Christmas at The Exchange

The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Event cost
Free, No Booking Needed
Saturday 16 December 2023 (10:00-16:00)
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You are invited to join us for a day of festive fun at The Exchange.

Designed with families in mind, this festive extravaganza is packed with a wide range of FREE activities for all ages. The programme includes delights such as scheduled sensory music sessions at 10am and 11am and storytelling workshops at 2:30pm and 3:30pm. As well as drop-in craft activities and a festive cinema experience in the basement vaults. The café will become host to University Music students playing your festive favourites over lunch. There really is something for everyone.

What's On

Drop-in craft activities and festive screenings 10:00 - 16:00
Get crafty with some festive inspired craft activities for the whole family. All materials will be provided so just turn up and get creative. Once you've made your festive masterpiece, head down to The Vaults to which will be transformed into a festive cinema. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the christmas classics in an atmospheric location like no other. 


BAM Music, sessions at 10:00 and 11:00
This warmly interactive performance for babies, children, families, and friends celebrates music with a host of instruments, styles, gentle movements and stimulating sounds. Performances feature harp, diatonic accordion, a range of stringed instruments, songs in different languages and lots lots more.  

This is a rare opportunity for parents, carers, and grandparents to attend a live concert with brilliant professional musicians, where children are welcome to bounce, shout and dance about. The event has a relaxed atmosphere designed to be flexible around you and your children, with floor level seating (and chairs available), opportunities to join in, or just sit and relax and let the beautiful sounds of music from around the world wash over you and your children.

BM Music performing to a crowd of children

Storytelling Workshop, sessions at 14:30 and 15:30

Artist Sarah Hamilton Baker guides this children’s workshop blending storytelling and movement to dive into all things Christmas, inspired by the book ‘The Grinch’ written by Dr Seuss. This workshop is suitable for children aged 3 – 10 years, but everyone is welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult with a maximum of 3 children per adult.

What an awesome session! Interactive, well-paced and planned, thoughtfully exploring a deeper message and space to be creative and have lots of fun!”

The front cover of How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss. The Grinch dressed as Santa Claus is holding a large bag of presents