Best Events in December

It doesn't matter whether you're truly swept up in the feel-good festive spirit or you're more anti-yuletide than Mr Scrooge himself, there's definitely something for you in our list of the best events in December. A hand-picked guide stocked with pop-up cinema, South Pole saloons and boozy brunches, get out there and make the most of your December in London.

Last updated on 21st November 2017

Select a venue on the map


Join XOYO this December for a phenomenal night of live music. A full orchestral band will be bringing to life the hits of Destiny's Child.

Live Music, Fun Time Partying, Themed Nights
Commercial/Pop
Shoreditch
Tell me more

New Year's Eve Guide 2016

64 user reviews

NYE planning starts here! December is the big one, and we've got all the best parties and crazy events happening. Go! 

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Recreate the epic ballroom scene, dance in your finest ball gown and party like it's the 1800s as The Vaults brings to life the magic of Beauty and the Beast. Head to Waterloo for an amazing night of eating, drinking, fairy godmothers and live entertainment.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Party Mash Up
Waterloo
Tell me more

So, you’re spending December in prison. That sucks. But don’t worry, smuggle in your favourite bottle of alcohol and the inmates can make sure that jail is a real party. But in this immersive drinking experience, you have to make sure you don’t get caught.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Pop-Up
Tell me more

From WHAM, through to superstardom in the 90s, George Michael is a true icon. Pay tribute to him with this night at Tropicana, as the club party to all his best hits, raise money for charity and put on live music.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Themed Nights
80's Music
Covent Garden
Tell me more
26 events @ 2 venues with 34 upcoming dates starting on 22 Nov 2017

Father Christmas has opened up his doors to let you into a world of naughtiness and silliness. Taking place in Southwark, expect a night of burlesque, cabaret, Christmas food and cocktails.

Tell me more

Celebrating all thing naff, this unique December event in London features a five course meal and promises the best egg nog you've ever had. 

Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Supper Clubs, Themed Nights
Techno
Tell me more

Prepare to host your best Christmas meal yet as OXBO bankside put on this masterclass in cooking. Taking place over the course of 45 mins you will learn how to prepare a three-bird roast.

Classes, Food & Drink, Supper Clubs
Southwark
Tell me more

The U&I Christmas Carnival is a full-on Christmas celebration, packed with luxurious decorations at the Hilton Hotel Park Lane, live DJs from some big names like DJ Neev and Artful Dodger, as well as canape reception, acts as entertainment, drinks and dancing. Not only that, you’ll receive a 12 month U&I concierge membership worth £99.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, VIP Party, Festival
House Music
Tell me more
11 events @ Secret London Location with 11 upcoming dates from 02 Dec 2017 until 31 Mar 2018

It's time to take it back y'all - all the way back to the '90s at this huge brunch. Discover the secret location to unlock The 90's Brunch's mad mix of bottomless drinks, nostalgic food, karaoke and a massive party.

Tell me more

The iconic Nightjar bar are welcoming you in at New Year’s Eve for a night of Champagne, cocktails, tapas, and live jazz music from TJ Johnson and his band.

New Years Eve Party
Jazz
Shoreditch
Tell me more

Gin fans will love this festive celebration as, not only will you party in high in the sky above London at this fun treehouse-themed spot, but also drink delicious Tanqueray No. TEN cocktails and feast on bar canapes.

Clubbing, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, VIP Party
Commercial/Pop
London Bridge
Tell me more

Join the Sky Garden for a series of live music nights, where they bring some of the coolest new talent in the London scene up to one of the most beautiful venues in the city. On the 19th & 20th December, prepare for the ultimate Christmas celebration.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Live Music, Fun Time Partying, Food & Drink, Date Night
Commercial/Pop
City of London
Tell me more

It wouldn't be Christmas without lots of laughs and delicious food; thankfully Roadster California in Kensington are putting both on as Chinese Elvis comes to town.

Comedy, Themed Nights, Something A Little Different, Cabaret/Burlesque
Burlesque/Piano
Tell me more

The Crate brewery throws open its doors for one of the best events in December. Featuring beer tastings, deli platters and plenty of expert beer brewing knowledge it's a great opportunity to learn more about craft brewing. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Classes, Drinks Tasting
Hackney
Tell me more

Featuring the holy trinity of P's (Prosecco, pizza and ping pong), this fun, festive brunch at Bounce is one of December's best events. 

Food & Drink, Daytime, Hen Party, Brunch
Funk & Soul
Shoreditch
Tell me more

Transport yourself back to the 1920s to throw a Christmas party in style. The jazz bar will be in full swing with their resident band playing foot-tappin tunes, while you enjoy canapes and a four-course meal. Expect to see acrobats and aerialists perform before the dancefloor and illicit gambling den is opened to see the night away.

Food & Drink, Live Music, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Commercial/Pop
Tell me more

Stay up late this December and discover the terror waiting in London Dungeons. This adult-only event is bringing the crooks and villains of Victorian London back to life, whizzing you round on rides and feeding you cocktails in the gin palace.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Theatre/Arts
Tell me more

Between New Year’s Eve and Christmas, The Old Queen’s Head are inviting Shola Ama to the stage, where she’ll perform her classic tracks before the DJs put the very best in RnB on the decks.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Live Music
Commercial/Pop
Angel
Tell me more

Enrol in Fever-Tree's gin school for a lowdown on all things gin-filled. Popping up for six weeks, the school will teach you how to knock up a perfect G&T, let you blend your own gin, fill you with ginny goodies and more.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Date Night
Tell me more

Mario Kart is being brought to life this December with this brilliant karting event. Dress up as one of your favourite retro gaming characters, whizz round the track and in between speeding around, there's a huge party going on.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Pop-Up, Fun Time Partying
Tell me more

Plot present one of the most exciting festive events in December. Featuring four course meal, Nyetimber sparkling wines and a festive cocktail, it's one of the best event in London this December. 

Food & Drink, Drinks Tasting, Supper Clubs, Pop-Up
Tooting
Tell me more

Hear the iconic sounds of The Doors this December at Blues Kitchen in Camden as resident band The Beekays play their best songs.

Live Music, Date Night, Fun Time Partying
Rhythm and Blues
Camden
Tell me more

Join the LondonSwedes as they celebrate Lucia Nights with another gorgeous event. Taking place in a historic church in Peckham, the event will include a choir, traditional Lucia customs and mulled wine.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Live Music, Food & Drink
Live Music
Tell me more
2 events @ The Rosemary Branch with 8 upcoming dates from 26 Nov 2017 until 25 Feb 2018

The Rosemary Branch Theatre has seen many famous faces in its time and this year it's putting on four more cracking shows. Teaming up with Unattended Items, there will be performances from comedians, cabaret stars and musical maestros.

Tell me more
4 events @ Drink Shop & Do with 5 upcoming dates from 02 Dec 2017 until 31 Dec 2017

December is coming at you with a sack load of events. Leading the way is Drink Shop & Do as they host everything from sewing lessons to dance classes.

Tell me more
9 events @ 9 venues with 123 upcoming dates starting on 25 Nov 2017

Hip hop and RnB fans know one thing, and that’s to go to a Supa Dupa Fly event. Whether they’re hosting special guest DJs, partying in mansions or throwing a brunch party, they have the best soundtrack no matter what.

Tell me more

Inject some much needed sass into your December with the Strictly Come Drag Queen collective's brand new...PANTO! Think a two course feast at The Breakfast Club Canary Wharf, sassy-as-hell live acts, an hour of bottomless booze and more balls jingling around than we'd care to mention. 

Cabaret/Burlesque, Comedy, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Funk & Soul
Canary Wharf
Tell me more

The Little Shuffle Club has landed in Shoreditch and is bringing with it all sorts of fun. Suitable for up to six people, play on the table shuffle boards and grab a unique Patron cocktail.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Sport, Fun Time Partying, Daytime, Food & Drink, Stag Do, Hen Party, Activity
Background Music
Tell me more

Head to XOYO in Shoreditch for this reimagining of Justified by Justin Timberlake; think live band and amazing sounds.

Live Music
Live Music
Shoreditch
Tell me more

Join this twisted mix of funk, soul, hip hop and aggressive jazz as 9-piece Riot Jazz Brass Band storms onto Brixton Rooftop.

Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Themed Nights, VIP Party
Funk & Soul
Brixton
Tell me more
2 events @ Winterland with 36 upcoming dates from 23 Nov 2017 until 22 Dec 2017

This December, escape the cold at Winterland, an enchanted woodland sitting prettily on the Thames, complete with winter lodges, igloos, fun games, mountains of fondue and two bars serving all the mulled wine and prosecco you could need.

Tell me more

Say hello to 2018 from the sky high reaches of the 38th floor of the Gherkin building. Complete with five course tasting menu, champagne and other goodies, this New Year's Eve party in London is one of the best upcoming events in December. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, New Years Eve Party, Pop-Up, Themed Nights
Live Music
Liverpool Street
Tell me more

Bring in the New Year with the Jazz Café as they unleash clubbing legend Greg Wilson onto the decks. Either storm the dancefloor or eat in at the restaurant on the mezzanine.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, New Years Eve Party, Themed Nights
80's Music
Camden
Tell me more

Run around town tracking down items, answering questions, taking videos and donning your finest festive outfits at the Santa Scavanger Hunt.

