December, tis the season to be jolly! It’s definitely the month of the year with the most going on. To help you chose how to spend it we’ve compiled a list of whats on this December so you don’t miss out on any festivities.
Until 22nd December – A Christmas Carol – This adorable independent theatre above The Bridge House Pub is starting to get a reputation for putting on one of the best Christmas shows in town. Every year they do an adaption of a Christmas classic, this year being A Christmas Carol. Tickets from £14, please book in advance, The Bridge House, SE20 8RZ.
7th December – SoLo Craft Fair: Balham Christmas Market – Support some independent businesses this Christmas and visit this quirky craft market upstairs in the ballroom at Balham Bowls Club. There will be all things festive from Christmas music to bauble decorating. Free Entry, Balham Bowls Club, SW12 8QX.
14th December – The Covent Garden Comedy Club at Heaven – Fill your evening with plenty of laughs with one of the best comedy nights in town. Tickets from £17, Heaven, WC2N 6NG
14th December – Highgate Wood in Winter – Join the staff of Highgate Woods for a guided tour of what makes these grounds so special in winter. Highgate Wood, London
18th December – A Victorian Christmas in Islington – Nothing says Christmas like The Victorians, so find out how they would have done it. This walking tour will give a great insight into a Victorian Christmas in Islington. Tickets from £9, Angel Tube Station, EC1V 1NE
6th December – Peaky Blinders Evening – Step back in time to the roaring 1920s, enjoy a Prosecco reception, a luxury three course meal and then a disco to keep you dancing until the early hours! £43, Birmingham City Football Club, B9 4RL
11th December – Paint a Snowy Starry Night – Get in the festive spirit, with paint! Paint PopUp Painting’s festive inspired adaption of everyone’s favourite Van Gogh! Tickets £32.99 including art supplies and Prosecco, Ju Ju’s B16 8EH
21st December – UB40: Christmas Hometown Show – Join proud Brummies UB40 for this very special concert, you can even treat yourself to a Red, Red Wine whilst you’re there. Tickets from £43, Arena Birmingham, B1 2AA
7th & 8th December – Three Wine Men – Don’t miss out on Machester’s Wine Wonderland. Roam Manchester’s Exchange Room trying some of the finest wines with experts on hand to help. You can also get involved in a bit of cheese matching. Tickets from £11, Manchester Central Convention Complex, M2 3GX
7th December – 3rd January – Winter Funland – This family event will have everything festive from an ice rink to theatre to food and drink. Family tickets from £89, Eventcity, M41 7TB
15th December – Viennese Christmas by Candlelight– Touring their ever-popular festive programme, London Concertante travel from across Europe to get you in the mood for mulled wine, mince pies, and baubles. Tickets from £19, Manchester Cathedral, M3 1SX
4th December – Leeds Heritage Beer Festival: Christmas Special – A three hour tour visiting 5 venues with links to the history of beer in Leeds with a festive twist. At each venue, enjoy listening to the story of Leeds history with half a pint of beer in hand, perfect! £28, The Tetley, LS10 1JQ
14th December – Look-A-Like Tribute Festival – Party away to the likes of Oasis, Queen, Bowie and The Beatles during this indoor festival! £17, Stylus, LS2 9JT.
17th December – Paint Monet – Get out of the cold into this winery paint night and enjoy painting just like Monet. No previous paint experience needed. £30 including art supplies, Brasserie Blanc, LS1 4BJ