Birmingham to come to life with Christmas parade this weekend

Published on : Wednesday, November 6, 2013

visitbirminghamHo! Ho! Ho! The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Birmingham this winter when Father Christmas and his reindeer ride in to the City on Saturday 9th November from 5.30pm – closely followed by his elves and a host of spectacular festive characters.

Leaving from Victoria Square, the Christmas Parade makes its way through the heart of Birmingham City Centre – Colmore Row, Temple Row West, Temple Row, Bull Street, High Street, New Street – before finishing back in Victoria Square.

Leading the first of a small number of floats is a traditional nativity scene, closely followed by real camels carrying the three wise men. This year showcases the Christmas Pantomimes featuring Snow White, Peter Pan, Aladdin and many more.

From Snowmen, Jack Frosts, and stilt walking Christmas trees to roller skating puddings, baubles and Christmas crackers, the Christmas Parade is crammed full of seasonal characters, some of which will be on hand to meet and greet the crowd after the parade.

Chugging its way through the parade route is our very own ‘Polar Express’ in the form of an illuminated land train, while the parade has a real fairy-tale ending with the illuminated Fire Bird.
For a closer look at the animals, people can visit the reindeer, camel and donkey pens situated in Victoria Square before and after the parade. Visitors can also download a personal memento of their visit with a photograph from inside a Giant Snow globe which will be in Victoria Square between Midday – 7pm.

Optimal viewing areas include Temple Row West, Temple Row and Bull Street.


The Birmingham Christmas Parade is organised by Birmingham City Council.



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