Batman dreams of a black Christmas – and he arrives in town armed with trees that match his favorite color.

The Caped Crusader heads to Birmingham tomorrow (Thursday) in a livery pickup which is touted as “an alternative to Santa’s cave”.

The exterior of the van will feature the famous Bat logo to make sure you don’t miss it.

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But inside there will be Christmas decorations worthy of the dark knight – because even the trees will be black.

Anyone who visits Batman and the Van and enters the onsite contest via QR code will have a chance to win one of five full DC packs including all of the items listed below.

And for those who cannot attend in person, there will also be an online option.

Batman was pictured with Santa on the DC # 27 cover – which also featured Robin on the front.

A Batman spokesperson said, “Santa and Batman have a surprising number of similarities.

“They both live reclusive lifestyles, can be spotted on rooftops, and know who’s been mean or nice.

“Batman can’t wait to come to Birmingham.”

The tour will start on Thursday, December 9 at Gotham Village (a aptly named small village in the East Midlands, Gotham City being actually the home of Batman) from 9am to 9:30 am before moving on to nearby Nottingham Clumber Street (11am to 11:40 am).

Batman will head to the Hurst Street event space outside Birmingham Racecourse in the city’s Southside Entertainment Village from 4 p.m. to 5:40 p.m. later Thursday.

For those with friends in the north, Batman will next be at Printworks Manchester from 10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. on Friday 10 December before heading to the South Side Parade in Leeds for a final appearance from 2:50 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Gifts you can earn

Batman is touring five destinations and there are five DC packs up for grabs.

Day visitors also have the option of returning home with a random item.

If you can’t visit Hurst Street that day, check out the Instagram pages for more details on how to get online closer to the time of Batman’s appearance.

The DC packs offered as prizes contain:

● DC Super Friends Bat-Tech BatBot and Batman figure

● Batman off-road Batmobile

● Batman, Bat-Tech Batcave, transformable giant playset

● LEGO DC Batman vs. The Joker: Batmobile Chase & Hot Rod

● DC Batman Bat-Signal Figurine Desk Lamp

● Batman Batmobile Bedspread

● Mug in the shape of Batman Batarang

● Batman: Cappuccino cup and stencil with symbols

● A Batman Christmas sweater

● A Wonder Woman Christmas sweater

● DC Batman Batmobile: In pursuit of the Joker

● Imaginext DC Super Friends Batman Crime Alley

BrumWish 2021 aims to deliver thousands of Christmas gifts to young children in need across our city – the homeless, the vulnerable, children in care and children with little.

This year’s appeal is bigger and better than ever – as we’ve partnered with our # Toys4Birmingham partners including Thrive Together Birmingham, Birmingham Playcare Network, Edgbaston Foundation and Birmingham Forward Steps.

Are also involved Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Barnardo’s, Spurgeon Children’s Charity, The Springfield Project in Sparkhill, St Paul’s Community Development Trust and Your Local Pantry, which operates food centers in 12 locations across Birmingham and the Black Country.

Three days of giving, held at Edgbaston to receive new and nearly new gifts of gifts and books, are now over.

You can buy a gift from #Brumwish Amazon Wish List here.

You can also donate cash, which will go into a fund held by a charitable partner to be used to fill in any gaps or purchase specialized toys for children with additional needs. This is the link to donate.

● 12 inch Spin Master Bat-Tech Batman Action Figure

● LEGO Batman DVD

● Teen Titans Go! Watch the Space Jam DVD

● Teen Titans Go! To the movie DVD

● A Batman wool hat

● A pair of Batman DC Comics slippers


● An official DC Rubie’s superhero costume (either a kid’s Batman Black Deluxe costume, a kid’s Deluxe Flash costume or a kid’s Wonder Woman Premium costume).

Seasonal greetings: Batman was pictured with Santa on the DC # 27 cover - which also featured Robin on the front
Seasonal greetings: Batman was pictured with Santa on the DC # 27 cover – which also featured Robin on the front

A full line of DC toys and products are available for purchase now from Smyths, The Entertainer, Amazon, and Warner Bros. Shop.

This week’s tour is not in conjunction with Robert Pattinson’s new film The Batman, based on the character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger – the film is currently slated for a UK release on March 4, 2022.

Batman’s appearance also comes before Jason Donovan stars Goldilocks and the Three Bears at Birmingham Racecourse from Saturday December 18 through Sunday January 30 in a production that took place last year because of Covid-19.

Santa will not be with Batman as pictured on DC cover # 27.

But he is expected to visit all homes in Birmingham on Christmas Eve, December 24, as scheduled.