Christmas Celebrations in Birmingham

By Swathi Ramaswamy on May 02, 2018
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As the entire city of Birmingham gets covered in snow, it comes alive to the warmth of Christmas celebrations. People flock to this city during the holiday season as it is known for its festive Christmas vibes. From lovely Christmas markets to fun parades, here are all the Christmas events in Birmingham that you would want to attend when in town. 


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1. Christmas Ice Rink and Big Wheel

The Ice rink and the big wheel around the Christmas Craft Market are a must-visit during the Christmas celebrations in Birmingham along with various other fairground rides, festive décor, and food stalls. 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.

2. The German Christmas Market

This market is set up in Victoria Square during Birmingham Christmas Celebrations, where the people can buy things for themselves as well as for their loved ones at an affordable price. Kids can also enjoy various rides in the market along with candies and snack stalls. Not only kids, but parents can also enjoy the market with the German cuisines having a variety of bread 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 Santa and tell him their wishlist. Santa will also ride on his slate in the parade, allowing children and their families to follow him through the entire city of Birmingham. The parade will start from noon and will last till 4 pm with various halts in between for the people to enjoy the street food, snacks, and drinks. This celebration will also comprise of marching bands and cannons to make 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. 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 Santa. This place is the busiest of all during Christmas celebrations as 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. 

All these events are the best to be done during the visit to Birmingham. So, make sure to visit this city during Christmas celebrations as it brings cheerfulness and liveliness among the travellers from all across the world.

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