7 Christmassy things to do to get you feeling super festive

Gingerbread House Bee's Bakery

From Christmas jumper swaps and gift making workshops to a festive themed burlesque evening, here’s seven Christmas events to help you dive head first into the festive season.

 1. Gingerbread Decorating Workshop with Bee’s Bakery

An exclusive workshop with London’s biscuit Queen Bee (who’s worked with everyone from Harrods to Jamie Oliver) who will be sharing her tips and techniques for the perfect gingerbread house. All equipment and a festive cocktail are included in the ticket price, plus you’ll also go home with two decorated gingerbread houses and a cookie.

When: Saturday 5th December @ 4.30pm

Where: Queen of Hoxton’s Cosy Winter Rooftop WigWam in Shoreditch

Ticket link HERE

2. There She Glows Natural Beauty Gift Making Class

There She Glows will be returning to The Book Club’s cosy grotto-like event space, where you can nod along to classic Christmas tunes, sip on mulled wine, and make amazing gifts like honey and beeswax lip balm, and cocoa and peppermint body scrub. All made using 100% natural ingredients to suit your giftee’s skin type.

When: Sunday 6th December @1PM

Where: The Book Club in Shoreditch

Ticket Link HERE

3. Christmas Jumper Swap Shop (FREE EVENT)

No one is too cool for a fabulously hideous Christmas jumper. If you’re bored of last year’s tinsel adorned knit and fancy something new, then head over to Stories to swap your old santa sweater for another elf’s jazzy winter wooly.

When: Monday 7th December @ 7pm

Where: Stories Broadway Market

Queen Of Hoxton Roof Top
4. Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

This wintry workshop is sure to get anyone in the creative Christmas spirit. Philippa (aka the famous @5ftinf on Instagram) will be demonstrating how to make your very own Christmas wreath inspired by Grimms fairytales and their imagery. Tickets include all materials and a delicious winter cocktail.

When: 12th December

Where: Queen of Hoxton’s Cosy Winter Rooftop WigWam in Shoreditch

Ticket Link HERE

5. Last Minute Leroy’s Craft and Gift Market (FREE EVENT)

When you've got just over a week to go til the big day, you’ve just enough time to pick up those final few pressies. We’re getting our local artist and designer pals together for a special crafts market - ideal for finding those last minute unique gifts and handmade trinkets.

When: 14th December @ 7pm

Where: Stories Broadway Market

And thinking further ahead….

6. Crap Christmas Present Swap Shop (FREE EVENT)

Too much of a good thing? If you were gifted with one too many pairs of socks or that must-see box set that you’ve already seen several times, then don’t condemn them to a life in the abyss under your bed - bring them to Stories and swap them for something you actually want! Your unloved clothes, books, DVDs, records and soap on a rope are all invited.

When: 11th January @ 7pm

Where: Stories Broadway Market

Dirty Bare Burlesque At Patterns

Getting out of London…

7. A Night of Cheeky Christmas Themed Burlesque in Brighton (FREE EVENT)

Hop on a 50-minute train to London-by Sea for a night of saucy santa-themed fun. Monthly burlesque night Dirty Bare presents a Christmas cracker of a line-up, withDirty Bare’s compere extraordinaire Dolly Rocket, the award-winning Coco Deville, your favourite boylesque sex symbol Dave Barnes The Bear, the sizzling siren Cherry Shakewell, erotica drag Santa Claus Xavier Xarah, a fearsome fiery festive side show by Lou Safire and Santa's sexiest helper Lady Marmaduke. Taking you into the early hours and onto the dancefloor will be Mr Steven Joseph Forrest, dropping some Rocking & a Rolling 'Elvis' blue Christmas vinyl, whilst you sample some of Patterns’ amazing festive Christmas Cocktails for a fiver.

When: Tuesday 1st December

Where: Patterns in Brighton

More Info: HERE