Celebrate at Comptons
The tinsel and baubles are in full effect at Comptons and it’s a great place to have a Crimbo refresher after work or while you’re out shopping, plus they are open late this weekend and have DJs Alex Eugenio on Friday (21 Dec) and James Egan on Saturday. They have also confirmed the details of their New Year’s Eve party with DJ Dom Top playing pop hits past and present and James Bartlett with house and disco classics… And it’s free entry all night, so get there early to save a spot.
TANGA! Christmas Special Party
This Friday (21 Dec) those sexy Spanish boys from TANGA! are back in London at the Clapham Grand for their Christmas Special Party. This will be a total seasonal treat with amazing pop hits, marvellous shows and more sexy guys than you can shake a candy cane at! Get your tickets at outsavvy.com
Circa The Club’s NYE Black and Gold Party
End your 2018 in spectacular style on New Year’s Eve with a trip down to Circa The Club and its glittering Black and Gold Party on Monday 31 December. Kicking off at 9pm, guests arriving before 11.30pm will receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco, while DJs including James Lee Dawkins and Sam Londt will spin the very best in filthy pop remixes, R&B and commercial house music. Book your advance tickets now because the first 100 tickets are just £20 each plus booking fee; after that there’ll be £25 each plus booking fee. Book at circatheclub.com.
They really love Christmas at Halfway II Heaven and this weekend there’s a bumper selection box of treats on offer starting on Friday (21 Dec) with a gorgeous pair of Boyz Award-winners, Charlie Hides and KY Kelly. On Saturday there’s four amazing acts of Mrs Moore, Rose Garden, Lady Diamond and The Vixens while Sunday (23 Dec) belongs to Crystal D’Canter and her crackers. On Christmas Eve there’s special shows from Mrs Moore, Rose Garden and Crystal. Christmas Day the bar is shut but re-opens on Boxing Day for fun with Martha D’Arthur and Rose.
Misbehave at Recon London
Recon London returns to Fire in Vauxhall on Saturday 29 December, just in time for you to see off 2018 in the filthiest way possible. Recon will transform the venue into a sleazy wonderland with multiple rooms for all your favourite kinks and fetishes. There will be huge numbers of fetish men from across the UK plus an amazing selection of DJs. For more details of this essential party and tickets, including VIP, go to recon.com/events.
Santa is at Sundowners
There’s a gorgeous gaggle of Christmas treats at Sundowners in Margate this weekend including Miss Penny on Saturday (22 Dec) and a special Christmas Party on Christmas Eve. On Boxing Day it’s their Christmas Jumper Party with DJ Steve and a prize for the best jumper. Plus you can get your £12 advance tickets for New Year’s Eve with Danny Beard and Eva Iglesias at the bar.
The Yard Soho gets festive
The Yard is one of Soho’s most beautiful venues. It always looks stunning for Christmas and right now they are serving delicious mulled wine in the courtyard. On New Year’s Eve they are open until 4am with hot DJ Paolo Santos and it’s free entry if you get there before midnight.
NYE at the G&D
House music vocal legend Angie Brown is your superstar act at the George & Dragon down in Greenwich next Monday (31 Dec) when The Duchess and her trusty minions welcome the arrival of a brand new year in style from 9pm. This is a ticketed event and all ticket-holders are guaranteed entry before 11pm. The celebrations continue until a super-late 5am with all the biggest floor-fillers from the resident DJs. Book your tickets now via georgedragon.com/nye
Miss Terry Tour’s Christmas Show at the White Swan
Limehouse hangout the White Swan hosts its Christmas party this Saturday (22 Dec) and welcomes the amazing Miss Terry Tour to the stage. Get ready for a night of fabulous songs, world-class vocals and show-stopping Christmas ditties. Book tickets now at bjswhiteswan.com
Have yourself a Savage NYE
Party hard at East End rave den Metropolis this New Year’s Eve when Savage hosts a huge party to welcome in 2019. Entry is £10 all night and DJs include Joshua James, Michelle Manetti, Guy Williams, Nimmo, Tasty Tim, Bende, Maxi More, Lucy Fizz, Finn Love and Juniper.
