Once In Birmingham City

A Dickens Christmas
A Lark Rise Christmas
Fire and Sleet and Candlelight
A Christmas Present From the Albion Band
Christmas Album : the Albion Band
An Albion Christmas
Winter Songs
Folk Rock For Good
Christmas Truce / Kerstbestand 1914
Household Words
A Garland Of Carols
All The Year Round
st agnes fountain
The Pickwick Papers. Chapter XXVIII
The Pickwick Papers. Chapter XXIX
The Pickwick Papers. Chapter XXX
A Christmas Tree
Once In Birmingham City
Edith Holden's Nature Notes
Carolling and Crumpets

Christmas In Birmingham


Forget Lapland, this Christmas Santa will be back in Birmingham and he’ll be staying at the bmibaby Birmingham Christmas Grotto in Chamberlain Square from 19 November until Christmas Eve.
The grotto is surrounded by hundreds of real Christmas trees, which are decorated with twinkling lights and Santa’s elves will be on hand to help Father Christmas. Entry to the grotto is 5 for both children and adults (including every adult accompanying a child). Children under one go free. There will be a limited number of tickets each day and timed tickets for the grotto can be purchased at the Wheel of Birmingham from 10am every day, where you can also board the Santa Express. This land train, which is sponsored by Centro, will whizz people in comfort across Centenary Square.
New for this year, all visitors to the grotto will also be able enter a special Christmas wish competition. Two computers will be located in the grotto reception area and customers will just need to fill in their details and make a Christmas wish, which will then be passed to Santa. The author’s of the three best Christmas wishes will be awarded fabulous prizes including vouchers for Selfridges Birmingham and bmibaby flight credits.

Councillor John Alden, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture says: “This is the only place in the city centre where children can visit Father Christmas and we want to make it a magical experience that they'll remember for years to come. I should like to thank the title sponsor bmibaby, city centre retailers and Centro for their support which has helped the council to provide this magnificent Grotto for the children of Birmingham for a second year."

David Hodge, bmibaby’s marketing director, added: “bmibaby is delighted to support the bmibaby Birmingham Christmas Grotto. This will be bmibaby’s first Christmas in Birmingham and by supporting such a fantastic event we hope to make it a very memorable one.”

The grotto is sponsored by
  bmibaby and Bullring

Supported by 100.7 Heart fm and the Birmingham Mail

For more information about Christmas in Birmingham call 0121 767 4141, log onto www.birmingham.gov.uk/christmas or pick up a ‘Christmas Events by bus’ brochure from any Birmingham library or from Travel West Midlands Travel Card and Information Centres across the region

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Banging The Drum For Brum
was founded in 1920 with its first
concert conducted by
Sir Edward Elgar.
The Orchestra came to international
prominence in the 1980s and
1990s under the leadership of
Sir Simon Rattle, and continues to
prosper under the baton of its
current Music Director, Sakari Oramo

established in 1976, is a
freelance orchestra comprising
professional instrumentalists from
all over the British Isles, together
with the talented and versatile
NEO Singers and Dancers.
and they're based in Birmingham

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