Something A Little Different, Daytime
Soho
Tell me more

The Old Queen's Head in Angel  are bringing another night of hilarious comedy with a Laugh Out London event. For just £7, you could see the likes of James Acaster and three other hilarious acts perform in an intimate gig.

Comedy
Angel
Tell me more

This December supper club in Stoke Newington signals the final pop up of 2017 for organisers Southbound. For their final supper club of the year they've prepared four courses that take you on a sensory tour of four European cities. This BYOB event is a delight that should not be missed. 

Supper Clubs, Pop-Up, Food & Drink
Tell me more
2 events @ 2 venues with 100 upcoming dates starting on 25 Nov 2017

With beef brunches and glorious Sunday steak roasts Hanger in Fulham has some of the best food events in December. 

Tell me more
6 events @ Top Secret Comedy Club with 256 upcoming dates starting on 22 Nov 2017

One of London’s best comedy clubs is also one of its most secret… until we came along and blew their cover. Drawing the best in emerging acts and Fringe regulars alike, the Top Secret Comedy Club offers up an open bar serving cheap drinks, a feel-good atmosphere and the opportunity to spend an evening in the company of completely hilarious people.

Tell me more
6 events @ The London Cabaret Club with 77 upcoming dates from 24 Nov 2017 until 23 Jun 2018

The London Cabaret Club celebrates the rich heritage of Britain by combining innovative live shows with some of the best West End stars and exquisite dining to create a truly sensational experience.

Tell me more

The ultimate Christmas party is coming to the Chelsea Harbour Hotel this December. Head to the penthouse for a night of retro gaming, silent disco and masked ball, along with a karaoke booth and professional photographer.

Date Night, Karaoke, Stag Do, Something A Little Different
Hip Hop/RnB
Tell me more

This unique night taking place at the iconic Clapham Grand is sure to be one of the biggest events in London this December. Twirling its way through 100 years of dance music, the ball will start at around 9.30pm with the Tango, the Polka and the Viennese Waltz, and finish at 3am when the house and techno ends. 

Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Fun Time Partying, Clubbing
Clapham
Tell me more

Get into the festive spirit with this great screening of Elf in the Secret Garden of the South Place Hotel. If that weren't enough, there's popcorn and cocktail included in the package!

Date Night, Film Screenings, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Food & Drink
Tell me more
Black Cat Cabaret
Save 20% with discount 'NYEarlybird.'

Running as part of Christmas In Leicester Square's season of shows, Black Cat Cabaret brings its mix of dark, daring and downright amazing performances back to the Spiegeltent. Featuring acrobats, cabaret stars, comedy singers and aerialists, it's one of December's best London events. 

Cabaret/Burlesque, Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different
Tell me more
27 events @ 3 venues with 27 upcoming dates from 25 Nov 2017 until 31 Mar 2018

Dancer, prancer, blixen and brunch. There's plenty of great things about Christmas, and this breakfast smasher is just one of them. A unique event with karaoke and brunch dishes in mind, the Hip Hop Brunch team return this December for another round of early morning revelry. From a three course meal to some seriously slick beats, this is a unique way to celebrate all things winter.

Tell me more
8 events @ 8 venues with 11 upcoming dates from 24 Nov 2017 until 26 Jan 2018

Ultimate Power lay down the party gauntlet once more this December as they return to the city once more. Heralded for some of the best club nights in the UK, join them as they work their way through inflatables, air guitars and some of the best ballads in the business.

Tell me more
4 events @ 2 venues with 26 upcoming dates from 25 Nov 2017 until 31 Dec 2017

Have a jolly good time at Flight Club’s Festive brunch as you enjoy a bottle of prosecco and winter Pims, bottomless pizza, festive treats, DJs and all the darts you can handle.

Tell me more
28 events @ Hackney Downs Studios with 28 upcoming dates from 08 Dec 2017 until 24 Dec 2017

This cute London event in December is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit. Snuggle down in front of you favourite festive film and let the yuletide spirit wash over you. 

Tell me more

The Vaults are hosting a huge Christmas party this December that's themed as an End of the Universe party. The entire venue will be decorated as a deep space hideout, complete with Martian caves, moon crater bars and space canyons of glitter and foil. With a few intriguing characters walking around and a number of space-themed cocktails at the bar, this December night out will leave you grinning from ear to ear.

Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Waterloo
Tell me more

Take part in an interesting bauble terrarium workshop before feasting on a fresh and seasonal three-course meal, all hosted by The Social Pantry in association with Grace & Thorn.

Supper Clubs, Activity, Something A Little Different
Tell me more

Join House of Outre at Rolling Stock as they return with another round of Burlesque and Bingo, as your host Mr Christmas proves he isn’t your average caller by showing you how to play like you’ve never seen before.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Hen Party
Commercial/Pop
Shoreditch
Tell me more

The Aeronaut returns with an opening weekend spectacular that could be one of the best events in London in December. With circus, cabaret and carnival vibes, it's a weekend not to be missed out on. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Fun Time Partying, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Acton
Tell me more

Give yourself fully to the festive spirit at this sparkling December event in London. Feast on haggis sausage rolls and delightful afternoon teas, washed down with buttered rum and whisky cocktails. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Pop-Up, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Camden
Tell me more
14 events @ 4 venues with 14 upcoming dates from 25 Nov 2017 until 31 Mar 2018

The Reggae Brunch is warming your cockles this December with a series of fun events. Head to South London for day party which includes Caribbean food, rum cocktails and seriously huge beats.

Tell me more

With house music, bottomless booze and delicious brunch plates, this event at The Exhibit in Balham is not one to miss. Join the venue for music by Ellie Cocks and Pat Wilson, along with the spot's favourite resident artists.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Fun Time Partying, Brunch, Food & Drink
Minimal House
Balham
Tell me more
14 events @ The Cookhouse with 14 upcoming dates from 06 Dec 2017 until 20 Dec 2017

Taking place this festive season, Cookhouse Christmas is bringing together some of London's best chefs for a series of intimate supper clubs. Each event only has space for 10 people and will include everything from brunches to British seasonal fare.

Tell me more

All the dapper chaps and dazzling dames need to don their finest vintage garbs for Cahoots’ end-of-year blow out, with a Champagne and canape reception, bottomless Belvedere cocktails, live entertainment and DJs till late.

Fun Time Partying, New Years Eve Party, Themed Nights, Something A Little Different
Tell me more

This is a Christmas Nativity like you’ve never experienced it before, with all the drama and comedy acted around you in a real east end boozer, as you feast on three courses of delicious food.

Hackney

Treat yourself to a bougie brunch this December. Featuring food, bottomless bubbles and amazing drag show, it's one of the best events coming up in London in December. 

Fun Time Partying, VIP Party, Brunch
Party Mash Up
Balham
Tell me more

Decadent and full of fine, this New Year's Eve party from The Lucky pig is swinging you into 2018 with live music, a photo booth and cocktails.

New Years Eve Party, Live Music, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying
Jazz
Fitzrovia
Tell me more
20 events @ Brixton Rooftop with 21 upcoming dates from 24 Nov 2017 until 31 Dec 2017

A late night party, twisted entertainment and steaming food cooked before your eyes await guests of this year's South Pole Saloon in Brixton. Tuck into unlimited wine and beer from 7-10pm, and get all kinds of rowdy with the Rebel Elves whilst you're there.

Tell me more

Looking for something special to do this December in London? Join West End star Nadim Naaman for a night you'll never forget as he takes to the View 94 stage for a night of live Christmas music and songs.

Live Music, Something A Little Different, Date Night
Live Music
Putney
Tell me more

From live music to incredible performance, this night will be an amazing tribute to Prince's Sign O The Times at XOYO in Shoreditch.

Live Music
80's Music
Shoreditch
Tell me more

Eat dinner with a great cause, as The Brigade’s apprentices – all people affected by homelessness – team up with an amazing chef (this time Mark Hix) to deliver a delicious four course meal.

Supper Clubs, Food & Drink, Date Night
London Bridge
Tell me more

Celebrate Christmas at All Star Lanes and you can enjoy three courses of American food and wine, before you take on the retro bowling lanes for some festive fun.

Date Night, Food & Drink
Commercial/Pop
Notting Hill
Tell me more

Enjoy an intimate supper club with a backdrop of the best 90s jams and afrobreat as Lola B brings her brand of Nigerian-meets-South-London cuisine to East London for one of December's best events. 

Supper Clubs
80's Music
Tell me more

Head to the 02 for a massive night of karaoke. Massaoke is getting a Christmas makeover with festive songs and all your usual power ballads.

