Santa Claus is coming to town and will be at Cadbury World every weekend from November 24-December 23.
You can buy discounted tickets for Cadbury World when you book with Staying Cool. We'll also be popping a lovely festive treat in the apartments from December 1st!
Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter is a fascinating area of the city to explore. If you're staying with us in the city in the lead up to Christmas, Visit Birmingham's guide to JQ festive events is well worth a read.
Following the success of its film/wine combos, The Electric cinema is holding its first Film Food Club on December.
December 25th is only a few weeks away and the centre of Birmingham is looking lovely as the Christmas Lights were switched on last Friday.
However, the city centre will go into festive overdrive from this Friday when the Frankfurt Christmas Market gets underway. It runs until December 22nd and the hundreds of stalls are open until 9pm each night. The market is delightful and not to be missed!
Only a week to go! Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market - the largest authentic German market outside Germany & Austria - returns next Thursday.
We love having the market outside the Rotunda. It's wonderfully Christmassy!
Fodor's describe their Choice selections as 'the best of the best'. We are very proud to have been selected.
Birmingham's celebrations of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light, are amongst the biggest in the UK.
Visit Birmingham has information on when and where where you can enjoy Diwali in the city, including a free event hosted by BBC Asian Network on November 18th. There will be plenty on offer for all the family including music, dancing and a dedicated Kids Zone.
Air Canada's Enroute Magazine has taken an in-depth look at Birmimgham's foodie scene.
The Yummy Brummies piece by Laura Osborne features interviews (and tastings) with many of the city's major players.
Red says, "Staying Cool's 20 apartment rentals are really something else. For a start, there's the 1960s style - aping the decade the Grade II-listed tower was built - with bright white space-age style kitchens and large prints of Twiggy-esque models in industrial Birmingham adorning the walls.
"With studios, 1-bed and 2-bed apartments available, they work for families, business trips and weekend breakers equally well, while they're absolutely perfect for a one-off super-romantic weekend."
Fireworks are the big deal in Birmingham this weekend as Britain celebrates Guy Fawkes Night, but you could also:
""..the Rotunda is superbly located bang in the city centre with New Street and the famous Christmas market less than 20ft from our door – perfect for dropping off those heavy shopping bags."" North Devon Journal
"Leave the curtains open and wake up to the panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows." Time Out
"I liked the fact that all the food products were fairtrade/organic (excellent!). The flat was lovely, wish I had somewhere like that in London.." Kate Cater, Life & Style Editor, The Guardian