How to spend this festive weekend in Birmingham

From shopping local artists to feeding yourself on festive foods, here are our top picks of how to spend this weekend in Birmingham.

Etsy Made Local

30 November – 2 December | Digbeth & Central


Shop independently this Christmas and enjoy locally-made artist and designer goodies at Birmingham’s Etsy Made Local, which is back for its 4th year. Visit at the Custard Factory, 30th November – 1st December, or central at Birmingham City Council House, 1st – 2nd December. Click here to find out more. 

A Quentin Tarantino Experience

1 December | The Works, Digbeth

The Works Gallery in Digbeth will be bringing the inspiration from Tarantino’s films to Birmingham for an all-night dance. Throughout the evening, you can expect music from Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction and From Dusk Till Dawn, and fancy dress is also heavily encouraged so don’t be afraid to get creative. Tickets are available here.

Winter Market Chilli and Spice Festival

1 December | The Bond

Want a bit of warmth this winter? Birmingham Seasonal Markets is bringing the biggest and best celebration of all things spicy. Expect a heatwave of street food, bars, independent retail and live music for everyone. For more information and tickets, click here.

BBC Good Food Show Winter

29 November – 2 December | NEC Birmingham

Enjoy the UK’s greatest chefs and food experts, live entertainment and plenty of festive shopping this weekend at BBC’s flagship Birmingham winter Good Food Show. Eat, drink and indulge in over 450 exhibitors for a super tasty day out – perfect for the foodies. For more information and tickets, see here.

MAC Christmas Arts Market

1 – 2 December | Midlands Art Centre

With a long history of successful craft fairs, MAC is presenting another showcase of work from local designers and talents. Shop handmade and quality festive gifts for all – expect jewellery, textiles, cards, paintings, crafts and more. Entry is free, see here for more information.

Years & Years

30 November | Arena Birmingham

British synth-pop band Years & Years are heading to the city on a tour of their Palo Santo album. See their hits ‘If You’re Over Me’ and ‘Shine’ live at Arena Birmingham, tickets still available here.

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