Winter Funland is a great opportunity to wear your Christmas jumpers and get into the festive spirit….without worrying about the weather! Expect plenty of Christmas magic, with all the fun of the fair and a spectacular circus show. There will be lots of smiles on the ice rink too, whether you’re gliding along like a pro or wobbling along with the help of one of the penguins! Visit the food and drink vendors for that Christmas market feeling, and watch out for the mischievous elves who’ll be popping up around the event to help you make some special memories. Alternatively you can meet Santa at the Grotto for just £5.
Date & Time: 9 Dec – 2 Jan 2022, 10M – 5PM
Location: NEC Birmingham – B40 1NT
Prices: Various prices available. Book here: https://www.winterfunland.com/birmingham/
The Boldmere Christmas Festival
Sutton Coldfield’s largest non-sporting event, which attracts around 10,000 visitors, will be taking place with the Christmas lights being switched on by Perry, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Mascot, at 5.30pm. Families will be able to have their photograph taken with Perry and take part in table tennis or squash as part of the roadshow. Other children’s rides will be available including a cups and saucers ride, a toy set merry-go-round, flying planes and bungee trampolines.
Date & Time: 21 Nov, 1-6PM
Location: Boldmere Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5EU
Ex Cathedra: Angels, Stars and Kings | St Paul’s Church
The whole family can enjoy the magic of Christmas Music by Candlelight concerts with this hour-long, family-friendly concert. The singers of Ex Cathedra are joined by the Junior Academy for a sequence of stunning seasonal music and readings, especially designed for younger audiences.
Come dressed as an angel, star or king. Particularly recommended for children aged 4-11 but the whole family is welcome.
Date & Time: 18 Dec, 4-5PM
Location: St Paul’s Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1QZ
Prices: £20 Adults, £5 Children under 16. Tickets available on the door.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears | Birmingham Hippodrome
Actor, singer and much-loved personality Jason Donovan will make his pantomime debut as The Evil Ringmaster in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
here at Birmingham Hippodrome alongside previously announced Birmingham panto favourite Matt Slack. Dame Betty Barnum and her daughter Goldilocks’ circus is under threat from an evil rival circus owner and, with the help of their madcap circus friends, they’re battling to rescue their Big Top from ruin. Will they succeed? All seems lost, until three brilliant bears join the gang… Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be packed with riotous comedy, extraordinary special effects, hair-raising stunts and international circus acts.
Date: 18 Dec – 3 Jan 2022
Location: Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham, B5 4TB
Prices: Various prices available. Book here:
One Snowy Night | MAC Birmingham
The charming stage adaptation of Nick Butterworth’s best selling book, featuring Percy the Park Keeper.
As Percy goes to sleep after a hard day sweeping leaves, he’s woken by a knock at his door. Who could it be on a night like this? It’s Squirrel, cold and shivering on the porch and looking for somewhere warm to sleep. There’s nowhere warmer than Percy’s bed – but it soon becomes a fur and feather-filled squeeze as all the freezing park animals come in from the cold. Fox, Badger, Hedgehog and friends warm their collective paws (and claws) in Percy’s home until they, too, are disturbed by a little something burrowing into the hut from below!
A snuggly, heart-warming story, with songs to sing along to, furry puppet friends to meet and blankets to be tucked up in, One Snowy Night is great fun for younger children!
Date: 16 Nov – 28 Dec
Location: Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
Prices: Various prices available. Book here: https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/slotmachine-theatre-one-snowy-night-1
Alice in Wonderland | The Old Rep Theatre
This adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale follows the story of Alice, a young, curious girl who follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole and into Wonderland. There, she encounters some of the strangest and most peculiar creatures, including the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter. With songs old and new, and a brand-new script with a talented cast of 25 performers Alice in Wonderland is set to be a spectacular experience that we hope you will enjoy.
Date: 20 Nov – 17 Dec
Location: The Old Rep Theatre, Station Street, Birmingham, B5 4DY
Prices: Various prices available.
Book here: https://www.oldreptheatre.co.uk/calendar/?calid=2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11,1,12&pid=3&viewid=1&event=353
Cinderella | Sutton Coldfield Town Hall
Welcome to Russia, the setting of Sutton Coldfield’s 2021 Pantomime spectacular…
Cinderella! Imagine a time of ice-cold winters with the snow laying deep on the frozen hard ground…. Imagine a palace where the fountains spouted icicles and Russian bears hibernated in the forests… Now imagine a draughty old country house with the only warmth from a sooty fireplace … and that it was your job to keep the fire burning! Out in all weathers collecting wood and sleeping in the cinders of the fireplace, because your wicked stepmother and your ugly stepsisters were too mean to let you sleep in a bed. That’s what happened to poor Cinderella and this is the story of how she dreamed of escape, of being warm and of meeting a handsome Prince who could save her from this miserable life.
Date: 7-24 Dec
Location: Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Upper Clifton Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6DA
Prices: Various prices available. Book here: