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December is finally here, so it’s officially acceptable to blast out Christmas music, indulge in mince pies and put up your decorations. But if you’re struggling to get into the festive spirit, or maybe you’re the Scrooge among your friends and family, we’ve rounded-up the best ways to get in the mood for the most wonderful time of the year.

Outdoor Christmas Cinema | St Martin’s Sq, Bullring | Now – December 22

Credit: Columbia Pictures

One of the best things about December is the amount of Christmas movies that spread festive cheer no matter how many times you watch them. Throughout December, the Bullring is hosting an outdoor cinema in St Martin’s Sq, which will be showing free screenings of some of your favourite movies every Sunday and Thursday up until December 22. For a full list of movies, dates and times, click here.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas | The Alexandra | Tuesday – Saturday

The Alexandra is welcoming its festive show for the month that is sure to put the smile on even the biggest Scrooge’s face. Made famous by Dr Seuss’ best-selling novels, embark on a journey to Whoville, where the scheming Grinch decides to steal the Who’s beloved Christmas. Busting with beautiful costumes and holiday cheer, click here to book your tickets.

PROVIDE x Hedge – Christmas Gathering | Great Western Arcade | Wednesday

Pick up some beautiful gifts at Hedge

One of our favourite independent shops, Hedge is teaming up with PROVIDE for a festive gathering with delicious drinks and nibbles. Home to some truly beautiful products from stationary to skincare and PROVIDE’s signature Brummie t-shirts and accessories, it’s the perfect chance for you to pick up a Christmas gift or two. The shopping evening kicks off at 6pm on Wednesday. Happy shopping!

Après Ski Party | 60 Hampton Street, Hockley | Friday – Saturday

Chill by the fire while you’re eating fondue at the Après Ski Party

Couldn’t fit in that last-minute skiing break that you wanted? No matter, the annual Après Ski Party is back this week – and it’s moved from Digbeth to the JQ. This Friday, you can step into an immersive venue themed around all things Alpine. Dip into cheesy fondue, sip on a festive tipple or two and indulge in some delicious street food from vendors including Yardbirds and The Bournville Waffle Co. Book tickets by clicking here.

Digmas | Across Digbeth | Saturday – Sunday


Get in the festive spirit at Digmas this weekend

Digmas is back this weekend, and it’s bigger and better than ever before. Taking places across the weekend, some of our favourite venues are coming together for two days of everything from markets to discos, festive screens and delicious food that you won’t want to miss. Expect live music, carol singing and even breakfast with Santa at Backed in Brick. To check out the full line-up, click here.