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

  The Big London Bake

571 user reviews 5

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Tuesday 21st January 2020

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.

Looking for a slice of some Christmas magic without the chaos and crowds? Head West to Winterland, where festive-fun is being served up by the bucket load. Think cosy igloos, retro arcade games, delicious street food and more mulled wine than is perhaps advisable. Oh, and there's an open-air hot tub.

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.


24 user reviews 4

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. 

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club Pop Up on Various dates from Friday 31st January 2020

Don't miss your chance to experience The Chocolate Cocktail Club this winter. Not only has the chocolatey pop-up set up shop in Covent Garden, but there's also a whole range of quirky drinks; from chocolate beer and wine through to edible glasses and more.

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.

@ Golden Square on 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.

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

77 user reviews 4

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.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Wednesday 22nd January 2020

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.

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. 

Secret London Runs

132 user reviews 5

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.

@ Mercato Metropolitano on Friday 24th January 2020 and 3 other dates

Looking for something a little different this festive season? Elephant and Castle's food hall, Mercato Metropolitano, has got you covered. Hosting a travelling circus in their Carousel Room for a season of impressive acrobats, sword swallowing and other live performances, you're in for an evening of delicious food and amazing entertainment.

The London Cabaret Club

201 user reviews 4

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.

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.


90 user reviews 4

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.

  Little Venice Igloo

3 user reviews 5

@ The Waterway on Various dates from Tuesday 21st January 2020

This is one decadent igloo filled with blankets and cushions, decorated with fairy lights, along with its own heater and speaker system. If you're stuck finding a perfect Christmas party location, this beaut by The Waterway is worth checking out.  

London Shuffle

590 user reviews 5

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.

@ York and Albany on Various dates from Tuesday 21st January 2020

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.

Film And Fizz with Curzon

69 user reviews 5

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.

Drink Shop Do

58 user reviews 4

'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 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.