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Plan ahead and make the most of the post-Christmas week

What should you do after Christmas? Here’s our guide to making the most of those in-between days

We are all familiar with that funny time of year after Christmas and before the start of the new year, where you find yourself twiddling your thumbs or looking for something to do.

Escape the cold turkey sandwiches, endless amounts of tidying up and Christmas toy mountains with our list of things you can do from now, right until the end of the limbo period.

Visit Birmingham’s iconic big wheel and ice rink

It’s still around until 16th January 2022, so you can hold onto the Christmas spirit for a little while longer. View some of the iconic landmarks of Birmingham on the big wheel and there’s a great ice rink too, which is a perfect activity to do with family or friends.

Slide into the fun of Coventry Glides

Looking for some skating fun in the heart of Coventry? Coventry Glides is back for another year at the fantastically festive cathedral ruins. Enjoy a great family activity in a beautiful setting and make this holiday period one to remember.

See One Snowy Night at The MAC

There’s still time to catch a great live show this Christmas as The MAC and Slot Machine Theatre present One Snowy Night. This charming and heart-warming adaptation of Nick Butterworth’s classic children’s book will ensure that Christmas feeling lasts all the way into the new year. 

Booking is essential, so don’t forget to grab your tickets on the MAC website!

Christmas sales galore

Did you know that boxing day sales are no longer just for Boxing day? Grab a bargain on your local highstreet and shop ‘til you drop. Not sure where to go? The Bullring, West Orchards, The Mander Centre, The Wharf, Touchwood, Merry Hill and New Square are great local places to pick from (which are all easy to get to by bus!)

Take part in The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year

Celebrate and commiserate over the last 12 months in true British fashion, with a big quiz, stuffed with humour, fun and excellent food and drink. Birdies Bar promises to be an ideal host for the event, which is easily accessible from multiple bus routes.

Book your tickets for this December 29th quiz and start your 2022 party a few days early! 

Get crafty in Coventry

Enjoy some quality time with the kids during Crimbo Limbo with these excellent craft activities at popular Coventry locations. First, Coventry Transport Museum plays host to the biggest snowball fight of the year… sort of. Your kids will make their own fake snow, snow launching contraptions and more as part of Winter Magic (27th -29th Dec). 

Then head to the Herbert Museum for Winter Origami, a festive take on a traditional artform where your children will learn special folding techniques and colour their own paper masterpieces. 

Try somewhere new to eat

Kick start the new year's resolutions, and try something new. Love curry? Head to the Balti Triangle, Birmingham's most iconic curry scene. Love Chinese food? Head over to Chinatown in the City Centre for an endless list of places to choose from. Love food but not sure what you fancy? Shopping centres such as Merry Hill  and Taste Collective in Mell Square have a tasty food court, with a huge amount of options. You’ll never go hungry!

Finish the year at a Cosmic Disco 

Luna Springs is sending off 2021 in style, revitalising their cosmic disco with a whole lot of NYE flair. Choose from a host of ticket packages and enjoy a world of glitter, drag queens, DJs, dancing, street food and so much more.

Booking is essential and tickets are available from the Luna Springs website

Don’t forget to use our interactive journey planning tool to plan your journey around the West Midlands. 

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Published: 25th November 2021

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