Five Go Jiving Dance
What: Attend the Southbank Centre’s free Christmas Eve hop with music by the six-piece swing band.
Why: You’re done shopping; bust a move to celebrate.
When: Fri., 1-2:30 p.m.
Where: Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd., SE1 8XX (08448 750073).
Christmas Eve Pub Walk
What: View historic sites and festive lights by foot, and stop into The Sherlock Holmes Pub for a frosty glass.
Why: You’re avoiding midnight mass.
When: Fri., 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Meet at Embankment Tube Station, Villiers St., WC2 6NL. Info at 020 7624 3978.
Party Hair Video
What: A New York hair stylist teaches you to create the perfect messy side bun.
Why: You don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard.
When: Every day or for a fancy holiday party.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Security Feel Better Hangover Drink
What: Give your liver a break with this pear-flavoured French digestif made from plant extracts.
Why: Artichoke, Yunnan tea, and the herb Angelica sinensis stimulate your digestive system and help break down food and alcohol quicker.
When: Before, during or after a big night out.
Where: Online at eurostarfoods.co.uk.
Photo: Courtesy of Five Go Jiving