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 19th October 2018

7 events @ 4 venues with 88 upcoming dates from 20 Oct 2018 until 31 Mar 2019

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.

3 events @ 2 venues with 101 upcoming dates from 09 Nov 2018 until 31 Dec 2018

Jimmy Garcia is back with London's most talked about winter pop-up as his lodge and igloos return to the Southbank for another impressive bought of alpine dining, fondue, dinner in an igloo and festive Thameside fun.

31 events @ Secret London Location with 31 upcoming dates from 20 Oct 2018 until 29 Jun 2019

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.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Friday 19th October 2018

Perfect for festive gatherings and quirky get-togethers, this stunning cocktail experience in Fulham offers you the chance to take it back to the rugged landscape of the Wild West. Get totally immersed and play at smuggler in this incredible pop up, just watch out for the local Sheriff.

6 events @ The London Cabaret Club with 76 upcoming dates from 21 Mar 2017 until 27 Jul 2019

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.

3 events @ 2 venues with 70 upcoming dates from 19 Oct 2018 until 01 Jun 2019

Bringing you the glamour and the grit of 1950's Havana, this gorgeous pop up at Tobacco Dock boasts rum cocktails and delicious Cuban street food alongside DJs, live music and dancing.

7 events @ 2 venues with 113 upcoming dates from 19 Oct 2018 until 25 Jan 2019

Get into that Christmas spirit at this gorgeous rooftop spot in Tobacco Dock. With panoramic views of the city, you can snuggle down with a warming drink and some tasty food and let the festive season take hold.

  Thames Lates

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@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates from Friday 19th October 2018

Whether you're after a Christmas gift for a friend or looking to do something fun yourself, we've found just the thing. This unique experience takes you on a speedboat across the Thames, with cocktails from London Cocktail Club and DJs to top it all off.

8 events @ Hush Mayfair with 9 upcoming dates from 04 Nov 2018 until 23 Dec 2018

This festive season, enjoy all your favourite festive flicks in this uniquer alfresco film screening. Cozy up in warm blankets with a box of popcorn before indulging in a delicious a a la carte menu. 

11 events @ Drink Shop & Do with 19 upcoming dates from 19 Oct 2018 until 15 Dec 2018

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.

22 events @ Secret London Location with 22 upcoming dates from 20 Oct 2018 until 29 Jun 2019

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.

18 events @ 11 venues with 38 upcoming dates starting on 20 Oct 2018

Boasting some of the biggest and best R&B and Hip Hop nights in London, Supa Dupa Fly never fail to throw one hell of a party. Join them this month for tasty chicken and waffle brunches, and one of the most epic New Year's Eve parties in Shoreditch.

2 events @ Neverland with 60 upcoming dates from 08 Nov 2018 until 22 Dec 2018

Fulham's Thameside beach has had an Alpine makeover this winter. Get into the festive spirit by heading down to this hidden ski retreat and cozy up with glasses of mulled wine and fondue before taking party in some of their activities, whether it's belting out Mariah on the karaoke machine or trying your hand in a curling lane. 

33 events @ Secret London Location with 33 upcoming dates from 20 Oct 2018 until 29 Jun 2019

This festive season, step away from the cold and into the Garage Brunch Christmas special. There will be skankin, sleighs and snow-coated scenery, along with succulent Garage Fried Chicken, honeyed desserts and bottomless cocktails. 

33 events @ Secret London Location with 33 upcoming dates from 11 Nov 2018 until 27 Jan 2019

The only place to catch all your favourite festive classics this year, this funky Christmas pop up is bringing you everything from Frozen to Die Hard within an amazing immersive setting.

4 events @ The Grand with 17 upcoming dates from 20 Oct 2018 until 03 Mar 2019

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.

8 events @ 6 venues with 10 upcoming dates from 26 Oct 2018 until 31 Dec 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.

5 events @ Top Secret Comedy Club with 250 upcoming dates starting on 20 Oct 2018

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.

