It’s that time of year already. Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas market is back and ready to get everyone into the Christmas spirit enabling you to escape to a traditional and unique world of homemade toys and gifts, cheery Christmas carols and beautiful decoration and lights. Continue reading
It’s oh so cold but we’re ready for a month of fun. It didn’t take us long to get in the festive spirit when we found out what the region has to offer us during this wonderful time of year. There’s Christmas markets, carol concerts, pantos and workshops aplenty to keep your holiday cheer up during December (illustration by Nicola Palmer) .
The Christmasinbirmingham.com 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 Christmasinbirmingham.com website for further details and events.