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01-12-2012 : CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT BRINDLEYPLACE

Christmas officially begins in Brindleyplace this Tuesday when the lights will be switched on.

So if you happen to be in and around Gas Street Basin in Birmingham on your Canal Boat Holiday why not pop along and join in with the festivities.

As well as the excitement of the Christmas lights switch there will be carol singing by local schools, mulled wine, mince pies and a special visit from Santa himself.

There will also be the opportunity for visitors to remember a loved one by lighting a floating candle in the Brindleyplace fountain.

You can cruise to Gas Street Basin and Brindleyplace in Birmingham on a Canal Boat Holiday booked from Alvechurch Marina.

Whilst in the area stroll into the city to discover the wealth of shops including the controversial Selfridge's building an iconic curved structure with a cladding of 15,000 spun aluminium discs.

The Bull ring has been a site to a market for more than 800 years and is still hosting indoors and outdoor markets today.

Visit the Jewellery Quarter where you can find the best deals and prices amongst hundreds of traders.

In the heart of the city discover The National Sea Life Centre a tropical paradise where you will meet everything from a starfish to a shark.

See the largest residents, two enormous giant sea turtles named Molokai and Gulliver.

Take a tour there and learn about the magic and mysteries of the deep.

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