It’s that time of year again. The next several weeks are jam packed with office parties, social friendlies, being dragged around winter wonderland by the kids, and christmas shopping.
So, things can get a little frenetic to say the least.  Which is why it’s important you make time out for yourself and your beloveds, and celebrate this time of culture, food, and familial bonding.
To inspire your calendars, FOA have compiled our top XX hit list of fantastic festive themed events, pop ups, and niche must dos.
Christmas Markets
Christmas Wednesdays on Columbia Road, London UK, every Wednesday in December
Southbank Centre Winter Festival, London UK - until 27th December
Berlin Environmental And Christmas Market, Germany - eco-Christmas market.
Nikolaiviertel Berlin Germany - a romantic favourite off the touristic beaten track. Complete with open-air cinema, Sunday Choir, and all the Germanic festive trappings.
Berlin: Breitscheid platz or Historic Christmas market at Revaler strasse
Roof Top Ice Skating - If you’re looking to change up your usual visit to the gorgeous Somerset House icerink, make a visit to Skylight, for London’s first roof top ice rink, with fantastic views over the city.  Open now right through Christmas, Pennington Street Car Park, Wapping E1W 2SF
Festive Afternoon Tea with Liberty London at The Langham, London
A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic - Jack Thorn’s beautiful adaptation of Dickens’ classic returns for a second successful Christmas season.
A Charlie Brown Christmas, with Live Jazz - a family screening celebrating the 1965 classic Peanuts comic film, and a great way to introduce little ears to jazz music.
A Gatsby Christmas Party - presented by the London Caberet Club.  Nows the time to dust off that glittering shuffle dress you bought in hasty inspiration after going to see Baz Lurhman’s reptiling of Scott F. Fitzgeralds glittering classic. Sure to be a dazzling entertainment extravaganza to remember, showing throughout December. And, if you’ve not had enough they’re also hosting a Gatsby NYE party.  
Rumpus - The way parties should be, London UK - Dec 14th. Like Glastonbury, Rumpus is an event that you need to get yourself to at least once in your life. Catering to people (adults) from all walks of life, and you can dress up or dress down.  Rumpus parties are always kaleidoscopic in costume, performances, and mood. They are just so much fun.Their festive theme this year is Jingle Belles & Bats Out of Hell.    
Hitchin’ Bitches AFTER DARK Xmas Party, SUNDAY 11th December 2016 2pm-6pm, after party 6pm – 11pm, 11 December, £10/12 The Flying Dutchman, Camberwell, SE5 This female-only rope jam is a relaxed space designed to empower women with an interest in rope play. It’s the ideal space to learn and practise with rope, with technical classes, exercises and practise time.
Coco de Mer Salons - kink-friendly masterclasses, Coco de Mer 23 Monmouth St, London WC2H 9DD Various events, all created with warmth, welcome, and designed to help you spread your naughty wings. Various dates: 27th Nov and Dec 3rd, tend to be at least once monthly.
Torture Garden - Not NYE Ball @ Ministry of Sound 30th Dec

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