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Christmas is just a matter of days away, but if you fancy getting out and about in the city during a week of celebrations, here are our top things to see, do and discover this week in Birmingham.

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs | Birmingham Hippodrome | Now – February 2, 2020

Birmingham Hippodrome has a huge reputation for putting on the greatest pantomime in the city, and this year’s promising to be bigger and better than ever before with Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs. With a star-studded cast including Joe McElderry, Lesley Joseph, Matt Slack, Faye Brookes, Doreen Tipton and Andrew Ryan, expect plenty of laughs, magic, show-stopping visual effects and so much more. Tickets are selling incredibly fast for this one, so click here to book tickets now.

The King & I | The Alexandra | Now – January 4, 2020

The King and I UK tour 2019/ 2020

If pantos simply just aren’t your thing, then head on over to The Alexandra for its not-so-festive Christmas show, The King & I. Direct from a sell-out season at the London Palladium, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Classic Musical features one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance. Tickets are on sale now. Click here to book yours.

It’s a Wonderful Life | Electric Cinema | Christmas Eve

Catch a screening of It’s a Wonderful Life at The Electric Cinema

One of the greatest Christmas movies of all time, this Christmas Eve, The Electric Cinema is hosting a screening of It’s a Wonderful Life to get you well and truly in the festive spirit. There is one screening taking place on Tuesday at 3.15pm. Christmas jumpers are encouraged, of course. Other screenings taking place include Cats and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Click here for more information and to book tickets.

Gin, Cheese & Chocolate | 40 St Paul’s | Friday

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If you somehow have room for any more food, 40 St Paul’s is hosting an evening of gin, cheese and chocolate on Friday. Two sittings will be taking place, one at 6pm and one at 8.3opm, each of which includes a selection of the team’s favourite gins of the year, paired with either award-winning cheeses or handmade chocolate truffles. Tickets cost £25 per person. Click here for more information.