5 ways to get into the festive spirit in Birmingham this week

With less than 10 days to go until the big day, there’s never been a better time to get in the festive spirit. And if you’re feeling a bit like the Grinch, we’ve rounded-up our top things to see, do and discover across the city this week to help your heart grow two sizes.

Harry Potter Christmas Quiz | The Prince of Wales | Tuesday

Test your Potter knowledge at The Prince of Wales

Calling all Potterheads, if you think you know your elves from your goblins and your Quidditch teams from your Hogwarts houses, then you won’t want to miss this quiz night at The Prince of Wales in Moseley that will put your knowledge of the Wizarding World to the next level. Teams of a maximum of six can enter at £2 per person and can expect an evening of delicious street food, drinks and fantastic prizes. Click here to book your slot.

Emma’s Tapas & Sangria Pop-up | Little Blackwood, Moseley | Tuesday & Wednesday

Hungry? Why not fill your belly with some tasty tapas bursting with flavour. Emma knows how to deliver the most incredible Spanish food, and if you were privileged enough to eat at her deeply missed El Borracho de Oro, then chances are you’ve already tasted it. Emma’s pop-up will feature a range of mouthwatering tapas plates that will ignite your tastebuds. Tables are filling up fast, so click here to book yours now.

Peter Pan | the REP | Now – January 19

Experience Peter Pan like never before at the REP

Fancy an evening at the theatre? Peter Pan has flown into the REP for its Christmas show and it’s inviting you to journey to Neverland. Following on from last year’s incredible production of The Wizard of Oz, director Liam Steel has returned to put his own magical spin on this Disney classic. Click here to book your tickets.

Christmas Cracker with Aled Jones | Symphony Hall | Saturday

Join Aled Jones for an evening of Christmas classics at Symphony Hall

There are an abundance of Christmas concerts happening across the city this week with performances from Jane McDonald and a homecoming gig from UB40 at Arena Birmingham. But if you really want to get into the true spirit of Christmas, Aled Jones is bringing his very special Christmas Cracker show to Symphony Hall on Saturday. Explore the full line-up of festive shows at Town Hall and Symphony Hall by clicking here.

Etsy Made Local | Medicine | Now – Sunday, December 22

Pick up some beautiful gifts from local creators at the Etsy Made Local market

If you’re looking to grab some last-minute Christmas gifts and want to shop local, then look no further. The Etsy Made Local market has taken over Medicine, with a collection of makers, designers and creators all selling that incredible original works that could make the perfect present. While you’re there, why not treat yourself to a coffee and a cronut? Calories don’t count at Christmas!

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