22 events @ Hackney Downs Studios with 22 upcoming dates from 13 Dec 2018 until 23 Dec 2018

Keeping it real throughout the run up to Christmas, Hackney Downs Studio will be hosting some of the finest festive film-making of all time at their venue. Head down to catch all the family classics that make this season quite so special.

  Musical Bingo - South London

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@ The Prince of Wales Brixton on Thursday 1st November and Wednesday 12th December 2018

It doesn't get much crazier than Musical Bingo, so if you're looking for something fun to do in London, head to Brixton's Prince of Wales for a night filled with jazzy tunes, entertaining hosts, mystery boxes and killer questions.

2 events @ The Grand with 2 upcoming dates starting on 27 Oct 2018

The Grand are helping you party hard without a massive price tag this December in London; join them for £1 screenings of your favourite films, popcorn, competitions and themed after-parties.

@ Ballie Ballerson on Various dates from Friday 19th October 2018

The festive fever has caught up with Ballie Ballerson and they're going all out to bring you some of the funnest Christmas experiences in the city, alongside the best ball pit parties.

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@ Secret London Location on Sat, 15th Dec 2018 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

It's almost that time of year and I bet you can't wait to get your drink on, right? Celebrate the festive season with a 90s-themed brunch at a secret London location, complete with a winter wonderland, three-course feast and bottomless cocktails alongside wacky entertainment and games.

13 events @ XOYO with 13 upcoming dates from 22 Oct 2018 until 20 Dec 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. 

  Access All Areas

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@ Secret East London Venue on Sunday 16th December 2018 and 3 other dates

If there's one thing you can guarantee at a secret London location, it's a quirky event and this one's no different. Bringing you live music, immersive entertainment and a lot of prosecco, Access All Areas is the four-day pop-up that you won't want to miss.

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2 events @ 2 venues with 29 upcoming dates from 26 Nov 2018 until 22 Dec 2018

Put on your running shoes and get ready to solve a murder at this immersive run with a twist. Secret London Runs is taking you around the city on either a 5km or 10km jog, solving clues and seeing the sights as you go.

11 events @ 2 venues with 11 upcoming dates from 20 Oct 2018 until 29 Dec 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.

3 events @ 3 venues with 3 upcoming dates starting on 01 Dec 2018

London's home of hip-hop, RnB, and dancehall, Faded, are combining their Christmas celebration with an all black everything theme, giving you the ultimate gothic celebration you could possibly want this festive season.  

15 events @ Cafe de Paris with 15 upcoming dates from 19 Oct 2018 until 22 Dec 2018

Saucy and seductive, Cafe de Paris never fails to put on a good show. Join the infamous cabaret club this December as they razzle and dazzle you with a stunning line-up of show girls, acrobats and comperes; then stay for an after-party in gorgeous surrounds.

@ LIBRARYLondon on Various dates from Friday 26th October 2018

This immersive experience will see you working alongside detective Jonathon Rutherford to unpick an awful murder. Set in a swanky supper club in the 1930's, the experience will test your detective skills as you crack the case and catch the killer. 

@ Union Street Cafe on Sat, 15th Dec 2018 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

If you're a fan of daytime drinking (I mean, who isn't?) then this Christmas special of the Lock-In Lunch should be on your radar as one of the best events in London this December. Expect festive feasting, alongside heaps of prosecco, a nostalgic soundtrack and a wintry photobooth.

12 events @ One Aldwych with 36 upcoming dates from 19 Oct 2018 until 23 Dec 2018

It's almost here... the most wonderful time of year. Why not celebrate with a classic Christmas flick at the swanky Curzon? Choose from classics like Miracle on 34th Street to modern flicks like The Holiday, with fizz and a three course meal.

5 events @ 3 venues with 5 upcoming dates from 05 Nov 2018 until 12 Jan 2019

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. 

@ Bert & May on Various dates from Friday 19th October 2018

With an impressive seven-course menu created by Gabriel Waterhouse of Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle and three-times Michelin-starred chef Herber Berger, The Water House Project is bringing you a supper club to tickle your tastebuds like never before.