Top 5 Christmas Events in Birmingham

If you’re looking for something to get you into the festive mood, why not enjoy one of the amazing Christmas events in Birmingham? With so much on offer, Birmingham was recently named one of the best European cities to visit in winter. In fact, it was the only UK city to make the list! 

From Frankfurt Market to all-inclusive Christmas parties, there’s plenty of opportunities to eat, drink and be merry. So, read on for a round up of our top 5 Christmas nights out in Birmingham this festive season. With options for all budgets, get in quick and book your tickets before they’re all snapped up!

Christmas Events in Birmingham

Birmingham Christmas Market

When: Thu 2nd November to Sun 24th December 2023

Times: Mon–Thu 11am–9pm, Fri 11am–9.30pm, Sat 10am–9.30pm & Sun 10am–9pm

Price: Whatever you want to spend on food, drink and gifts!

Frankfurt Christmas Market on Victoria Square and New Street is one of the city’s favourite Christmas events in Birmingham. Thoroughly enjoyed by residents and visitors from across the UK and Europe, Birmingham Xmas market comes to life every winter with festive stalls offering tasty treats, gorgeous gifts and live music. The largest authentic German market outside Germany and Austria will guarantee to get you feeling Christmassy.

Panto at Birmingham Hippodrome

When: Sat 16th December 2023 to Sun 28th January 2024

Times: Matinee and Evening Performances

Price: From £18

Nothing says Christmas more than Panto season! And with Birmingham’s own Alison Hammond starring in a leading role at Birmingham Hippodrome, what’s not to like? Featuring stunning sets, a star studded cast, elaborate costumes, and lots of laughs, Jack and the Beanstalk is the must-see pantomime this winter. 

Luminate at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

When: Sat 26th November to Mon 2nd January 2023

Times: Entry times from 4:30pm–8pm

Price: Adult tickets from £16.75

Looking for a relaxed Christmas night out in Birmingham? Discover Luminate winter light trail through the stunning Birmingham Botanical Gardens – a captivating after dark, illuminated trail set to ambient music, this 60-90 minute adventure is guaranteed to set your heart alight with Christmas cheer. 

Polar Express Birmingham

When: November to December 2023

Times: 5 Trains Daily, First 11:20am – Last 7:15pm

Price: From £49 pp (excl. fees)

Want a family friend Christmas night out in Birmingham? Enjoy the ride of your life onboard a vintage train that leaves Moor Street Station pulled by a genuine steam engine. This magical 2 hour experience includes a theatrical recreation, offering all the magic and charm of the original 2004 film. Immerse yourself in the essence of Christmas through the classic tale of The Polar Express.

Christmas Parties in Birmingham

When: 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd December 2023

Times: 7pm–1am

Price: £75 all-inclusive (upgrades available)

Cracking Christmas parties in Birmingham are the best way to unwind from work before the new year break. At the NCC, you can immerse yourself in the ultimate Christmas experience with an all-inclusive Winter Wonderland party night. Step onto the red carpet and sip fizz on arrival, the tone is set for an evening of festivities you will never forget. 

Whether you’re looking to book one table for you and your friends, or several tables for larger work parties, you’ll be transported to a magical world of twinkling lights, roaring log fires and Christmas candelabras. With limited spaces available, get in touch today to secure your place at one of the top Christmas events in Birmingham.

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