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London is a vibrant and diverse city that welcomes people from all walks of life, and our LGBTIQ+ community occupies an important space in it so there are plenty of queer things to do over the festive season. During the Christmas and New Year seasons, plenty of events and activities specifically cater for us, making it an exciting and inclusive time to be in the city.

Numerous LGBTQ+ bars, clubs, and creative spaces host special events during Christmas and New Year, often with themed parties, drag shows, and live performances, creating a lively and festive atmosphere for our community and allies.

It’s A Monster Raving Queer New Year’s Eve Party – QX Top Picks

QX has picked just some of those events to highlight on this page, and you can go to the QX listings pages to find even more. Over the coming days, we’ll be posting more highlights for you to enjoy.

London has a thriving arts scene, offering LGBTQ-themed theatre productions and art exhibitions. London’s world-class theatre scene regularly showcases shows that explore LGBTQ themes and stories. This year, there are some awesome pantos and fantastic performances. QX lists many shows so you know where to enjoy a night out at the theatre while celebrating and supporting our LGBTQ artists and performers.

There are two fantastic gallery exhibitions now, which will cost you nothing to visit. 

And don’t forget, those of you leaving town over Christmas can enjoy one last blowout on the queer scene at any one of the queer Christmas Parties. 

Queer Christmas Parties in London – QX Top Picks.

Christmas and New Year can also be challenging for many in our community. London’s LGBTIQ+ community organizes social events and gatherings during the festive season so that we can experience a chosen sense of family. These can range from casual meetups at local cafes to organized parties and socials. These events provide an opportunity to meet new people, make friends, and celebrate the holiday season with a supportive and inclusive community.

Beyond the LGBTQ-specific events, London also offers a range of traditional Christmas and New Year activities that everyone can enjoy. From ice skating at iconic locations such as Somerset House or the Natural History Museum to visiting the famous Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, there is something for everyone to enjoy during the festive season.

London is a fantastic destination during Christmas and New Year. With a wide range of LGBTQ-specific events, venues, and social gatherings, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate and connect with our community and chosen family.

Whether you are a local or a visitor, London provides a welcoming and inclusive environment to celebrate the holiday season.

Whatever you are doing this season and whoever you are sharing it with, QX wishes you the happiest of times.


What’s on this week

Eagle Fridays club night at Eagle London gay bar.
Club Tantrum at Dalston Superstore
Cheer Up gay club night at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Feel It gay club
Klub in Soho Friday night
Desi Pride at Circa LGBTQ+ club
Wrong Techno After Hours party