2012 was Hollyoaks's eighteenth year of production.
- 17th January - Phoebe McQueen arrives in the village. (First appearance of the character)
- 27th January - Paul Browning is hired at the local hospital as the new doctor. (First appearance of the character)
- 15th February - Darren Osborne and Nancy Hayton marry in a surprise wedding ceremony, organised by Darren.
- 13th April - Scott Sabeka's grandmother, Maggie, suffers a fatal heart attack.
- 15th June - Carmel McQueen is hospitalised after Michaela McQueen's tanning lamp explodes in her face.
- 26th June - Mercedes McQueen intentionally stabs herself with a kitchen knife in an attempt to frame Mitzeee Minniver.
- 29th June - Brendan Brady discovers the body of Lynsey Nolan, murdered by an unknown assailant.
- 20th August - Jacqui McQueen discovers that Paul Browning is Lynsey Nolan's murderer after finding her scarf in his bag.
- 21st August - In flashback scenes dating to 29th June 2012, Paul Browning confesses murdering Lynsey Nolan to Mercedes McQueen. After trying to escape, Mercedes is kidnapped by Paul. However, the police catch Paul and arrest him for the murder of Lynsey.
- 3rd October - Riley Costello is accidentally shot during a scuffle between Brendan Brady and Simon Walker, and dies in hospital. Nancy Osborne gives birth to a premature son, whom she and her husband, Darren, name Oscar Riley Osborne after the death of their friend. (Final appearance of Riley and first appearance of Oscar)
- 14th November - The catering van for Cindy Cunningham and Tony Hutchinson's wedding and Doug Carter and Ste Hay's civil partnership, driven by Maddie Morrison, ends up crashing through the wedding venue after almost being run of the road by Bart McQueen and swerving to avoid Leah Barnes.
- 15th November - Neil Cooper is killed when the bus explodes. Maddie Morrison is hit by a falling door. Rhys Ashworth dies of injuries sustained in the bus crash. (Last appearance of Rhys until 2014 and final appearances of Neil and Maddie)
- 16th November - Martin Johnson dies from undiscovered injuries sustained in the bus crash in the arms of his girlfriend, Ruby Button. (Final appearance of the character)
- 21st November - Sienna Blake is introduced to the viewers as Dodger Savage's long lost twin sister. (First appearance of the character)
- 31st December - Charlie Dean goes missing.
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