Live Music, Clubbing, Karaoke, Something A Little Different
Party Mash Up
Angel
Tell me more

Sky Garden presents a double whammy of live music over two nights. With great bands, not to mention fantastic views, it's one of the best upcoming events in London in December. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Live Music, Fun Time Partying, Food & Drink, Date Night
Commercial/Pop
City of London
Tell me more

Blues Kitchen Camden are putting on another hot night of live music as they celebrate Fleetwood Mac's illustrious career. The venue is playing host to several bands and a DJ as they spin some of the band's best loved hits.

Date Night, Live Music, Fun Time Partying
Camden
Tell me more

It's go hard or go home at this massive Christmas party; Hip Hop brunch are filling the boring bit between Christmas and New Year with a shindig of epic proportions.

Something A Little Different, Karaoke, Daytime, Food & Drink, Hen Party, Stag Do
Hip Hop/RnB
Tell me more

Combining the elegance of British Afternoon Tea with the brilliance of Japanese Omakase dining, this fun dining for two opportunity delivers three tiers of amazing food, with sushi, Champagne, sake and more.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Activity, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Pop-Up
Background Music
Tell me more

This Christmas join the epic battle between medieval houses in this immersive theatrical production. You’ll align yourself with a noble house, each fighting for supremacy – but beware, pick the wrong side and suffer the terrible consequences. The night comes with a five course banquet, wine, and entertainment till late.

Fun Time Partying, Food & Drink, Themed Nights, Live Music
City of London
Tell me more
2 events @ Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden with 4 upcoming dates from 25 Nov 2017 until 16 Dec 2017

Taking place on the Brunel Museum's rooftop, Midnight Apothecary is the perfect winter activity. The night includes live music, talks, and plenty of loveliness such as roasting marshmallows on the fire.

Tell me more

From Hot Line Bling through to Take Care, Camden Assembly is playing all of Drake's biggest hits for a Christmas party with a difference.

Fun Time Partying
Hip Hop/RnB
Camden
Tell me more

Join Boondocks as they welcome a whole host of talented spoken word poets and hip hop artists to the stage, in a night that features food, hip hop DJs and an open mic too.

Live Music, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts
Background Music
Tell me more

Why spend your Boxing Day in doors when you could be partying like it’s 1991? Come down to the Grand for free candy floss and fried chicken, giveaways, inflatables, retro gaming and 90s karaoke.

Karaoke, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Clubbing
Hip Hop/RnB
Tell me more

Get fit 36 floors up at these very special early morning HIIT sessions at Sky Garden. With high tempo DJs to get your blood pumping, it's the perfect London December event to prepare you body for the Christmas influx. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Daytime, Classes, Sport, Activity
City of London
Tell me more
9 events @ XOYO with 12 upcoming dates from 25 Nov 2017 until 24 Feb 2018

Catch your favourite albums interpreted by a 16-piece orchestra at one of REIMAGINE's mind-blowing events. Experience Destiny's Child and the Stranger Things soundtrack like never before this month at what will undoubtedly be some of the best events in London in December. 

Tell me more

Step back to the 1940s in this amazing immersive event. The night will take you on an amazing journey that encompasses escape rooms, intimate performances and many surprises before you party the night away to swing music.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Themed Nights, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Fun Time Partying
Live Music
Tell me more

One of the funniest events in London this December, this unique immersive dinner party in East London ties together the triple threat of Christmas, family and food. With three courses based on the holiday tales of three comedians, it's a supper club like no other. 

Supper Clubs, Comedy, Food & Drink, Themed Nights
Tell me more

At the Manhattan Club you’ll be treated to a cocktail and canape reception, before indulging in a 1920s feast with a modern twist – and entertainment too.  

Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Supper Clubs, Themed Nights
West London
Tell me more

Massive party club XOYO are putting their spin on Madonna's greatest hits as a live choir performs them. Along with amazing live music, there will be DJs, confetti and inflatables.

Live Music
80's Music
Shoreditch
Tell me more

Caravan King's Cross head chef Alex Hutton brings this Mexican street food pop-up to Brother Marcus this December. Inspired by his travels around Mexico and central America, it's set to be one of December's best London events. 

Supper Clubs, Food & Drink
Tell me more

No results found, please try again by changing your search or look at all the results.

In the industry?

Discover the different ways you can work with us, whether you own a bar, restaurant, pub, club, private hire space, pop-up and/or run events.

Bookings Software

Revolutionary booking and enquiry management software for bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs. Table management, pre-orders, payments and more.

Sell Tickets Online

An online ticketing box office, catering for all kinds of events, pop ups to big music festivals, and free marketing and exposure to help sell more tickets.

Promote Your Venue

Need to get your venue out to millions? Use our targeted marketing packages to instantly push your venue to a young professional audience.