Best Christmas Events In London 2023

Feeling festive? Damn right you are. Immerse yourself in all things baubles and beverages at one of the many seasonal pop-ups or things to do taking over the city this 2023. From snowy cocktail menus and festive immersive experiences to themed brunches with Santa, there really is something for everyone at these London Christmas events.

Last updated on 28th November 2023

Christmas is a Drag at the Bloomsbury Big Top

@ The Bloomsbury Big Top on Saturday 2nd and Saturday 16th December 2023

Want to get into the seasonal spirit with some spiffing Christmas events this 2023? In December, The Bloomsbury Big Top is pulling out all the stops with its festive drag event. There will be three amazing headliners and dancers, as well as a token for street food and a mini bottle of Bottega of Gold.

Tonight Josephine

All The Jingle Ladies is Tonight Josephine's answer to getting festive in our city, promising the all-singing, all-dancing bottomless brunch event in Clapham, Shoreditch and Waterloo. Expect 90 minutes of booze, three drag queens, food and prizes.

Benny's Festive Package II: A Traditionally Alternative Christmas Cabaret!

@ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club on Sun, 10th Dec 2023 @ 18:00 - 22:30

For something different this December, grab tickets to Benny's Festive Package II: A Traditionally Alternative Christmas Cabaret at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club. With tickets starting from a fiver, you can expect a mix of burlesque, drag and circus acts to raise funds for charities thanks to Cabaret vs Cancer.

Christmas Wreath Workshops at Shangri-La The Shard, London in collaboration with Raw Bloom.

@ Shangri-La The Shard, London on Thursday 7th and Wednesday 13th December 2023

Get crafty this Christmas and head to Shangri-La at The Shard to create your very own wreath. With sky-high city views, you'll be treated to a glass of Champagne and a mince pie on arrival before being taught how to make your very own decoration with the materials provided.


Both the North Pole Olympics and Christmas bottomless brunches are coming to Bounce venues across London. The former boasts plenty of ping pong-based challenges alongside prizes for the podium places, while the latter involves unlimited drinks and a drag extravaganza.

Sexquisite Events

Take a leaf out of Bad Santa's book and be sure to attend one of Sexquisite Event's festive shows this Christmas. Popping up in locations across the UK, this sex worker-led arts company will be spreading joy in the form of cabaret acts and bear-all panel talks with people from the adult industry. 

Furoshiki Christmas Wrapping Workshop at Nobu

@ Nobu Hotel London Portman Square on Saturday 2nd and Saturday 9th December 2023

Tomoko Kakita, expert in the art, is leading a series of Furoshiki Christmas Wrapping Workshops at Nobu Hotel in Marylebone. Master the traditional, sustainable Japanese method and pick from a range of designs made by artist Gavin Mitchell. Tickets are £65 per person and include a copy of Kakita's book. 

Southbank Christmas Markets Singles Pub Crawl Ages 25-40

@ Las Iguanas Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 2nd and Saturday 16th December 2023

Feel like the romantic protagonist out of your favourite festive flick at this Southbank Christmas Markets Singles Pub Crawl. Join 40 others to enjoy a magical evening exploring the area's pop-up bars, rooftop terraces and beer gardens, with plenty of ice breaker games to get involved with.

The Luna Cinema

One of the most exciting Christmas events of the year, The Luna Cinema, makes it's way to Battersea Arts Centre and Kensington Palace. Pull up a chair, sit back and relax as you enjoy festive favourites such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Holiday and Love Actually.

Firmdale Hotels

There are an abundance of festive events taking place across the gorgeous Firmdale Hotels this winter. At the Haymarket Hotel, get involved with a special workshop creating your very own hand-stitched seasonal decoration, or indulge in a Christmas cheese dinner at the Dorset Square Hotel.

London Bridge Rooftop

London Bridge Rooftop is transforming into a winter paradise this year, complete with festive decorations, DJ sets and heaters. Alongside the great views, you can get your hands on mulled wine, seasonal bites and delicious cocktails, with an option to go for bottomless brunch as well.

The Corin Rooftop Bar

From rooftop bottomless brunches to wreath making, The Corin has everything you need to be feeling merry as can be this Christmas. Whether creating your own decorations while sipping Champagne or nabbing a feast seems more your thing, head here for festivities.

The Cocktail Club

Head back to Mr Claus's for bottomless brunch with Afters At Uncle Nick's at The Cocktail Club. There's plenty of Christmas chaos on the cards as you'll be treated to carols, beats from DJ Satna along with unlimited drinks, tasty food and the naughtiest (or nicest), fun-filled experience.

Alcotraz London: Cell Block Two-One-Two

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Wednesday 29th November 2023

While prison might not be the ideal destination this festive season, Alcotraz is whipping up an experience you won't forget in a hurry. From entertaining immersive costumes down to fittingly-themed cocktails, this is one of the best Christmas team events in London.

