With only a few weeks until Christmas, there are plenty of concerts in Birmingham to kick-start your celebrations. From brass bands and carols by candlelight to large scale productions, there is something for everyone this festive season.

1Birmingham Citadel Salvation Army Church Concert at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire: Saturday 14th December at 3.00pm and 6.00pm.

With over 100 performers, the popular Christmas with The Salvation Army event in Birmingham and is the perfect way to start your Christmas. This year’s line-up includes some superb bands and choirs taking centre stage and a Nativity performed by their youngest children, with guest vocalist Karl Westwood from London who sings in the band FourHymn. Sing along to your favourite carols – and Santa Claus may even make an appearance. This concert is for all the family with special prices for children and students.

For more information visit here: www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/events-calendar/birmingham-citadel-salvation-army-church-concert-14-12-2019

2Christmas Spectacular at Symphony Hall: Sunday 15th December at 2.30pm

The Symphony Hall springs to life with their Christmas Spectacular, featuring music, dance, lights, spectacle and a snow-filled finale. With high kicks, festive fun and special effects performed by glittering West End vocalists, a full orchestra and all-star Jingle Belle Dancers, guests are invited to join in with toe-tapping tunes including: Sleigh Ride, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, We Need a Little Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Merry Christmas Everyone and White Christmas.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit here: www.thsh.co.uk/event/christmas-spectacular-1

3Christmas Carols By Candlelight at Highbury Hall: Wednesday 18th December at 6.30pm

Experience Christmas by candlelight at Highbury Hall. A festive feast of carols performed by a school choir will be accompanied by mulled wine and mince pies (alternative soft drinks available), with the Dorothy Lloyd Bar will be open on arrival and during the interval.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit here: www.facebook.com/events/2213511252297124

4Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music by Candlelight at St Paul’s Church: Thursday 19th December at 7.30pm

With a sequence of Christmas music old and new, and readings to make you smile and reflect, Ex Cathedra’s popular Christmas concerts are a uniquely magical way to begin your festive season.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit here: www.concert-diary.com/concert/1370161162/Ex-Cathedra-Christmas-Music-by-candlelight

5BBC Radio WM Carol Service at Birmingham Cathedral: Thursday 19th December at 12.50pm

Join BBC Radio WM for their free carol service, with music from the Cathedral Choir and readings by your favourite BBC WM presenters. The service will be recorded for broadcast nearer to Christmas Day.

For more information visit here: www.birminghamcathedral.com/events/view/299/bbc-wm-carol-service

Please note, the doors will be closed by BBC Radio WM staff at 12.55pm prompt due to the recording.

6That’ll Be The Day – The Christmas Show at Symphony Hall: Friday 20th December at 7.30pm

Topped with lashings of Christmas spirit get ready to party as That’ll Be The Day returns with its Brand New 2019 Christmas Show at Symphony Hall. Described by Time Out as ‘the best Rock & Roll show on the road,’ the UK’s most popular Rock ‘N’ Roll variety show celebrates the festive season with all the Christmas classics from the 50s, 60s & 70s, plus plenty of hilarious comedy!

For more information and to buy tickets, visit here: www.thsh.co.uk/event/thatll-be-the-day-the-christmas-show

7Thunder – The XMAS Show at the 02 Academy: Friday 20th December at 7.00pm

Legendary rock band Thunder are digging out their tackiest decorations for good old Christmas knees up, where they will perform two sets of Thunder hits – perfect for any rock enthusiast.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit here: www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F0056ADACC77BEE

8NOW That’s What I Call Christmas at Symphony Hall: Sunday 22nd December at 2.30pm

The biggest selling festive album of all time is live on stage at Symphony Hall, with all your favourite seasonal hits wrapped up in one great show. Be part of the ultimate festive party as you sing along to this fabulous gift of a show, featuring All I Want For Christmas Is You, Last Christmas, Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree, Driving Home For Christmas and much more, all performed by a live band and sensational singers!

For more information and to buy tickets, visit here: www.thsh.co.uk/event/now-thats-what-i-call-christmas