10 Christmas Party Ideas in Birmingham

Published on Aug 15, 2019

Birmingham is a thriving metropolis, packed full of great venues to visit – particularly during the festive season. Because of this, when it comes to Christmas party ideas in Birmingham, it can be a bit of a minefield trying to narrow it down to just one. This is why we have put together our top picks for you to discover. Whether you are looking for a Great Gatsby themed extravaganza, a place to gather everyone for some cocktails, a place to learn more about gin, or for a breath taking winter wonderland, there is something for every taste, budget and style. Here are our top ten Christmas party ideas in Birmingham…


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The Old Library Main Space – For a classy venue

Birmingham’s Old Library is the ideal location for your Christmas party in Birmingham. A beautifully restored Victorian space, it has stunning high ceilings and ornate windows ideal for decorating and creating a truly festive location for a Christmas party. The Old Library Main Space can cater for up to 200 people with a range of food and drink packages, so it is the perfect location to host a Christmas party – and you can customise it to just the way you would like it. And with such a versatile setting, why not make the most of it? You can host a glamorous drinks reception then ease effortlessly into a sit down three course meal. It is also great to have a DJ to end the evening in style and ensure everyone has a great time dancing to the early hours. Be sure to string up plenty of fairy lights for a truly magical finish.


Jekyll and Hyde – For a fun gin themed evening

Located with the Colmore Business district and home to over 100 of the finest global gins, Jekyll and Hyde are an ideal location when looking for Christmas party ideas in Birmingham. A Victorian -esque interior bursting with character, it boasts a venue that offers so much more than just a space to mingle. There are a host of different Christmas party ideas here, from gin cocktail masterclasses – which includes guests getting the chance to blind taste gins and make their own cocktails – to a party in their gin parlour, to a cheese fondue party!


Edgbaston’s – For Greatest Hits! 80’s, 90’s & 00’s Christmas Party Nights

When looking for Christmas party ideas in Birmingham, you can’t go wrong with a night of glitz, glamour and the best music hits – which is exactly what Edgbaston’s is offering. Edgbaston Stadium is one of the leading international cricket grounds round the world and is home to Warwickshire CCC and Birmingham Bears. With large and modern function rooms ideal for hosting, the Christmas party will have views overlooking the iconic pitch and the Birmingham skyline, giving a beautiful backdrop to dance the hours away. The party includes a red-carpet arrival, a welcome drink, a delicious three course meal and entertainment all through the night until 1am, with the DJ playing the best tunes from the 80s, 90s and 00s. For something a little different, there will also be a face painter and a photobooth mirror situated in the reception area to create memorable moments that will last long after the party has finished!


Birmingham Botanical Gardens – For a Great Gatsby Extravaganza

When in Birmingham you would be hard pressed to find a venue more beautiful than the Botanical Gardens. To celebrate the festive season, they are putting on “The Great Gatsby” themed Christmas parties for a truly decadent affair. At the Botanical Gardens, the stage is set for an exuberant, over the top extravaganza you’re sure not to forget in a hurry! Designed to encapsulate the joie-de-vivre and extravagance of the super rich in the 1920s there will be Gatsby-style hosts and hostesses, a delicious three course meal and plenty of wine and other tipples on hand. Dress code wise, you are invited to dress with as much style, glamour and glitz as you can – after all, if there was ever a chance to get dressed up, this is it! The party will be accompanied with period style décor and the night will be complete with a DJ and dance floor to play tunes that are guaranteed to get everyone on their feet and having the time of their lives.


Bar Opus – For chilled cocktails and delicious canapes

Bar Opus is a great venue for your Christmas party in Birmingham. A trendy bar located on the piazza of the stunning One Snowhill, it is complete with a terrace and is open all week. For Christmas, they offer great cocktail and canape selections as well as small plate selections for something a bit more substantial food wise.  The open space is ideal to cater for both small and bigger groups and the central location means if people want to move on elsewhere once it has wrapped up, they can do so easily! (Although with a cocktail list like theirs, we don’t know how you’d top it…).


ICC –  For a glamorous New York themed bash

Birmingham’s ICC is a shared party space with spaces for 80-600 people and this year are bringing the theme of New York across the pond with their New York New York themed party. Here, you can experience the life of the city that never sleeps with a glass of fizz on arrival and a delicious three course menu followed by tea or coffee. While you are digging in to your feast, you will be dazzled by a talented cast who will entertain guests with New York themed live performances and costumes. Games such as balloon modelling or a dance-off in front of the 1,300 people will take place where you can win a round of drinks for your table or a bottle of bubbly. Once the dinner and dancing it out of the way, you will get the chance to take part in the Charity Fun Casino where you can try your luck at blackjack and roulette, raising money while also having a great time. And to top it off, the night will be captured by a resident photographer, ensuring those memories will last a lifetime (even if your recollections of the whole night don’t…) Find out more and book your NYC themed bash at ICC here.