The Rosemary Branch Theatre

Head to Islington's Rosemary Branch Theatre for a slice of Christmas performance. They're hosting two fantastic seasonal cabaret shows where artists can showcase their new work, as well as a fun and festive show on the 23rd. 

The Chocolate Cocktail Club London

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club on Various dates from Wednesday 29th November 2023

After a run of successful pop-ups, The Chocolate Cocktail Club has found a permanent home in Farringdon. This Christmas, it's serving some seriously delicious cocktails. On the menu are edible reindeers filled with liquor, plus drinks like the Cosnowpolitan. What's more, tickets include two mocktails on the house. Chocotini, anyone?

Fuller's 'A Christmas Carol'

From Scrooge to ghoulish encounters and plenty of laughs, the four-person performances of A Christmas Carol taking place at Fuller's pubs aren't to be missed. Expect to enjoy these fun shows while grabbing your favourite drinks from the bar.


Whether you want to unleash your inner Mariah or Buble, Lucky Voice's Xmas 2023 Karaoke Brunches are not to be missed. Chow down on tasty pizzas washed down with free-flowing booze (including Rudolph punch) and sing to your heart's content.

Archer Street Group

Archer Street's bars in Notting Hill, Soho and SW11 have Christmas brunches in store for your festivities this year, promising everything from 90 minutes of bottomless booze to pros serenading you for entertainment. They're sure to jingle your bells.

Thames Luxury Charters

Celebrate Christmas in style, by cruising down the river on one of the Thames Luxury Charters. Hop on the Dixie Queen for festive three-course feast, complete with wine or a selection of beers, followed by a DJ set to get the party started. 

Biscuiteers: Various Sites

With cute cafes in both Notting Hill and Belgravia, you can find several fun and arty Christmas events at Biscuiteers. Here you'll master cookie decoration and leave with a tin full of your own creations. This two-hour class is led by an expert icer, with complimentary tea and coffee on offer.

Neverland London

Winterland are giving it some serious welly in the festive department this winter. Join the beloved Christmas pop-up in London for a roster of unmissable things to do, from chowing down on fondue in their igloos to sipping hot mulled wine or having brunch.

Ibiza Anthems Brunch Christmas Party

@ Q Shoreditch on Sat, 9th Dec 2023 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

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After a banging Christmas party? This Ibiza Anthems Brunch festive-themed bonanza is featuring Ibiza classics from some of the best DJs and performers. Expect the likes of Brandon Block, Alex P, Lisa Loud and Danny Clockwork while getting into the seasonal spirit.

Skylines Boat Parties

Skylines Boat Parties are throwing a festive bash this year, where you'll cruise down the Thames at sunset. They're flaunting two decks of talented DJs and performers, alongside a reasonably priced bar and great views of the city. 

London Shuffle Club

The Very Merry Shuffle Brunch returns this festive season, promising to jingle your bells with a Christmas bellini on arrival followed by unlimited pizza and prosecco. But that's not all, as you'll get your go at gaming on the lanes too.

Rouges 70's & 80's Disco and Funk

With festives pecials of Rouges 70s & 80s Disco and Funk at Rivoli Ballroom on the 2nd and 9th of December, you know you're sorted for London Christmas events. Get down on the dancefloor to hits from the era, including those of Prince, Wham, Aretha Franklin, David Bowie and more.

West End Drag Brunch

@ The Otherist on Sunday 17th December and Sunday 28th January 2024

West End Drag Brunch are coming in hot with Christmas specials on 26th November and 17th December. Think performances from Ruby Murray, Paige Three and Ruby Sinclair alongside two courses of twists on festive fare (buttermilk turkey burger with Brussels slaw or a full roast with trimmings) washed down by bottomless booze.

Comedy Boat Party

For a Christmas event that'll get everyone talking, book the Comedy Boat Party. Enjoy a show featuring a top MC, followed by a massive festive celebration while you sail down the Thames past iconic landmarks, dancing to an onboard DJ.


Located in the heart of Acton, The Aeronaut is one of West London's most popular boozers. This festive season, they're pulling out all the stops, hosting some of the best Christmas events in the UK, including a fabulous circus show with a mouthwatering menu to match.

London's Best Wreath Workshops

Whether you're looking to adorn your front door in the season's finest fir or simply learn something new, these Christmas activities in London see you crack on with some of the best wreath-making workshops. Think bubbles, mulled wine and binding going hand-in-hand.


Christmas Light Trails are coming to Eltham Palace and Kenwood House this year, spanning everything from dancing fountains to interactive light launchers, halos and more. Plus, you can enjoy festive food, warming cocktails and hot chocolate packed with marshmallows.