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Key Hill Cemetery
Key Hill
Birmingham, West Midlands B18 5AH United Kingdom
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Christmas is just around the corner, and our snowflake trail is back for a 2nd year!
Wrap up warm and take a wintery walk around Key Hill, hunting for snowflakes and crunching through a blanket of fallen leaves!
The cemetery has undergone extensive restoration including path resurfacing and drainage improvements, so there are plenty of buggy friendly routes and no muddy puddles.

Our snowflake trail has been made with wooden snowflakes and natural cordage (no plastic here) which will decorate areas of Key Hill Cemetery for you to discover.
After you visit the snowflakes at Key Hill Cemetery you can then choose one snowflake to take home with you to put on your Christmas tree. You can even decorate it with paint or other embellishments if you are feeling crafty!

We’d love to see where they end up, so share a photo of your snowflake with us on social media using #JQSnowflakes.

This event is FREE and open to all..

There are no handwashing or toilet facilities in the cemetery, so please bring hand sanitiser. The nearest public toilet is on Vyse St, about a 5 minute walk away.
The cemetery is accessible from the Key Hill and Icknield Street gates and is open 24/7. Please be aware that there is no lighting in the cemetery, so we do not recommend visiting after dusk.

The event will run from December 18th to January 4th and the cemetery and snowflake trail will be checked periodically, but if you encounter any issues, please email josie.wall@jqdt.org to let us know.

Want to know more? Watch the video we made for last year’s event! The main difference this year is that we have over 200 snowflakes this time and we’ve leaving the trail up until the new year to give you more time to go hunting!


18th December 2021
4th January 2022
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Josie Wall

Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project


The Snowflake Trail is over now until Christmas 2023.
120 of you took a Snowflake home for your own tree and 40 people left a message for a loved one on our memory tree. Thank you for visiting and making this event so special
#JQChristmas #keyhillcemetery

The Snowflake Trail is back for a 3rd year in Key Hill Cemetery and the weather laid on some real snow for us too!

The trail is free and open to everyone from 18th December until 1st January. Wrap up warm and explore, hunting for wooden snowflakes which hang from some of the trees forming a trail around the cemetery. Add the name of your loved one to our memory tree using the stars and snowflakes provided. Choose a decorative snowflake from the trail to take home for your own tree.

Please take care while walking as paths may be slippery in snowy, icy oe wet conditions. Please visit during daylight hours only.

Share your photos of your snowflake on your tree at home and tag us!

Key Hill Cemetery too far to travel? There are also snowflake trails at Lodge Hill Cemetery (18th Dec- 24th Dec), Lodge Hill Cemetery (18th Dec- 24th Dec) and Sutton Coldfield Crematorium (19th Dec - 24th Dec).

This project is possible because of funding from: