Best Events In December 2022

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 29th November 2022

Flight Club

450 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.

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

4707 user reviews 4

One of the best things to do this December in Shoreditch, Ballie Ballerson are still bringing you on of the quirkiest experiences in the city complete with huge ball pits, pizza slices and brunch parties to remember.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Two-One-Two

1462 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: London on Various dates from Sunday 4th December 2022

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.

The Windmill Soho

20 user reviews 4

Inject a little glamour into your December plans with The Windmill Soho. Get ready for a plethora of live performances from a talented cast of burlesque stars, all while enjoying a three-course brunch with free-flowing bubbly or sultry dinners in the gorgeous space.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

313 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. 


75 user reviews 4

This December, head to Nikki's where you'll find plenty of unique Christmas events. From the Bad Santa singsong to an epic drag queen battle with a festive twist, the quirky East London bar has plenty of naughty yet nice happenings up its sleeve. 

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.

At Kensington Palace Pavilion from The Luna Cinema, you can get stuck into all your favourite flicks, from Last Christmas and The Holiday through to Harry Potter and The Greatest Showman. Tickets are £17.50 per person so be sure to bag your spot today.

Get ready for the ultimate whisky and live blues experience over at London Bridge's Crol & Co. A combination of whisky tasting and a live music gig, this unique event also features an epic open bar. Get stuck into bottles from all around the world, as well as performances from the duo.

The Magic Hour

836 user reviews 5

Looking for something different to do this December? Then head on over to one of the top attractions in London, The Magic Hour, an exclusive magic show at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and expect an evening full of surprise and illusion.

Backyard Comedy Club

88 user reviews 5

Ease into the festive season with some low-key laughs. Head over to Bethnal Green where the Backyard Comedy Club is showing you the lighter side of life with a top-notch line-up of fresh talent and established names giving you the giggles.

Bashment Brunch

64 user reviews 4

Get temperatures rising this December in London as Bashment Brunch are taking over secret locations for Carnival-style partying. Celebrate the weekend with a bottomless brunch that includes unlimited rum punch, Caribbean dishes and a playlist of reggae hits. 

London Shuffle Club

791 user reviews 5

December in London wouldn't be complete without a trip to London Shuffle Club in Shoreditch. It's the perfect spot for a group get together, where you can show your competitive side and beat your mates on the lanes, all whilst enjoying a big bottomless brunch.

Benoit Viellefon are heading to the Hot Club Upstairs at Ronnie Scotts in Soho on the 11th of December, so get ready for one helluva show. These guys keep it old school, recreating the hot gypsy swing that was first made popular in 1930s Paris, which you can enjoy with a glass of vino to hand.

Kick off the festive season with a trip to the theatre. The Rosemary Branch in Islington has all manner of plays, comedy, puppetry, burlesque, cabaret and more lined up for you, whether you're looking for a wholesome evening out with the family or a raucous night of fun.

@ Ninth Life on Saturday 21st January 2023 and 2 other Saturdays

The Hunt for the Smoking Caterpillar is adding some chuckles to your winter evenings. A brilliant London event this December, this beauty is combining the best bits of escape rooms, immersive theatre and murder mysteries into one to bring you a fun Alice in Wonderland-themed night.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

827 user reviews 4

It wouldn't be Christmas without a little karaoke. This December, head to a secret location in London and celebrate Hip Hop Brunch LDN's event. They're bringing three course meals, free flowing drinks and a whole lot of dancing and music throughout the evening.


951 user reviews 4

Of all the things you should be planning to do this December in London, Winterland better be one of them. London's ultimate pop-up experience complete with igloos and fondue, all set by the water, this Fulham must-try is giving you *all* of the seasonal feels.

The Big Bakes

1759 user reviews 5

Mark the festive season with the most wholesome activity of all: baking. At The Big Bakes in Tooting or Haggerston, you'll pair up in the hopes of whisking, folding and rolling your way to a winning bake. 


63 user reviews 4

Looking for fun things to do this December in London? Disco Brunch will have you grooving to old school tunes and new bangers, while enjoying an hour of free-flowing cocktails and a two-course meal in a top secret location.

Hidden Jazz Club

185 user reviews 5

On the hunt for things to do in December? Grab your sweetie and make your way to Hidden Jazz Club and you'll be in for a fab music event. Their Waterloo show features world-class artists such as Binker Golding, Jas Kayser and Cherise.

Treat yo' self to the best December events in London when you head to venues across the city for hip hop, RnB and 90s hits from Supa Dupa Fly. There's weekly club nights with the very best DJs and even a New Year's Eve special at All Star Lanes, keeping you dancing the whole month long.

Barrio Bars

279 user reviews 4

With venues across the city, there's no way you can miss out Barrio's packed schedule of fun festive events. Join them this December as they get into the yuletide spirit with Latin fiestas, bottomless lunches and drinks specials all celebrating the most wonderful time of the year. 

Pasta Remoli

27 user reviews 5

Ready for some cracking December events? Head to Pasta Remoli's pasta-making course, which features guidance from Simon Remoli as he helps you create tagliatelle and penne. Plus, there will be lunch and wine with your fellow chefs as a reward after.

talkSPORT Fan Zone is the place to catch all the World Cup action this December, thanks to its huge screens under the arches in Waterloo. Not only that, but there's Q&As with their favourite faces, food, drinks and more.

Looking to get a little activity date in the diary this December? Plonk's crazy golf experience is spread across various London locations, bringing you hole-after-hole of hilarious putting challenges and photo-worthy decor.

  The Candlelight Club

500 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Friday 9th December 2022 and 2 other dates

On the hunt for the best parties in London this December? Take a trip back in time to roaring 20s with an evening at The Candlelight Club. The decadent event will be immersing you and your pals into a Gatsby-themed era, with a little help from cabaret acts, incredible libations and live music.

Old School R&B Brunch

456 user reviews 4

Old School R&B Brunch is back in London this December, giving you the chance to enjoy a slice of tropical paradise to escape the winter chill. Expect to find a buzzing atmosphere, fuelled with soul food, bottomless punch and party tunes.

Restaurant Ours

7 user reviews 4

One place that's going to be absolutely poppin' this December is Restaurant Ours. Located over in Knightsbridge, this stunning space is hosting themed brunches (each with top-notch grub and cool entertainment), as well as Real Housewives quizzes.

Taking place at top-notch venues across the capital in December, Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events London is a great choice for those of you after a little fun. Whether you're heading to a Britney, Gaga of Buff Bingo bottomless brunch, expect there to plenty of live entertainment.

Hyper Reality

165 user reviews 5

For an immersive entertainment spot in London, check out Hyper Reality's slew of events in December. They've got everything from a Tokyo lights and karaoke banger to a VR rollercoaster ride and go-kart experience.

@ Brunel Museum on Friday 9th December 2022 and 3 other dates

Venture to Brunel Museum this season for the Midnight Apothecary Christmas sessions in the Roof Garden. Embracing the Nordic tradition of Friluftsliv, this fabulous venue will be flaunting cosy campfires, tasty street eats (including s'mores) and signature botanical cocktails.

Get on your flares and shimmy on down to Rivoli Ballroom for a night of disco and funk festivities. Expect all the classics from the 70s and 80s played within the gorgeous Grade II-listed building, along with two bars to keep you hydrated throughout.

The London Cabaret Club

317 user reviews 4

Celebrate the festive season at The London Cabaret Club with their A Gatsby Christmas show, which will plunge you into F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous novel through immersive entertainment. Better yet, there's sumptuous fine dining to boot.

Garage Brunch

897 user reviews 4

Trying to find a killer party in December? Spend an afternoon in style at Garage Brunch's event in a secret London location. You will get the chance to sing and dance, all while enjoying a two course meal and bottomless cocktails.

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. 

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.

Sky Garden

2270 user reviews 4

On the hunt for cool rooftop events in Central London? Sky Garden is making sure your agenda is well and truly packed with a whole host of exciting goings-on. Whether you fancy live music, DJ sessions, sunrise breakfasts or gin-tastings, they've got the goods.