Christmas Events in London 2015
Feeling festive? Damn right you are. Immerse yourself in all things Christmas at one of the many events taking over London this winter. Jingle some bells at the most spectacular street markets, and deck the halls at Santa's grotto, before rockin' around the ice rink - there is something for everyone this Christmas in London. Come on kids - get out and get merry in London this Christmas.
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The Skandilicious collective return to London for what's set to be another storming season of their pop-up Christmas stage. Try the festive season on with a little Swedish excess thanks to their array of traditional Scandinavian dishes like Julshinka (breaded ham) and Julbords stocked with classic delicacies. There's also some Glogg mulled wine to slosh down.
On the second day of Christmas, Curio Cabal gave to me...a Christmas party with jazz music, cocktails, barbecue, and a partridge in a pear tree. It's actually on the week eve of Christmas, but the jazz music, mulled wine, and christmas barbecue is all accurate. Curio Cabal is teaming up with Charterhouse Aquatics, bringing the holiday getaway to guests and creating the best Christmas event in London.
Pop Up Screens returns with another irresistible roster of festive movies in the lead up to Christmas. Held at quirky locations dotted about town, take your pick between festive favourites and cutesy Christmas corkers, with a full bar, hot chocolates, mulled wine and delicious popcorn from Drum & Kernel in support.
Looking for the perfect space for your holiday meal? Look no further than Midday Feast and their quirky entertainment. The space can hold up to 450 people and the day will include entertainment unlike any other Christmas party, like acrobatics, jugglers, and costumes galore. This Christmas is traveling to medieval times and your party may never want to come back.
Round up, round up! This Christmas, Trapeze are presenting 'Cirque Noir' - an event that showcases "the darkest side of the circus". Here, you'll be led astray by performers who'll thrill and excite you in ways that you couldn't imagine... you'll be entranced and disturbed by sights that you never thought you ever would have seen. To follow, dance the night away as a DJ keeps the tunes banging 'til late.
Think 1920s jazz club vibes, eccentric glamour and a completely unique dining experience as The Glam Clam rolls into London this December. Fronting live music from jazz starlet Collette Cooper, five courses of carefully-curated seafood from renowned food author and chef Gizzi Erskine, plus creative entertainment and performances from esteemed London party starters, Sink the Pink; this is one Christmas event in London you won't want to miss. (So don't).
On November 30th, head down to the Old Queen's Head, snuggle up into a cosy corner and watch modern day Christmas classic, Elf - Christmas has officially begun! Tuck into the complimentary popcorn and laugh the night away as Will Ferrell's character inadvertently wreaks havoc on the elf community and travels to New York in search of his true identity. Oh, and whilst you're here, make sure you grab a hot chip burger - it'd be rude not to!
Some of the best creative minds have come together to design an innovate and immersive Christmas dining party - One Night in Rovaniemi. Head down to Coate Studio Between December 15-18th to enjoy this enrapturing Christmas set designed by spatial designer, Jiwon Oh; it features interactive food installations (for your delish four-course meal), Santa's kitchen (to make Christmas cocktails in!), and of course, Santa himself!
Saturday afternoons were an unexplored frontier on London's party circuit... that was until 2009 when five friends joined forces to create Love Brunch - a boozy brunch event that perfectly executes a natural transition between eating, drinking and dancing - Saturday afternoons were never the same again. This Christmas (Dec. 5th), Love Brunch turns six years old! Help them celebrate their biggest birthday yet as Robert James et al spin!
Head to White Hart Lane Stadium for a delectable three-course Christmas meal hosted by Mr. 'Buttery Biscuit Base' himself - TV personality, Greg Wallace. The Masterchef star will be teaching attendees about the premium ingredients used in this festive feast, as well as showing them how to replicate each delicious dish for their own Christmas dinner - providing recipes and methodologies for each. Drinks and Q+A to follow!
Get that festive feeling hot under the collar and experience some Christmas antics courtesy of London's infamous Playboy Club. There Christmas Nightfall event comes with a line up of incredible live entertainment with holiday favourite tunes and even some raunchy burlesque. The traditional bunnies will be on hand too to make sure you're having a suitably festive bash.
Why not head out on your own Christmas cruise this festive season!?? Gather up your xmas gang, hire out the party boat and enjoy a very merry trip along Regent's Canal. Bring your own food and drink aboard (mulled wine and mince pies anyone?), plug your iPod directly into the boats speaker system, and eat, drink and dance the day away to all of your favourite festive tunes!
This Christmas event in London will have you feeling the festive spirit and all the Christmas nostalgia you could hope for. The Moth Club in Hackney are throwing together an evening of comedy acts and burlesque jaunts so you can dabble in some incredible live entertainment and get into the season in no time.
Celebrate this Christmas season in style, Santa Banta style that is. Hop aboard this London nightlife version of The Polar Express and pay a visit to some of the biggest and brightest names of the London club scene. The bus will take you from place to place with all the Christmas smash hits on full blast for all guests to enjoy.
South London will boasts its own slither of the South Pole with its new snowy rooftop saloon! A fully-heated, all-weather, 500-capacity venue that has been designed to cater to the whims of the most fantastical, playful and debaucherous Christmas-loving guests. Expect punchy xmas cocktails served up in smoking barrels to share amongst friends, food served up from London's best street food traders, and an immersive theatre experience!
