About our events

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Birmingham Museums!

What's on this winter

We've got a variety of activities this winter for families and adults alike, including:

  • Visit Santa at Blakesley Hall
  • Wreath and calligraphy workshops at Aston Hall and Sarehole Mill
  • New Santa Science show and annual elf trail at Thinktank
  • Christmases Past and the Tales from the Court of King Arthur return to Aston Hall

Pre-booking is essential for most of these events.

A child dressed as an elf whispering into Santa's ear.

Our events and activities

List of Events

  1. Toy elf in front of a spitfire plane on display at Thinktank.

    Elf Trail , at Thinktank.

    Wed - Sun from 29 Nov - 23 Dec
    A fun, Elf-inspired trail around Thinktank.
  2. A member of the learning team standing next to a table of Christmas items. She is in front of a large screen with Santa on it.

    Santa's Science Spectacular Show , at Thinktank.

    Selected days during Christmas Holidays
    Come and join us in the Thinktank theatre for a fun, family show about Santa.
  3. Hygge wreath on a wooden table.

    Christmas Wreath Workshop , at Sarehole Mill.

    3 Dec
    Make your own beautiful Nordic inspired Hygge Eco Christmas wreath.
  4. Santa in a red suit with white beard welcoming a child who is shown from the back.

    Santa at Blakesley Hall , at Blakesley Hall.

    9-10 Dec
    Meet Santa and see Blakesley dressed for Christmas.
  5. Two orange pomanders in a bowl with cinnamon sticks and holy.

    Christmas Craft Market , at Blakesley Hall.

    Free entry to our festive market and purchase locally made crafts and gifts.
  6. A decorated Christmas tree in a grand hall with wood panelled walls and paintings on the wall.

    Aston Alive: Christmases Past , at Aston Hall.

    See the Hall dressed for Christmas and join costumed characters from years gone by.
  7. Santa sitting by a window and waving, surrounded by festive fairy lights

    Santa and a Slice at Sarehole Mill , at Sarehole Mill.

    Visit Santa's Grotto and grab a slice of pizza at Sarehole Mill.
  8. A group of people sitting facing a person. They are in a large ornate wood panelled room with a decorated Christmas tree.

    Christmas Tales from the Court of King Arthur , at Aston Hall.

    Listen to two tales of Medieval Yuletide splendour fit for the Court of Camelot.