Winter events guide – everything that’s going on in the UK and beyond this year
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    Now that the summer is over, most prefer to settle down for the colder months and wait it out until warmer climes return to get their party on.

    For those dedicated party animals that are willing to brave the cold in search of a good time, eager foodies that can’t wait to warm their hearts with some grub and those who just want to make the most out of the winter months, look no further!

    We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of things you can get up to in the capital, around the UK and beyond throughout winter – just because the sunshine has left us behind, doesn’t mean that you have to hibernate.

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    Known as the city that never sleeps, London is famed for its eclectic characters, bustling clubs and crazy nights out and elsewhere in the country, events galore are right at your fingertips.

    If your sights are set further, take a look at some of the best overseas events and festivals the world has to offer.

    If you find yourself stuck for something to do this festive season, check out the Daily Star Winter Events Guide – there’s sure to be something to suit everyone’s tastes.

    Sangsa x Colours Hoxton

    When? – Saturday 1 October

    Where? – Shoreditch

    What? – Korean soul fusion specialising in fried Korean chicken, clean vegan food, sides and “much more”.

    Colours has recently announced a new food residency and is excited to welcome a bit of Brighton to the streets of Shoreditch.

    Doors are open to the public from 1 October and Colours will be offering a delectable selection of authentic Korean dishes curated by head chef Ziyo, whose aim is to “tap into food cultures from around the world”.

    Plates include chicken tenders, cauliflower wings, Korean coleslaw, jackfruit burgers and loaded fries.

    Find out more about the venue here.

    Live at Leeds: In The City

    When? – 15 October

    Where? – Leeds City Centre

    What? – Live music from Pale Waves, Sundara Karma, Swim Deep and many more

    Live at Leeds is not one to be sniffed at with the likes of music royalty such as Ed Sheeran, Lizzo, Royal Blood, Stormzy and The 1975 having graced their stage in previous years.

    If you’re into discovering new talent, emerging artists and the freshest sounds in music right now, Leeds is the place for you.

    Join over 150 acts including White Lies, Working Men’s Club, Palace, Crawlers, Connie Constance at 14 venues over 165 stages.

    General admission tickets can be found here and hurry – this is not one to be missed.


    When? – 28 and 29 October

    Where? – Mannheim, Germany

    What? – Two day electronic music festival

    Timewarp is set to host the second edition of the long awaited event across two stages over two days.

    Joining eager partygoers will be huge names such as Peggy Gou, Amelie Lens, Denis Sulta, Dax J and loads more.

    If you fancy a mini break, Mannheim is calling your name – with great music and a great location, what more could you ask for?

    All information can be found here.

    The Ritual – Halloween Special

    When? – 29 October

    Where? – Studio 338, Greenwich, London

    What? – An “immersive spooktacular”

    As the place to be throughout the summer, Studio 338 is gearing up to party on into the winter months kicking off with a Halloween night.

    They promise to deliver “themed decor, plenty of surprises and spine chilling delights” along with a soundtrack from Ilario Alicante for four hours.

    Later on, Dense and Pika will provide the techno to make way for Seb Zito’s garage-tech house before Bryz and Hypoxia close out the night.

    Fancy it? Find tickets, information, lineup and more here.


    When? – 4 and 5 November

    Where? – AFAS Amsterdam

    What? – The “biggest drum and bass party in the world”

    Amsterdam isn’t ready for what Rampage has to offer as the world renowned DnB festival arrives in the city for the first time ever.

    The festival promises “mind blowing production” and headline sets from some of the biggest names in the business – you won’t be disappointed to hear that Dimension, My Nu Leng, Kanine, Holy Good and many more of their friends are on the lineup.

    If you want to head down to ‘Dam for an unforgettable time, visit the festival’s official website here.

    Christmas at Kew

    When? – 16 November to 8 January 2023

    Where? – Kew Gardens, Richmond, London

    What? – A stunning trail of lights around one of London's most famous green spaces

    After dark, Kew Gardens visitors will be treated to "tunnels of light, dancing lakeside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour".

    A spectacular sight that is not to be missed, Christmas at Kew will help you get in the festive mood early on as entry begins from 16 November.

    Guests will be mesmerised by the dancing lights, twinkling patterns and a possible visit from Santa himself.

    Tickets to the event can be purchased here.

    Winter Wonderland

    When? – 18 November to 2 January 2023

    Where? – Hyde Park

    What? – Rides, mulled wine, music and much more!

    Set to return for another year of festive fun, Winter Wonderland never disappoints as there's something for everyone.

    Whether you're a thrill seeker looking for a pump of adrenaline on one of the rollercoasters, a foodie seeking out something to warm you up or a music lover hoping to have a dance, this place has it all.

    Suitable for all ages, you'll never find yourself bored when you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of Winter Wonderland.

    Hurry! Book your admission and attraction tickets here.


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