London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London



Christmas in Leicester Square

Christmas in Leicester Square
Christmas in Leicester Square transforms the centre of bustling London into a wonderland including traditional Christmas markets with hand-crafted goods and delicious food and drinks, a Santa's Grotto where children can meet the man himself, plus a whole host of fantastic shows in the beautiful surrounds of a tradtional 1920s spiegeltent.


9-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28-30 November, 1-2, 5-9, 12-16, 18-23, 26-30 December 2018, 2-3 January 2019, 19.30
Briefs: Close Encounters
Tickets from £21.50
Having glitter-bombed the globe with their iconic and hilarious brand of circus, drag, burlesque and comedy, the BRIEFS boys are taking London back to the third dimension this winter.


With their trademark skill and humour, they test the limits of masculinity, taste and decency. Expect interstellar aerials, incredible artistry and warped speed strippers brought from outer space to Underbelly’s festive spiegeltent.


9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30 November, 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 December 2018, 22.15
Club Briefs
Tickets from £23.50
Your favourite trash glamour disco circus club night is back in town! Late night variety show and debaucherous disco after party, expect a pumping soundtrack with your favourite dance floor smashes and ridiculous performances from the Briefs boys joined by a cavalcade of world class, hand-selected guest cabaret and circus artists. Stomp it out on the catwalk, dance until late, laugh until you ache and experience the fabulousness that is Club Briefs.


10-11, 17-18, 24-25 November, 1-2, 8-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30 December 2018, 11.00, 13.00, 15.00
Brat Kids Carnival
Tickets from £10.25
A high-energy super fun afternoon show for all ages – from tots to teenagers and their mums and dads - brought to you by the finest team of circus artists and mischief makers behind international touring sensation Briefs. This show has been created specially to get youngsters excited about expressing themselves, watching top notch circus superstars and getting on stage to have a boogie. Hula hoops at top speed, acrobatics at alarming heights and seriously cheeky clowning antics, put on your party outfit and join the Brat Kids Carnival!


20 November 2018, 5 January 2019, 19.30
Gals Aloud: Not The Tucking Kind
Tickets from £17.00
They Can't Speak French, but they are escaping their Biology to become GALS ALOUD, the ultimate Drag tribute to the best girl band of this millennium, Girls Aloud.


27 November and 4 December 2018, 19.30
The Burlesque Carol Concert
Tickets from £16.00
House of Burlesque presents a Christmas Carol Concert of the fabulous, fierce and festive. Raise your voices and your glasses as Tempest Rose and the stars of the UK's top burlesque production house raise hem-lines and pulses. Come sing your hearts out to all your favourite alternative Christmas songs, with pop up performances, and all the traditional carol concert trimmings...done showgirl style. Christmas jumpers welcome.


2, 9, 16, 20-23, 28, 30 December 2018, 11.00, 13.00
The Showstoppers’ Christmas Kids Show!
Tickets from £14.50
The Showstoppers are thrilled to be back in Leicester Square to make all your kids’ Christmas story wishes come true! Join us this festive season in our Christmas grotto where the Showstopper Elves are ready to take your kids’ ideas and suggestions, and transform them on the spot into magical, musical interactive adventures.


11 December 2018, 19.30
Gingzilla’s Gingerbread Haus
Tickets from £14.00
After a 5-star sell-out season at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the award winning international GLAMONSTER returns to London at Christmas in Leicester Square, with a Cabaret Christmas Carol to rock your socks off. Enter into GINGZILLA's GINGERBREAD HAUS where sweet tunes of yesteryear fill the air, through the songs and stories of a modern year. Taste the velvety smooth sensations of GINGZILLA's delectable voice with songs made famous by Frank Sinatra & Bill Crosby. Help GINGZILLA find out what we love and what we have lost about Christmas in a jam packed show full of fun festivities and song.


17-19 December 2018, 13.00, 15.00
Monski Mouse’s Christmas Baby Disco
Tickets from £8.50
Its time to rock around the Christmas tree with Australian DJ, producer and mum of two, Monski Mouse, and her dancers in this interactive early childhood event that let's parents and under-5s loose on the dance floor in the friendliest of discos.


17 December 2018, 19.30
Frisky & Mannish: Christmas!
Tickets from £19.00
Cabaret comedy legends Frisky and Mannish continue their tenth anniversary celebrations with an extra-special one-off Christmas show! Since the beginning, they have been irresistibly drawn to the absolute baubles that is Christmas music, and putting their own twisted spin on the classics you know and love(/hate). Come and celebrate the season - the Frisky & Mannish way.


31 December 2018, 22.00
Club Briefs: The NYE Extravaganza
Tickets from £41.50
The place to be in London this NYE! Trash, glamour, disco, circus. Suggested dress code: EXTRAVAGANCE. Guaranteed hilarity from your Briefs boys and some spectacular special guests. Live your best life and feel the fantasy as we countdown in the capital at Club Briefs.


2-5 January 2019, 13.00
Tickets from £10.25
Join Shakespeare's Men as they fly through classics Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Nightin a whirlwind hour of mischievous storytelling. With tons of audience interaction, more than a dash of mayhem and a star turn from one lucky adult (shhhhh don't tell!), Shakespearience is the perfect treat for all the family.


4 January 2019, 19.30
The Silent Disco Show
Tickets from £17.00
The essence of the unique club night that has swept through Britain’s party scene comes to life in this new imagining. Grab yourself a pair glowing headphones and get ready for a night filled with the biggest tunes, crazy cabaret, sing-alongs, circus & dancing galore! Choose your own adventure, with 3 different channels to choose from and a feast of spellbinding performers, there is something for everyone and then some. Surrender yourself to the music and join us for a show that’s truly, a kaleidoscope for the senses. Best. Night. Ever.

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Venue Details

Leicester Square
London WC2H 7DE

Box Office
03333 444 167

Nearest tube
Leicester Square


More info
Web site

9-10, 14-18, 20-25, 27-30 November, 1-2, 5-9, 12-16, 18-23, 26-30 December 2018, 2-5 January 2019



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