Unmissable Things To Do in London – December for Misers & Merrymakers!
Whether or not you’re decking the halls with boughs of holly, there’s plenty to keep you entertained this December!
This month’s top picks include a festive singalong, East Asian stand-up, stage fantasy, a queer night out, witchy curios, kooky cabaret & much more…
December for Merrymakers!
December for Misers!
Teatro Vivo’s Winter Singalong | Little Nan’s Broadway Theatre Saloon | 6 December | 7:30pm | FREE
A free boozy festive singalong, with some theatrical story-telling thrown in for good measure![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Grrrl Zine Presents Feminist Christmas Fair | RAW Lab Norton Quays | 9 December | 11am – 6pm
Bow Arts and Grrrl Zine Fair bring out the Xmas bunting, paste-ups and tinsel for this feminist take on the Christmas fair. Expect a zine, art and craft fair; interactive workshops; and film screenings throughout the day.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Yellow Xmas | The Bill Murray | 17 December | 9:30pm | £5
A festive celebration of some of the UK’s best East Asian stand ups, including Ria Lina (pictured, Phil Wang, Ken Chang, Nigel Ng, Yuriko Kotani, Rik Carranza, Rick Kiesewetter and William Lee[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
It’s Just The Month Before January
Ongals: Babbling Comedy | Soho Theatre | Until 6 January | 6:30pm | From £9
“Breathtaking magic, effortless circus and formidable beatboxing skills” – what more could you want, eh? Ongals promise “high energy non-verbal comedy spectacular tickling the funny bone of every age”.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
The Twilight Zone | Almeida Theatre | Until 27 January | 7:30pm | From £10
The TV phenomenon makes an unlikely transfer to the stage, promising an extraordinary theatrical experience as “stage magic and fantasy unite”.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
The Garage Sale | UNIQLO Oxford Street | 7-9 December | 10am – 9pm
The Poundshop teams up with UNIQLO for the third annual Garage Sale, featuring products made by over 60 independent designers from all over the UK. Prices range from £1 – £100.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Knickerbocker XVI | The Yard | 8 December | 10pm – 4am | £7
The 16th laid-back, no frills night of fab music for queers (and their friends) at The Yard, hosted by Katy Baird and featuring a mix of pop, indie and house from Knickerbocker DJs Aaron Zimbra & Alex Lawless.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Mariah & Friendz | Winterville | 10 December | 7pm | £8
“London’s premier queer-drag-circus-club-night vaguely inspired by Mariah Carey”. Mariah herself might turn up. Or maybe not. Either way, if you just can’t get enough glitter and shade, this is the place for you.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
The Satanic Flea Market: Anti Christmas Fayre | Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club | 10 December | 12pm – 6pm | £3
Celebrate Anti-Christmas at the BGWMC, and pick up some much-needed accessories: curses, spells, witchy clothing, bespoke Satanic artifacts & collectibles, demonic handicrafts, artworks, protective amulets, bones and more!.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Lucy McCormick: Triple Threat | Soho Theatre | 11-16 December | 9:45pm | From £9
As featured in our 2017 To Do List way back in January, Lucy McCormick’s ★★★★★ hit, packed full of hilarious anarchy, returns for another run at Soho Theatre.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
The Story of The Face – Book Launch Party | The Conran Shop | 13 December | 6:30pm
The Conran Shop, Paul Gorman and Nick Logan invite you to celebrate the book launch of ‘The Story of The Face’![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Cabaret Melancholique | Peckham Liberal Club | 15 December | 8pm | £5
An evening of miraculous, horrific, bizarre, and morose performance.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
Did we miss any Things To Do in London in December that you think we should be shouting about? Let us know and we’ll do our best to add it!
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