Birmingham Christmas Calendar Highlights

The countdown to Christmas is underway. How time goes fast when the Xmas light switch on is just a few days away – in early November!

The website aims to help people discover what the city has to offer – and it looks like there is plenty! Here are the highlights:

Christmas Parade and Christmas Lights Switch On (12 November)
Join hundreds of other Christmas lovers to see the city’s lights switched on, with Santa on his sleigh and his reindeer leading the way, followed by stilt walkers, costumed characters, floats and festive entertainers.

Frankfurt Christmas Market (17 November – 23 December)
Winter in Birmingham brings the familiar sight of craft and confectionary stalls lining the streets and the mouth watering smell of roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and gingerbread in the air with the largest authentic Christmas market outside Germany descending on the city.

Nativity Trail (30 November – 6 January)
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery will be taking festive fans on a trail of the city’s internationally acclaimed art collections, showing visitors how artists have depicted the story of Christmas over the last 500 years.

Aston Hall by Candlelight (2 – 11 December)
Don’t miss one of the country’s finest Jacobean houses seen at its most breathtaking, lit by around 300 shimmering candles. Experience a Victorian household entertaining a very important royal visitor and revelling in the season’s festivities.

Keep an eye on the website for further details and events.

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