2022's UK Christmas events are topped off by Alcotraz, a series of prison bars in London, Manchester, Liverpool and Brighton. Smuggle your favourite festive spirit inside and your bartending inmates will whip them up into Crimbo cocktails, all while you watch the immersive action unfold.
Brilliant Christmas Events In The UK 2022
While snow (hopefully) blankets the country in a festive glitter, and pop-up winter markets become rife, it can be hard to really pin point the best seasonal shenanigans... until now. From festive bottomless brunches to cabaret, themed bars, and fun activities, we're here to bring you all of the best UK Christmas events, whatever your style.
To fill your Christmas period with plenty of cheer? Hop aboard the Winter Bar Bus, a unique rooftop watering hole that'll take you round all of London's greatest sights. Snuggle up in a blanket while sipping drinks at this unique experience.
From themed bingo parties to shindigs complete with unlimited pizza, bottomless cocktails and a DJ blasting yuletide hits, Wonderbar is the place for Christmas events in the North East this 2022. Plus, there's interactive darts and a festive fayre menu to boot.
One of the most magical Christmas places to visit in the UK, The Montague On The Gardens Ski Lodge is ready for everything festive this season, armed with pine trees, fairy lights, lanterns and snow. Warm your cockles at this cosy pop-up by supping mulled wine or hot spiced cider.
Dine on the Tyne is a food event of stunning Quayside igloos in Newcastle, where you'll get a uniquely pan-Asian menu for your Christmas celebrations. Not only that, but this partnership between Fusion and The Dining Society is a fully heated experience and pods have their own speaker systems too.
Westerham Brewery is adding a little festive cheer to their events, bringing us a Christmas Tour & Tasting on the 15th of December. Enjoy exploring the venue with the owner, as well as sampling a range of delicious beers, with street food available too if you get hungry.
If a simple Christmas Day feast won't do, then a whole banquet ought to fit the bill. Head to The Church in Northampton and you'll be treated to just that: a 6-course tasting menu to munch through, all alongside those dearest to you.
Festive flicks? Rivoli Pop-Up Cinema has got those for you. With everything from Die Hard to Elf, Home Alone and Love Actually, there's something for every kind of Christmas vibe here. Plus, just look at those stunning interiors.
If you're looking for some festive events this season, Neverland's Winterland is bringing an Alpine-themed experience to Fulham - think Christmas décor, heated hunting lodges, igloos and fondue. Better yet, there's live entertainment until 11pm.
Treat yourself to a festive meal this December with The Grand Brunch on Westgate Street. Not only will there be mouthwatering seasonal plates to chow down on with lip-smacking bubbly, but there's also entertainment from the likes of Becky Sax. Sign us up.
With colourful venues across the UK, Flight Club will have you ho-ho-ho-ing all winter long at these themed brunches. Expect to find some of the country's most fun Christmas activities at this quirky bar, where you'll get competitive over high-tech darts and enjoy many a festive refreshment.
Get into the Crimbo spirit with an evening of live entertainment and bingo at Mecca. Jason Curvis' love for a bit of swing throughout his performances is sure to have you grooving 'til late to top festive tunes.
As the UK's best Christmas events start to trickle on through, there's always one that keeps people coming back for more, and that's the festive special from Gin-House Burlesque. Held at a secret location, notorious for its unusual rooms and taxidermy, it ensures a dazzling evening.
Offering some of the best Christmas experiences across the UK are these igloo pop-ups, where you can settle down at your own private sphere for yuletide food and drinks galore. From rooftops to quaint courtyards and gardens, the settings here are bound to get you in the spirit.
The Church in Northampton is throwing open its doors for a film like no other, combining immersive dining with a movie experience. Taste the flavours of what's on the screen while you watch, all across a beaut space that's been transformed to fully plunge you into the world of Home Alone.
Let out your inner rock star this winter at one of Ultimate Power's massive club nights. Touching down in cities across the country, this amazing event will have you singing along to all of your favourite power ballads (alongside a few festive bangers) in a Christmas-themed setting.
Make your way to The Barn at Berryfields this festive season for the Father Christmas Experience. This event will be boasting a meet and greet in the grotto, followed by an opportunity to feed real-life reindeer and enjoy a 15-minute-long elf show.
Need Christmas events in the West Midlands this 2022? Look no further than Factory Floor at Potbank's The Quarter. This fabulous venue will be home to a range of happenings, from sing-alongs with Santa to seasonal discos featuring live music and a DJ. Now all you need to do is dig out your festive jumper.
Christmas things to do in the UK don't get much better than gliding round the ice to festive tunes. Whether you spend more time on your bum, are a pro, or want to grab a warming, festive drink after, these skating rinks have your back.
From London to Brighton and everything in between, the UK is bringing the best Christmas markets for you to check out this December. There's beautiful huts in Manchester, delicious pints or eats courtesy of Glasgow, and ice-skating across Nottingham.
When you're after Christmas places to visit in the UK, these Winter Wonderland alternatives are just the thing. From experiences perfect for adults to classic cinema, check out these yuletide activities that rival the notorious Hyde Park bonanza.
Miracle On Cross Street is the Manchester pop-up that's worth a visit this season, as each booking across the stunning space includes a boozy bev on arrival and all you can eat mince pies. Afterwards, nab everything from an Espresso-Ho-Ho-Ho Martini to the Christmas Cracker cocktail.