4 brilliant things to do in Birmingham this weekend - England’s most Christmassy city

Here’s our pick of some of the bets things to do in Birmingham this weekend (December 10 to 12)

A Christmas Balloon Wonderland: The Nutcracker As You’ve Never Seen It Before

If you love balloons and you love Christmas, then we really do have an amazing treat for you!

The talented team at BMOS Musical Theatre Company have recreated the Christmas classic - The Nutcracker - in a completely new way.

It has been reimagined and recreated as A Christmas Balloon Wonderland: The Nutcracker - and it’s coming to the Nechell’s Wellbeing Centre in Rupert Street, in aid of the Birmingham based charity [email protected] from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th December 2021.

For more details and to book tickets go to the BMOS.

A Christmas Balloon Wonderland: the Nutcracker

Winter Funland at the NEC

Unlimited funfair rides, a gigantic ice rink and an amazing festival circus. If those things appeal to you and your family, then you may be interested in Winter Funland, the UK’s largest indoor Christmas funfair, coming to the NEC in Birmingham this year.

There are even rumours that the big man himself Father Christmas will be attending to find out exactly what’s on children’s wish list this year. There’ll also be plenty of food and drink vendors to really offer that Christmas Market feeling.

A fitting event with Birmingham being crowned the UK’s most Christmassy city with Glasgow.

Winter Funland at the NEC

The Play What I Wrote at The Rep

The West End play “The Play What I Wrote” is currently playing at the Rep Theatre here in Birmingham. It’s the story of a man who himself writes a play set during the French revolution much to the chagrin of his performance partner, who wishes to continue with their double act.

Every performance includes a mystery guest, with stars such as Tom Hiddleston, Daniel Radcliffe, Ralph Fiennes and Sir Ian McKellen previously stepping into the role. Tom has already appeared in a guest cameo role in Birmingham, who could be next?

The Play What I Wrote 2

The Specialz tribute act at The Night Owl

And finally if this weekend you’re still at a loss of what to do with yourself, well you can stop your messing around because the Specialz - with a Z - will be playing at the Night Owl on Saturday night, featuring a full 9-piece replica tribute performance to the Coventry born iconic band.

The Specialz

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