It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year once again and we’re looking forward to a very exciting Christmas in Birmingham. There are always lots of things to do in Birmingham all year round but we’re spoiled for choice in November and December with festive additions for all of the family to enjoy. It’s not too late to book PREMIER SUITES serviced apartment accommodation in Birmingham to enjoy the festive season in the city. Here are some highlights to look forward to on your trip.
Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a Christmas market and this year we have two major attractions to choose from. Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market returns to Victoria Square and New Street from Thursday 3rd November to Friday 23rd December 2022. It’s the largest authentic German Christmas market outside of Germany or Austria and certainly the best in the UK. Open every day from 10am to 9pm the market is popular with locals and visitors alike. You’ll find a great range of traditional goods and gifts and a great selection of German-inspired food and drink like pretzels, schnitzels, bratwursts, and roasted almonds. Wash it down with some delicious gluhwein, weissbier or a tasty hot chocolate for the designated driver.
Big Wheel and Ice Skate Birmingham
The Big Wheel and Ice Skate Birmingham return to Centenary Square from Thursday 3rd November to Sunday 8th January. Ice skating is a great place for all of the family to make cherished and often hilarious memories. Practice your axel turn or watch fellow skaters struggle to stay upright from the ice or the viewing area. The Big Wheel also returns and is a fantastic opportunity to see Birmingham from a unique viewpoint. Relax with a mulled wine and enjoy some of Birmingham’s most impressive sights, such as the Library of Birmingham, Council House, Town Hall, Cube, Brindley Place and Britain’s biggest German Christmas Market. It’s a great opportunity for some updated Christmas pictures with your family.
Christmas in Cathedral Square
Christmas in Cathedral Square is back in 2022 and better than ever. The market will take place on the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral between Wednesday 16 November and Sunday 18 December 2022, offering guests a variety of crafts, gifts and food and drink stalls. There is an official launch on 16th November from 6-8pm where visitors can enjoy a free evening of entertainment including the Christmas tree lights switch-on. Over the course of the event, visitors to Christmas in Cathedral Square can expect music from local performers, a penguin trail and traditional crafts for the little ones and purchase some very unique gifts from a selection of independent Midland businesses. It’s a real treat and a great way to get into the festive spirit.
Panto in Birmingham
Nothing says Christmas like the screams of ‘He’s behind you!’ from a group of excited children. This year Birmingham has a selection of Pantos to choose from, each with something unique to offer. Birmingham Hippodrome is showing the UK’s largest regional panto, Dick Whittington, Featuring sets and costumes from The London Palladium. Scottish singer Marti Pellow returns as The Ratman in the 2022 retelling, alongside plenty of other familiar faces in a must-see show that opens on December 17th. There are plenty of local theatres and shows to choose from in the area too like Elf The Musical in The Core Theatre Solihull or The Bear in Midlands Arts Centre (MAC).
Festive Accommodation in Birmingham
Before you plan your pre-Christmas trip to Birmingham, book the perfect accommodation in the city. PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments in Birmingham are located right in the centre of the action, a short walk from shops, restaurants and pubs as well as both Christmas markets. We offer spacious, comfortable accommodation suitable for all types of travellers, from couples and solos to families and groups. After a long day of exploring the city, relax and unwind in the comfort of your living room, watching Christmas movies and eating some festive treats. It’s a great way to bring people together and create lasting memories. Book our best available rates and special offers exclusively on our website where you’ll find discounts and deals you won’t find anywhere else. We look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham this Christmas.