Get Ready to Get Festive at Bullring & Grand Central

The tree is up, the final touches are being put to the Bull’s outfit and the fairy lights are shining, Christmas has arrived at Bullring & Grand Central.

What’s new?

Over the last few months Bullring & Grand Central have welcomed over 10 new shops and restaurants to the centre including H&M HOME, Levi’s and the only LEGO shop in the region. And if you’re looking for a bite to eat be sure to check out Slim Chickens in Grand Central and Digbeth Dining Club favourite, Indian Streatery on Central Street.

H&M Home

There are also new pop-up kiosks on LinkStreet offering gifts and products from independent brands including unique greeting cards and locally created artwork.

The Snow House Bar is back for its second Christmas on St Martin’s Balcony. Offering one of the best views in the city, Snow House is open daily between 11am & 8pm (10pm on Friday and Saturday).


Journey to the centre of the fairy light with Once Upon A Time in Birmingham this Christmas with Bompas & Parr. This festive tea parlour and party bar features 88,000 fairy lights totalling 9km of illumination. Offering an experience like no other, you’ll be able to indulge with drinks and the world’s first crystal clear Christmas puddings. Intrigued? Find out more at

Dates for the diary:

It’s Black Friday on 29th November with lots of shops expected to run discounts across that weekend. Also look out for the Bull’s Christmas outfit as it will be unveiled on this day!

In a wrapping rut?! If you’re looking to turn your Christmas present into a real under-the-tree showstopper, or disguise its contents from nosey friends or family, then head along to Bullring & Grand Central’s mystery wrapping pop-up on 19th and 20th December.

Set those alarms early for the Boxing Day sales. Bullring opens at 8am and Grand Central at 9am but some stores including Next and Selfridges will be opening their doors even earlier for eager bargain hunters. The key advice is get there early!

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