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15 Nov 2021

Festive events at Birmingham Museums and around the region

With the festive season fast approaching, we've pulled together a list of festive events that are taking place at Birmingham Museums, plus a few from around the region too.

(Charges and pre-booking applies, unless stated otherwise.)

Festive events at Birmingham Museums

MiniChristmas at Thinktank

27-28 November, 11am - 4pm.

Help us decorate MiniBrum ready for the festive season. Plus a special guest will be visiting for the weekend too! 

More info: MiniChristmas at Thinktank

Festive Aston Hall

1-3, 8-10, 15-17 December, 12pm - 4pm.

See Aston Hall bedecked for Christmas. 

More info: Festive Aston Hall

Christmases Past and Festive Handmade Craft Market at Aston Hall

4 December, 11am - 4pm.

Experience the sights and sounds of the festive season from years gone by with historical characters from Aston Hall’s past.

More info: Christmases Past

Santa at Blakesley Hall

11-12 December, 11am - 4.30pm.

Meet Santa, receive a present and see the Great Hall dressed for Christmas. 

More info: Santa at Blakesley

Father Christmas at Aston Hall

17 and 19 December, 10am - 4pm.

Meet father Christmas, receive a gift and wander around Aston Hall decorated for Christmas.

More info: Father Christmas at Aston Hall

A decorated Christmas Tree in the Great Hall at Aston Hall

Festive events from around the region

The Sixteen at Symphony Hall

8 December, 7:30pm.

See one of the world’s most renowned choirs performing traditional Christmas classics.

More info: The Sixteen

Vintage Sleigh Ride at Coventry Transport Museum

4-23 December, 9am - 5pm.

The Vintage Sleigh Ride experience returns to Coventry Transport Museum this year! 

Find out more about the Vintage Sleigh Ride

Stickman Live on Stage at Birmingham Town Hall

26 December 2021 - 9 January 2022.

Touching, funny and utterly original, Freckle Productions’ delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man is back in town! 

Find out more about Stickman

Christmas with André Rieu (Cinema Screening) at Stourbridge Town Hall

17 December, 7.30pm.

The King of the Waltz brings you a festive spectacular from his newly created Winter Palace in his hometown of Maastricht. 

Find out more about Christmas with André

Christmas with the Rat Pack and Marilyn Monroe (Tribute)

14 December, 2pm.

Swing into the Christmas season with the Rat Pack tribute and their famous Christmas Concert. 

More info: Christmas with the Rat Pack

Christmas Arts Market at MAC

27-28 November and 4 - 5 December, 11am - 5pm.

Expect a range of stalls with a broad selection of quality handmade products including ceramics, jewellery, paintings, and craft items. Free entry, no booking required. 

More info: Christmas Arts Market

The Nutcracker at Birmingham Royal Ballet

20 November – 11 December.

A spectacular Christmas classic. The first performances outside London of Birmingham Royal Ballet's spectacular production of The Nutcracker. 

More info: The Nutcracker

An Enchanted Christmas at Black Country Living Museum

11-12 and 18-19 December.

Step into this magical world to help save Christmas. 

More info: An Enchanted Christmas

Winter Festival at Compton Verney

3-24 December, 10am - 3pm.

The Winter Festival celebrates the magic of Compton Verney with an immersive experience to delight your senses. 

More info: Winter Festival

Christmas Wreath Workshop at Castle Bromwich Historic Gardens

11 December.

Make your very own handmade Christmas wreath decoration. 

More info: Christmas Wreath Workshop