Of course, who can forget Birmingham's Annual Frankfurt Market. Each year the market comes to the city, filling the streets with lights and festive cheer, drawing millions each year to come and see what it has to offer. From delicious food and gorgeous beers to fine crafted gifts, you won't be disappointed at the Frankfurt Market.
Naturally, there is no better place better for some Christmas shopping than Birmingham. Besides the Bullring and Mailbox, there is the newly built Grand Central to meet your retail therapy needs this Christmas. Between the 3 of them, there are over 200 stores with over a thousand major brands sold.
As well as major retailers, Birmingham has a large number of independent stores and retailers, giving their own unique flare and taste which you must sample this Christmas.
Restaurants & Bars
After a long day of buying other people's gifts, it's only fair that you treat yourself to a good meal and Birmingham has plenty to offer when it comes to cuisine. A multicultural city, Birmingham can offer you delicacies and cuisines from all corners of the world, you'll find yourself spoilt with choice.
If you would like a drink to get you merry and in the festive spirit, you won't go thirsty with our many amazing clubs and bars.
Throughout Birmingham this time of year, you will find there is plenty to come Christmas. By the Central Library, we have the Birmingham Eye & Ice skating Rink return to our city as well as hosting the world's largest Santa dash. Now, if that doesn't say festive, hundreds of Father Christmases running through the street, I don't know what is.
All year round, Birmingham is a great city to catch a show, at Christmas time, the Second City becomes Panto City. Fun for the whole family, Birmingham is a great place to catch a pantomime.
The Birmingham Hippodrome, will be running the classic pantomime Aladdin this year with stars, Julian Clary and Lee Mead in the cast. Out in the Barclaycard Arena, they're producing the World's Biggest Pantomime! With a cast of over 100 performers, including stars Bradley Walsh, Paul O'Grady and TV favourites Dick and Dom will be performing Cinderella.