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 events taking over the city this winter. Jingle some bells at the most spectacular street markets, and deck the halls at Santa's grotto, all before rockin' around the ice rink - there really is something for everyone this Christmas in London.

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Last updated on 2nd January 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 with fun events and all the ball pit play you could ever want.

As one of the best restaurants in London, Petersham Nurseries know their way around a wine list and this festive season, they're letting you in on their Christmas. Join the team in the Covent Garden cellars as they lead a tasting on which plonk will suit your celebrations best or, there's evenings of carols and tasty snacks.


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Santa's got one hell of 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 performance.

The ever-so enchanting Natural History Museum Ice Rink is back once more, just in time tor all your festive frolicking to kick off. Skate around against an iconic backdrop of one of London's most beautiful buildings before exploring the street food offerings and cosying up with hot drink.

While prison not be the ideal destination this Christmas, Alcotraz are whipping up an excperience you wont forget in a hurry. From entertainment down to festive cocktails, you'll be begging to go behind bars.

The London Cabaret Club

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The London Cabaret Club combines sophisticated entertainment – featuring some of the best West End stars – and exquisite dining to deliver an amazing live cabaret show celebrating the rich heritage of Britain.

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Head out on a festive scavenger hunt around the city this Christmas. Starting in the West End you'll have missions to fulfil, tasks to complete and items to find across the capital. From giant dragons in Camden to human pyramids in Hyde Park, you never know what you might have to do, but it's always an exciting way to spend an afternoon.

London Shuffle

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From boozy brunch to playing King Henry VIII's favourite game, Shuffle Club is putting the fun back into group outings. And it's not just your Christmas party that's sorted; this Shoreditch spot has a completely cute firepit, perfect for roasting marshmallows and sipping boozy hot chocolate around.

The sky's the limit this Christmas as Skylight are ho-ho-hosting a plethora of yuletide celebrations to get you in the festive spirit. Explore the bursting events calendar of glorious gifts ranging from rooftop ice skating to warm cocktail sipping with unbeatable views of the city. 

Drink Shop Do

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'Tis the season to be jolly and Drink Shop and Do are being more than merry this Christmas. Head to the King's Cross bar for dance classes, crafting workshops and plenty more.

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. Running through London's Christmas light-adorned streets you'll be able to capture beautiful photos of the city whilst singing along to your favourite Xmas tunes. The best bit? You can head to the pub straight after for some guilt-free festivities.

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

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Few things bring joy quite like a Christmas cinema, and few in London are as bloody gorgeous as this. Held in the historic Rivoli Ballroom, catch up on your favourite festive flicks in a stunning setting this year.

Whether you're looking to adorn your front door in the season's finest fir or simply learn something new this Christmas in London, crack on with some of the city's best wreath making workshops where bubbles and binding are set to go hand in hand.