Christmas 2022 in and Around the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

With Christmas just around the corner, there’s a whole host of activities and events based in and around the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter to get you into the holiday spirit. From shows and shopping to markets and fairs, there’s something on offer for everyone this year, so don’t miss out! 

Here’s our top 9 festive activities from our Jewellery Quarter aficionados:

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At Mitchel & Co, we’re passionate about finding you the perfect piece of jewellery to mark this momentous occasion in your life. 

We’re the only jeweller in the Quarter who makes their own rings from scratch, right here in Birmingham. Make this a Christmas to remember; visit us in store and speak to our team, or browse our collection online.


Jewellery Quarter Window Trail 

Beautiful jewellery isn’t all that’s on offer in the jewellery quarter this year. Discover the jewellery quarter like never before by following the trail of 75 dazzling window displays. You can even win prizes and discounts for voting for your favourite window.

From florists and coffee shops and even a piece by Banksy, everyone has joined in on the fun. You’ll even see our very own Mitchel & Co Christmas window!

Download the trail guide here.


Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Markets


It’s easy to work up an appetite browsing the many delights of Birmingham at Christmas - from the two 30ft Christmas trees to the city’s largest lighting feature, a 3m x 3m illuminated diamond ring, the perfect opportunity for a glittering Christmas selfie!


So why not visit the Frankfurt Christmas markets to try some of the traditional and tasty food on offer, from pretzels and bratwursts to luxurious chocolate crepes, and lots of other tempting treats?


You’ll also find a wide range of handcrafted gifts and decorations, from glass baubles and wooden toys to jewellery and so much more. You’re sure to find the perfect stocking filler here!

Open now until the 23rd of December 2022.

Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 1BD

Christmas in Cathedral Square


Christmas in Cathedral Square, organised by the Birmingham City Council, features a wonderful range of experiences, including music performed by local artists and traditional crafts, ornaments and gifts created by independent businesses from around the Midlands. Not to mention a variety of delicious food and drink available from pop-up vendors.

Polar Express Train Ride Experience


Inspired by the beloved 2004 motion picture, Vintage Trains are hosting an immersive, theatrical re-creation of the story to surround the whole family in Christmas cheer, all aboard!


Running until the 23rd of Dec 2022.

Birmingham Moor Street, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7UL


The Nutcracker Ballet


Experience the incredible Royal Ballet Sinfonia perform Sir Peter Wright’s world-famous production of the timeless ballet, The Nutcracker!

Following the enchanting tale of young Clara who creeps down the stairs at midnight on Christmas Eve to find her world has transformed into a magical winter wonderland.


Showing now until the 10th of December 2022.

To book tickets, click here

Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham, B5 4TB


Big Wheel & Ice Skate Rink 


Experience the incredible views of Birmingham from the top of the big wheel! From the Library of Birmingham to the Town hall, as well as the shimmering lights of the Christmas Markets.


If you’d prefer to keep your feet on the ground, why not try ice skating? It doesn’t get more festive than that! Birmingham’s ice skating rink has been voted as one of the best, year after year and is an exhilarating activity for the whole family.


Open now until the 8th of January 2023.

Centenary Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA


Luminate Winter Lights Trail


As dark winter evenings set in, why not wrap up and experience the Luminate Winter Lights Trail? A mile-long light trail woven through the historical grounds of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Experience the enchanting light displays and music.


Running nightly until the 2nd of January 2023. 


Tickets need to be pre-booked online in advance of your visit.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Birmingham, B15 3TR

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