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Birmingham Regency Banqueting hall – For a decadent masquerade ball

The Birmingham Regency banqueting hall is a contemporary and modern event space in the heart of the city, making it the ideal Birmingham Christmas party location. This year they are throwing an incredible Winter Masquerade Ball marrying glitz, glamour, delicious food and drink and outstanding entertainment. The night begins with a VIP red carpet entrance and paparazzi photographer to take snaps of you in your finest evening wear. Entertainment is centred around the Masquerade Ball theme, including singers, stilt walkers, acrobats and so much more! There will be a range of delicious cuisine and flowing wine to enjoy, as well as a fully stocked bar to enjoy a range of cocktails and other tipples. A dancefloor with a DJ will keep the atmosphere alive with an array of music, creating the perfect party atmosphere to keep everyone dancing until the early hours. To capture the memories of the evening, a fun photo booth will be on hand. There are a range of different packages to choose from, including VIP tickets, all inclusive drinks packages and more. You can find out more information on this, including how to book here.


Boxxed, Birmingham Christmas party

Transport yourself to the majestic lands of moonlit Marrakech in this themed Christmas party. Taking place in Boxxed, inspiration for the evening is taken from the bustling city of Marrakech where centuries of Bedouin tribes and silk traders have exchanged secrets at market places filled with spices, silk and silver beneath the hot sun.

This Birmingham Christmas party venue commences the evening at 6:45pm where stunning Moroccan bars open, followed by a fire meet and greet. The venue will lead you in with scented oil lamps and Arabian acrobats as you are led across a wooden bridge amongst tranquil fountains and ornate bronze sculptures. All your senses are designed to be tantalised as you enjoy a range of delicious hot and cold canapes while relaxing with a drink at one of the uniquely themed bars. Following this, you can enjoy dinner under a starlit ceiling in a palm-lined dining area, while watching a harem of aerial performers tumbling from above. To end, relax in an intimately cushioned Kasbah with a Casablanca beer, ride the camel rodeo, or take to the dance floor and throw some shapes until it’s time to wrap up for the evening. It’s a truly memorable and unique Christmas party idea in Birmingham. Find out more and book here.


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Birmingham Christmas Parties at The NEC – For something magical

One of the most famous venues in Birmingham – the NEC – is throwing an all-singing, all-dancing exciting Christmas party for 2018, entitled “wonderland.” An evening of astounding entertainment and intriguing sights, it begins with a magical walk through glistening gates to the iconic NEC kingdom, venturing through an enchanting forest where stilted imps offer delicious hot and cold canapes and unicorns stride around the land. Mirror bars serve a range of crisp wines and chilled beers, while the champagne bar offers glasses of the famous fizz as well as cocktails crafted to order. Once the time for food comes, you will be led to your table for a three-course feast, all the while entertained by world-class aerial entertainers filling the air above you, showcasing world-class routines, while dancers take to the floor below. Once dinner comes to a close, the dance floor opens up to guests, where you can take to the dance floor to some of your favourite hits. Indoor fairground rides and stalls are on offer to really encourage the child within you and charity casino tables open so the fun can really begin. As midnight strikes, breakfast rolls are served and the night winds down against the most beautiful backdrop. What better way to celebrate the festive season in style? Find out more information and how to book here.



Sky Bar Park Regis – For a party with a view

The Sky Bar at Park Regis is a great contender for Christmas party ideas in Birmingham, thanks to its beautiful panoramic views and great spot in the city centre. The theme for 2018 is a 1920’s Great Gatsby inspired party, held up on the 16th floor with unparalleled sky-high views across Birmingham. This will include period music, costumes and activities as well as a range of delicious cocktails. You will be welcomed by your very own glitter carpet at 7:30pm where you can escape the ordinary and be enticed with a world of glamour. Entertainment will be provided by their own velvet-voiced crooner who will take to the stage to sing a whole host of classic jazz and swing hits before handing over to a DJ for more modern hits until close. For something a little different, the 15th floor are hosting a winter wonderland themed party, with snow-laden trees, frost-adorned table decorations and a glistening night sky. The DJ will be playing a host of tunes from after dinner all the way until after midnight. Both packages include a delicious three-course dinner and sparkling drinks reception to really see in the festive season in style. Find out more here.

Here are just some of the top Christmas party ideas in Birmingham, no matter your taste of style, there is something guaranteed to suit. Check out more Christmas party ideas here


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