This is a list of events in the year 1885 of the 19th Century.
- The book, Forty Years Among the Magicians..., is published (The Specter from the Magician's Museum, 44, 72).
- Beginning in this year (and continuing into the next), Dr. Thanatos returns for his "mice", later bilking Marcus Childermass out of some money (The Bell, the Book, and the Spellbinder, 22, 63).
- December 1
- December 21
- December 22
- December 23