Last Christmas at Retro Bar
This Saturday afternoon (22 Dec) it’s the annual celebration of George Michael at the Retro Bar, just off the Strand from 2pm to 7pm. Last Christmas is hosted by David Robson with music from legendary DJ Simon Le Vans, there will be concert footage, all the hits, a special festive quiz and it’s free entry.
New Year’s Eve at G-A-Y
G-A-Y at Heaven bids farewell to 2018 and welcomes 2019 with open arms on Monday 31 December when RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Aquaria, Kameron Michaels and Asia O’Hara take to the stage for the New Year countdown. And don’t forget that G-A-Y Bar is open for a sizzling 36 hours from New Year’s Eve midday right through until midnight on New Year’s Day night!
January at Above The Stag
2019 kicks off in glorious style at the UK’s only full-time LGBT theatre come January. Extra Virgin is a two-man play by Howard Walters, directed by the Above The Stag’s very own artistic director, Peter Bull, and tells the story of how a casual online hook-up spirals into something more disconcerting. Starring James Farley (Party) and Alexander Hulme (Happy Ending), Extra Virgin opens on 13 January. And later the same month, Grindr: The Opera makes a welcome return following its sell-out summer run. Book tickets for both shows at abovethestag.com
Old Ship festive fun
It’s always fun at the Old Ship in Limehouse and never more so than at this time of year, so just have a butchers at this little lot. This Saturday (22 Dec) it’s Tiffaney Wells, and on Sunday Heart & Soul with guests for their Christmas show. The venue is open every day including Christmas Day (from 11.30am to 3pm), the perfect place for a cheeky drink before your big Christmas lunch!
The Bridge for New Year’s Eve
There’s loads of festive fun to be had at The Bridge in Clapham this holiday including a Mask 4 Mask themed masquerade party on New Year’s Eve (Monday 31 December) from 7pm. DJs Paul Heron and D’Johnny will be playing a special back to back set from 9pm.
If you’re like us you like to plan ahead your… let’s call it ‘downtime’, i.e. when you’re going to have some proper fun – and to help with that it’s worth knowing that Chariots sauna is open most days over the festive period. It closes at 5pm on Christmas Eve and re-opens at 2pm on Boxing Day. Wahoo!
NYE at Ye Olde Rose & Crown
Greenwich boozer Ye Old Rose & Crown welcomes in 2019 in superb style on Monday 31 December when the team hosts their New Year’s Eve party from 8pm. Tickets are available to buy now from behind the bar, so don’t miss out!
Missing Bar Birmingham
There’s loads of sparkly fun on offer at the brilliant Missing Bar in Birmingham all over Christmas. Highlights include Saucy Sundays with Amy LaQueefa presents Crystal Lubrikunt on Sunday (23 Dec) for the Christmas Show from 8pm. New Year’s Eve with DJ Mike Emery playing tunes from all decades and genres, plus it’s free entry all night, so get there early to avoid queueing.
Fun at The Yard Coventry
It’s always a tad bonkers at The Yard in Coventry and they are going all out for Christmas. This Friday (21 Dec) you get the hilarious Fannie Coil, Sunday 23 December is a night of ‘full on house music’ with DJs Dave Pearce, Andy Farley, Paul Morrell plus superstar Sonique and for New Year’s Eve they have a live show from 90s pop starlet Lolly!
The London Hotel’s NYE Sail Away Party
Southampton’s premier cabaret venue The London Hotel leave behind 2018 and welcome in 2019 with an action-packed New Year’s Eve party next Monday (31 Dec). Entertainment comes from DJ Cherry Liquor with singer Allan Jay performing live, plus doors open from 7.30pm and tickets are £15.
Covent Garden Health Spa
If you fancy warming up over the chilly festive period then head to the Covent Garden Health Spa where normal hours run throughout except when it’s closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Greenhouse group at Christmas
There’s three brilliant saunas in the Greenhouse group, Darlaston, Newport and Luton and they are all open over Christmas including 10am to 8pm on 25 December and New Year’s Eve.
Celebrate at St Anne’s
St Anne’s Church in Soho has some special services for Christmas which everyone is welcome to. There’s a traditional carol service on Thursday (20 Dec), a service for all the family on Christmas Eve and the Christmas Day Eucharist is at 11am. Get more information at staines-soho.org.uk