The best things to do in Birmingham continually evolve along with the progress of this former-industrial city in the West Midlands. You can enjoy live theatrical performances staged in world-class venues. And if the weather's nice, you can head to one of the many urban parks surrounding the city centre.

Plenty of seasonal events and festivals are held throughout the year, bringing different experiences for visitors to enjoy in Birmingham. The biggest event of the year is arguably the Birmingham Christmas Market, which is set up across the city centre in December. In summer, several live music events are hosted in the parks around town.

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