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10 things to do in Birmingham Christmas 2022

Friday, October 21, 2022

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market is a firm fixture in the city’s annual calendar.

Being the largest authentic German Christmas market outside of Germany or Austria, Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market is a massive favourite with both residents and visitors, offering a large range of traditional gifts and a selection of authentic food and drink.

Officially opening on 3rd November and running until 23rd December, the market is a clear sign that Christmas is just around the corner and Birmingham has plenty to unwrap this festive season.

Ice Skate Birmingham

Ice Skate Birmingham.

Located in central Birmingham at Centenary Square, Ice Skate Birmingham gives you the opportunity to enjoy a session of ice skating this winter. Year after year, it has been voted one of the best outdoor ice skating rinks in the UK.

After channelling your inner Torvill and Dean, head to the Ice Lounge for a hot chocolate, tea, coffee or mulled wine.

From 3rd November 2022 to 8th January 2023.

Nativity! The Musical Birmingham

Nativity! The Musical.

Feel-good, funny and full of joy, this cracker of a musical was adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films.

Featuring all of your favourite sing-a-long hits from the movies including Sparkle and ShineNazarethOne Night One MomentShe’s the Brightest Star and a whole host of new songs, this musical really ‘is a heartfelt hit’ (The Times).

From 19th November 2022 to 7th January 2023.

Birmingham Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker (Birmingham)

Birmingham Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker.

Sir Peter Wright's world-famous production of the classic Christmas tale returns following a million-pound refresh.

At midnight on Christmas Eve, Clara creeps downstairs and is instantly swept away into an enchanting winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, magical Christmas trees and a Sugar Plum Fairy.

Join 60 dancers, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and audiences across the generations for the perfect festive treat.

From 19th November 2022 to 10th December 2022.

Luminate Birmingham – Winter Light Trail

Luminate Birmingham – Winter Light Trail.

A spectacular, illuminated trail, full of wonder and intrigue, to delight and enthral your senses.

As darkness descends, take part in an enchanting journey, weaving through a captivating light trail through the stunning, historic grounds of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Immerse yourself in our mesmerising almost mile-long trail, with stunning lighting elements and fabulous light play, all set to ambient music.

A timeless experience to be enjoyed by all.

26th November 2022 to 2nd January 2023.

Bublé by Candlelight, Birmingham Cathedral.

Bublé by Candlelight, Birmingham Cathedral.

Get into the festive spirit with this beautiful candlelit sing-along concert, guaranteed to bring you Christmas cheer and have you dancing the night away!

Featuring Josh Hindle performing as your Michael Bublé for the evening (as seen on ITV's Starstruck) hosting a magical evening of Christmas hits made famous by the one and only Michael Bublé, plus all the classic Christmas hits.

2nd December 2022.

Live At Christmas

Live At Christmas.

The country’s best comedians are visiting Birmingham for a spectacular all-star festive show!

Legendary BAFTA and Perrier award-winning comedian Dylan Moran headlines this year’s incredible Live At Christmas line-up, supported by the Last Leg’s Rosie Jones plus Lou Sanders, Celya AB, John Robins, Isy Suttie and more!

Shantay You Sleigh

Shantay You Sleigh.

The drag Christmas extravaganza is back for Christmas 2022 with the most sickening lineup of drag performers.

Hosted by Lawrence Chaney winner of RuPaul's Drag Race UK season two, plus performances from Anita Wigl'it (former House of Drag host), Puerto Rican drag performer Alyssa Hunter and American drag queen Utica Queen,

14th December 2022.

Leona Lewis: Christmas with Love 2022

Leona Lewis: Christmas with Love 2022.

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without Leona Lewis.

Best known for its lead single ‘One More Sleep’, 2013’s Christmas, With Love has been the soundtrack to our holidays ever since it was first released – helping Lewis break the record for the most Top 5 hits for a British female solo artist.

Officially recognised as one of the biggest-selling Christmas albums of the century, the new Christmas classic was rereleased in 2021 with two new tracks, including the single ‘Kiss Me It’s Christmas’, featuring Ne-Yo. 

14th & 15th December 2022.

Emma Bunton & Friends Christmas Party

Emma Bunton & Friends Christmas Party.

Following the great success of her special one-off Christmas show at the Royal Albert Hall in 2019, Emma Bunton will be visiting Birmingham on tour this December.

Emma Bunton’s Christmas Party will see her performing songs from her own back catalogue as well as some classic Spice Girls tracks and all your favourite festive hits. Emma will also be bringing along some very special surprise guests.

17th December 2022.

Die Hard with Wine

Die Hard with Wine.

Yippee-ki-yay! Join wine geek Tony Elvin of The Wine Events Company at the Nakatomi Plaza, (The Crescent Theatre), as they make your day merry and bright with a festive wine tasting presented alongside the ultimate Christmas movie... Die Hard!

This special screening of the most action-packed Christmas movie ever made will start with a glass of festive fizz, and then throughout there will be a few pauses to top up your glass with four more great wines that are perfect for the Christmas season.

21st December 2022.

Bloc Jewellery Quarter.

Bloc Hotel Birmingham

Bloc is a short-stay hotel designed to give you the very best of everything needed to sleep, shower and step out fresh into a new day, right in the heart of the action.

It's short-term staying designed around you. Lightspeed wifi, to keep you connected when you’re on. High-powered showers, sound-proof walls and big, comfy beds for when you’re not.

It’s everything you need, and none of what you don’t. No bells, no whistles, just pure rest and relaxation. And even better, it’s right at the centre of the action, so you can step right out into it when morning comes, and step right back in when the day is done.

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Bloc magazine. Summer 2023.

Download the summer 2023 issue of Bloc magazine for free.

We have curated a wealth of interesting articles to enjoy on your travels.

Plus the usual features; Meeting the Bloc team, our favourite shows to stream, and the pick of Bloc's social media.

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