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It’s definitely going to be the most wonderful month of the year with Digbeth’s December events coming up!

Here’s some of our top picks for where you need to be at…

Throughout December

Festive workshops

The Old Crown (High Street)

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We love a festive workshop, and The Old Crown will be teaming up with Yuup for an exciting selection to get you feeling Christmassy! This includes a Christmas Batik Workshop on Sunday 3rd, a Wreath Making Workshop on Tuesday 19th and a Santa Lantern Pottery Workshop on Friday 22nd – which of these will you be booking up?

Throughout December

Live music

O2 Institute Birmingham (Digbeth)

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‘Tis the season for the best gigs! Coming to the famous O2 Institute in December is corook, Ashinokko, Gogol Bordello, The RNB & Slow Jams Experience, The Front Bottoms and The Twang, to name a few.

From Friday 1st December

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

Mockingbird Cinema (The Custard Factory, Gibb Street)

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Beyoncé is coming to Digbeth! Well, you can catch her iconic journey of the Renaissance World Tour on the Mockingbird Cinema screens – there’ll be regular showings of this not to be missed film, so head to Digbeth’s independent cinema for all the action.

Also in their December listings is Saltburn, Napoleon, Eileen and Cbeebies Panto 2023: Robin Hood, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for the festive films coming to their screen this month.

The MockingBirds cinema screens
Image: Mockingbird Cinema

Friday 1st December

Evening with EFA – Make Us An Offer Auction

EFA Gallery (Zellig, Gibb Street)

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Enjoy the festivities AND add to your art collection with EFA Gallery’s auction night, where you can decide the price…

This includes unseen artwork from their private collection and the very best of the rest of their range. Plus, there’ll be live music, cocktails and canapes, and much more!

Saturday 2nd December

The Christmas Feast 2023

The Bond in Digbeth (Fazeley Street)

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The Bond has been the hub of foodie events throughout 2023, and Seasonal Markets will be rounding things off with The Christmas Feast!

Join them for a mouthwatering line-up of Birmingham and beyond’s best street food traders, including Yardbirds Chicken, Fat Snags, Baked In Brick, Original Patty Men, Kebab Cartel, Chef Shack, Broken Bones BBQ, Surf & Slice, That’s Mature, Disco Fries and more TBA!

Naturally, there’ll be festive drinks, live music and DJs too, so get into the holiday spirit with this unmissable event.

The Christmas feast at The Bond
Image: Seasonal Markets

Saturday 2nd December

Worth The Weight Vintage

Factory Works (Custard Factory, Gibb Street)

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The UK’s biggest vintage kilo sale is back in Birmingham this December! Calling all vintage and sustainable clothing lovers, come along, grab a bag and fill it with your mix of goodies, all for £20 a kilo.

Saturday 2nd December/Saturday 16th December

ABBA vs Fleetwood Mac/Grease vs Dirty Dancing

Roller Jam (Glover Street)

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It’s the ultimate showdown x 2! Roller Jam are hosting two massive singalong events at their Digbeth roller skating rink, kicking off with ABBA vs Fleetwood Mac on Saturday 2nd, followed by Grease vs Dirty Dancing on Saturday 6th.

That’s not all, as they’ll also be hosting a familiar festive face on Saturday 23rd…it’s The Grinch’s Christmas Roller Disco!

Wednesday 6th December

Live Killers UK (a Tribute to Queen)

The Rainbow (High Street)

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A unique, non-dress up Queen tribute is coming to The Rainbow in Digbeth! Live Killers UK will be performing all the greatest hits along with deep cuts. They even headlined the Official 2023 Freddie Mercury Birthday Party, so you know you’re in for a good show!

Plus, don’t forget to check out more of The Rainbow’s live events during December, including more Under The Rainbow comedy nights on the 7th and 20th, Nolly Brunch Day Party on the 2nd and UKG Bingo Birmingham Special on the 16th.

Friday 8th December

Greggs Presents: The Festive Rewind – Bake to the 90

Secret Space (River Street)

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Yes, you read that right – Greggs is coming to Digbeth to party! They’re hosting 3 bashes around the country, and it’s only right that Birmingham has one of these.

Expect a playlist filled with 90s bangers, festive treats and even Greggs-inspired cocktails – fancy dress is also encouraged!

Friday 8th December

Bingo Lingo Christmas Special

Luna Springs (Lower Trinity Street)

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Luna Springs has a jam packed schedule of events this December, including Bingo Lingo with a Christmas twist! Expect on-stage festive antics and chaos, with prizes that will “change your life forever”.

You’ll also love Bad Santa Brunch, their festive bottomless brunch offering, and Pure Lunacy Xmas, filling your nights with festive madness – both with multiple events throughout the month!

Saturday 9th-Saturday 23rd December

The Luna Cinema

Factory Works (Custard Factory, Gibb Street)

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The Luna Cinema, with ITVX, will be transforming Factory Works in Digbeth into Birmingham’s home of festive movie nights! They’ll be screening all the classics including Love Actually, Elf, Home Alone 1 and 2, The Holiday, It’s A Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, A Nightmare Before Christmas, Die Hard and more – which is your favourite?

People watching Elf at The Luna Cinema
Image: The Luna Cinema

Sunday 10th December

Gothmas: Birmingham’s Independent Alternative Market

Devil’s Dog Digbeth (Adderley Street)

Free entry!

The Goths Playground is hosting a festive edition of its alternative market “for the strange and unusual” at Devil’s Dog in Digbeth!

With a huge range of local alt traders and stalls, along with tattoo artists plus food and drink, don’t miss out on the best Gothmas gifts.

Friday 15th December

Xmas Garage Rave – Birmingham

Lab11 (Trent Street)

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Lab11 have got your festive nights-out covered – one of the huge events coming this December is the Xmas Garage Rave, with the biggest garage anthems playing all night long!

As well as this, join them for VOCAL presents Christmas Classics on Saturday 2nd, Genesis Presents: Skeptic B2B Sophia Violet on Saturday 9th and TRMNL 2023 Closing Party on Friday 29th.

Saturday 16th December

KISSTORY

XOYO Birmingham (Lower Trinity)

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KISSTORY is heading on tour across the UK, adding some Old Skool and Anthems to your festive season! Headlining at XOYO in Digbeth is Artful Dodger, DJ Q, Shortee Blitz and Sweet Female Attitude, and they’ll also be joined by your favourite KISSTORY DJs and residents.

Also at XOYO this December is Certified Jackin’ on Saturday 2nd, Musical Theatre Raves on Friday 15th and so much more!

Thursday 21st December

Dan Lee x Kilo Ziro

Kilo Ziro (Gibb Street)

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Something BIG is coming to Digbeth – Masterchef: The Professionals winner Dan Lee is bringing a unique and sustainable dining experience to Kilo Ziro!

The concept is SENG GOR, which means “whole” in Cantonese; both Lee and Kilo Ziro co-owner, Jeanette Pell, have roots in Hong Kong, and this will be reflected in the 5-course tasting menu. And of course, its location will mean they will also focus on reducing waste!

Tickets are £57pp, or you can upgrade to a paired wine tasting per savoury course with 100ml x 4 wines for £70pp – don’t miss out on this amazing one-off opportunity.

Stay up to date on our social media for all things Digbeth this December, and stay tuned for our round-up of the best Birmingham New Year’s Eve events.