Christmas time is just around the corner, the perfect excuse for plenty of fun nights out. If you’re looking for a few activity ideas to keep you entertained, here are a few great suggestions.
1 . Theatre Trip
There’s no better way to get in the festive mood than a trip to the theatre, combine your trip with dinner and drinks and you’ve got yourself the perfect festive night out. First things first you’ll need to think about what kind of theatre show you’d like to see. Perhaps you’d like a classic musical? Maybe instead you’re looking for a fringe theatre production or a stand-up comedy show?
To browse for theatre tickets check out take a look at the Today Tix app. If you don’t mind waiting until the last minute, you can get some great deals on same-day tickets. The app is super flexible whether you’re booking for a month in advance, or for the next week. Whether you’re looking for opera tickets or a West End show you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
Looking for a magical Christmas activity? Then it’s time to hit the ice-skating rink. In the run-up to the holidays, many locations have pop-up ice-rinks, especially for the season. Wrap-up warm, gather your loved ones together and head on down. Once you’ve had enough of the cold, head to the bar for a cosy drink or two.
If you’re in London, some of the best ice-skating rinks are The Canary Wharf Ice-Rink, The Hampton Court Palace Ice-Rink, and Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.
3. Crafts Workshop
Still, got a few Christmas gifts to buy? Homemade items always go down a treat. Get yourself to a fun arts and crafts workshop, and bring a friend along to make a day of it. According to Time Out, some of the best Christmas Crafts Workshops include:
For plenty of festive cheer, visit Southbank Centre’s Winter Market. Here you’ll find a fun craft-making class, (plus you get to listen to a Christmas choir)!
Christmas Wreath Making:
Fancy making a lovely Christmas Wreath, if you’re in the London area, check out the classes at Fulham Palace. Tuck into mince pies and some festive drinks as you make your beautiful creation.
4. Christmas Markets
Christmas Markets are a great place to have a fun night out. Have a wander around looking at the Christmas lights and treat yourself to a tasty Christmas tipple. If you’ve still got some shopping to do, Christmas Markets are the perfect place to buy a few unique gifts. A few of the most popular Christmas Markets in London include:
- Winter Wonderland Christmas Market.
- Selfridges Christmas Market.
- Leicester Square Market.
- Greenwich Market
5. Make A Gingerbread House
Want to get in the Christmas spirit without having to leave the house? Making your own gingerbread house is the perfect way to have a lovely Christmas night in. You can find gingerbread house kits online, with all you need to bake and decorate your very own gingerbread house.
If you need some ideas for your decor, take a look at the best gingerbread houses on Pinterest. To get the creative juices flowing, sometimes you need a little bit of inspiration. When you’re making your own gingerbread house, these tips might help you out:
- If you’re using a dutch oven for your dough you should spray it with a nonstick spray.
- When you’re cutting your shapes, a ruler can help you to make them as straight as possible.
- Egg whites can help to make the frosting stronger.
- Use frosting inside the house as well as for the outside (this can help to fix the walls together).
6. The Races
If you’re a horse racing fan you’ll be pleased to know that plenty is going on this season. A night at the races is a real treat, plus you might win a bit of money. For more details about what’s going on this month take a look at Events at Haydock Park Racecourse. Upcoming events include Tommy Whittle Chase Day and The Last Fling.
Before you bet on horse racing it’s best to check out a few tips online. If you’re a beginner it’s better to learn the basics before you dive in.
7. Christmas Karaoke
The festive season wouldn’t be complete without a night of Christmas Karaoke. Head on out to a karaoke bar, or have yourself a night in. It’s pretty easy to have a karaoke night at home, all you need is YouTube and a few microphones. Pick all your favorite Christmas songs, and have yourself a good old festive sing-song.
You might even like to treat yourself to your very own karaoke machine? There are plenty of affordably priced options out there, or you might be able to get one second-hand.
8. Christmas Escape Room
If you enjoy escape room experiences you’ll be pleased to know that there are a few Christmas-themed escape rooms to choose from. When you’re choosing an escape room make sure that you do your research. Check out the reviews to ensure that you’ll be getting a quality experience.
Xscape now has a great Christmas-themed escape room, all you need is a group of friends who are willing! You and your friends are challenged to ‘break into Santa’s workshop and add your name to the nice list.’ A Christmas escape room could be a great Christmas gift for one of your pals. Often, experience gifts are a lot more fun than material gifts.
Hopefully, a few of these activities will take your fancy. The holidays are a busy period, so try to get your bookings in as early as possible. Booking early can also help you to save a bit of money, which is very handy for the holidays. Whether you visit a Christmas Market or head to the theatre, there are lots of ways to enjoy the festive season.