Christmas Events in London 2018

Feeling festive? Damn right you are. Immerse yourself in all things bauble and boozy at one of the many 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 14th December 2018

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If you too think it's the season to be jolly (and eat fondue), then why not join Jimmy Garcia this winter as he returns to the Southbank with his lodge and igloos in tow. Does that mean venison plates, melted cheese and cosy interiors? Yes, yes it does.

  The Greatest Snowman

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@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Sunday 16th December 2018

Dust off that Christmas jumper and get your gifts in order because Christmas is coming. If anyone knows this, it's the guys behind this unique immersive event; bringing you a three-course feast created by MasterChef finalist Louisa Ellis and welcome drinks.

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Sunday 16th December 2018

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.

Sipsmith have got a series of events to take part in and get into the festive spirit. Learn how to make the perfect wreath as you sip on refreshing cocktails, learn how to make the best Christmas concoctions or gift yourself with a gin tasting.

Whether you're a stickler for The Nightmare Before Christmas, fancy a bit of action with Die Hard or love a good classic like Miracle on 34th Street, the Luna Cinema can cater to you. Bringing you a jam-packed week-long pop-up in the heart of Hackney, this is one for all the film lovers out there.

This party den is giving itself an icy makeover for the most merry time of the year. Maroon yourself on the Frozen Island for Christmas-themed films, frozen cocktails, and taster Christmas sliders.

@ Selfridges London on Various dates from Sunday 16th December 2018

This festive season get stuck into three tiers of exceptional sushi for your afternoon tea. Combining the great British tradition with Japanese omakase, this food offering includes everything from festive sushi to Christmas sashimi, delicate deserts and a glass of sake or two. 

Head to Sky Garden's frozen paradise for a real taste of the festive season. You'll experience all the Christmas wonder sky-high above the city with ice-glazed decor, penguins, Christmas trees and cosy furnishings, along with a hot line-up of live music. 

Get into the Christmas spirit as this south London pop-up screens our much-loved favourites like Home Alone and Elf. With craft beers, moreish snacks and comfy seats to get cosy in, this is one fabulous place to keep warm this winter.


@ M Restaurant Victoria Street on Every Saturday

Christmas is all about excess, and you'd better believe this quirky brunch from the M Restaurants group is bringing the binge. Head to their Victoria location for a slap up meal of eggs, buttermilk chicken, burgers, toast or sweet potato hash browns, washed down with bottomless Bellinis or a cheeky breakfat martini. 

Hit the ice this Christmas and show off your skating skills, failing that there's always bumper cars to roll around in. Elephant and Castle's ice rink will also be offering food, drink and DJs to really get you feeling festive.

@ Little Nan's Deptford Bar on Sunday 16th December 2018 and 2 other dates

It's Christmas time over at Little Nan's in Deptford and they're celebrating with plenty of fun. Join the 90s nostalgic bar for crackers, treats such as Uncle Albert's Fish Finger sarnies, and bottomless teapot cocktails.

It's the season to be jolly so get your pals together and down to Flight Club. All three venues are celebrating with a special brunch social, with DJs, Christmas jumpers, festive treats and bottomless pizza, as well as a bottle of prosecco and Winter Pimms.

Give your Instagram feed a sprinkling of festive magic as you venture to Winterland. Fulham Beach Club has had an Alpine makeover complete with twee furnishings, fondue, schnitzel and lots of mulled wine. Get into the Christmas spirit by curling up on fur-lined sofas, having a whirl at curling and playing on the snowclad adult playground. 

@ Rascals on Friday 21st December 2018 and 3 other dates

Are you ready to sashay and shante your way through winter? Well, these drag queens are and they're taking over this quirky Shoreditch spot once again. Prepare to experience the very best in comedy; from lip syncing, to live performances.

@ The King's Head Member's Club on Thu, 20th Dec 2018 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

If you haven't been to this east London gem, then are you even a true Londoner? Not only is Gin-House Burlesque a staple of the burlesque circuit, but this Christmas edition will be showcasing the very best performers, as live bands, fire-eaters and showgirls take to the stage.

