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 20th October 2017

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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
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New Year's Eve Guide 2016

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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
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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
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4 events @ The Imaginarium with 4 upcoming dates from 02 Dec 2017 until 22 Dec 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.

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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
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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
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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
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3 events @ Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden with 7 upcoming dates from 28 Oct 2017 until 09 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.

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7 events @ Brixton Rooftop with 7 upcoming dates from 07 Dec 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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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2 events @ The Rosemary Branch with 13 upcoming dates from 29 Oct 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.

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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
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7 events @ 6 venues with 11 upcoming dates from 27 Oct 2017 until 31 Dec 2017

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.

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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
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4 events @ Drink Shop & Do with 5 upcoming dates from 09 Nov 2017 until 17 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.

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34 events @ 3 venues with 34 upcoming dates from 28 Oct 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.

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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
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6 events @ The London Cabaret Club with 83 upcoming dates from 21 Mar 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.

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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
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13 events @ Secret London Location with 13 upcoming dates from 28 Oct 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.

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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
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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
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3 events @ 3 venues with 3 upcoming dates starting on 06 Nov 2017

Learn to make personalised and unique Christmas gifts with Nicole Line this December. From screen printing t-shirts and bags to metallic foiling, classes with Nicole are fun, sociable and leave you with a life-long skill.

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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
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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
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Join Jimmy Garcia for this Alpine-themed fondue supper club. Set to be one of the best food experiences in London this December, there's no better way to wiggle into the festive season than wrapping up warm and eating lots of melted cheese. 

Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Supper Clubs
Background Music
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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
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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
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Join this twisted mix of funk, soul, hip hop and aggressive jazz as 9-piece Riot Jazz Brass Band storms onto Brixton Rooftop.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Themed Nights, VIP Party
Funk & Soul
Brixton
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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
6 events @ Top Secret Comedy Club with 261 upcoming dates starting on 23 Oct 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.

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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
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