Christmas Events in London 2019

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 12th November 2019




If you're in search of the quintessential winter pop-up this festive season, search no further than Jimmy's Winter Lodge and Igloos. Whether you fancy curling up in your very own igloo overlooking the river, or diving into a pot of fondue in an Alpine retreat, it's an essential Christmas venture. 

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Tuesday 12th November 2019

Think you've got what it takes to be star baker? It's time to put those skills to the test as The Big London Bake Off offers one of the best cooking experiences in London. From gingerbread houses to ornate Christmas cakes, it's a fun and festive activity to do with all the gang.

@ Secret London Location on Sat, 14th Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Hip Hop Brunch is putting their party-hard spin on Christmas with their special this December. Join the secret event for a visit from Dirty Santa, karaoke and games, along with an hour of bottomless cocktails.

Film And Fizz with Curzon

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Turning your Christmas date night into a whole event, this unique cinema pop up at One Aldwych is showcasing all your favourite festive films this year. From Love Actually to It's A Wonderful Life, their movie line-up is second to none, and comes complete with a delicious brunch or dinner and a cold glass of Champagne.

SOUTH PLACE PRESENTS

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All we want for Christmas is our fave festive films in gorgeous surroundings with a cocktail in hand. Luckily, South Place Hotel has got it covered with a series of classic screenings in their newly transformed winter wonderland terrace - the ultimate lazy Sunday experience. 

@ XOYO on Sat, 30th Nov 2019 @ 19:00 - 22:00

Get all your single ladies together for an evening of DC classics as you've never heard them before at party palace XOYO. For one-night only, a 16-piece orchestra will be blasting out all the 90's tune - we're talking Say My Name, Bills Bills Bills and Survivor - accompanied by a selection of London's finest classical musicians and vocalists.

@ Sky Garden Bars on Various dates from Sunday 1st December 2019

One of prettiest winter pop ups in London this year, head up to Sky Garden where they've teamed up with Moët & Chandon to craft a stunning winter bar experience. Snuggle up on their fur-covered sofas and sip of chilled champagne and crafty cocktails while you enjoy unparalleled views of the London skyline.

@ Secret location in hackney on Thursday 12th December 2019 and 2 other dates

Raise the temperature this Christmas with trip to Rumour Mill as they showcase live jazz, fires goddesses and steamy burlesque this December. Whether you've been naughty or nice, you'll be amazed by this extraordinary festive theatrical feast. 

@ Phoenix Arts Club on Mon, 16th Dec 2019 @ 20:00 - 22:00

Back with a festive edition of her monthly showcase, Holly Stars is bringing you a dash of comedy and cabaret greatness this December. Getting into the Christmas spirit, the troublesome stand-up is bringing Monroe Adams and Carrot to the stage for a truly fabulous evening.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

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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.

@ Golden Square on Saturday 14th and Saturday 12th December 2020

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.

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. 

@ The Espresso Martini Society (Ko Coffee) on Various dates from Friday 22nd November 2019

The ever popular espresso martini is getting a sexy Christmas make over this year as The Espresso Martini Society returns for November and December. Head along to their festive pop-up in King's Cross as they create five yuletide drinks, all of which are bottomless during your 90 minute session.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Wednesday 13th November 2019

Cowboys and Christmas cocktails come together at this unique drinks experiences in London. Perfect for Christmas get-togethers (and herd wranglers alike), prepare to play the smuggler if you want that good moonshine in your belly.

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.

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.

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.

@ The Parish and Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate on Fri, 6th Dec 2019 @ 18:00 - 21:00

Enjoy an authentic carol singing experience this Christmas by heading to the stunning Church of St. Botolph on Bishopsgate. You'll get into the festive spirit by singing along with the superb Côr Dinas Welsh Choir, or you can just sit back enjoy the music in unique surroundings.

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. 

