What's on in Hackney this Christmas weekend: 22-26 December

It's the festive break! So spend it in Hackney where there's a last-minute gift-wrapping service, nights out and pantos

Red Riding Hood

£8.50/12.50/15.50. Various times, Thursday, 22 – Saturday, 24 December

Based on the classic fairy tale, everything is not as it seems. For a start, Red Riding Hood’s family runs a pie and mash shop. As Red sets off on her dangerous adventure to Granny’s house, we meet her best friend, Tommy Tucker, Mother Hood and the biggest, baddest wolf in town, all introduced through song, dance and lashings of audience participation, staging till Christmas Eve at Hoxton Hall.

Christmas Gift Wrapping

From £2.50. 8am-8pm, Friday, 23 December

For one day only, gift-wrapping pop-up shop ‘Wrapper Snapper’ will be on hand to tie up all your Christmas presents at Boxpark, Shoreditch. Wrapping includes ribbon and gift bag.

Faded x Refresh

£10-18. 9pm-2am, Friday, 23 December

Still in London? New skool anthems meet throwback classics from the worlds of hip-hop and RnB for Blueberry Bar’s Christmas party in Shoreditch.

Anjunadeep London

£18.50. 9pm-4am, Friday, 23 December

After a series of memorable parties across London, Electronic music label, Anjunadeep (pictured above) return to the awesome XOYO, Shoreditch for a special pre-Christmas celebration.


DSD Sessions

Free entry. 8pm-2am, Monday, 26 December

Created in order to give people an option of ‘what to do, where to go’ on a Monday night, DSD (Don’t Stop Dancing) sessions delivers the best in deep/soulful house and techno this Boxing Day at Trafik, Shoreditch.

Prophecy of House

£15/MOTD. 11pm-6am, Monday, 26 December

Head over to Club Aquarium for their red and white Boxing Day party with multiple rooms dedicated to house and a killer DJ line-up and top hosts. Over 23s only.