Christmas is coming to Southside

Southside SantaBirmingham’s most diverse district Southside will be spreading Christmas joy to its visitors this season with an array of jolly festivities.

On Saturday 7, Sunday 8, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 December, Santa will be welcoming visitors with some seasonal sweeties from Mr Chill’s Traditional Sweet Emporium. Visitors to the district will have the chance to pose with friends and family in festive cut-out boards whilst basking in the atmosphere under the Christmas tree.

On Sunday 1 and Sunday 8 December, take a trip back in time and enjoy some traditional Christmas crafts at Birmingham’s historic Back to Backs. Adorn your door with a festive must-have by joining them for a Fresh Christmas Wreath Making workshop, before basking in an atmospheric evening of carols within the beautiful candlelit courtyard on Saturday 14 December.

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a bit of sparkle from Birmingham Hippodrome’s pantomime, and this year’s offering of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves promises to be a barrel of laughs for all the family. Starring John Partridge as the handsome Prince, Gok Wan as the Man in the Mirror and Gary Wilmot as the pantomime Dame, the exciting show will take to the stage from Thursday 19 December 2013 until 2 February 2014.

The Old Rep Theatre will be home to Birmingham Stage Company’s Christmas production of Tom’s Midnight Garden from 13 November 2013 until 25 January 2014. Tom has always believed it’s not possible to travel back in time, but when the grandfather clock in the hallway chimes thirteen times, he is transported to a secret garden from the past where he is taken on a strange but magical adventure.

Tom's Midnight Garden at The Old RepThere’s a great selection of festive favourites on The Electric Cinema’s silver screen this season. Christmas classics including A Wonderful Life and White Christmas will be playing throughout the season, so come and sit back, relax and make an occasion of it with The Electric Cinema’s comfy sofa seating and ‘Text Waiter Service’ available throughout the film.

Julia Chance, Southside BID Manager, said: “There is something for everyone in Southside this Christmas and we’re excited to be celebrating the season with some great activities across our venues and our Southside Southpole weekends throughout December.”

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