@ Cafe de Paris on Friday 29th November 2019 and 2 other dates

Looking for the ultimate Christmas party? Cafe de Paris is going all out, with a series of variety shows dedicated to the festive season. That means decadent dining, thirst-quenching drinks and show-stopping performances.

@ York and Albany on Various dates from Tuesday 12th November 2019

Treat yourself to a festive feast courtesy of York & Albany, as the north London spot transforms its cute cabin for the winter season. Grab a group or make it an intimate date night to remember as you guzzle down Bacardi cocktails and mega sharing boards packed full of themed bites.

Head over to Shoreditch where swish private members club, The Curtain, is offering one of the best pop-up cinema experiences in London this year. Catch some festive favourites including Home Alone, Elf and Die Hard from their rooftop lido.

ICE BAR London

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Ice ice baby... Ever fancied bevving in a bar made entirely out of ice? At ICEBAR London, the walls, bar, tables and even your own personal glass is made from ice. The spot has created the ultimate all-in-one winter venue in London: look forward to cocktail classes, ice-sculpting lessons and grub from the restaurant. 

@ Pleasance Theatre on Various dates from Tuesday 19th November 2019

Planet Trash is the most dangerous place in the solar system, and these queens are on a mission to get home in time for Christmas. Sink the Pink are never ones to shy away from a spectacle, so expect big things from this seasonal special.

@ Secret London Location on Sat, 21st Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Get into the Christmas spirit with a very special edition of Garage Brunch this December. Whether you've been naughty or nice, these guys are sure to come bearing gifts of banging beats and free-flowing drinks, with plenty of festive surprises in store. 

@ The Vaults on Saturday 7th and Saturday 14th December 2019

This Christmas, the magical underground world of The Vaults will open its doors for a night of festive-themed extravagance. Tickets to this immersive party will see you drink and dine whilst exploring the winding tunnels of Waterloo's hidden palace, all to the backdrop of some of the city's best DJs.

@ Secret London Location on Sat, 7th Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

Join the 90s Brunch Gang as they celebrate the most wonderful time of the year the only way they know how - by laying on the lip sync competitions and the bottomless cocktails, and furnishing you with three delicious courses of festive brunch grub.

@ Fest Bar on Friday 20th December 2019

Get freakin' festive with the Blingo gang as you take on hip-hop bingo with a Christmas twist. As always, entertainment will come from outlandish hosts, with phat prizes, dance offs, lip sync battles and the dopest house party since the Queen's jubilee. 

@ The Grand on Thu, 12th Dec 2019 @ 18:00 - 0:00

If you consider Christmas a time for much merriment, then Sounds Familiar's music quiz is the place for you. taking over several locations in December, the raucous music quiz will be stopping at The Grand for festive dancing on the tables.

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.

@ Immersive LDN on Various dates from Wednesday 27th November 2019

Whether you're a Grinch or a Scrooge, you won't be able to resist this dining experience. Experience A Christmas Carol as the legendary Dickens tale is retold through live performances and immersive dining with a festive feast.

@ Oval Space on Fri, 13th Dec 2019 @ 23:00 - 4:00

It's the most wonderful time of the year and nowhere knows that better than Ultimate Power. Head over to Oval Space where the power-ballad pioneers will be bringing you the biggest and best Christmas songs from across the millennia alongside all your favourite anthems from past and present.

@ The Southbank on Various dates from Friday 29th November 2019

Deck the halls by hitting the deck of London's ultimate boat party. You'll set sail along the Thames, spreading yuletide joy while getting down to Christmas classics and pop hits with a festive buffet, drinks and unparalleled views of the city. 

@ Secret Location on Various dates from Friday 22nd November 2019

One of the season's best Christmas events, this unique piece of immersive theatre is bringing the tale of Scrooge to life through enchanting and interactive storytelling. The Great Christmas Feast is a fascinating take on A Christmas Carol, and comes complete with a stunning array of Victorian-inspired eats.