Botanical Gardens Christmas Tour:
Tickets: https://www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk/events/christmas-birmingham-botanical-gardens/– £16 for an adult, £10 for a child (4-16)
The Botanic Gardens in Birmingham are lit up this year in celebration of Christmas. It’s so much fun and so beautiful to follow the festive lights trail around the botanic gardens whilst sipping on a hot chocolate or mulled wine from the festive market before entry.
Do note that you need cash if you would like to purchase mulled wine, hot chocolate or smores from the market stalls.
German Christmas Market
Every year in Birmingham the festive German market arrives around the bullring. The German Christmas market is full of festive drinks, sweet treats, festive gifts and handmade decorations.
The market is well priced with hot drinks at £4.50 a cup + £3 if you would like to keep the cute mugs. I make sure that I attend the market every year just so that I have my annual Baileys hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows.
As for the Christmas shopping in Birmingham, there is such a choice. Birmingham has all of the shops that you could want whether it be high street or designer. They have main shops like Selfridges, Debenhams, Topshop, New Look, H&M, Boots, Ted Baker, Coach, Micheal Kors etc.
There is parking available, a choice of restaurants and only £3 a day and for now, the Bullring is open until 10pm each day!