On this Chinese New Year Eve 2017, if you are looking for magical markets and spell binding theatres to sensational shopping and charming CNY events, then definitely Birmingham is your destination. It is a city of world cultures, where excitement and joys are around every corner. Birmingham has been named as one of the top 10 cities in the world by travel handbook company Rough Guide.
Introduction to Birmingham
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England, in the United Kingdom. It is the most populous British city outside London with 1,092,330 residents (2015 estimates).
Birmingham has a temperate maritime climate, like much of the British Isles, with average maximum temperatures in summer (July) being around 21.5 °C (70.7 °F); and in winter (January) around 6.5 °C (43.7 °F). Birmingham is a snowy city relative to other large UK conurbations, due to its inland location and comparatively high elevation.
Today Birmingham’s economy is dominated by the service sector. The city is a major international commercial centre, ranked as a beta−world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network; and an important transport, retail, events and conference hub.
People from Birmingham are called ‘Brummies’, a term derived from the city’s nickname of ‘Brum’.
Birmingham’s major cultural institutions – including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Library of Birmingham and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts – enjoy international reputations, and the city has vibrant and influential grassroots art, music, literary and culinary prospects.
Each year, Birmingham welcomes in the Chinese New Year with an afternoon of free entertainment at the Arcadian Centre. Dragon dances, acrobatic performances and Kung Fu demonstrations are just some of the cultural entertainment. Plus traditional firecrackers, market stalls, food and children’s rides can also be relished.
If you are looking for yearly midnight fireworks display and music concerts, then be at Centenary Square at midnight, where skies lit up by the digitally fired display. For the most spectacular views of the cityscape, you need to get on the Birmingham Wheel. An outdoor concert follows the fireworks, attracting thousands of people.For those who start the New Year with a party, Birmingham’s night-clubs host some of the best live music in the country.
If you’re about to experience your New Year Eve at Birmingham then don’t miss the places such as Bodega, Alfie Birds, The Jam House, The Edgbaston, Centenary Square Fireworks, The Rainbow Venues, Nuva Bar-White Party, Hilton Garden Inn, Coast to Cost, Birmingham Marriott, Hyatt Regency Birmingham, and The Glitter Ball at the ICC.
Accommodation for CNY
Birmingham has some of the top places where you can spend a memorable time welcoming New Year. From glamorous hotels to exclusive clubs, you can pick a place to suit your taste at; Premier Inn, Marriott Birmingham, Holiday Inn, Bloc Hotel, SACO Birmingham, Crowne Plaza, Hampton Inn Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Best Western plus Carlton Suites, Drury Inn Suites, Homewood Suites, and Embassy Suites.