddler will love wearing.

2. Santa

Santa fancy dress costume for babies

Young children love Christmas, and Santa is one of the big reasons why. So, what better costume for your baby than this cute Santa suit?

Just imagine how adorable they’ll look in this little Father Christmas hat, while the top has cool details like Santa’s belt and beard for the full mini-Santa effect.

3. Elf


Elf Christmas fancy dress costume

If you or your partner are dressing up as Santa, then putting your toddler in an elf outfit is a really fun way to get the whole family involved. Don’t miss the chance to get a few precious photos of your very own Santa’s little helpers, especially in this impossibly cute elf hat!

4. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

Rudolph Christmas fancy dress costume for babies and toddlers

If getting your child dressed is always a bit of a nightmare, this comfy Rudolph onesie could be the answer to your Christmas fancy dress needs. It’s easy to put on, and we think they’ll love the cool reindeer design, complete with antlers and Rudolph’s bright red nose.

5. Penguin

Penguin Christmas fancy dress costume for babies and toddlers

Meet Waddles, our favourite festive penguin. This colourful outfit is sure to look great in your family photos, while we’re sure your little one will have lots of fun getting into character. It even comes with little flippers for them to flap around!

6. Snowman

Snowman fancy dress outfits for children

When it comes to snowmen, it’s not all about Olaf. This little chap comes accessorised with a charming hat and scarf, plus the simple white jumpsuit with elasticated wrists and ankles will keep your child all snuggly and warm.

7. Gingerbread Man

Gingerbread man Christmas fancy dress costume for toddlers

Looking for something no other child will be wearing? How about this gingerbread man? We don’t know about you, but it’s one of our favourite Christmassy snacks! Thanks to this outfit, it’s also a great choice for your toddler’s festive fancy dress costume.

What about Nativity costumes?

You might be wondering why there are no Nativity costumes in this list. It’s a fair question. We’ve actually got a separate list of those here, and each one can be yours for under £12.99!