We Can Talk Christmas Party
The We Can Talk crew are hosting a Christmas party aiming to get you conga-ing around the floor to tunes from all eras.
Tim Filthy Dukes will be on the decks along with the One From The Vaults girls and Mark Hume.
This party will be friendly and, with Christmassy drinks and a sparkly tree, it’ll be hard not to get into the spirit.
Sat Dec 22, 8pm-2am 100-106, £5
Leonard St, EC2A 4RH Old St
Station | Shoreditch High St
Mini Fromage Christmas Warm-up
Making the somewhat dubious claim of being “like your uni disco”, Club de Fromageisn’t for everyone.
However, if you’re in the mood for some lighthearted, silly pre-Christmas partying, this is your spot.
Music-wise, expect pop and rock hits from the past 50 years – anything from Blur to Abba – and it’s a fancy-dress club so Santa hats and reindeer antlers are obligatory.
Sat Dec 22, 10.30pm-3am, £5.55
O2 Academy Islington,
16 Parkfield St, N1 0PS
Tube | Angel
I Love Acid Christmas Rave
For the last few years, the I Love Acid crew have been holding monthly parties celebrating the sound of the Roland TB-303, the bass synthesiser that shaped the early dance music scene.
Their Christmas party will be a blow out of acid house, techno classics, old skool rave, electro and live electronica.
With a line-up that includes Radioactive Man, Kirk Degiorgio, Paul Mac and Posthuman, the focus at this party is firmly on the music.
However, Corsica Studios is a great venue and you can expect a great atmosphere.
Mon Dec 22, 10am-6pm 4/5, £10
Elephant Road, London, SE17 1LB
Tube | Elephant and Castle
The Night Before Christmas
Join Asiana and Voodoo at Supper Club for this VIP event with bubbly and sparklers.
But don’t rock up in your jeans.
Mon Dec 24, 9pm-3am 12 Acklam Road, £25
Tube | Westbourne Park
The Snow Ball
Mayfair’s Funky Buddha will be transformed into an opulent winter wonderland for this Xmas Eve bash.
Expect amazing lighting and decoration around the namesake Buddha fountain.
Mon Dec 24, 10pm-3am, £15
Berkeley Street, W1J 8DY
Tube | Green Park
Hed Kandi Christmas Party
Expect top house music and a lively crowd.
Don’t be put off by the “gorgeous and glamorous” dress code.
Sat Dec 22, 8pm-4am, £15
55-61 Tabernacle St, EC2A 4AA
Tube | Old St
A Christmas Bang
Helium balloons, glitter, reindeers on roller-skates and a mashup of house, disco and hip-hop.
“Christmas is about getting as drunk as possible,” say the organisers. We agree.
Sun Dec 23, 10pm-4am £4
7 Torrens Street, EC1V 1NQ
Tube | Angel
Born Electric Christmas Special
Born Electric launched this year at London’s XOYO club. Now James Zabiela and other guest DJs are back for a Christmas special.
There will be some interesting electro and make sure be ready for an intense night and, possibly, lingering after-effects on Crimbo Day.
Mon Dec 22, 10am-6pm, £20
Town Hall Parade, SW2 1RJ
Tube | Brixton
Wotever Xmas Party
If you want to go out on Christmas Eve itself, this party at gay club RVT – named best cabaret venue 2012 by the London Cabaret Awards – will be both untraditional and entertaining.
Expect to be belting out tunes to a singalong Christmas movie, then there are DJs, a secret Santa and a flamboyant host, Uber Mama: Maria.
This will be guaranteed to give you something to talk about on Christmas Day.
Mon Dec 24, 7pm-late, £5
372 Kennington Lane, SE11 5HY
Tube | Vauxhall
Boxing Day Extravaganza
Marha Arches is a small but vibey venue under the railway arches near Bethnal Green.
It’s a sometime-karaoke bar, sometimes-Sunday cinema, but on Boxing Day you’ll be there for the party.
Book early as this place only has a capacity of 300.
Wed Dec 26, 9pm-6am, £7
Unit 12, Gales Gardens, E2 0EJ
Tube | Bethnal Green
Boxing Day Special
You’ll need to be a true party-head to hit this one, which promises 12 hours of music (until 10am, god help you) from house DJs including Bushwacka (Layo & Bushwacka), Luke Solomon and Mattia Sosti.
Egg’s Boxing Day offering, which will include live acts, dancers and an impromptu PA, is for hedonists only.
Wed Dec 26, 10pm-10am, £15
200 York Way, N7 9AX
Station | Caledonian Road
Popcorn Boxing Day Bash
This regular weekday club night will take things up a notch for Boxing Day, promising those with cabin fever the chance to dance for seven hours to high-energy house.
You’ll be visually entertained by choreographed dancers, gogo girls, costume artists, stage shows and carnival-inspired performance.
You can take a relative breather in the stage bar, which will be playing pop and “guilty pleasures”. It’ll be a night to remember.
Wed Dec 26, 11pm-5.30am, £4
11 The Arches, Villiers Street, WC2N 6NG
Tube | Charing Cross
La Musique Masquerade Party Boxing Day Special
“What we expect from you: Nothing – but a fun mentality and some sort of Masquerade mask,” say the people at this music-orientated west London bar.
Wed Dec 26, 9pm-3am, £10
34 Kilburn High Road, NW6 5UA
Tube | Kilburn High Road
Indie, electro and mega cheap drinks mean this regular Wednesday night club is always chocka.
Soho is a good bet for Boxing Day.
Wed Dec 26, 9pm-3.30am, £7
17 Greek Street, W1D 4DR
Tube | Tottenham Court Road
Infected Mushroom will DJ and Astrix will perform his latest material live.
There’ll be four room of dance music.
Wed Dec 26, 10am-6pm, £20
103 Gaunt Street, SE1 6DP
Tube | Elephant & Castle
Solo Danza 1st Birthday Party
Solo Danza will be celebrating its first birthday in style with a full-on all-nighter in this funky under-the-railway-arches club with a warehouse vibe.
For tickets, email email@example.com.
Wed Dec 26, 10pm-6.30am
7-9 Crucifix Lane, SE1 3JW
Tube | London Bridge
Creche Boxing Night Rave
The east London venue for this Boxing Day rave hasn’t yet been confirmed but the Creche crew are promising it will be in a warehouse featuring “a big dirty sound system with loads of bass and lasers and mad lights” and “the best smiley party people up for raving the night away”.
DJs include Damian Lazarus, Lee Foss and Cozzy D. Make sure you take your white gloves.
Wed Dec 26, 10pm-7am, £5+
A warehouse in east London
Back to 95 – Boxing Day Special
Old skool house and garage purveyors, SVA, are throwing a giant party on Boxing Day with an impressive line-up of DJs, MC Hosts and live performers.
A ’95 party vibe is promised on the main dancefloor and another three areas will be playing, soulful and funky House, R ‘n’ B & 80s classics and, for the first time, jungle, headed up by Jumping Jack Frost.
Wed Dec 26, 10pm-5am, £17
1 Nine Elms Lane SW8 5NQ
Tube | Vauxhall
Photos: Pixate | Andrew Southard