Christopher Luscombe, who directed the RSC's Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing several Christmases ago returns to tackle what has been called Shakespeare's greatest comedy.
There's twins parted by a shipwreck who must fend for themselves while coming across a cavalcade of characters. It's all a lot of fun. Expect glamorous costumes and scenery too if previous Luscombe productions is anything to go by.
See the RSC website for tickets, which cost from £10 to £62.50. Sure to sell out quickly so bag tickets when you can.
EAT, DRINK AND SHOP - Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham Victoria Square, Birmingham - November 16 - December 24
Open from 10am to 9pm every day, the German market is at the heart of Christmas celebrations in Birmingham each year.
Enjoy music, beer, food and the ambience of the Frankfurt Christmas Market
A ballet for all the family, there's a huge Christmas tree, snowflakes, and fairies. It is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit and enchant you with the beautiful dancing and wonderful soundtrack by Tchaikovsky.
It's continuously faultless, elegant and high quality with lavish costumes and sets, plus a flying goose and a snowstorm that all ages will adore. It's a must-see.
Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future are all there to entertain in this classic well-loved tale. Excitingly, well-known actor Phil Davis has been cast as Ebenezer Scrooge. A great choice.
Directing this child-friendly version of the story is Rachel Kavanaugh, who comes to the RSC after success in the West End with her award-winning production of Half A Sixpence.
The play is suitable children aged seven and over with the added bonus that children get half price tickets.
DRAMA - The Hundred and One Dalmations
Birmingham Rep Theatre - November 30 - January 13
Dodie Smith's adventure is being transferred to stage for a child-friendly show this Christmas.
Will puppy love save the day?
The story follows Dalmatians Pongo and Missis whose blissful life with their owners Mr and Mrs Dearly comes under threat from villain Cruella de Vil sets her sights on stealing their adorable puppies - to turn them into a fur coat.
A well-loved story that is sure to mesmerise all ages during the holiday season. Age guidance is five and over.
Telling the story of Snow White and how her evil stepmother tries to kill her, the panto is full of the usual Christmas songs and antics. Nicole Faraday (Bad Girls and Emmerdale) plays the Wicked Queen.
MUSIC - Christmas classical concerts
Birmingham Town Hall and Symphony Hall - mid-December - January
Christmas concerts, carol services and readings take place between Town Hall and Symphony Hall throughout the festive season.
A Christmas Spectacular is at Symphony Hall
Among the highlights is a reading of A Christmas Carol in Birmingham Town Hall on Sunday December 17. This is particularly apt as in December 1853, Charles Dickens chose A Christmas Carol for his first ever public reading in Birmingham Town Hall.
Over 160 years later, Clive Francis recreates the occasion, bringing to life the story. The first half features a delightful introduction that explain more about that first reading at Town Hall and Dickens' exploits in Birmingham.
There's an array of other concerts and treats include Christmas with Katherine Jenkins at Symphony Hall on December 17, and a Christmas Spectacular at Symphony Hall with Alan Titchmarsh on December 23.
MUSICAL - Jersey Boys
New Alexandra Theatre - December 16 - January 6
With 57 major awards to its name including an Olivier Award, Jersey Boys is one of the hottest tickets in town this Christmas.
The story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
The musical retells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound and became Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Their success saw them go on to sell 100 million records worldwide but also tear apart their friendship.
It's packed with well-known hits like December 1963 (Oh What A Night), Can't Take My Eyes Off You and Big Girls Don't Cry, but as well as the music, there is also a hard-hitting story.
PANTO - Cinderella
Birmingham Hippodrome - December 19 - January 28
It's panto time again, oh yes it is. Birmingham Hippodrome, which has become synonymous with high tech, glamorous shows featuring famous names, is continuing its reputation with this year's rags to riches tale of Cinderella.
Billed as the 'fairy godmother of all pantomimes' it features singer Beverley Knight, Danny Mac, Suzanne Shaw and The Grumbleweeds. Their secret weapon - the hilarious Matt Slack - also returns to keep everyone laughing.
Get ready for all the traditional buffoonery, stunts, dames and games that make this one of the best-selling pantomimes in the country. Age guidance is five and over.
The tour gets underway at Arena Birmingham, formerly Barclaycard Arena, and will be a glittering night of dance, fun, sparkle and time to keep dancing.
The first celebrities to sign up for the tour include previous winner Ore Oduba as this year's host plus judges Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli. More from the current series will be announced soon.
Craig Revel Horwood revealed: "I'm delighted to be back directing and judging the 2018 tour. I have lots of new surprises up my sleeve - next year is going to be bigger and better than ever before. With Ore as host and a new judging panel too, this tour will be just FAB-U-LOUS."