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 and things to do in December. A hand-picked guide stocked with Christmas pop-up cinema, fondue fun and Alpine boozy brunches, get out there and make the most of this winter in London.

Last updated on 17th June 2020

  The Big London Bake

635 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Friday 10th July 2020

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One of the best spots to get in the festive spirit, head to Tooting where The Big London Bake wants you to knock up some showstopping Christmas creations in just 90 minutes. Battle against some impressive bakers at this fun and creative London experience.

Flight Club

463 user reviews 5

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.

@ 56 Leadenhall Street on Wednesday 5th August 2020 and 4 other dates

Already feeling fed up of the onslaught of Slade songs and mulled everything? Take a break from the festivities at this epic immersive sci-fi experience. Based on Jeff Wayne's soundtrack for War of The Worlds, this event combines virtual reality, immersive theatre, holograms and cutting-edge technology to give you the chance to live through a martian invasion. Enter at your own risk.

Get into the festive spirit with some of Petersham Nurseries' excellent workshops this month. From learning how to craft a gorgeous handmade wreath or elegant centre pieces, to a stunning paired dining experience with their wine cellar - this Covent Garden spot know how to treat you this December.

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The Rhythm and Booze Project are offering whisky lovers and live music fans an unusual but fantastic evening of mischief, music and single malt tastings. Created by Felipe and Paul, a duo of whisky professionals and musicians, you'll be treated to a selection of 10 world-class whiskies, learn a bit about each tipple and enjoy some blues played by the team.

Don't let your events calendar freeze over this December, Skylight are hosting a number of hot events that are sure to get you in the festive mood. From rooftop ice skating to warm cocktail sipping against a jaw-dropping view, it's the ultimate destination for winter escapades.

Get in the festive spirit with a visit to the ever-so enchanting Natural History Museum Ice Rink as it launches once more for a season of winter wonder. Skate around an iconic building before exploring the finest mulled wines the Alpine-themed Café Bar has to offer.

Secret London Runs

141 user reviews 5

Looking for something a little different to break up the season of over-indulgence? Look no further than Secret London Runs, a team of passionate runners who are holding 5k and 10k Christmas-themed sessions. Their magical guided tours will take you through the backstreets of the city, discovering hidden gems as well as London's most beautiful Christmas lights (you'll even get a Santa hat to wear en route!).

The Grand

883 user reviews 4

From live orchestras to a party through the ages, The Grand in Clapham goes all out when it comes to nights out in South London.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

170 user reviews 5

Escape the winter chill and take part in the hottest music quiz in town. The Sounds Familiar Music Quiz is an event unlike any other, with questions spanning genres and decades, a plethora of quirky activities and an unbeatable party vibe. 

A night of

93 user reviews 4

Head to Camden's Jazz Cafe, where a live band is taking over for a night of live music dedicated to the legendary Stevie Wonder. If you like the sound of this, then A Night Of is also hosting a special 60th anniversary Motown party. 

One of London's most unique immersive experiences is continuing this December. You'll get to embody a scientist and step aboard a mobile laboratory, all while dinning hazmat suits, to cook up your own cocktails and bake pizzas in style.

Ultimate Power

50 user reviews 4

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.


99 user reviews 4

Things are hotting up this winter as Gin House Burlesque are hosting a number of steamy events from their home at The King's Head Members Club. Join the city's premium vintage showgirls as they showcase the finest in burlesque, cabaret and vaudeville delights this December. 

The Boat Show Comedy Club

38 user reviews 5

Not your average comedy club, this floating boat is docked on the Thames. Soak up cracking cocktails and views of some of the city's most iconic landmarks, as well as top-notch performances and an after-party.

With a stellar line up of classic Christmas flicks on the cards, this north London hub is all about the festive feels this year. Watch iconic flicks from Love Actually to Die Hard and more, with a choice of packages including pizza, wine, beers, mulled wine and more.

Offering up one of the most unique drinking experiences in the capital, a visit to one of Alcotraz's prison-themed cocktail bars is certainly one for the bucket list. Part immersive event, part big old booze up, you'll be tasked with smuggling, sipping and avoiding the watchful eye of the warden.

Meantime Brewing Company

61 user reviews 5

Whether you fancy meeting the brewer, tasting your way through small batch beers or working your way through a mouthwatering 4-course feast matched with the finest hops, Meantime Brewing Company's Greenwich spot has got just what you need.