Christmas Celebrations in Birmingham
- SWATHI RAMASWAMY
- UPDATED May 02, 2018
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Birmingham is one of the most important cities of England which is situated in the West Midlands region known to be the largest and the most populous city of England. The place is known for its music, cultural and festivals celebration with Christmas being one of the most important of them as it is celebrated for the entire month in the city by bringing the people from different cultures together making them understand the auspicious importance of Christmas.
People from all over the world come to this place for the Christmas celebrations as the entire city is covered with snow. But, before visiting to Birmingham, it is very important for the people to know about the events that take place during the Christmas celebrations.
1. Christmas Ice Rink and Big Wheel
The Ice rink and the big wheel around the Christmas Craft Market is a must visit by the people during the Christmas celebrations along with various other fairground rides, festive décor and food stalls which makes the city a transformed place during Christmas. Families along with friends and relatives come to this place to enjoy everything from German Bratwurst to Chinese bubbles with one of the best oyster burgers. This place can be entered for free of cost but the Ice rink and the Big wheel costs depending on the duration of time people want to avail the ride for as it can last from 15 minutes till 45 minutes.
2. The German Christmas Market
This market is set up in Victoria Square during Christmas Celebrations, where the people can buy things for themselves as well as for their loved ones in an affordable price along with the festive spirit and handmade gifts that the people can really enjoy to purchase. Kids can also enjoy various rides in the market along with candies and snack stalls so that they don’t feel hungry at all as well as do not get bored with the market.
Not only kids, but parents can also enjoy the market with German cuisine having a variety of breads and wines making their Christmas celebrations a memorial one.
3. The Selfridge Party Parade
People can join this parade where they will get an opportunity to meet the Santa and tell him their list of things which they want from him. Santa will also ride on his slate in the parade making the children their friends and families follow him through the entire city of Birmingham which will start from noon and will last till 4pm with various halts in between for the people to enjoy street food snacks and drinks. This celebration will also comprise of marching bands and cannons to make the people see and believe the importance of the festival of Christmas.
4. Interactive Christmas Tree of Bullring
This is the best place for the people to earn gift cards for themselves as well as for their loved ones worth 250 pounds so as to do many things like shopping, eating, buying gifts along with certain activities which they can enjoy with their kids and friends. The only thing that the visitor has to do is to find the tree on the east side of the centre of the Selfridges and look for the hidden card in the form of treasure hunt where the clues will be given by the Santa. This place is the busiest of all during Christmas celebrations as the people love the adventurous activity of winning a jackpot for themselves and that too free of cost.
5. Festive fun at the Fort Shopping Park
A lot of activities are planned during Christmas here where kids can enjoy themselves with free glitter tattoos and face painting along with the chance of meeting Santa’s reindeer and also have a ride with him. If people head to this place early in the morning, then their kids will get an opportunity to enjoy free breakfast with Santa at Frank’s and Bunny. For adults, the breakfast is not free of cost, and hence people need to pay charges for the same. This fun frolic activity place starts on 9:00 am from 9th December till 24th December, and the adults can purchase the breakfast from 9:00am till 10:30 am only wherein the entry to the park is free of cost.
All these events are the best to be done during the visit to Birmingham. So, make sure to visit this city during Christmas celebration as it brings cheerfulness and liveliness amongst the travellers from all across the world.