Here’s everything you should do in Birmingham over Christmas!

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Whether you’re cosying up in a heated party igloo, dancing the night away at a ski-inspired party or hitting the ice rink, Birmingham is full of festive fun this Christmas!

Ice Rink and Big Wheel
Eastside Green
Thursday 16 November – Sunday 7 January

If you’re looking for fun day out for the whole family, Eastside Green is the place to be this Christmas. Show off your skills on the ice, grab a drink at the bar, tuck into some sweet snacks and take in the whole view of Birmingham on the illuminated big wheel. What’s not to love?

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Bottomless ‘Ho, Ho Bingo’ – Festive Edition
The Button Factory
Sunday 3 December

Get in the festive spirit with The Button Factory’s regular bottomless bingo event, Christmas edition! With free mince pies and snowballs, unlimited prosecco or beer and a buzzing atmosphere you’re sure to have a fun day whether you win or not.

Frankfurt Christmas Market
Birmingham City Centre
16 November – 24 December

It’s that time of year when walking through the city centre usually results in a bratwurst in one hand and a beer stein in the other. Known as ‘the largest authentic German Christmas Market outside of Germany or Austria’, visitors can expect a variety of traditional foods, drinks, entertainment and, everyone’s favourite, Chris the Singing Moose!

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City Social
Mailbox Underpass
Everyday until 22 December

The Mailbox Underpass has been transformed into a Christmas hub with street food, live music and gift stalls. Slighty tucked away from the busy Frankfurt Market, if you’re passing through town, City Social is definitely worth checking out!

The Hundred and One Dalmatians
The Birmingham Rep
Thursday 30 November – Saturday 13 January

Dodie Smith’s timeless classic has been adapted for stage and is landing in Birmingham for the whole festive period. Join dalmatians Pongo and Missis on an adventure to recover their missing puppies, whilst avoiding the evil Cruella de Vil.

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Digbeth Arts Market – Christmas Edition
Unit 2, Lower Trinity Street
Saturday 9 December

Support local, independent businesses and browse a huge selection of arts and crafts made by some of Birmingham’s best artists and makers. If you’re on the hunt for a unique gift, you’re guaranteed to discover something special. Alongside the markets, the Digbeth Dining Club street vendors will be on hand to serve up some mouthwatering dishes throughout the day. Entry is free so just head along!

The Nutcracker
Birmingham Hippodrome
Friday 24 November – Wednesday 13 December

The Birmingham Royal Ballet production returns to Birmingham Hippodrome this month for a spectacular performance with over 60 ballerinas, a full orchestra and a truly magical set. You won’t want to miss it!

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Love Actually with Live Orchestra
Symphony Hall
Monday 4 December (Symphony Hall) and Wednesday 6 December (The ICC)

Experience Love Actually like never before and sit back to enjoy the film with the accompaniment of a live orchestra. But be quick, this is only on for two dates in December!

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Party Igloos at Gas Street Social
Mailbox Birmingham
Monday 20 November – Sunday 14 January

Cosy up with festive nibbles and cocktails by the canal in a Lapland Party Igloo! This alternative Christmas party option is great if you’re looking for something a little bit different. All igloos are heated, with blankets for extra warmth, and hold up to 10 people. And, while you’re there, why not check out the brand new cocktail menu?

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Christmas at the Botanical Gardens
Wednesday 29 November – Saturday 30 December 

New to Birmingham this Christmas, the Botanical Gardens will be lit up with thousands of lights to dazzle visitors in a phenomenal display. Wander along to the Fire Garden and stroll through the Pealight Tunnel before warming up with a hot chocolate (or mulled wine!)

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Coca-Cola Christmas Trucks in Birmingham
Saturday 9 December – Sunday 10 December
Edgbaston Street
Verity Milligan

Holidays are coming! The iconic Coca-Cola truck will be landing in the city on the 9-10 December so pop along to snap a photo and grab a free drink.

Vegan Christmas
1000 Trades
4, 11 and 18 December 

The Vegan Grindhouse is bringing 100% plant-based street food to 1000 Trades for a unique festive feast. For just £20pp, guests can enjoy a three course meal, crackers and after dinner mints. Not only will you get a delicious ‘turkey’ and stuffing burger (vegan, of course), you can also enjoy a starter of roasted vegetable winter salad, Christmas pudding and vegan alcohol.

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Digbeth Après Ski Party
The Old Crown
Every Friday and Saturday night from 8-23 December

If you haven’t been able to hit the slopes this winter, fear not – the Brummie alternative is here. Birmingham’s oldest pub is set to be transformed into a heated ski lodge, complete with a vintage ski-wear shop and plenty of food and drink to keep you feeling merry all night!

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