Panto & Party: Our pick of the best bar & club nights & events in Gay London for Christmas 2015

Here’s our run through of the best bar & club nights & events throughout and around the month of December to mark Christmas 2015. We’ll be regularly updating this page with more events, so keep checking back for updates.

We also have early “first cut” info for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in London.

Push The Button’s Fifth Birthday – Royal Vauxhall Tavern – Friday 27 November 2015

We start with two well deserved 5th Birthday celebrations. Push The Button celebrates its 5th birthday at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern (372 Kennington Lane, SE11 5HY) on Friday 27 November. Advance tickets are selling quickly and this will be a sell out.

We Party University – The Fifth Anniversary – Electric Brixton – Saturday 28 November 2015

We Party celebrates five years of consistently pulling in the crowds and high production values at The Electric Brixton (Town Hall Parade, SW2 1RJ). Advance tickets are on sale now.

Sink The Pink’s Winter Ball – Troxy – Saturday 5 December 2015

Sink The Pink’s Winter Ball returns to Troxy (490 Commercial Road, E1 0HX) with special guest Will Young The theme this year is “Heroes and Villains”. Advance tickets are on sale now. This will sell out.

Sink The Pink Winter Ball with Will Young, Troxy, Saturday 5 December

Sink The Pink Winter Ball with Will Young, Troxy, Saturday 5 December

We Love Pop – Sleigh Yule Be There – Concrete, Shoreditch – Saturday 12 December 2015

We Love Pop Club’s final night of 2015 at Concrete (Lower Ground Floor, 56 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JJ) is dedicated to Christmas Hits and classic songs from The Spice Girls, Britney Spears, Girls Aloud, Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue. £5 advance tickets are on sale now.

We Love Pop Sleigh Yule Be There Christmas 2015

We Love Pop Sleigh Yule Be There Christmas 2015

Glitterbox at The Ministry of Sound – Saturday 12 December 2015

Glitterbox returns to the Ministry of Sound with a stellar line-up that includes no less than Norman Jay MBE, The 2 Bears, The Shapeshifters, John Morales and DJ Pippi and a live PA from Alison Limerick. Advance tickets are on sale now.

Glitterbox at The Ministry Of Sound, Saturday 12 December 2015

Glitterbox at The Ministry Of Sound, Saturday 12 December 2015

Village Drinks Christmas Event – The Shadow Lounge – Wednesday 16 December

Village Drinks hosts its Christmas drinks party at The Shadow Lounge (5 Brewer Street, W1F 0RF) from 6.30pm to late. Advance tickets are on sale now.

Room Service Goes East – Dalston Superstore – Thursday 17 December

One of the most quintessentially Soho nights, Room Service, goes east for one night only, to Dalston Superstore (117 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB). Doors open at 9pm. Jodie Harsh, HiFi Sean, JoshYou Are and Lady Lloyd play.

Note this is the last Room Service event in London for 2015 and there is no Room Service on Christmas Eve not New Year’s Eve.

Anthem Old Skool Reunion Christmas Party – Friday 18 December

Andy Almighty presents Anthem’s Old Skool Reunion Christmas Party at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern (372 Kennington Lane, SE11 5HY) from 10pm. Andy is joined by Sean Sirrs in the DJ booth.

Horse Meat Disco – Phonox Brixton – Friday 18 December

London’s very own Horse Meat Disco play an all night set at Phonox Brixton (418 Brixton Road, SW9 7AY) on Friday 18 December. A good chance to see Horse Meat Disco in London outside the usual Sunday school night. Entry is free before 9pm. Tickets are £10 on the door afterwards.

Brut 13 – Saturday 19 December 2015

One of the more successful club night launches in recent years, Brut returns for its 13th outing at The Steel Yard (13-16 Allhallows Lane, EC4R 3UL) from 10pm on Saturday 19 December. Advance tickets should be on sale shortly.

Brut, London, Saturday 19 December 2015

Brut, London, Saturday 19 December 2015

Christmas Closures & Openings

The following bars & clubs are confirmed to be closed on Christmas Eve: The Eagle, Vauxhall; Room Service, Soho; New Bloomsbury Set, West End; Freedom Bar, Soho; G-A-Y Late; Soho.

The following bars & clubs are confirmed to be open on Christmas Eve: G-A-Y Bar, Old Compton Street; The Two Brewers, Clapham.

The following bars & clubs are confirmed to be open on Christmas Day: The Two Brewers, Clapham (from 7pm).

The following bars & clubs are confirmed to be open on Boxing Day: The Eagle, Vauxhall (R18); The Royal Vauxhall Tavern (Duckie); XXL (Pulse, Southwark); Beyond (The Ministry of Sound); G-A-Y Bar, Old Compton Street; G-A-Y Late, Soho; The Two Brewers Clapham

The following bars & clubs are confirmed to be closed on Boxing Day: Freedom Bar, Soho; G-A-Y at Heaven.

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