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Birmingham’s Ultimate Christmas Guide

There is always something to do in Birmingham but if you’re lucky enough to be visiting in November or December, everything has a little extra sparkle. Despite the cold weather and the dark evenings, Birmingham lights up with the magic of Christmas with everything from festive markets to fun-filled pantos. There is something for all of the family, and luckily, our flexible serviced apartment accommodation in Birmingham is the perfect choice for families of all shapes and sizes. Book your stay in PREMIER SUITES and start adding to your ‘Things to do in Birmingham’ list.

Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market returns to Victoria Square from 2nd November to 24th December. With dozens of stalls selling a large range of traditional goods, gifts, and a selection of tempting food and drink the market is popular with all age groups. Entry is free and it’s a popular Christmas activity, so we recommend getting there early.

Christmas in Cathedral Square, a second Christmas market in the city, runs from 15th November through to 17th December and features more than 40 different food, drink, arts and crafts vendors from Birmingham and the wider West Midlands area.

–  We’re excited to see the arrival of the family classic Wizard of Oz On Ice, presented by Planet Ice for one night only on 5th December in Skydome. Enjoy this alternative to a panto that is sure to create family memories.

–  C. S. Lewis’ classic, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe comes roaring to The Rep Theatre this Christmas telling the story of Lucy, Aslan, and their adventures in Narnia. From 14th November 2023 to 28th January 2024 the West End show will fill hearts of all ages with delight.

– Birmingham Hippodrome has chosen The Nutcracker as their 2023 ballet and it promises to be one to remember. This extraordinary performance runs from 17th November to 7th December 2023 and tickets start at just £25.

Jack and the Beanstalk Panto arrives at the Hippodrome after the Ballet,  (16th December to 28th January) and we’re excited to welcome back Birmingham’s’ own Alison Hammond to the stage. Get ready to join Jack on his adventures in this fun-filled classic with plenty of ‘He’s Behind You!’.

– Watch family Christmas classic The Snowman with a live orchestra, performances, and costumes followed by a special screening of Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers in The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, for one night only on 6th January.

– Pantos don’t get any better than a modern rendition of the 1937 classic Snow White. Palace Theatre in Redditch (40-minutes from Birmingham) are retelling this story with Lee from Steps as a main character, and we can’t wait!

Luna Springs has a wonderful festive line-up this Christmas. The lively outdoor bar and venue has a skating rink & music, and this year you can meet the naughtiest Santa of all. Its an incredible venue for a work celebration or a group night out. You can also enjoy Christmas classics at the Luna Drive-In Cinema.

– You can dine under the stars in a festive canal-side igloo hosted by Gas Street Social. Treat the person you love or organise a party of six people for food and festive cocktails in these unique and cosy dining spaces with excellent service.

– If Christmas for you involves plenty of sweet treats, head to Cadbury World and Santa at Birmingham’s Chocolate Heaven. Discover their chocolatey zones and see Santa in his very own stage show, weekends from 18th November – 17th December, plus 21st – 23rd December!

– All aboard the Polar Express in Birmingham stopping at Moor Street Station. They’re recreating the magic of the family favourite movie complete with a real vintage train. You can hop on for a ride from 25th November – December 23rd. Our family package at PREMIER SUITES Birmingham includes a stay in a two-bedroom suite with all of the home comforts you need to settle in and enjoy the festivities. If you’re on the nice list, our Festive Cheer package includes a bottle of prosecco upon arrival, late check-out, and plenty of discounts with local businesses, just in time for Santa. Book your stay on our website for these exclusive special offers.


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