Top Ten Things to Do in Birmingham and the Surrounding Areas this Christmas

Christmas is almost upon us and there are plenty of attractions and events in and around Birmingham to get you in the festive spirit. Here are our top ten!


1    Visit Birmingham Christmas Markets

The Birmingham German Christmas Market is back, with stalls filling Victoria Square and New Street. Around 5.5 million people visit to enjoy the goods, food, drink and live music on offer; there’s something to keep everyone happy.


2    Hop Aboard the Polar Express

Immerse yourself in a Polar Express experience, boarding a train at Moor Street Station to watch scenes from the classic Christmas film come to life as you are served cookies and hot chocolate by dancing chefs and waiters!


3    Put Your Skates On

Birmingham’s Christmas Ice Rink has returned to Eastside Green, New Canal Street this year, along with the Big Wheel, from which you’ll have a spectacular view of the city.


4    Experience Enchanted Weston

A new event for 2018, Weston Park is hosting an illuminated evening trail, which will lead you through the woods and will feature a pop-up dining experience.


5    Meet Santa

The Severn Valley Railway fleet of steam trains are all set to take families on a trip to see Santa in his Arley Station grotto before his busy night!


6    See a Show

At this time of year, there are plenty of shows, pantomimes and concerts to choose from, including the Tiger Who Came to Tea at Birmingham Town Hall and Christmas favourite, The Snowman, at Birmingham REP.


7    Winter Wonderland at Tamworth Snowdome

Whether or not we’ll be having a white Christmas in the UK this year, there is one place where snow is guaranteed, Tamworth Snowdome’s Winter Wonderland!


8    Sing Along to Classic Christmas Hits

This December, Birmingham Symphony Hall will come to life with its Christmas Spectacular show, featuring London Concert Orchestra, West-End vocalists, dancers and special guest, Kimberley Walsh.


9    Visit Blithbury Reindeer Lodge

Home to more than 150 magnificent reindeer, Blithbury Lodge is definitely worth a visit this Christmas.


10    Wrap Up Warm and Watch Your Favourite Christmas Films

From December 10, an outdoor cinema in Solihull will be showing classic Christmas films, which you can go and watch for free. Showings include Miracle on 34th Street, Home Alone, The Muppet Christmas Carol and Frozen.


Happy Christmas from Smallbone & Son Cars!