Christmas Events in London 2020

Feeling festive? Damn right you are. Immerse yourself in all things bauble and boozy at one of the many seasonal pop-ups taking over the city this winter. Jingle some bells at a tinsel-tastic cocktail experience and deck the halls at Santa's grotto, all before taking in the capital's most iconic sites at their twinkly best - there really is something for everyone at these Christmas events in London.

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Last updated on 27th November 2020

Ballie Ballerson will be coming over all festive this year as they crack out the Christmas cocktails and bring the holiday cheer to the soggy London streets. Expect a sleigh's worth of fun events and all the ball pit play you could ever want.

Secret London Runs

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Looking to get the heart pumping in the run up to Christmas? Then head to one of Secret London Runs' 5k or 10k guided tours, complete with scenic fairy light-adorned streets, holiday tunes, a post-jog snack and Santa hats for all. 

@ The London Cabaret Club on Various dates from Thursday 3rd December 2020

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One of the classiest Christmas events in London, The London Cabaret Club is combining impressive entertainment – featuring top West End stars – and exquisite dining to deliver a magical live show. This year's themed extravaganza will have you feeling all sorts of cheer.

Adventure Bar

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Adventure Bar are offering a series of naughty and nice Christmas events in London, spanning singalongs, brunches and drag performances. Whatever you're in the mood for, their quirky bars are sure to keep you entertained with jaw-dropping shows and signature cocktails.


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One of the funnest Christmas events in London this year, HUCKSTER's series of funky happenings are showing you how to celebrate the festive season with cinema nights and epic brunches, including R&B and dancehall-themed afternoons.

@ Pergola Paddington on Various dates from Wednesday 2nd December 2020

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Don your snuggliest knitwear and shimmy on down to Pergola Paddington's new winter pop-up. Book yourself your very own private Champagne chalet or head on down to the heated beer hall to sip on sloshing steins and dance the night away with live DJs - fuelled by a bratwurst (or two).

Tonight Josephine

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Are you making it onto the naughty or nice list? Tonight Josephine will be the judges of that, with their epic Christmas event schedule that's sure to add a dash of festive flair to your partying. From drag queen battles to kinky cabarets, there's plenty to explore.

Taking over Fulham once more for two months of Alpine-themed fun, Winterland is back for Christmas 2020. Get stuck into all they have to offer, from sipping mulled wine in a cosy cabin to playing skittles under the heated pergola. 

In the mood to do something a little different this Christmas in London? Join Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events for their jam-packed schedule of festive happenings. From bottomless brunches with butlers in the buff to unmissable dinners with drag queens, there's plenty to explore. 

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

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Christmas cinema pop-ups in London don't get much better than Rivoli Ballroom's festive movie screenings. Expect stunning interiors from the classic 50s ballroom and film classics including Die Hard, Elf and Love Actually, along with popcorn and drinks, of course.


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Located in the heart of Acton, The Aeronaut is one of West London's most popular boozers. This festive season they're pulling out all the stops, hosting a series of Christmas-themed cabaret shows, with a mouthwatering menu to match.


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Santa's got one hell of a stocking filler as the team from Gin-House Burlesque return for their Christmas special. Taking over the private King's Head Member's Club, the night will be an intimate show with burlesque, cabaret and circus performances.

@ The Royal Star on Thursday 17th December 2020

Put your niche trivia to the test at The Royal Star's Gavin & Stacey pub quiz. Not only is it a great reason to gather all the gang - we're talking Budgie, Chinese Alan, Fingers and Deano - but it's also one of the most laidback and cheap events in London this Christmas.


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Get ready for some fabulously filthy events this festive season at Nikki's. From the hilarious Bad Santa's singalong to the Christmas Queen Showdown, the East London cocktail bar really is pulling out all of the stops to get you celebrating in the naughtiest way possible. 


While prison might not be the ideal destination this Christmas, Alcotraz are whipping up an experience you won't forget in a hurry. From entertaining immersive costumes down to fittingly-themed cocktails, you'll be begging to go behind bars.

If you're on the hunt for an event that'll really get your mistletoes shaking then take a look at Proud Embankment. The riverside favourite has everything from Christmas lunches and midweek specials to a winter-themed Cabaret All Stars party.

@ Phoenix Arts Club on Various dates from Saturday 5th December 2020

Witty theatre events in London? Phoenix Arts Club is playing host to a hilarious one this winter, which is sure to have you cracking up. Join Alice as she falls into a Wonderland as you've never seen it before - where streaming channels are places and the Queen of Hearts has been replaced by the Vice President of Global TV.

Cinema In The Snow

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Head on over to Cinema in the Snow this festive season to get your fix of seasonal flicks. They'll be screening all the classics including Home Alone, Love Actually and Elf in Christmassy surroundings, making sure you and your bubble really are able to get into the spirit of things.

Offering some of the best Christmas brunch events in London and beyond, Lucky Voice are back with their festive fiesta this December. Get ready for bagels, bottomless cocktails and belting out those epic yuletide bangers all afternoon.


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If you're staying in rather than going out this Christmas, then be sure to grab yourself a ticket to one of Sipsmith's festive cocktail masterclasses. Ahead of the event you'll be sent a handy kit with everything you need - from garnishes to spirits, along with a live link for the class itself.