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Cheers to Christmas!

Plan the ultimate festive night out at Drake Circus and The Barcode

Feasting menus, karaoke and live DJs, movies, cocktails and fizz

Sparkle the night away this Christmas and embrace sharing feasts with family and friends; go head-to-head at karaoke, bowling, darts and VR axe throwing; dance to live DJs; indulge in limited edition special menus, champagne, cocktails and craft beers; plan brilliant work nights out with the best playlists; see seasonal movies at Cineworld. Your Christmas party starts here…

The best festive menus, offers, bars and restaurants to book now (with special offers for early birds) are right here.


The ultimate Christmas shindig at Boom Battle Bar

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 Start planning the most epic of Christmas parties with The Barcode’s Boom Battle Bar now. We’re talking boombox karaoke, live DJs, adrenaline-fuelled games of AR axe throwing and darts, hilarious beer and prosecco pong, glitter cocktails decorated with candy canes and festive menus full of glazed pigs in blankets and loaded truffle fries.

With a host of packages designed for six to 150 players (and organised end-to-end by their party pros), this is the most Insta-incredible Christmas night out you can dream of. Hire the whole venue or just have the best night out with your closest mates. The party is on.

From £35pp/book now


Glam celebrations at Cosy Club with cocktails and sitdown dinners

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Head to Cosy Club for flowing champagne, midwinter opulence, canape soirees, lavish sitdown meals, sharing feasts and finger food. From Wednesday 22nd November to Christmas Eve, their dining menus (complete with recyclable crackers) will be featuring olives and sunblush tomatoes, spiced sweet potato starters, Christmas pie and pan-fried salmon mains plus decadent desserts of chocolate cheesecake and sharing cheeseboards.

From £17.95pp for finger food/book here


Play, drink and eat at brand-new opening Spinners

 For a totally original Christmas party – Spinners is inviting you to take the gaming titles: be crowned champion of the darts, queen of the pins or clayshot hotshot with a whole host of party packages for friends, family and work mates (there’s even private hire for 45-150 people with a live DJ, photographer and bottomless drinks). Get competitive while enjoying complimentary loaded party package nachos, chicken goujons, spicy cauliflower bites and churros and sip cocktails, fizz, craft beers and more.

From £35pp, book here


Craft beer blowouts to Hoppy Meals at Brewdog

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From cosy dinners with your best mates to full-blown legendary work jamborees, Brewdog has everything you need to plan the best party this Christmas (book before 31st October and the first craft beer or wine for all your guests is on them). With buffets of turkey sliders, mac’n’cheese and pizza and Festive Hoppy Meals (turkey burger and fries) to choose from, this is where the Christmas party gets started.

From £18.50pp/book here


Spice up the season with Las Iguanas

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Bring on the fiesta with Las Iguanas’ Merry Everything spirit, they’ve got everything from spicy burritos, go-to guacamole and tasty enchiladas to cocktails, beers, bubbles and mocktail bundles that are designed to get the party started. Their Christmas menus kick off from Monday 20th November to Sunday 7th January (making for the most uplifting start to 2024) and are bringing the carnival vibes of Mexico, Cuba and Brazil to your party season.

From £24.95pp/book here


Go for an Italian Christmas with Zizzi

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“The more, the merrier” is Zizzi’s motto this Christmas. From huge parties to feasting adventures, their Christmas menus kick off from Tuesday 7th November to Tuesday 2nd January classic pasta and pizza, ‘nduja and garlic baubles (dough balls) starters, Chianti Venison & Beer Brisket Stufato and decadent desserts including the 12 dips of Christmas and dark chocolate Christmas snowballs. And for festive spirit-inducing cocktails, look no further than the incredible Gingerbread Vodka Lattini and Tiramisu Martini… ’Tis the season!

From £25.95pp/book here


Festive movie night at Cineworld

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A night out at Cineworld will leave even the biggest of Grinches with a cosy Yuletide glow. With comfy enveloping seats, special seasonal screenings and delicious popcorn, book a romantic night out or plan a party with a big-screen twist (The Marvels is out 10th November, Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes on 17th and Wonka on 8th December).

Book here


Late-night shopping and inspired gifts

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Some of Drake Circus’ amazing stores will be open late until 9pm on Thursday from 16th November so you can discover the best beauty, fashion tech, jewellery, food and unexpected Secret Santas this shopping season.

With bright accessories, luxe sequin looks, smart menswear and cosy knitwear, Marks & Spencer, Next, Primark, BOSS and Seasalt are essential stops for gifts and your party season wardrobe. You can also uncover gorgeous beauty finds at Rituals, Boots and Superdrug; covetable gifts at Breitling, Tag Heuer, Omega and Pandora and delicious treats at Hotel Chocolat. Christmas is covered…

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