December 6 – 17: Winter Music Festival, £5+

Spitalfields Winter Music Festival is a series of concerts held in gorgeous buildings, such as the Bishopsgate Institute, and quirky corners of East London. Jazz, folk and classical will all be played with a seasonal twist. See their website for more info:

December 7 at 11am: Christmas Pudding Race, Covent Garden, Free

Watch as teams raise cash for Cancer Research by donning fancy dress, racing around a course strewn with flour-filled balloons, foam jets and other obstacles, and all while trying to balance a Christmas pudding on a paper plate. Messy.

December 7 and 8 at 4.30pm: Jingle Bell Ball, The O2, £55.99+

The second night of Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball includes headliners Lady Gaga, Dizzee Rascal and Jessie J, alongside Little Mix, Rudimental, Lawson, The Vamps, John Newman and Jason Derülo. Perfect for the teenybopper within.

Daily from December 9 from 9am – 6pm: Berwick Christmas Market, Soho, Free

The historic Berwick market willbe transformed into a Christmas Market this month. The sellers’ names alone are enough to lure us in: The Dark Knights of Cholesterol sell local artisan cheese, while Chai Me offers deliciously spiced South African tea.

December 9 – 15: from 11am – 7pm: Crafty Christmas Cards, Shoreditch, £3.75

Do you always end up buying a box of 20 cheapo Christmas cards with the same sad Santa on the front? This year, stop by Rosie Wonders’ hand-crafted card pop-up stand at Boxpark, and get a temporary tattoo while you’re at it.

December 1 – 23 from 3.30pm: Star Gazing, Greenwich, £6.50

Enjoy a peaceful afternoon of gazing at the Christmas star and its festive friends in the Royal Observatory planetarium. There are also showings at 12.30pm and 2pm during the holidays and on weekends, but this way you escape the crowds.

December 12 at 6.45pm: Carol Services, Chelsea, £15+

Taking time out from supping on Champagne, Made in Chelsea’s Fran Newman-Young is taking part in this carol service, among other semi-famous faces, to raise money for Canine Friends.

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