@ Tropicana Beach Club on Wed, 26th Dec 2018 @ 21:30 - 3:00

Get your masks out ladies and gents, it's time for Glitter Room's annual Boxing Day Masquerade Glitterball. Dress to impress as you'll be transported into an elegant wonderland of glitter balls, sparkles and Gatsby-style glamour in this confetti-fuelled extravaganza. 

It's not as easy as it looks - curling has landed in West London and you're invited to have a go. Head over to Queen's Skate Dine and Bowl for a night of ice fun as they let you loose on one of their 8 lanes; then head over to MeatLiquor for burgers once you're done.

@ ST JAMES' COURT, A TAJ HOTEL on Tue, 18th Dec 2018 @ 19:00 - 0:00

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One of London's most exciting immersive parties of the year is bringing its Christmas extravaganza to the St. James' Court Hotel for an evening where the drama will be flowing as freely as the drinks.

'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.

The perfect Christmas outing in East London this season, head to Hackney Downs Studios where they'll be putting on quite the spread of great films to get you in the festive spirit.

@ Dram & Smoke on Monday 17th December 2018 and 4 other dates

Dram and Smoke are doing away with the usual tinsel tackiness that Christmas brings, and instead, focusing on good food, great company and plenty of fun. Join the pop-up for a series of Christmas parties, that include a karaoke room, four course meals, and a treats trolley.

@ York and Albany on Various dates from Sunday 16th December 2018

The ultimate spot for a festive snuggle, this quirky Gingerbread Cabin in Camden is one of the season's most elegant pop ups. Gorgeous decor aside, guests will be able to sip on some stunning cocktails and chow down on Christmas canapes.

This Christmas, Classics in the Courtyard are bringing you a gorgeous alfresco film series that includes all your favourite festive flicks. Cosy up with a blanket and enjoy some complimentary popcorn before dining on an a la carte menu throughout the evening.

@ Frame Fitzrovia on Thu, 20th Dec 2018 @ 19:15 - 20:45

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On Wednesdays we wear pink. But since it's Thursday, it's all about this dance class. What's not to love about a Mean Girls-themed workshop? Grab your favourite mates and get ready to workout, let loose and have a good time.

@ London Shuffle Club on Various dates from Sunday 16th December 2018

From ping pong to darts and shuffleboard, east London has it all. But, Shoreditch's popular spot has been transformed into the ultimate winter retreat, giving an extra dash of fun to the popular pastime. Roast your own s'mores, soak up warming cocktails and book your own booth for a little relaxation after your game.

Head to The Book Club where everyone's favourite neon life drawing night will be coming over all festive as they bring the opportunity to sketch up some seriously unique Christmas cards.

Christmas is getting a seriously cool makeover at The Brunel Museum. Head to this sweet spot for rooftop cocktails, electric cabaret, punchy hot toddy, and campfires to cuddle up around.

Get into the spirit of Christmas with a movie, fizz and three-course dinner at the slinky One Aldwych. Choose from timeless classics like It's Wonderful Life to modern favourites like Love Actually.

@ Ballie Ballerson on Various dates from Sunday 16th December 2018

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.

Belowzero Ice Bar

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Ice ice baby... Ever fancied bevving in a bar made entirely out of ice? At Belowzero, 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 BelowZero restaurant. 

Christmas may be a time of feast and gluttony but you can also stay fit in this festive season. Secret London Runs are heading around the city with either 5km or 10km options, solve clues, figure out the murder and see some of London's most beautiful areas too.

Give your Christmas celebrations a Caribbean twist with Reggae Brunch as they serve up three courses of brunch food, rum cocktails and a huge party atmosphere.

@ Secret London Location on Sat, 22nd Dec 2018 @ 12:00 - 17:00

This Christmas special will have you ditch the eggnog and pull out the gin and juice, just like Snoop. There's going to be bottomless booze, three courses of festive feasting, elfish fun and entertainment from within the winter wonderland-themed space, so ditch the cold and dance all day. 

@ Battersea Evolution on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st December 2018

If you like your Christmas big and completely unforgettable, this is the event for you as Battersea Evolution transforms into a world of different themes. Inspired by Phileas Fogg, traverse the four corners of the globe, from the pyramids of Ancient Egypt through to a giant igloo bar.