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Christmas clubbing in London

Dance, drink and be merry at one of these festive parties, club nights and pop-ups

Avoid the turkeys and ensure you soak up as much festive fun as possible with our guide to Christmas-themed parties and club nights. Whether you want to sing along to Mariah Carey while dressed as an elf, sink some warming cocktails at a hip wintry pop-up or catch the finest house and disco DJs and avoid the worst Xmas anthems – we’ve got everything you could possibly want for Christmas.

RECOMMENDED: See our full festive guide to Christmas in London

Toddla T's Winter Carnival

Sheffield bashment hero Toddla T throws enough colour, carnival atmosphere and dancefloor-melting hot tunes at winter to drown out any chills. Joining TT are Charlie Sloth, Roll Deep, Shola Ama, Donaeo, Abra Cadabra. Expect hip hop, dancehall, reggae, dub, soca, bashment, grime, garage and other party-starting flavours.

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Oval Space , Bethnal Green Until Sunday December 4 2016

Hot Chip DJs Christmas Party

Hot Chip descend on Bloc with a full band DJ squad for typically eclectic sets that rides a Christmas sleigh over genres, laughing and dancing all the way. Forget Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen and Comet. It's Alexis, Joe, Owen, Felix and Al.

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Bloc , Bow Saturday December 10 2016 - Sunday December 11 2016

Cirque du Soul Christmas Special

Rampant party makers Cirque du Soul finish their latest tour with a Christmas special heaped extra servings of burlesque and bass over four rooms. Dressing up circus-style is a must.

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Fire , Vauxhall Friday December 16 2016 - Saturday December 17 2016

Art's House Christmas Party

Artwork is once again throwing open his front doors (well, the Electric Brixton) for the annual festive house party. Art will be playing for hours and when not manning the decks out there mingling on the dancefloor. The only present not yet unwrapped is which friends will be joining Art, previous years has seen Skream, Derrick May and Andy Blake get involved.

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Electric Brixton , Brixton Friday December 16 2016 - Saturday December 17 2016

Fever 105 Winter Wonderland

You could celebrate the last full weekend before Christmas in a tangle of sellotape and wrapping paper. Or shake your seasonal tassels to those disco giants Odyssey who will perform their hits 'Native in New York', 'Going Back to My Roots' and 'Use It Up & Wear It Out' live alongside legendary DJ Danny Krivi (he worked with James Brown, people!) and Winter Wonderland regulars The Menendez Brothers.

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Oval Space , Bethnal Green Saturday December 17 2016 - Sunday December 18 2016

The Brixton Christmas Carnival


A one-day carnival on the Prince of Wales heated terrace rooftop. There'll be three stages of carnival sounds from those soca rhythm worshippers Jus Now, Kings HiFi with more acts to be confirmed. Plus dancers, a jerk barbecue, free braid bar and coconut cocktails. The perfect chance to pull out those Carnival costumes from the summer. Just remember to pull on a parka for the journey.

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Prince of Wales , Brixton Saturday December 17 2016 - Sunday December 18 2016

Get festive with with the best Christmas music

The 50 best Christmas songs

As Noddy Holder once screeched: it’s Christmas! You might have heard some Christmas songs enough times to make you want to perforate your eardrums with a candy cane, but many festive pop songs are great works of art. Here’s our countdown of the Top 50 Christmas songs, from ancient carols to the best Christmas Number Ones. It’s the perfect soundtrack to any Christmas party.

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By: Sophie Harris