Decorated with fairy lights and baubles you bought from the Christmas market, it’s time to sit on the sofa and enjoy the festive feeling of your Christmas tree. But no matter how much sweat and tears you poured into making yours, we guarantee they’ve got nothing on these creations around town. Injected with that extra festive wow factor, here are some of the spectacular, dazzling Christmas trees you can spot around Birmingham.
1. St Martins Church
Sitting directly outside of St Martin’s Church, this gives more of an essence of a Christmas tree than a real one. But that’s what makes it so magical. Absolutely glowing in these cold and long nights with snowflakes, the star atop guides through the dark in Birmingham this Christmas. You can even walk underneath it for the most incredible experience (and photo ops!)
2. Great Western Arcade
You know Christmas has come when the tree at the Great Western Arcade. It’s almost iconic at this point. Decorated in golden baubles and bright lights, it’s definitely a more traditional tree. And it fits the Victorian atmosphere of the arcade like a glove. It’s all the perfect place to get some Xmas shopping done!
Talking of shopping, who’s up for a trip to Selfridges? The luxury department store has a standout tree this year, in what appears to be made completely out of wrapping bows. Gorgeous! You’ll have to head deep into the store to find it, but it’s worth pushing through busy crowds for! One of the most unique-looking Christmas trees in Birmingham for sure.
4. Millennium Point
The tree at Millenium Point this year is ginormous! Reaching well beyond the first floor, you need to see it in person to believe the scale. This year, the auditorium has several festive events making the trip doubly worth it. Including a film screening of the much-loved modern Christmas classic, Elf, paired with festive-themed cocktails on December 10. As well as, a seasonal silent disco, on Christmas Eve Eve Eve (December 22).
5. Birmingham Cathedral
Been over to Christmas In Cathedral Square yet? The forty-stall market is on every day until December 17, full of traditional crafts, unique gifts and festive treats – plus the return of the infamous Pigeon in the Park pub! Check out the beautiful Christmas tree outside Birmingham Cathedral while you’re there. It might not be the biggest, but its still lovely.
6. The Mailbox
Another staggeringly tall Christmas tree to crick your neck, The Mailbox has outdone itself this year with this beauty. As if that wasn’t festive enough, the local Donaghue Quartet will be singing Christmas carols throughout the season. If that can’t get you in the Christmas spirit while doing some shopping, nothing will.
7. Birmingham Hippodrome
Want the perfect Chimbo snap? The Christmas tree outside the Hippodrome is ready-made for Instagram. Stand beneath this beauty, grab a pic, and then head to see this year’s giant pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. Birmingham’s very own Alison Hammond is starring (Dec 16, 2023 – Jan 28, 2024), alongside Hippodrome favourite Matt Slack, Doreen Tipton as Doreen The Cow and panto dame extraordinaire Andrew Ryan.
8. Victoria Square
Chilling not far from the Floozie in the Jacuzzi in Victoria Square is this stunning candle-laden Christmas tree. Sitting at the heart of the Frankfurt Christmas Market too, you won’t be able to escape the festive feels. Recently voted one of the best Christmas markets in Europe, you’ll also find over a hundred stalls selling everything from mulled wine and half-metre sausage sandwiches to handcrafted wooden decorations, glass baubles, and more!