The Refuge launches Christmas calendar complete with workshops, choirs and a festive family ball

Gather Round will celebrate the festive season bigger and better than ever before.

By Emma Davidson | 29 November 2022

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With Christmas just around the corner, The Refuge has announced its huge programme of festivities, complete with decoration workshops, yoga and a New Year’s bash.

Already in full swing, the celebrations will go on until the New Year, and feature an array of activities to get you right into the Christmas spirit. 

As well as this, The Refuge will also be serving up a Christmas feast in the Dining Room with an array of small plates from its feasting menu. In the Public Bar, there’ll also be festive snacks alongside punch and beer growlers to share.

Here’s what’s on…


Wooden Christmas Wreath Workshop – November 24th, 6pm.
Ticket and welcome drink: £35pp.
Ticket and welcome drink with £25 bar tab: £55pp.

Make Your Own Christmas Wrapping Paper – December 6th, 6pm.
Ticket and welcome drink: £35pp.
Ticket and welcome drink with £25 bar tab: £55pp.

Make Your Own Wax Wraps – December 13th, 6pm.
Ticket and welcome drink: £35pp.
Ticket and welcome drink with £25 bar tab: £55pp.

Hygge Yoga

From 9am on November 27th (and every Sunday until Christmas), The Refuge will be hosting a FREE hygge yoga session with Thorlby Yoga.

Hygge is all about creating an environment of feeling at home, safe, and at ease. And as winter approaches, it is a great time of year to explore all the ways people can bring more hygge into their lives.

Dates: November 27th, December 4th, 11th and 18th.


Every Sunday from November 27th, The Refuge will be hosting a choir performance to get customers into the Christmas spirit.

With guest slots from some of the best local collectives, guests will be serenaded by the finest singers in the city. All performances will be late afternoon, so it’ll be the perfect opportunity to fill up on a roast in the Dining Room.

Family Festive Ball

Playhouse Project will be taking over Kimpton Clocktower’s ballroom for a very special family festive ball on Sunday December 4th alongside Jon DaSilva and the Cequin Circus.

The Refuge will also be collaborating with Bloom Baby & Toddler, who’ll be offering multi-sensory classes aimed at 0-4-year-olds, making the ball perfect for the whole family.

Dress code: sparkles and glamour encouraged!

New Year’s Eve

To wrap up the year nicely, The Refuge will be turning up the heat with its awe-inspiring fiesta, Viva la Refuge.

DJs Levi Love and Nossa! will be bringing the music alongside an immersive performance and a few other surprises along the way.

  • Just Dance tickets: £30pp with a free glass of fizz upon arrival. Get tickets.
  • Dine and Dance tickets: £80pp with a Viva la Refuge feast to share, a secured table all night long with table service and entry to the dance. To book dine and dance tickets, email