Big Nights Out this Christmas with Skiddle

With a little help from event discovery platform Skiddle, we take a look at what's happening across Edinburgh and Glasgow this December

Advertorial by Tallah Brash | 30 Nov 2022
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While December is widely known as the season to be jolly, it's also the season to get all your friends and colleagues together for one last BNO before the year ends. With that in mind, we take a look at what Skiddle has on offer this December across Edinburgh and Glasgow, from queer parties to nights honouring the legendary spirit of New York's Studio 54 via comedy and a Hogmanay DJ set from Irvine Welsh.

Riverside Festival presents… Daniel Avery @ TV Studio, SWG3, Glasgow, 3 Dec
A giant of the British electronic music scene, Daniel Avery has production credits under his belt for the likes of Metronomy and Hercules & Love Affair. Celebrating his latest solo album, Ultra Truth, which features contributions from the likes of HAAi, Kelly Lee Owens and SHERELLE, Avery swings by SWG3’s TV Studio space this December to play his first ever live set in Scotland, thanks to Riverside Festival. Not to be missed.

249’s Queer Party @ Summerhall, Edinburgh, 16 Dec
As December hits its midpoint, you’ll likely be looking for fun things to do for your Christmas night out with either pals or work colleagues. Look no further than 249’s ramshackle queer party for all, with open mic hosted by Edinburgh drag queen royalty, Alice Rabbit. On the night, there will also be live performances from local artists AKELA, Chloe Roze and Maniatrix as well as DJ sets from DJ Foxxy and Headset’s Skillis. Plus a surprise Christmas Gameshow. Surprise!

Nightvision presents… We Are the Brave @ The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, 17 Dec
Edinburgh promoters Nightvision are seeing out December with a bang in the form of several big nights at The Liquid Room, including Fraz.ier (3 Dec) and Hogmanay (31 Dec). On 17 December they’re doing a full complex takeover to celebrate Alan Fitzpatrick’s We Are the Brave label, with Fitzpatrick, Theo Nasa and ModeA all playing in the main space while T78, Rudosa and Kairogen bring the party to The Warehouse.

Rotunda Comedy Club Xmas Show @ Rotunda Comedy Club, Glasgow, 23 Dec
What happens if you eat Christmas decorations? You get tinsel-itis! [insert eye-roll here] Yes, that was an attempt at a Christmas joke and, we know, we know, it was rubbish! For much better jokes, and for a Christmas night out with a difference, may we suggest Glasgow’s Rotunda Comedy Club Xmas Show, with award-winning comedians, a three-course dinner and DJs, helping you laugh and dance your way into Christmas. Snow joke!

STREETrave @ Sub Club, Glasgow, 28 Dec
Scottish promoters STREETrave have been putting on some of the most iconic parties across Scotland since 1989, and this December that trend continues with the return of their massive annual festive party at the equally iconic subterranean Glasgow venue Sub Club. Expect back to back floor-filling beats from the likes of Jon Mancini, Iain Boney Clark, Collin Patterson, Graeme Park, K-Klass and Utah Saints, U-U-Utah Saints!

Huey Morgan @ St Luke’s, Glasgow, 29 Dec
Broadcaster, DJ, producer, author and Fun Lovin’ Criminals frontman Huey Morgan is bringing big time holiday vibes to Glasgow this December to help brighten those weird in-between Christmas and NYE days with a massive party on the 29th. Inspired by the legendary parties of Studio 54, the disco ball is polished and ready for Morgan, along with a little help from local lads Shaka Loves You, to bring the funk, disco, soul and more to St. Luke’s.

Hogmanay Party feat. Irvine Welsh @ Noir, Little White Pig, Edinburgh, 31 Dec
If you’re looking for something supremely unique to do with your last night of the year, why not choose to spend it at the Hogmanay Party at Noir in the basement of Edinburgh’s Little White Pig, situated at 26B Dublin Street, in the capital's New Town. Once there you’ll find Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh behind the decks, and if you want, you can choose to nip outside at midnight to catch a glimpse of the fireworks from the castle. Happy New Year!