11 free things to do for Christmas in and around Birmingham

Here are 11 free things to do get the Christmas cheer on in and around Birmingham

Two big Christmas markets are on in full steam in Birmingham city centre and there's loads to explore there. I could spend hours trying out the various stalls of food and drinks at the German Christmas Market and the Cathedral Square Christmas Market, but that's not all that there is to do in the city to be a part of the joyful season.

There are several family-friendly festive fun events taking place throughout November and December that cost nothing to enjoy. From live music and more markets to meeting the man of the hour - Santa - and his friends or enjoying a light switch-on with hundreds of people to share the joy - you won't want to miss out on any of these.

There are interesting trails to follow, grab gifts for loved ones, and eat some tasty food along with hot drinks or jugs of beer. So, grab your family and friends to head out and make memories together. Here are 11 free things to do in and around Birmingham:

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