Bit of a cheeky one aintcha? Well that's perfect, because we've got tickets to the naughtiest Christmas do in town! Prep your sugarplums and head on over to Proud Cabaret Camden - here, they'll strap you down and whizz you off with their Sexy Sleigh Ride show. And of course, a show doesn't come without dinner - enjoy a three course meal of wonderful winter-warming grub. Don't miss out, this one'll be a real nutcracker!
A seasonal sight to behold as hoards of Santa shaped folk scramble their way through London this Christmas. But how about getting involved yourself? A quirky Christmas event in London for those a fan of Santa suits and cracking freebies, enjoy some of London's best boozers with your festive chums at this fancy dress bar crawl throughout the city.
This December, take part in the Christmas-themed 'Sounds Familiar' music quiz at Jerusalem Bar - well, we say 'quiz', but it's more just a disco in a pub quiz format. By the end of the evening, most teams will just be singing Christmas carols and dancing around the tables... Anyway, it's always a cracking laugh - hence why it's become the most popular and raucous music based quiz in London!
Christmas is the one time of year where wearing naff clobber is not only okay, but it's actively encouraged! So, donning your most awesomely-awful festive wear, head over to The Roof Gardens as they host their Christmas Jumper Party. Upon your arrival, you'll receive a warming winter welcome with a 'Snow Queen Cocktail', and if you're up for it, capture a lasting memory of the night with a picture inside of the inflatable snow globe!
To celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, the Proud collective are hosting some seasonal inspired forays to get you in the festive spirit with some hot and sassy entertainments. Enjoy a sexy sleigh ride at Proud Camden where you'll experience a winter whirlwind of sexy cabaret or jump into the wonderland at Proud City for some cabaret themed stocking fillers.
On December 4th, The Electric Ballroom will be throwing their Ultimate Power Christmas Special - an event previously described by NME as 'A fun-as-fuck communal club experience'. Adequately summed up by the British music journalism magazine, you should expect a crowd of partygoers belting out lyrics to popular Christmas power ballads in awe-inspiring, uncompromised unison. A harmonious, festive hootenanny.
After the sell-out success of their previous Britney v Beyonce special and Rachel Stevens DJ Set parties, We Love Pop Club returns to Shoreditch to bow out of 2015 in a big way. Check in for their Christmas special blowout, promising the usual classic pop hits alongside your favourite Christmas time anthems in a feel-good, poptastic party. Dance to the Spice Girls, Britney, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and the Backstreet Boys, with pop-themed cocktails served up at the bar.
A Swedish Christmas never looked so good. The cheffing prowess behind the food at last years Nordic Yulefest are back for another Christmas special, this time settling in for a cosy feast at Fika Bar & Kitchen. Inspired by all things Scandinavian and plating up foods to the sound of Swedish beef meatballs, honey glazed Christmas ham and home cured dill gravad lax (whatever that is...) expect your festive spirits to be laced with a dollop of Nordic cool.
This Christmas fairytale is getting a bit hot under the collar and heating up the festive season nicely with an array of burlesque, cabaret, comedy as well as a little bit of magic. Tuck into a seasonally prepared menu of fine foods from Joseph Chahine and settle in for an evening of festive excess and Christmas themed debauchery.
Set atop the Brunel Museum you'll find a rooftop garden known as the Midnight Apothecary where you can delight in campfire cocktails, toast marshmallows and enjoy skyline views across London. With the festive season quickly coming upon us, the time for seasonal songs is here and so returns the infamous Midnight Apothecary Christmas SingaLonga. Oh yes, get ready.
Taking you into the frosty lair of the Ice Queen and inviting you to partake in a Christmas that is just a little bit out of the ordinary, Grotto Outre comes to London with festive spirit, King Elf's and a magician called Mr Christmas Cheer in tow. Dubbed as something of an adult wonderland, descend into London's Ice Caves and discover a whole new world of seasonal treats.
Boasting some of the most veritably vintage bashes in the city, The Candlelight Club return for another winter-inspired bash. A prohibition party where flirty flappers and dapper chappers are set to reign supreme, this Christmas party promises everything from palm trees, live music and burlesque entertainment. Take it back to the roaring 20s for one night only.
For an undeniably fun Christmas party in London, the comedy carnival collective are taking to Bar Rumba for the festive season to put on a cracking party spread. Feel the merriment with their stand-up show and pick whatever package suits you best with three course dinner options available at La Tasca or Pizza Express beforehand.
Enjoy a delicious Christmas spread against the backdrop of 360-degree views of London at Sky Bar. Your hosts get things underway with a glass of prosecco to welcome you, before head chef Barry Noonan prepares a feast of festive flavours with carefully selected wines to match. Relax surrounded by your family and soak in a delicious feast matched with some of the best views on offer in the city.
Ice ice baby... Ever fancied bevving in a bar made entirely out of ice? At Icebar, the walls, bar, tables and even your own personal glass is made from the purest ice harvested from the pristine winter wonderland of Jukkasjarvi in Northern Sweden. Ice Bar have created the ultimate all-in-one winter venue in London: look forward to cocktail classes, ice-sculpting lessons and grub from the BelowZero restaurant. Ideal for those on the hunt for something a little different over the Christmas period in London, this is not one to miss out on.
On the final weekend before Christmas, the Hurlingham Floating Nightclub will be cruising the Thames for 4 long sweet hours as the party of the year unravels. Celebrity DJ Jade Avia will be behind the decks aboard this boat where you'll get to dance to the best in Old School, Club Classics, Hip Hop & RnB whilst taking in London's incredible Christmas lit riverside.