4 Events You Can’t Afford to Miss in November & December - The Redditch Standard

4 Events You Can’t Afford to Miss in November & December

Redditch Editorial 2nd Nov, 2023   0

If you are looking to brighten up the last couple of months of 2023, you will be delighted to know there loads of events you can enjoy before the end of the year.

To save you time and effort, we have scoured the internet to come up with four events you cannot afford to miss during November and December.

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market – November 2 – December 24

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market is one of the best of its type – a point evidenced by the number of people who head there each year.

It is the largest authentic German market staged outside Germany or Austria, with the stalls on Victoria Square and New Street turning the city into a winter wonderland.

The market offers a vast array of traditional goods and gifts, making it the ideal place to purchase unique items not usually available on the high street.

Once you have had your fill of Christmas shopping, you can check out the wide range of food and drink outlets offering authentic German products.

Pretzels, schnitzels and bratwursts are among the food options on offer – each of which can be washed down with a glass of delicious wheat beer.

Melbourne Cup – November 7

The next couple of months are packed with horse racing action, with the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and Cheltenham November Meeting among the top events.

However, given that it is described as ‘the race that stops the nation’, the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse is an event everyone should watch at least once in their life.

Sky Sports Racing will broadcast the race this year, meaning fans in the United Kingdom don’t need to worry about booking last minute flights to Australia.

The Melbourne Cup generates a ton of interest on online sportsbooks – all of which could be forced into making bumper payouts if Irish trainer Willie Mullins has his way.

His talented stayer Vauban is the favourite on Aussie betting sites to win the race and could be tough to beat after impressive victories at Royal Ascot and Naas during the summer.

Grand Slam of Darts – November 11-19

The Grand Slam of Darts is one of the biggest events of the year in the sport, with the eventual winner pocketing a whopping £150,000 payout.

Staged at the Aldersley Leisure Village, Aldersley, Wolverhampton, the tournament has previously won by some of the biggest names in darts.

Phil Taylor triumphed on six occasions, while Michael van Gerwen (3) and Gerwyn Price (3) are other multiple winners of the prestigious event.

Michael Smith is the defending champion, having demolished Nathan Aspinall 16-5 in the final last year. Smith subsequently went on to win the world title.

Recent World Grand Prix winner Luke Humphries could be the man to bash the bookies this year having finally got his hands on a major Professional Darts Corporation title.

The Royston Club – November 25

Since Wrexham Football Club was taken over by Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, the Welsh city has been riding a thrilling wave of positivity.

The club’s recent success has sparked plenty of vibrancy in other sectors, with music undoubtedly one of the main industries to benefit.

Leading the charge to put Wrexham on the map are The Royston Club – a four-piece indie band who have been tipped to be major festival headliners in the future.

They are currently on an extensive UK tour which will culminate with a homecoming gig at the iconic William Aston Hall in Wrexham on November 25.

The concert will be their biggest headline show to date and should fire them onto bigger and better things in 2024 and beyond.

This is a submitted article

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