18 Nov 2021
‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year and as the festive season draws near, it’s time to dust off those party hats and get into the Christmas spirit with Young’s pubs. From boozy bingo nights, Christmas markets and outdoor cinemas to wreath-making and a mince pie eating competition, there’s snow-where better to be this festive season.
Take a peek at some of the festive treats below or head to www.youngs.co.uk/christmas to find out what’s going on at a Young’s pub near you.
Bongo Bingo at The Castle
Tooting, SW17 0RG www.castletooting.com
For one night only, the boozy bingo bonanza from down under is coming to The Castle in Tooting. On 19th November, get your squad together and book your spot for a night of cheesy songs, dance-offs, and bingo with a festive twist. Expect top prizes of the pub’s fabulous magnums and beer buckets, as well as secret giveaways. To spread the love of giving, 20% of the proceeds will be donated to St George’s Hospital to say thank you to all NHS workers for their hard work.
Teddington Lights Up 2021 at The Park
Teddington, TW11 0AB, www.parkhotelteddington.com
Setting Teddington alight this Christmas is The Park, who will be the main sponsor for the great Teddington Lights Up, taking place on 25th November from 5pm. As part of the celebrations, Twickenham’s Fire Station will be sending its impressive Fire Engines and firefighters down to meet everybody at The Park, whilst the Salvation Army band will be playing in the garden, bringing festive entertainment to one and all.
Wreath Making Masterclasses at the Old Brewery
Greenwich, SE10 9LW, www.oldbrewerygreenwich.com
Learn the art of wreath making at the Old Brewery, with a guided masterclass hosted by local florist Betts & Twine. Taking place from 7pm-10:30pm, arrive to a glass of bubbles to get the creative juices flowing, before diving into a guided class to make your very own wreath. Priced at £50 per person, classes will take place on 30th November, 8th, and 15th December, with booking now available.
Movie Nights and Meet Santa at The Leather Bottle
Earlsfield, SW17 0NY, www.leatherbottlepub.co.uk
Wrap up warm and grab your friends for hot chocolates, warming cocktails and treats at The Leather Bottle for its heated outdoor secret cinema, showing Christmas classics in the garden. With three seasonal movies to enjoy, screenings will take place on 5th, 12th, and 19thDecember. Naughty or nice, the little ones can meet Santa in his grotto when his sleigh stops by on 12th December.
Mince Pie Eating Competition at the Hand in Hand
Wimbledon, SW19 4RQ, www.thehandinhandwimbledon.co.uk
Who ate all the pies? Join the Hand in Hand to find out at its inaugural mince pie eating competition on 8th December. Contestants will have just over three minutes to gobble down as many of the festive treats as possible, spurred on by 80’s classic Eye of the Tiger, with proceeds being donated to charity. Entry includes a donation fee, free Santa hat and mince pies galore plus a guest appearance from Santa himself!
Friendsmas’ at The Alexandra
Wimbledon, SW19 7NE www.alexandrawimbledon.com
Before you head home for your turkey dinner with the family, share some festive cheer with friends at The Alexandra. On 19th December, join the friendsmas to give gifts, eat, drink and be merry with mulled wine and the pub’s famous Sunday roasts with a festive twist.
Christmas Day BBQ Party at the Hope & Anchor
Brixton, SW2 5UA, www.hopeandanchorbrixton.co.uk
Homesick this Christmas and looking for somewhere special to celebrate? Join the Hope & Anchor for its Christmas Day BBQ party; expect great live music, a sizzling Aussie and Kiwi inspired BBQ to soothe any homesickness, and a wide range of festive drinks to be enjoyed in a huge covered and heated garden. The event takes place on 25th December from 12pm-8pm and is priced at £5 per person, including entry plus a bunnings style sausage.
Christmas Markets – (Multiple locations)
Nothing says Christmas more than a themed market! Available at multiple locations, enjoy the festive cheer with mulled wine and find some last-minute bargains of trinkets and wares from local suppliers and businesses. Visit your local branch to find out more:
- 4th December – The Trafalgar Arms, Tooting
- 5th December – The Castle, Tooting
- 8th December – The Albert, Kingston and The Leather Bottle, Earlsfield
- 11th December – The Green Man, Putney
- 19th December – The Victoria, Kingston