Five Unconventional Christmas Events You Need to Go To

Fed up of the Nutcracker? Don’t fancy another Christmas lights switch-on? Head to one of these more unusual Christmas events to soak up the most wonderful time of the year, in a slightly different way…


Hyper Japan Christmas Market

27-29 November 2015
hyper japan

This month, Hyper Japan is back, and it’s getting festive! The celebration of Japanese culture and cuisines includes stalls selling fashion goods, toys, wrapping paper, traditional tableware and crockery, edible presents. There’s also a jam-packed food hall and plenty of alternative Christmas entertainment.


Christmas Lights Bike Tour
3.30pm daily, 20 November 2015 – 3 Jan 2016
Christmas Lights

See all of London’s Christmas lights at once as you embark on the Christmas Lights Bike Tour. A guide will take you on quieter streets and cycle paths through Christmas markets, past the chimes of Big Ben and into the back streets of Kensington and Chelsea. You’ll see Harrod’s, lit up with over 10,000 bulbs, Winter Wonderland and The West End, where London really electrifies.


Brian and Robin’s Christmas Compendium of Reason
Dec 10,11 2015

Brian Cox and Robin Ince of Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage present an explosive collision of science, music comedy and fascination, including, charm quarks, strange quarks and confusion. All proceeds going to great charities like Médecins Sans Frontières UK and the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.


Club de Fromage on Ice!

27 November – 11 December 2015

Club de Fromage are allowing grown-ups to revisit it the good old ice rink disco, complete with pop music from Abba to Taylor Swift. The addition of a licensed bar will either make you better or far worse at skating. Only one way to find out!

Christmas Cabaret at Ronnie Scott’s
2 – 23 December 2015
Ronnie Scotts

Following the rip-roaring sold-out success of the past five years of Cabaret lunches at Ronnie Scott’s, the club once again presents an exclusive run of dates with your live music soundtrack provided by the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars and special guests.

For more Christmas entertainment ideas, see our roundup post here!